Aldea Hostel San Jose Reviews
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I was given good advice for a Lebanese restaurant down the road which was a great meal. The Aldea had great Turkish pizzas, unfortunately I was there on a Sunday the night when they were closed.The staff were friendly and helpful. One thing I asked the cleaner not to continue using the strong chemical smelling cleaners in my bathroom, as I had arrived before the room was readyIt would be so much nicer if they used natural Eucalyptus smelling soap. The staff helpfully found me a different room.
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- Female, 41+
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We've stayed in the dorms at Aldea twice. On both occasions they couldn't find our booking in the system & tried to make us pay the deposit again. 2nd time they said the rate had gone up $2 per bed per night & so tried to charge us more. Eventually we convinced them to honor the rate we booked on online. If you stay here bring proof of your booking. Note that there was no soap in the bathrooms which is annoying.
Nice staff but the acoustic is horrible. I could hear everything that happened around, and I stayed in the private room. People came in the middle of the night and sat down to talk, so I couldn't sleep at all. Every time someone entered the bathroom in his room, you could hear what he was doing there. The room was very dark, most of the electricity plugs didn't work, hot water is available in the middle of the night orwhen no one takes showers,and even in these hours the water is not really hot.
I really liked staying at this hostel. The staff was helpful and the rooms and bathrooms were really clean. The kitchen was big and you had everything you needed. The hostel was really Close to the Tica bus Station, thats the main reason why I booked it. Also the city center and the main attractions where in walking distance. would definitly stay there again.
Great stay. The staff and other guests were wonderful. Nothing too fancy but exactly what I needed.