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3.9 / 5Good
126 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mercado Central
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Museum of Costa Rican Art
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Central Park
    15 min walk
  • Airport
    San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)
    18 min drive

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Book online or call:

020 3564 4853
  • Superior Room (Private)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Share dorm with share bathroom no breakfast

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Deluxe Room (Private)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Private Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Family Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Bunk Beds
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About this area

San Jose

Located in San Jose, Hostel Casa Colon is near a train station. Multiplaza Mall Escazu and Plaza Real Cariari are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Morazan Park and Sabana Park. Check out an event or a game at Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), and consider making time for Ojo de Agua Spa Park, a top attraction not to be missed.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mercado Central - 12 min walk
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art - 14 min walk
  • Central Park - 15 min walk
  • San Jose Cathedral - 16 min walk
  • National Theater - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Cemetery Station - 15 min walk
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 18 min drive

About this property

Hostel Casa Colon

Colonial hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station are on-site. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and free toiletries. Guests will also find premium bedding.
Hostel Casa Colon offers 16 forms of shared accommodation with free toiletries and blackout curtains. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. This San Jose hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and microwaves can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2016.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces
Return airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
Beach shuttle (surcharge)
Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Breakfast available for a fee daily 6 AM–9:30 AM
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Microwave (on request)


No lifts

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Computer station
Meeting rooms
Conference space (86 square feet)




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains
Premium bedding


Free toiletries

Food and drink

Microwave (on request)


Individually decorated
Shared accommodations



Check-in between 2 PM - 5:30 AM
Early check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 30 per person (one way)
  • Early check-in fee: CRC 15.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

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. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms.

Property is also known as

  • Hostel Casa Colon San Jose
  • Hostel Casa Colon
  • Casa Colon San Jose
  • Hostel Casa Colon Hotel San Jose
  • 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
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Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Our second stay at Casa Colon

    We stayed in the best room they had, #103, which had a private bath, a double bed and bunk beds. We used the bunks for our luggage. Maid came every day and made the bed and swept the floor. Breakfast was free and good--try the "typical". Front desk had some communication problems but everything was worked out. There was a change in ownership on August 1, so it will be interesting to see if this place goes "up" or "down".

    Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
    • Disliked: Amenities

    Very simple, but clean place to sleep for a low price.

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

    4/5 Good

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      I like this hostal because is confortable and peacefull

      Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019

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