Great hostel. I stayed an extra few days and had a freind meet me there arriving from Siem Reap. The staff were quite helpful and the bar was dirt cheap. I especially liked the 3 for $6 cocktails and they didn't skimp on the alcohol. The only downer was that tours booked through them with there tuk tuk drivers were twice the price then if you found an independent driver but i'd recommend this place to anyone. The location is perfect. Just a few blocks from the royal palace. $2 tuk tuk from bus.
The staff here were very friendly even warning me against getting taxis from the bus station. The hostel has excellent WIFI and is located in San Pedro which is a very safe area of San Jose and only about a 5-10 min bus ride from El Centro. They offered chap beers by Costa Rica standards right at the front desk. They even offered free breakfast of pancakes and coffee. I liked this place and hope to stay again on my next trip.
The staff here were very friendly upon my arrival even before, helping me find a bed at such short notice by e-mail. I had planned to stay only a few night and go to Playas Del Cocos for some diving on the Catalina Islands but the owner found me a shop nearby in Brazilito that offered the same dives for less money. She even booked it for me with front door pickupand drop off. My only complaint is the poor WIFI at times. Other than that I would very much recommend this hostel to others.
Thanks for all your help. I'll be sure and let everyone know along my travels. We have a Black Cat Hostel in Xela. I'll talk to the people their about you.