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Hostel Casa del Parque Reviews

Calle 19 Avenida 3era Casa, In front of the northestern corner of National Par, San Jose, Costa Rica

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88%

Rating
574 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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69%

Casa del Parque worked as a one-nighter hostel. Although clean, and with helpful staff, there is only one bathroom with weak water pressure and noise was our number one complaint. Unless you have ear plugs, expect extreme amounts of street noise and very squeaky bed frames that will wake you up any time someone rolls over. If that doesn't bother you, then pack a pair of ear plugs, as the location is within walking distance of all that you would care to see in San Jose, ie the Central Avenida.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, we are sorry to hear you had trouble sleeping, we are working with the city health official to reduce the noise from the street and the bars, we´ll take a look at the beds as well, thanks for your comments we hope the rest of your trip in Costa Rica was wonderfull

97%

This is a very pretty hostel with the best/ most helpful staff I have encountered. They helped set up tours, give us directions, and recommend activities. Plus, the hostel is a good walking distance from the main things to see in San Jose. The private room we had was lovely, and the other travelers were very friendly ( easy to make friends here). There is only 1 shared shower for most of the people, but if you time it right there should be no problem getting to use it.


89%

Pleasantly surprised at how beautiful this hostel was for the price. The dorm is beautiful with wood flooring and clean beds, and a nice TV room to relax in. It would have been nice to have the option of renting locks or having the option of leaving valuables with the management while going out for the day. I definitely would recommend this hostel to friends.


57%

shower, noise, sheets

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, we are sorry to hear that our hostel did not meet your expectations the second time you booked with us. We apologize about the noise that disturbed your sleep, we are working with the city health officials to control sound pollution from the bar 3 blocks away that may have caused you a bad night. I hope the rest of your trip in Costa Rica was great and the travel itinerary we helped you make was to your liking.

83%

i think the cat runs everywhere as in it runs into your room if the door is open even for a second and the cats sits everywhere and i was bitten by fleas several times in the common area room. when my personal belongings were relocated from the room i was staying in to the room i was relocated to my personal belongings were REMOVED from my room and not put in my suitcase for save keeping but rather intentionally put out to share with other guests of the hostel and i am very upset about this.

  • 13th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, im sorry to hear you disliked us having to check you out, but you knew you had switch rooms that saturday because there was no space on that room since it was previously booked but you left for the day we had to clean for the next guest, sonia and I personally put everything back in your suitcase and left it in the office next to us to keep it safe. We take the cat to the vet regularly for her shots and anti flea drops, no other guest has complained about it also we fumigate every wed

94%

What an amazing place to stay in San Jose! The building was beautiful, the staff were friendly and super helpful! Very very accommodating and hospital to my partner and I. We will definitely stay here again. LoveTribe!

  • 13th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • andybabbmusic
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Very Nice place!!! Everything was great!!! Only little thing is that the 10 person dorm only has 1 shower, the beds make a lot of notice and the wi-fi doesn't get to many places in the house! Those are just details... The place was really great!!!


71%

Bathrooms and kitchens need work. There should be wifi upstairs. More outlets.


94%

Casa del Parque is a beautiful hostel which feels more like a boutique hotel. It is really well maintained so does not feel like the typical hostel (no bunks!). Great common areas


80%

Definitely recommend this place if you want to stay in San Jose. Roger was really helpful in helping to organise tours however seems like tours in Costa Rica are quite pricey in general so beware! There aren't a lot of other places are town you can get tour info. Wasn't aware there was a cat living inside the house too so this place isn't for you if you are allergic to cats, I didn't see this before I booked but Roger upgraded us to a private room with a discount which was nice. Good showers!


80%

Friendly hostel with helpful staff, however only one shower for dorm plus rooms and few plug sockets. Good location and clean.


100%

Hostel Casa del Parque is great! Very nice facilities, and the staff are amazing. Super helpful and friendly. A perfect place to begin your Costa Rican adventure if you're flying into San Jose.


97%

Welcome to Costa Rica! This is the place to stay in San Jose : the perfect place to stop, gether ur thoughts , move on and come back to. I was a single australian woman traveller who felt safe and happy here. It's not party- but a relaxing base to branch out from. And for the architectural buff the house is pretty cool. 100% reccomend :) thank you x

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


60%

Arrived around 11pm after 12 hours of traveling to find out the bar closes at 10pm, all the lights were off, and everyone was sleeping. The music from the bar next door was incredibly loud and went on until about 4am so I got zero sleep. The shower in the morning was cold. On the positive side, the manager was a nice guy and he helped us book a car and an airport pickup.

  • 27th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, we are sorry to hear that we could not meet your expectations, our hostel is a quiet place after 10pm and our last call for bar is at 9:30pm so we all get a good night rest, we are sorry that the venue from 3 blocks away kept you up, we are working with city health officials to control noise polution, you could have let us know that you had cold water and we would have gladly explained how to work the showerhead, we checked and it works fine, hope everything else in CR was wonderful

100%

An adorable historical mansion turned hostel with a great location in the city.


71%

When you first walk in there is confusion to where check in is. The kitchen and bathrooms needs to be remodeled. There is only wifi in the very small TV room with only one outlet. The dorms also only have 2 outlets for 10 people. Very far from the airport. No night time activities, must be in bed by 10pm. No alcohol on the premises. You have to by theirs. There is an enclosed garden in the back for hanging out. Only stay here for a bed.


77%

Nice, quiet hostel. Beds are squeaky and it was hard to sleep but the staff are friendly and willing to answer any questions. They don't let you bring your own drinks on premise but you can buy them for a reasonable price. Bathroom in the dorm was flooded with water and not overly clean. Would recommend if you are just looking for a quiet place to spend a night prior to leaving for another part of Costa Rica.


100%

Awesome people, and very helpful! Would go back anytime.


100%

A total breath of fresh air after long travels. This isn't a "backpackers" hostel -- rather, it's a lovely, peaceful retreat in a historic house that truly feels like home. Staff are super helpful and friendly. Secure location. Highly recommend.

  • 16th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

We stayed in the apartment and were surprised to find that we didn't have a door. The entrance was also near the garage area so the traffic was very loud. On top of that there were ants crawling everywhere and sort of infestation on the wall. I got eaten alive while sleeping.

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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