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Castle Tam Hostel

Avenida 4,100 metros oeste Escuela de la Roosevelt, San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica, Distance from city centre: 3.1km

Rating: 71% from 10 reviews

  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 80%Staff
  • 82%Security
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 74%Location
  • 70%Value for money
  • 66%Facilities

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  • I've visited Castle Tam several times whilst traveling through San Jose. Hot water, reasonable prices, and an upbeat atmosphere; what more can One ask for hostel-wise? Jonathon is outgoing and quite helpful with making arrangements throughout the country. My one point of constructive criticism would be to update the mosquito netting in the shared dorm ASAP. Rating>>> Solid Choice!!
  • 89%
  • 04 Dec 2013 Anonymous USA
  • The staff was great. They provided answers to all of our questions and provided sound advice since most had been there for between a year and two years. Good location in a quiet neighborhood. Bus stop, convenience store restaurants, bars all within a short walk.
  • 86%
  • 16 Oct 2013 eric USA
  • Perfect place, but there was no breakfast offered although it was included
  • 97%
  • 10 Aug 2013 Saskia Germany
  • The pillows were disgusting, I assume that they were once white however now are the colour of urine. The moulding soap dish disgusting as was the stained and moulding shower curtain. We did not cook in the kitchen as we had no desire to store food in the fridge that was far from clean. The general cleanliness in the room was far below what we would expect even from a cheap hostel. The one plus point was the mattresses were comfortable. For better value go to hostel Urbano 3 mins walking away.
  • 54%
  • 30 Jul 2013 Anonymous England
  • I was not happy to stay there but for the money, I can not complain. I did check out next day to a different part of the country and I am glad that I did. I did not go to CR just to stay at a cheep place - I also wanted feel that I am having some good experience. I could stay but there was nothing for me to do there.
  • 57%
  • 20 Jun 2013 Rosemary Azerbaijan
  • Close to some student bars not a heavy traffic area, getting info from the staff was like pulling teeth they were chill though. I would not stay there again. Average place with above average price. You can find better.
  • 37%
  • 22 May 2013 Jay USA
  • Staff was extremely helpful and very knowledge. Location is good, just not downtown San Jose. Free internet.
  • 94%
  • 23 Apr 2013 Anonymous USA
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