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Milano
Reviewed 11 January 2012

Clean rooms, friendly staff, nice atmosphere in a quiet and secure surrounding. The airport pick up worked very well. Cold beer and other beverages are available and have to be paid directly to the staff. Free internet service and international phone calls. Shops and restaurants are in walking distance, the center of the city is about 15 minutes by foot....

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 January 2012

I have been there for 2 months and it's been a wonderful experience, it's like being home. The owners and the staff in Kaps are kind and friendly, the place is very clean and is located in a very quiet and secure neighborhood. As one of the reviewers said, Kaps it´s a unique place to stay...! I will definetly recommend...

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Hatley, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Nice staff, clean room, nice neighborhood 15 minutes from downtown, with good restaurants at walking distances. Rooms tend to be a little noisy, because of the thin walls and inside windows, but quiet hours (8 pm to 8 am) are respected.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 20 December 2011

Located on a quiet street in Barrio Aranjuez, about a 12 minute walk to the central business district. Hot water and clean rooms with TV. Safe to walk around at night. Karla and Luis are very helpful with maps directions, etc.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2011

We booked a night in Kaps Place for our last night in Costa Rica based on the great reviews it had in the Lonely Planet guide (their 'pick'). Clearly 'guesthouse' means something different to them than it means to us. This place is a hostel, not a hotel or B&B. As a hostel I'd say it was ok but not...

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KapsOwner, Owner at Kaps Place, responded to this review

Dear Guests: We apologize our property did not meet your expectations. We, however, are extremely surprised by your comment as you can see most 2s or 3s are due to infrastructure concerning high security and tedious paperwork not to the quality of rooms, bathrooms, service, cleanliness. If in Costa Rica we invite you to stay here free of charge so...

Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 30 July 2011

If you are like me and enjoy staying in a place that is unique... that definitely does not exist elsewhere in the world, well.. this is the place in San Jose! The staff is friendly, the rooms are comfortable and the decor adorable! We were three girlfriends travelling together, so it was wonderful to have a room with three beds....

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Binghamton, New York
Reviewed 25 May 2011

My girlfriend and I, against my uncle's advise, had planned on staying at a place across the street, that was more well known, and had a good reputation, but we hadn't made a reservation (I know, I should have listened). Of course they were full, it was evening, and we didn't know what to do. They mentioned Kap's Place, across...

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Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 17 May 2011

I want to recommend Kaps Place as an ideal location for adventurous travelers seeking a genuine feel for the real and enticing Costa Rica. Its industrial-appearing frontage belies a warm and inviting interior and a friendly, welcoming, and helpful English-speaking staff. It seems exceedingly receptive to the educated -- students, teachers, researchers, and those seeking quiet surroundings. A fine self-serve...

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Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 26 April 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at Kap's Place three different times while traveling through Central America- since San Jose is the travel hub for the country, we relied on Kap's Place every time. It's a perfect combination between a B & B and a hostel. The shared kitchen is exceptionally clean, and the free breakfast is actually a real breakfast...

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Reviewed 21 April 2011

Difficult place to review. Does some things well, for example it's clean, has free wifi and they reliably arranged an airport pickup. But, it's all a bit earnest. Everywhere you look there are rules posted on wall, lying on tables, left on bedspreads. When you check in you are actually given a full page of rules to read. Also breakfast...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An authentic Costa Rican family will host and meet your needs providing accommodation, travel agency & personalized services (Spanish lessons, Post Surgery Care & meals). A clean, safe, colorful & comfortable setting w/kitchens, 1st class beds, safety boxes, cable TV, hot water. Complimentary: breakfast buffet, tea, coffee, WiFi, internet access, luggage storage & VOIP calls to more than 60 countries. Walk to: downtown, Gold, Jade & National Museums, National Theater, Plaza de la Cultura, Bolivar Zoo & Central Market. No sexual tourism. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kaps Place

Address: 1142, Street 19 | Between Avenues 11 & 13 Barrio Aranjuez, San Jose 2000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $53 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kaps Place 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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Kap`s Place Hotel San Jose
Kaps Place San Jose
Kaps Place Hotel San Jose
Kaps Place Costa Rica/San Jose
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