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Hostel Gran Imperial

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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average30%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible12%
15 Apr 2016
“Highly recommend it!”
28 Jan 2016
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

was there last night for maybe 30th time in 25 years. great location, close to all bus stops and downtown. you can walk everywhere. rooms are spartan with nice bath and shower (hot water) at the end of the hall. very clean and safe. rooms...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2013

i spent 3 nights here because it was in front of the central market, and it was the cheapest i found in downtown San Jose, DUDE YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY a TAXI, but this place scare the hell out of me because looks like...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2012

This is the second time I have stayed here and probably the last. The central location makes it an easy walking distance from the Caribe Sur bus terminal and even shorter distance to the bus to the airport. This saves about $30 in taxi fares....More

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Reviewed 8 September 2012

Really good price for San José, The rooms are OK, the showers & toilets really good. Perfect location (center town), really close to most of the Bus terminals. But it is really noisy, and the kitchen is crap, oily, durty, and no equipement at all...More

Thank carole_globetrotteur
Reviewed 16 August 2012

I was searching for a place to stay for one night in San Jose, if possible in the middle of the center and that is where this place is located. Was not sure about the hostel considering some of the other reviews, but I decided...More

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"farther back in you get less road noise"
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"If you want the view of the street, the hotel has rooms facing the streets. I do believe the noise-levels are..."
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"They have different rooms for a slight increase in cost."
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"ask for a room away from the balcony. it can get noisy"
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