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Hostelz.com's Review
Pension de la Cuesta hostel is a simple, budget-friendly option for accommodation in San José; the hostel is centrally located in the city center, only a few minutes' walk from the National Theatre, many restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, and shops.

The Location

The hostel is located centrally in the main city center of San José, only about a five-minute walk from the National Theatre and the National History Museum. The actual street on which the hostel is located is a main street, but it has a sketchy vibe in the evening after dark, as there are a number of sketchy-looking men that were walking around the street, and a few homeless men sleeping on the street not far from the hostel. There is a yoga center located below the hostel. The hostel can easily be spotted by its pink exterior and twenties architecture.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm room is quite spacious. There are no lockers in the dorm room, but the hostel has a policy that guests can only keep their sleeping clothes in the dorm room. Everything else has to be kept in a locked storage room. The beds are also quite uncomfortable. The private rooms are reasonable, but one of the private double en suite rooms doesn't have a bathroom sink -- only a shower and a toilet. The showers only have cold water. The bathroom for the dorm room is quite a distance from the actual dorm room.

Common Spaces

There is a communal kitchen, with free tea and coffee, however if you want to use any milk or the like, you have to ask a staff member to unlock the fridge. There is a large common dining area, where a basic, complimentary breakfast is served from 7 a.m. There is also a communal TV area with sofas. Computers with internet are also available for use, however free Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the whole hostel. There is a lot of information available for attractions in and around San José, and the whole of Costa Rica. The hostel is neither a party hostel nor a particularly social hostel.

Summary

Pension de la Cuesta hostel is a basic, budget hostel, with a great location; it's ideal if you're only staying a night or two in San José. The hostel provides all the expected hostel facilities -- laundry service, tourist information, free city maps, free Wi-Fi and internet, complimentary breakfast, and plenty of common areas.

by Kelly
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
November 2013
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