Hostel Casa del Parque

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A 1936 vintage art deco manse houses this cozy, welcoming spot on the northeastern edge of Parque Nacional. Five large, basic private rooms (two are gigantic, with bathrooms), a newer seven-bed dormitory and an older 10-bed dormitory upstairs have parquet floors and simple furnishings. Enjoy some sun on the plant-festooned outdoor patio and dig into the shared kitchen.

The bilingual owner is a good source of local dining information, but the adjacent Maza restaurant is a good choice if you don't feel like leaving.

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Situated in central San José, Hostel Casa del Parque is a property that offers comfortable dormitories with wardrobes, desk and lines for a fee. Wi-Fi access is available. The hostel features rooms and dormitories with simple décor, bathrooms with showers and services such as laundry and ironing for an extra fee. It also has a library, currency exchange on site, a games room and terraces in the garden. The common use lounge has a TV. Guests at Hostel Casa del Parque will enjoy organic and vegetarian meals served at the hostel’s restaurant, opened from 11:00 until 17:00. The hostel also has a common use kitchen area and an outdoor dining area for 14 guests. There is a smaller table indoors for 6 guests. Casa del Parque can help the guests arrange tours and outings through the city with the help of local agencies. There are several museums just 200 metres from the hostel; Juan Santamaría International Airport is 18.3 km away.


  • Internet services
  • Family rooms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Tour desk
  • Lockers
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Library
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Wifi
  • Children television networks
  • Bridal suite
  • Shops (on site)
  • Sun terrace
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Wifi available in all areas


  • Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant


  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Car hire
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry


  • Free WiFi available