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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

deposit non -refundable.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Artists love our hostel and return again and again.

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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Here at Hostel Casa del Parque we offer an oasis in the city. Although we're nestled right in heart of the historic district, the mansion is situated like a pilar
amongst some of the oldest trees in the city.

The vision of this Costa Rican family-owned hostel is to share the true tradition of their country's hospitality. This property has been in the family for five generations and allows the traveler an almost home-stay experience with the freedom of a guesthouse environment.

There is no other private residence this close to the spectacular and statuesque
park. In fact, the neighborhood is the park. Upon entering, you quickly realize you've traveled back to the old days of grandeur and style.

A cascading staircase greets you in the foyer and a featured chandelier lights the elegant sitting area with a view of our indoor garden. Take time to look around the house and get a feel for the period in which it was built.
As far as night life is concerned, Barrio California in San Jose has got more restaurants and bars per square meter than anywhere else in the city. We are a stone's throw from The National Theatre and all of the major National Museums.

The guesthouse finds itself as a favorite amongst artists and musicians. The Central American Symphony members consider Casa del Parque their home when they play the National Theatre. Folk artists, dance troupes and popular bands from neighbouring countries return again and again while touring in San Jose.

For those travelers that might want to veer from typical budget hostel or party hostel environment and feel the real magic of a Costa Rican experience, our multilingual staff can guide you in any direction you may want to travel.
We offer free: WI-FI, luggage storage, fresh Costa Rican coffee and tea, cable TV, kitchenette, stereo and CD player and some of the best advice in town. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Nov 2019
    Great location next to the parks, super friendly staff, not a party hostel, great night sleep, bring ear plugs for road noise if you’re a light sleeper. There’s a cafe on site but it was great going to the central mercado and picking some fresh fruit, veg and home made cake up.. Building could do with some TLC kitchen tap and communal shower tap broken. I stayed in a lovely large spacious room. Garden area was great for breakfast, nice touch playing classical music to come around gently 😊👍
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Nov 2019
    Nice hostel with a delightful kitchen, good showers and nice dorms. Ivan is a legend and a awesome host too. I would recommend this hostel to all travels!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Jan 2020
    Staff was great, nice and helpful! Hostel felt very homey and the vibe was nice. Slept in the 5 Bed Dorm, very noisy room due to street noise and somewhat open windows due to missing louver slats. Also could use a new shower curtain. No bunk beds which was nice, also felt comfortable although it's not really a closed space. Kitchen had everything, could be a little cleaner though. Overall good value
    Austria, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    26 Oct 2019
    Great location to visit the bars and party. Very helpful staff. They have great restaurant recommendations.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 Jan 2020
    Very quaint home with a very nice host! The place was very homey and welcoming with ample areas to lounge in. If you’re looking for partying, this is not the place for it, but if you’re looking for a nice play to stay that is in a central location, then look no further!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    18 Dec 2019
    Great place with amazing staff. Hope I get a chance to stay there again. Thank you guys!!!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    05 Dec 2019
    Very convenient location. Staff and service underwhelming. Quiet crowd stays here. Building is neat. All hostel surroundings are very loud and we couldn’t sleep for two nights. Wouldn’t recommend.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Nov 2019
    The hostel is in a good central location. Staff were very friendly and helpful and there are two great restaurants attached to the building. I would not recommend booking the 5 bed dorm as it is above a garage with no door and is not secure from the rest of the hostel. The bathroom is offered to all guests in the hostel to use so anyone can come in the room at any time. Also there are 6 beds in the room, not 5. This was a surprise to our group who expected to have the room to ourselves.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 4.3

    Rating

    26 Nov 2019
    This hostel is very very dirty, my dorm was just above a car parking which was a bit odd, no lockers in the dorm they were in the living room but you need to have your own padlock. The shower just had cold water, bed linen was very dirty as well and the location is not that convenient to the centre I would avoid it.
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 3.7

    Rating

    20 Sep 2019
    I would discourage all visitors to San Juan from staying at HCDP. The building(s) are dingy, poorly set up, and not well suited for a hostel. We had a private room and a bed in the "5 bed" dorm both of which were well below expectations. Most linens were stained, torn and in more than one case had cigarette burns. The "5 bed" dorm has 6 beds tucked into a converted garage and has no door or security from the rest of the hostel. One can easily stay nearby for equal cost and better quality
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's


Awards

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

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