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Starting at $30 (USD) / person
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights

Find affordable accommodations that are luxurious and intimate at Hostel Casa Colón. Centrally located in the heart of the tourist district of San José, the hostel is close to shopping, restaurants, local attractions and bus stations. Make the most of your Costa Rican vacation by staying in this historic hotel.


Perfect location at Hostel Casa Colon
Perfect location at Hostel Casa Colón

Feel at home at Hostel Casa Colón in the capital city of Costa Rica. What was once a stunning family residence has been remodeled to become a luxurious hotel in an excellent location in San José. Families and individuals will enjoy shared dorm facilities to meet other travelers.

The hostel features free parking, airport pickups and tourist information. Because it’s centrally located near Central Avenue, you’re just a few steps away from the major centers in San José. Public transportation to take you around the city or the country is very close.

On-site, visitors to the hostel have access to a restaurant, bar and coffee shop. The restaurant features local cuisine from breakfast to dinner. For breakfast, enjoy Gallo Pinto, the national dish which includes fried rice, black beans, onions, red pepper and cilantro, typically served with a fried egg, bread and natilla (similar to sour cream). Enjoy with a local blend of coffee or fruit juice.

The hostel includes daily housekeeping, a computer station and a self-serve laundry room. Blackout drapes and curtains are installed in each room. Premium bedding ensures your comfort while you sleep. You’ll also get free WiFi.

At this hostel, you’ll find 16 shared guestrooms, referred to as dorm rooms. Both shared and private dorm rooms are available. Rooms are available on two floors, but there is no elevator. However, rooms on the first floor are accessible, as are showers and bathrooms.

The hostel is very tourist-friendly. The front desk is open 24 hours. It offers tours and ticket assistance to practically anywhere in the country. Shuttles to the beach, shopping center and theme park are offered to guests. You’ll also be close to other restaurant facilities, as well as shopping centers. You’re within walking distance of the Museum of Costa Rican Art, The Parque Nacional and Gold Museum. Whether you enjoy nature, entertainment or art, you’re never far from a landmark or bus station that will take you where you want to go.

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Great breakfast at Hostel Casa Colón
Great breakfast at Hostel Casa Colón
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Starting at $30 (USD) / person
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


Airport Transfers
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
City Hotel
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Flat Screen TVs
Handicapped Accessible
Internet Available
Iron Available
Laundry Service
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Peaceful room at Hostel Casa Colón
Peaceful room at Hostel Casa Colón

Casa Colón features private and shared dorm rooms. Although breakfast is not included, it is available on-site. Each room has orthopedic mattresses, 300-thread count linens, key card access and flat-screen cable TV. Rooms also have hair dryers, hot water and air conditioning.

Private dorms are available with private bathrooms. The Superior Family Private Dorm offers a queen-size bed and two oak bunkbeds for a family. Other private rooms are designed for just one or two people.

Casa Colón has two mixed dorms that have beautiful bunk beds with new mattresses and clean linens. Each room features security lockers. Décor is reminiscent of 1945 colonial Costa Rica. All amenities are included, but you share the room with five to eight other tourists. It’s a very affordable solution to your stay in San José.

Starting at $30 (USD) / person
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


The Hostel Casa Colón offers a restaurant and bar on-site, with breakfast available. You might enjoy sitting on the terrace or browsing through their library when you have downtime. The hostel offers four tours to local attractions:

Doka Coffee Estate - This tour includes transportation, breakfast and lunch to the coffee plantation and processing plant, the La Paz Waterfalls, Poas Volcano and much more.

Arenal Volcano - Lunch, dinner and entrance fees to the Baldi Hot Springs are included with this tour of an active volcano.

Combo Canopy - You’ll zip above Costa Rica with this tour just made for adventurers.

Tortuguero Safari - Take a trip into the jungle at Tortuguero National Park and enjoy a tour of a banana plantation.

The hostel is also within walking distance of many of the most popular San José attractions:

Museum of Costa Rican Art - This museum features both indoor and outdoor galleries that showcase Latin America artists.

Gold Museum - Go underground to see historic gold artifacts dating to Pre-Columbian times. Make sure to check out the award-winning design of the gift shop.

Jade Museum - This museum is known for its jade collection, but it also has an extensive collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts that give a unique look at Costa Rican history.

Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - At this green oasis, you can enjoy the peaceful haven and relax while learning more about butterflies. The best time to observe butterflies and moths is during the rainy season, from June to November.

National Theater - Even if you don’t catch a special event at this beautiful arts complex, you should at least try to walk by to view the historic building. It’s considered a National Monument, for it’s heritage and design.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Bungee Jumping
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Cooking Classes
Dolphin Watching Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Kite Surfing
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Scuba Diving
Surfing Lessons
Whale Watching
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $30 (USD) / person
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San Jose Downtown Map
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