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Castro Guest House Old San Juan

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Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 3 March 2017

It's still here but without any internet presence, the only way to contact them is 787-722-5436 - and usually only Spanish spoken. I found this place in 1997, and have stayed at least once a year ever since. The Guest House has a variety of rooms; some now even with private bath, with fan or ac. All come with towels,...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Castro was very accommodating. He let us check in early, leave our bags and even lent us his cork screw! He recommended some amazing places to eat and drink, which can be a hassle to figure out. The room was very basic, but good enough for sleeping and showering.

1Thank Mintybee
Denmark, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 May 2013

If you enjoy a basic room in a great location in Old San Juan than go to 205 Guest House. The older gentleman who stays there was just that, a gentleman. Yes, it is bare bones, but where can you stay in a secure place for such a great price. I had hot water when I took a shower. The...

Thank BigBoyWorldDada
Seattle, WA
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Very bare bone accommodations and I'm an experienced budget traveler. The shared bathroom had no hot water when I was there and I stayed in a room with no window or AC. It does have a good location and the price is very affordable. I thought the manager Vincente was pretty grumpy the times we interacted. As I was leaving,...

Thank johnny206
Reviewed 21 March 2013

I have to agree with previous posters, I thought the location was perfect for travelers on foot as it was close to shopping, restaurants, bars and attractions in Old San Juan. I found that Vincente (Manager/Owner) and his father to be both helpful and friendly. However, for most travelers, I would assume the accommodations were of the bare bones type....

Thank winthor
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2013

The number to contact Castro's is: 787-722-5436. I have stayed here many times and have always enjoyed the friendliness of the owners and the excellent location in downtown old San Juan. The building is older, but the facilities are kept clean and security is good with locks on exterior and room doors. Recommended for any economy traveller.

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 18 July 2012

The location is probably impossible to beat- in my opinion this is easily the best area in San Juan to stay. Castro was really kind (particularly if speak Spanish). My BFF and I stayed in a lovely room on the second or third floor, in a streetside room. We had a really nice balcony, but you will definitely hear street...

2Thank lselitsk
Reviewed 2 August 2011

Great location and amazing value! Late checkin wasn't a problem. Its a very very bare bones place, but it's well kept, Castro is an incredibly friendly guy, though if you don't know any Spanish communicating can be difficult. I traveled with 2 other people we got a room with 2 beds and a futon for $16/night each, you literally can't...

1Thank Br3ttW
Reviewed 30 December 2010

This place and the Fortaleza Guest house down the street (didnt stay there) might be the only options for the budget traveller in San Juan, and they may be the only reasonably priced things in the whole Old San Juan area, so thank god they still exist. The balcony rooms are 35$ and are huge even for two people, one...

Thank banxeo
Reviewed 12 April 2010

I arrived at around 11:30pm on a Wednesday (after calling to let them know I'd be running late after missing my flight) and was shown one of the small rooms with a "window"- but not the famous balcony room. It was extremely muggy that night so I asked for a room with A/C, which wasn't a problem. The next night...

2Thank MichelleN4

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Additional Information about Castro Guest House Old San Juan

Address: 205 Calle Tanca, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Castro Guest House Old San Juan Hotel San Juan
Guest House Old San Juan
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“Single room. Single bed.”
BigBoyWorldDada, 2 May 2013 | Read review
“There are no elevators, so if you are carrying a lot of bags, I would suggest a room on a lower floor.”
winthor, 21 Mar 2013 | Read review
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