Hostel Casa del Parque
About Hostel Casa del Parque
Calle 19 Avenida 3era Casa, In front of the northestern corner of National Par
San Jose, Costa Rica
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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 countryÂ´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 youÂ´ve traveled back to the old days when attention to detail was the norm. Charming glass-etched french doors and exquisite tiled floors lead you into a dramatic skylit foyer. From there, itÂ´s up the hardwood wrap around staircase to the second floor balcony private rooms boasting antiques, original oil paintings and hardwood floors.
One more flight of stairs reveals the treasure of this location. The third floor is devoted to the views of volcanoes and the giant trees of the park. Waist to ceiling windows look out over the entire city in 3 different directions. ItÂ´s like a lighthouse over the city with million-dollar views. The sofas and giant glass coffee table make way to the treetop
forest view of the National Park. Sun bath on the expansive terrace while the parrots chirp and sip a cool drink.
And then, wait until nightfall where you can watch the clouds sweep over the pass of the volcano IrazuÂ´ and roll over the stars. Naturally, it goes without saying this isnÂ´t your typical city dwellerÂ´s abode.
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 stoneÂ´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 multi-lingual staff can guide you in any direction you may want to travel. Our advice comes from the heart of Tico Aristocracy. We canÂ´t be wrong, our reputation is at stake. ThatÂ´s why we have the highest rating on HostelWorld.com.
We offer free: WI-FI all over the house, luggage storage, fresh Costa Rican coffee and teas. Internet desk, cable TV, DVD player, completely equipped modern kitchen, stereo and CD player and some of the best advice in town.
Car Parking Available
Free Internet Access
Taxes Included in Price
From the bus station or airport take a taxi and head for the hostel in front of the northeastern corner of the National Park by the old train station to the Atlantic.
Write this to the cab driver:
(En frente a la esquina nor-este del Parque Nacional por la antigua estaciÃ³n de tren al AtlÃ¡ntico)
Taxi drivers will say anything to deter you, do not let them, just insisty that you want to come here.