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Aldea Hostel San Jose Reviews

Calle 28 y Av.Segunda, frente a Sala Garbo, Casa E, San Jose, Costa Rica

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94 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Very dark place. The walls are filthy and cleaning isn't the best but decent. Burning incense bothered me but others like it. Hostel was fairly quiet with the exception of loud groups in the early morning. Great location.

  • 18th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We enjoyed the stall and other visitors very much. The outside kitchen and eating area is a great area to meet and talk in. But this is a old building and our bathroom was really not able to made clean. I would prefer staying at a newer building.

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Thank you for the great and friendly service!

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Our stay at Aldea was very pleasant indeed. We had a wheelchair accessible room aswell as bathroom . Exceptional. We were able to sleep like sloths(very quiet) and cook like Gordon Ramsay(well equipped kitchen) There is also secure parking and a billiard table. Nice one. We have stayed at other hostels in San José and this is definetly the best option in the center of town. Only complaint is that they could have taken care of the rubbish on top of the staircases. Overall:Definite return!

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We are so glad you took out the time to leave your comment with us, and even more so that you would come back to Aldea! Happy to know that you found our hostel wheelchair accessible room for your needs plu you could rest enough and made your Gordon Ramsays style meals! We try to provide all the equipment needed so that our guests can cook nicely! We will pay even more attention to the cleanness of our place to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. Safe Travels!

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