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General Group Booking Terms

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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Flying in or out of San Jose? Don´t miss your chance to see the city!!

At Aldea Hostel, we are perfectly situated in a safe and convenient neighborhood. Our guests can experience all the best the city has to offer while staying in a hostel with hotel quality amenities. Located just off Paseo Colon, we are within walking distance of the Costa Rican Art Museum, National Museum of Costa Rica, National Theater, and several other sights including the central market; a bustling marketplace where you can experience the authenticity of a local market while shopping for clothing, food and more! If you悲 rather spend your time outdoors, we are a short five block walk from the large La Sabana Metropolitan Park. Here you惻l find beautiful mountain views, a quiet pond, playground, and plenty of open space and walking paths, as well as the National Stadium. You may even get lucky and have the opportunity to watch a football match!

Located inside a stunning Victorian mansion, we offer private rooms and dorms where you can relax in style. Each private room features a vaulted ceiling and ceiling fan, full bathroom with hot water, small closet, TV, and free WiFi. Dorms include lockers to store your belongings and a shared ensuite bathroom.For those who want to socialize with other travelers from around the world, we have a spacious backyard and garden with open air kitchen and dining area and great lobby with plenty of seating. Directly adjacent to our lobby is The Corner, considered by both travelers and locals alike as one of the best pizzerias in San Jose. Aldea guests can also enjoy a discount on their bill with their stay at the hostel. With fresh ingredients, great atmosphere, fantastic pizzas & pastas, and breakfast served daily you don't really have an excuse not to visit!

With so much to see and do right at your doorstep, you won´t want to miss this great opportunity to really get to know San Jose. So book your stay with us today! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2020
    I only stayed in Aldea for one night, but it was super nice! The staff was very friendly and helpful and were very patient with my attempts at Spanish. The house was very old and very clean. The food at the restaurant was amazing. There is also a free walking tour at 9am everyday that is recommended by the staff and was really nice. At night there is a bit of noise so bring ear-plugs in case you´re a light sleeper like me. Pura vida!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Sep 2019
    My stay at la Aldea was incredibly nice. Although I booked a shared bedroom they gave me an empty one for me to be able to sleep, as I was coming quite jet lag. Also, the breakfast in the morning is super good and typical from Costa Rica for having a grasp of what this country can give. The staff is super friendly as well. Totally recommend it :)
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 Mar 2019
    Hot water shut off after a short time using it. Not sure if that was a regular thing or not. But the staff were wonderful and kind, and we loved the place itself. Would definitely stay there again.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    04 May 2019
    This hostel is one of the best if you want chill and start to know the city, they have a pizza restaurant that is so delicious and the staff is very nice, friendly and helpful, for me it they has been one of the best staff I have interacted during my trips. The only bad thing is that the WiFi is SOOOOOOO BAD that you can not work remotely or, sometimes, even watch a YouTube video without interruption.
    Nicaragua, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Feb 2019
    Tremendo lugar para descansar en toda tranquilidad! Buena ubicación y con mucha información para el turista.
    Guatemala, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    28 May 2019
    The staff was very helpful with explaining what there was to do in the area and where to go, etc. Unfortunately, the hostel rooms (I slept in 2 rooms during my stay—was moved due to an issue with the bathroom in one) were kind of musty smelling. And there is a lot of noise from the traffic if you end up in a room on the street side of the building...I struggled to sleep past 5-6 AM.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    28 Feb 2019
    They were out of shared rooms so I got a private one. Decent price. $8USD uber from the airport. The bed was not the comfiest but was clean and big. Nice big shower. Tv in room. Friendly staff. The only thing I was not happy with was the restaurant: very slow service and the food took almost an hour to come out despite us being the only ones in there for the first half hour It was tasty but I'd say skip that part. Overall would stay again...actually I plan to a the end of my trip.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 Feb 2019
    Due to delayed flights we got in rather late. They happily kept the desk open for us and made sure that we got a pizza order in at the pizzeria connected to the hostel just before they closed. We stayed in a mixed dorm. The lights go out at 11 and everybody was in bed and quiet. There wasn’t much safe in the area to do in the evenings anyways. The floors are rather creaky. There are sizable lockers, you need your own lock. The rickety hinges to the lockers don’t inspire confidence in safety.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.0


    05 Jul 2019
    The water pressure was so low the shower was was a drip. That was my only negative. The environment was neat and quiet. The staff was extremely helpful as well.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    18 Nov 2019
    When I got there after a redeye flight, they had booked the room. The girl at the desk barely gave a care, extremely unkind, uncaring attitude.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi