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Purgatory, Colorado
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Had the opportunity to stay at the Castillo while on business then hung around the city for a few days. I have stayed in a number on hotels in San Jose but I think the Castillo is my favorite. Very friendly and attentive staff who make all efforts to provide a pleasant stay - Very reasonable pricing, great security and... More 

1 Thank Panicattack51 A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

I've stayed at Castillo many times over the years. The first thing you will notice when you check in is the warm and friendly staff. Instead of being just members of the staff or employees, the good people at Castillo greet you like family, it feels like you are coming home when you check in. It is very easy to... More 

2 Thank butchiephoo
Ross, TX
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

I cannot say enough about this place located in the heart of San Jose's party land. Everything you want is 5 minutes away. A bachelors paradise and a great hotel to call home. The staff will treat you like family and the men who stay there will become feriends for life. We are all in this together so welcome to... More 

1 Thank JohnnyDarkness
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40 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2013 via mobile

Now there are better hotels than this in San Jose but this is excellent value. It's located well, in an affluent area close to bars and restaurants. The breakfast is fine, coffee, boiled eggs and rice/beans, toast . The staff are very friendly and helpful. San Jose is a pretty scary kind of place and best to take taxis pretty... More 

Thank bigneilo
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Hotel Castillo is a nice hotel, conveniently located in San Jose. The Staff was very friendly and helpful. There was also good security [ locked buzzer gate ] The Hotel was clean , though I did see a cockroach [ dead ] ummm. The rooms, near the Hotel computer , was noisy, so I recomend getting a room, elsewhere in... More 

Thank jjpodson
Oak Hill, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013

The Hotel is run by very friendly , professional people, and has a great small kitchen/bar in the lobby. It is comfortable ,clean and near many of the local bars, museums and parks as well as the National Assembly buildings.. You will find a variety of people there , and it was easy to have interesting conversations. The Owner is... More 

Thank fredh136
South Florida, Florida
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66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2013

Stayed here a number of times on my trips to CR. The cons are Great staff/Lady up front is very friendly and has been there for years, very nice woman Good Security (locked buzzer type gate) Bar/Restaurant on site Pool Table Nice atmosphere ATM across the street (only go during day though) Cons Have to take a taxi at night,... More 

1 Thank Jordan K
carrollton, tx
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Nice quaint hotel convenient to downtown by taxi or foot. Convenient to Sportsmens Lodge and other hotels. Staff is always there 24/7. Sometimes has early traffic noises. Has AC and cable TV along with lockable safe.

1 Thank kazi7
Grecia, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2012

I have stayed at The Castillo several times, and am never disappointed. The hotel is found in Barrio Amon, and although frequented by a good bunch of guys from Canada and the US, there are often back packers and budget hotel seekers to be found at the back bar or enjoying the light continental (included) breakfast. The hotel is broken... More 

4 Thank CajonTraveler
Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2012

After a full day of inter-bus bouncing from Bocas I was more than willing to forgive a great deal in exchange for a hot shower and a bed. Check in was flawless but the room - blah ( it was a "deluxe"! In the new section) and as I was unpacking I discovered a large, dead cockroach. Crap! Now I... More 

1 Thank Traveling C

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel Castillo

Address: Avenida 9 y Calle 9, San Jose 10000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: ₹ 3,153 - ₹ 5,552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“WIFI? Well, yes and no. It has WIFI but as with most of the older hotels in this area, they are generally very old buildings and the walls are made out of concrete. The Signal will not reach your room, but you can go to one of the three lobbies.”
 of 5 bubbles Panicattack51, 23 Jan 2015 | Read review
“There is a very tip top room, all the way up top, nice view and high ceilings”
 of 5 bubbles jordank779, 6 Feb 2013 | Read review
“new section”
 of 5 bubbles kazi7, 27 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Ask for a room out back, starting at #14 to #23 if you can”
 of 5 bubbles CajonTraveler, 9 May 2012 | Read review
“try an older room for atmosphere”
 of 5 bubbles travelingc933, 17 Mar 2012 | Read review
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