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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2012

I have been staying at the Castillo for years now and am always greeted with open arms and kind words. Terrific staff, good location above the city in bario amon where you will find various types of entertainment, dining and clubs, plenty of nightlife. The rooms in the main building are turn of the century with wood floors, high ceilings... More 

1 Thank Johnny B
Hong Kong
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Hotel Castillo is a nice little hotel in the Barrio Amon district. Clean well appointed rooms in a peaceful setting, coupled with great service make this hotel an excellent choice for those who want to stay in this area and get a good deal at the same time. Perhaps more geared towards the single male adventure traveller than for families,... More 

2 Thank jakemogg
Antioch, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

From the moment I made my reservation to the day I left the service was just outstanding.The staff will make you feel right at home making sure all your needs are met. I had a very pleasant stay and would book again on my next trip. Keep up the good work

3 Thank eddie-pol
San Antonio de Pereira, Colombia
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211 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2011

Hotel Castillo has been a favorite of mine since 2005. The hotel is nothing fancy, just plain and comfortable. The rooms are clean, and the manager and staff treat guests like family. For the room rates I pay, it is one of the best bargains in San Jose. I particularly enjoy the camaraderie of the other guests over breakfast and... More 

4 Thank Eulenspeegel
Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2011

Despite the previous reviewers thoughts, I decided to stay at the Castillo. And if a Hilton style experience is what ur after, then skip this hotel and many others in the San Jose area, unless you have a lot of room on your credit cards...this one was great value. I had a room in the rear motel style unit last... More 

4 Thank Exbeachers2
South Africa
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165 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2011

Well, it was an okay stay ... but only that. The staff are very good and helpfu with loal knowledge of where to go and what to do etc. But the rooms lack certain features that I take as necessary. Yes, there is free wifi, TV and a double bed. But there is no drinking water, no tea/coffee, no fridge.... More 

Thank Zambezikid
Richmond, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2009

The Hotel Castillo is located in Barrio Amon, probably the nicest neighborhood in San Jose. The hotel itself is well maintained and very reasonably priced. The hotels courtyard has an outdoor bar and is in a jungle like setting. It makes for a nice respite from the very urban San Jose. The La Palmas restaurant next door is a bit... More 

2 Thank Frank2008_8
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2007

While not your ordinary hotel in the manner of layout, it works well. The price is reasonable and the clerks and managers are quite accommodating. Not far from some good restaurants and drinking establishments. Some of the taxi's may not know of the location, so having a knowledge of where it is located helps...Detras el INS. is a good start..... More 

5 Thank jbc930

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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: RM205 - RM362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Hotel Castillo Costa Rica/San Jose
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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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