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Hostel Casa Colon, San Jose

2-star2 stars
Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte, Opposite Torre Mercedes, San Jose, San Jose, 1255, Costa Rica

Hostel with restaurant, near Museum of Costa Rican Art
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 323 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Best value for money
Quite clean

Hostel Casa Colon, San Jose

from $61 CAD
  • Superior Room (Private)
  • Share dorm with share bathroom no breakfast
  • Deluxe Room (Private)
  • Private Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Room

What’s around Hostel Casa Colon, San Jose


  • In Hospital
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art - 14 min walk
  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 18 min walk
  • National Theater - 18 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 23 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 25 min walk
  • Parque Nacional - 25 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 26 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • San Jose Cemetery Station - 15 min walk
  • San Jose Contraloria Station - 19 min walk
  • San Jose Pacific Station - 25 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle during limited hours *


  • Free self parking (limited)


  • Beach shuttle *

  • Shopping center shuttle *

  • Theme park shuttle *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 86
  • Conference space size (meters) - 8
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1945
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Hostel Casa Colon, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostel Casa Colon Costa Rica/San Jose
  • Hostel Casa Colon San Jose
  • Hostel Casa Colon Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hostel Casa Colon Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Jose
  • Casa Colon Hostel
  • Casa Colon San Jose
  • Hostel Casa Colon
  • Hostel Casa Colon San Jose
  • Hostel Casa Colon Costa Rica/San Jose
  • Hostel Casa Colon Hotel San Jose


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of CRC 15.00 (subject to availability)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 30 per person (one way)

Beach shuttle, shopping center shuttle, and theme park shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 37 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
I like this hostal because is confortable and peacefull
Debora, usFamily trip
Very Good 8.0
good location the building is very cool. restaurant is very convienient and the amenities are great for CR.
Ryan, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Friendly helpful staff
I arrived late in the evening with my family and the staff / service was very helpful. Room was clean and quiet - just what we needed before going to the bus station early the following morning.
John, us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Good for short stays
The staff was terrific and very helpful. They also offer airport shuttle service, which was very handy, especially at 6 am! The main rooms are lovely and very comfortable. We had a good selection of various free breakfasts (not offered with dorm rooms) and the coffee was fantastic! Our room had a shared bathroom, which was essentially a line of sinks in the hall, with toilets and showers separate. I had no problem with the cleanliness of the bathrooms or our room. Our room (109) had no windows, which we were aware of when booking, but the a/c worked great as did the big screen TV. We had a queen sized bed and two bunk beds, which we used as luggage storage. Overall, it was a pleasant experience, but the private rooms could use a coat of paint and some patching on the walls. No quite shabby, but approaching it. And the lighting could be improved--warmer lighting and more wattage would make a big difference. However, the bedding was changed every day and the room was insect free. For the price, and for short stays, it's a good place to stay. I recommend Room 109 as it's away from the noise and close to the bathrooms. There are two creaky wooden steps leading up to the door, so if you walk in your sleep, this is probably not the room for you!
Jane, usRomance trip
Very Good 8.0
Better than usual hostel
Good place to sleep. Neighborhood is safe and plenty of dining options nearby.
Mark, us2 night family trip

Hostel Casa Colon, San Jose

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