Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • 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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.8

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


    05 Mar 2021
    Great location, quiet and with an outside courtyard to sit in the sun having breakfast. Room was clean and the bed very comfortable
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    17 Mar 2020
    Staff was friendly and helpful, breakfast was delicious the owner was charming. I'd certainly stay again.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    19 Feb 2020
    Really nice and helpful staff!! Nice chill room with Netflix and all day coffee. Everything clean but the mattresses had so many hard bed springs. I changed the bed but it was the same. Fine for one night but would not recommend more.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    28 Feb 2020
    This place is nice to stay for a night or two. We had problems with the hot water in the shower pther than that its a pretty quiet hostel.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 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
  • 6.9


    18 Feb 2020
    I arrived around 10 pm and was living at 5 am to get a bus, so I chose this location as it was 10 minutes from the bus terminal. The staff was nice enough to make me a sandwich for the next day as breakfast starts later. They have coffee and tea in the lobby, but there is no tea kettle, which makes it impossible to make a cup of tea, especially since they close the kitchen area at night. There was no water until 2-3 am, so I couldn’t take a shower, but this is likely a city issue. Thank you.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    14 Mar 2021
    When i arrived i was the only guest. The hostel appeared closed. Room was not the cleanest. The area around the hostel did not feel very safe at night. I would not recomend to stay here.
    Netherlands, Male, 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 City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 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
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi