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Kaps Place

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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Our two-night stay was a pleasure. Kaps is conveniently located not far (within walking distance) from central San Jose, with handy convenience stores nearby in a relatively quiet neighbourhood. Good continental breakfast and extremely helpful front desk. The reasonable price is well worth it.

Thank Ormsby F
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Kap's Place was the first place we stayed upon arriving in Costa Rica. We arrived at the hotel later than we had told them we would be arriving on account of terrifying traffic in San Jose, a street festival blocking streets we needed to go down, and my navigational skills being sub-optimal. They were exceptionally friendly and didn't mind us...

Thank Jenn I
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 22 January 2013

One of the highlights of my stay in Costa Rica was the beautiful oasis at Kaps Place, a hostel that feels like your home. From the welcoming and beautiful Karolina to the excellent staff, from the imaginative paintings and decorations in each room to the full-on showers (best in town!), this is one sweet and reasonable place to stay. They...

Thank Amira e
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2013

I am not a backpacker and this place is noted in Lonely Planet as 'mid range'. I wouldn't say that. It is (good) backpacker style accomodation and reasonably priced. That said, I liked it. Most of all, the front desk is very, very helpful (thank you Dorothy and Carolina for all of your help). I was in chalet 4. It...

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san francisco, ca
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Previous reviewer who we met during New Year at Kap’s already described the place very accurately and eloquently with 5 stars, so I decided to be brief. We stayed at Kap’s place for couple days during our Christmas vacation. The place has lovely character and it is quite cozy. Our room was basic but decent. It is located close to...

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 8 January 2013

We had a great stay here for far too short a time on our honeymoon, though it was packed with great memories! Karolina is AMAZING! She was very quick in email response and extremely accommodating. The place is beautiful, and the pictures don't do it justice at all; nor does the front entrance, though once you walk in the front...

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Karolina B, General Manager at Kaps Place, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for taken the time to write us your commentary. Kaps Place is a safe, secure family oriented and quiet hotel B&B where we like to provide service and tranquility to all ages. We like to provide you an home in San José where you feel welcome and in the hope to be a repeat guest in...

Lake Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 January 2013

I have traveled the world on business and pleasure for 45 years. A recent month and a half stay at KAP’S PLACE in Barrio Aranjuez, San Jose, Costa Rica proved a finer a stay than experienced in much more expensive hotels and pensions. The location of KAP’S is very convenient to downtown. The neighborhood is clean and safe. You will...

1Thank jMcGilvray88
Karolina B, General Manager at Kaps Place, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for taken the time to write us your commentary. Kaps Place offers accommodations for long and short term stays with personalized service with a smile. With hotel amenities not often find in hostels. We are extremely pleased to know that you have enjoyed your long term stay with us and we do hope to be of...

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2012

We've stayed at Kaps dozens of times in the past and never had any issues, clean rooms, friendly service, quiet and calm atmosphere, things must have changed because after staying only one night I couldn't sleep due to the incessant noise, we were put in a room literally next door to reception which wasn't bad but being that close to...

Thank 610Chris
New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 13 December 2012 via mobile

Great place, clean and comfortable with a friendly and helpful staff. A little outside of the city center, but in a nice (and safe) neighborhood. I stayed three nights and would have stayed longer if I hadn't already booked my flight.

Thank Dennis C
Karolina B, General Manager at Kaps Place, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for taken the time to write us your commentary. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward serving you again in the near future.

Illinois, United States
Reviewed 2 December 2012

This was my first trip to Costa Rica, and I stayed for the month of November at Kaps Place. As a single female traveler, I felt very comfortable and safe in the neighborhood. The room and common areas are VERY clean. Breakfast was plentiful (I am missing the wonderful fresh fruit) and coffee and tea were available all day. Karolina...

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Karolina B, General Manager at Kaps Place, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for taken the time to write us your commentary. Kaps Place stands for your home in San José with personalized service with a smile. Our accommodations, common areas and room amenities are those found in hotels but not hostels. For that we like to stand out by offering our guests that comfort and convenience. We are...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An authentic Costa Rican family will host and meet your needs providing accommodation, travel agency & personalized services (Spanish lessons, Post Surgery Care & meals). A clean, safe, colorful & comfortable setting w/kitchens, 1st class beds, safety boxes, cable TV, hot water. Complimentary: breakfast buffet, tea, coffee, WiFi, internet access, luggage storage & VOIP calls to more than 60 countries. Walk to: downtown, Gold, Jade & National Museums, National Theater, Plaza de la Cultura, Bolivar Zoo & Central Market. No sexual tourism. We also offer: Free Special Breakfast Buffet Free maps and tourist information Free fresh linens Free luggage storage Free Wifi internet and PC's with internet unlimited Free Parking Free table games (pool , pingpong & fussball) Kitchen facilities Free DVD movies/hometheater Book Exchange Hot showers Reception 24/7 And more…. In addition (optional & for extra fee) Laundry Service Airport Shuttle – Private service 24/7 Free International & local phone calls Tours Booking Car rental Bottled water, juice, beer and sodas for sale Discounted tours Spanish, dance, yoga & cooking lessons Massage &beauty in-house service Medical & post surgery recovery assistance Extra info Just 12 minutes walking distance from San Jose downtown Supermarkets, bars, restaurants, hospital, clinics, around the hotel Breakfast & taxes are included in the rate Front desk 24/7 Check in: 2:00 PM (if the room you booked is clean and available when you get here, you can check in) Check-Out: 12:00 MD (you can leave your bags in our luggage Room and pick it up later on) We offer anything you need during your stay. Kaps Place is Your home away from home "Su Casa en San Jose" PURA VIDA!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kaps Place

Address: #1142 Street 19 | Between Avenues 11 & 13 Barrio Aranjuez, San Jose, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: €33 - €49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kaps Place 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Kap`s Place Hotel San Jose
Kaps Place San Jose
Kaps Place Hotel San Jose
Kaps Place Costa Rica/San Jose
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“Ask to see all rooms available as soom have windows olny to the interior of the main building or by the restaurant.”
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“the annex is great if you like quiet”
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“Less expensive rooms are in the Annex but the main building is probably better.”
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