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“clean, very helpful staff, great location near airport” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mi Casa Hostel
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“clean, very helpful staff, great location near airport”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2011

This was one of our favorite hostels in Costa Rica. It is a great place to stay if you absolutely "have" to stay in San Jose because maybe your flight got in late at night like ours did. Only 15 minutes from the airport. Staff is very friendly, rooms are spotless clean and prices are amazing. You even get a great pancake breakfast! We took over a dormitory room with our 6 people and paid about $43 bucks/night. Highly recommend this place if you need a cheap, clean and safe place to stay in San Jose.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2010

Great place to start!!! Really felt like home and the staff was very helpful. Clean rooms, nice back yard, safe location and near from what i needed. For sure i'll come back, thanks Roberto!!!!:)

  • Stayed August 2010
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Miami Springs, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2010

I came to visit Costa Rica and decided to stay at Mi Casa Hostel because of its location near buses and the local area I was told was safe, however it rains alot in San Jose Costa Rica. I came in the dorm room after being out and there was water all over the floor from as roof leak was not very pleasant and happy to see water all over the floor near by bed. The communal kitchen is big, however the cookware is very old and could be replaced. I was unable to much the TV one night because the staff at the front desk was playing loud music and didnt seem to care. The other nice thing was a free little cook yourself egg and bread breakfast, although the morning I was leaving at 6am and ask if I could have breakfast and was told we dont put it out until 7am. Could have been a little better

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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UK
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286 reviews
90 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2010

the sheets were threadbare & not very clean & when I went to bed to sleep there was the sound of rats or mice running around in the roofspace above my room- not good!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2009

great hostel, very clean and friendly, definately will return!!!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2009

I stayed here with 3 friends in one of the dorms and it was fine for us. The dorms are big and the beds are comfey, thought he bathrooms weren't always clean enough for my liking.

There is a supermarket nearby and we used the communual kitchen which is big and well equipped. It also has a lovely garden with tables where you can sit and have a drink, we spotted hummingbirds and lovely butterflies out there.

The staff were nice and you can book day trips and tours if you want to.

The hostel is slightly out of the centre but in a nice quiet residential area, there are a few bars and restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed December 2006, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2005

i stayed at MI CASA hostal for onew night before leaving the wonderful country of Costa Rica. Roberto (the owner/manager) is a very nice guy and all his friends are so nice. We had a great time even though it was only for one night.
I had a private room with a friend (22$ for the room, breakfast included) and it was quite nice, with bathroom. The hostal is actually his former house, so you really feel like he's hosting you in HIS HOME!!!
If you stop even for just one night in SAN JOSE', you gotta stop at MI CASA!!!
you'll have a great time!!

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Mi Casa Hostel

Property: Mi Casa Hostel
Address: Sabana Norte | esquina oeste del ICE Sabana 175 metros norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 78 Speciality Lodging in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Mi Casa Hostal Hotel San Jose

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