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Norte del Sinac 30 m, San Gerardo De Rivas 11904 Costa Rica
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#2 of 5 Speciality lodging in San Gerardo De Rivas
Featuring free WiFi, Hostel Casa Chirripo offers accommodation in Herradura. Free private parking is available on site. Views of the mountains, river or garden are featured in certain rooms. Every room is fitted with a private or shared bathroom. A flat-screen TV is featured in one room. There is a shared kitchen at the property. Playa Hermosa is 40 km from Hostel Casa Chirripo and CLOUDBRIDGE RESERVE is a 40 minuts walk. we offer too packs all included for the mountain,just writt us for more information. and you can put your backpacks here in the hostel when you go to the mountain free.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
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Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Annemettemouritsen wrote a review Jul 2019
Ry, Denmark7 contributions
😊Friendly host who played nice music ind the reception. Cool paintings at the walls, free coffee, cool sticker collection 😕Lacking cleaning in and out, badly or not working hot shower, no possibility to close for insects at night/no mosquitonet, no maintenance of building and interior ☹️Humid and old madras, dirty kitchen and toilet, old linen and smelling towels
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mira wrote a review Apr 2019
24 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed two nights at this hostel, and Jose made us feel at home! He was helpful and welcoming. The room was clean, the hostel cosy and comfortable, with awesome artwork, super location near the river. Jose even helped us find a ride to San Jose when we left, super appreciated.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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WillCR wrote a review Jul 2018
Costa Rica62 contributions14 helpful votes
Jose the owner is super helpful and friendly!! The place a truly paradise, if you are looking for Chirripo national park this is your option! It's a small hostel but not as crowd as the the typical ones cuz not many people can visit chirripo at the same time. Before starting the hike up to the peak there are couple of supermarkets and a little soda ! Really good meals Otherwise you can cook at Casa Chirripo! The price for a private room was ok ! The place you need to spend the night before the challenge
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
tchai525 wrote a review Mar 2018
St. Augustine, Florida19 contributions2 helpful votes
This lovely hostel is located on the main road in San Gerardo. If you plan to hike Cerro Chirripo, this might be a good place for you. The SINAC ranger station (where you have to check in to climb the mountain) is across from the hostel. This hostel is about one mile away from the actual start of the hike. Hosel Casa Chirripo features a terrace, views of the mountains and the river. They offer free coffee but do not offer a breakfast option. The kitchen is open 7am-7pm and is fully stocked with cookware. We stayed in a private room with a shared bathroom. The room was simple but comfortable. There is no A/C and was not needed as the temperature drops slightly at night. The shared bathroom had hot water.1 Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others. It may not be the best place to stay for hiking Chirripo, but it certainly met our needs.
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Date of stay: March 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Chloe M wrote a review Jun 2017
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Coming to San Gerardo and staying at Hostel Casa Chirripo was one of the best decisions we made in Costa Rica! If you thinking about visiting this beautiful part of Costa Rica, DO IT! And stay at Casa Chirripo. The hostel is Perfect for travelers, decorated in souveneirs from the hostel owners travellers, the place very quickly feels like home! It is In a wonderful location, surrounded by fruit trees and a picturesque river, it's sound lulling you to sleep at night! The hostel is very well equipped with everything you need to cook and clean, and it is close to the hot springs, cloud forrest and Chirripo mountain. Jose and Carlos are fabulous hosts, they are so friendly and inviting, and very generous in sharing their knowledge, experience, stories and advice about exploring the area, wider Costa Rica and Central America! We now have a list of places to add to our 'bucket list'. We really loved hanging out in the kitchen with Jose teaching us Spanish and how to cook Yuca, watching the Emerald toucans and hummingbirds in the garden, walking down to the river behind the hostel picking fresh fruit straight from the tree, and being invited to join in Jose's birthday festivities (we will always remember Carlos's creamed rice! Mmmm!). We would recommend this hostel to anyone visiting this San Gerardo, and we hope we can return one day! Thanks Jose, Carlos, Puca and Luna, we will always remember you and we wish you safe and happy travels for many years to come Xxx
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$30 - US$35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of San JosePerez ZeledonSan Gerardo De Rivas
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Casa Chirripo
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Casa Chirripo?
Nearby attractions include Cloudbridge Nature Reserve (2.6 km), Chirripo National Park (1.9 km), and Casa Alegría (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Casa Chirripo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Casa Chirripo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel Casa Chirripo?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Casa Chirripo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Batsu Gastropub, Robino's Foodies restaurant, and Truchero Los Cocolisos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hostel Casa Chirripo?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hostel Casa Chirripo?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Casa Chirripo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Hostel Casa Chirripo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.