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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Stolas hostel is a really nice place to stay for a long time. In my case I came to Costa Rica to study for 8 months and friend of mine told me about Stolas and I spoke with the owners. Once I got there I like a lot that Stolas actually is a house...I liked my room, the house is...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We only stayed in San Jose for 1 night, so we were just looking for a hostel that was easy to get to, and was a good price. Stolas Hostel fit these criteria. We stayed in a private room. The guys (owners?) were friendly and spoke good english. They made us pancakes for breakfast in the morning. :)

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Los Yoses, San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 19 December 2014

I lived in stolas for 4,5 months and I really liked it. The hostel is located in the perfect place in one of the better neighborhoods of san jose. The hostel has all the luxuries you need and the guys who run it are cool and helpful people. I had a really good stay there and definitely going to return...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 16 December 2014

I stayed at Stolas for two weeks or so last summer and I´d say they have everything I need when I travel and then some more. Nice clean place, nice dorms with lockers, pretty comfy beds (as comfy as you get for the 12-16$ a night you pay. They have a kitchen, tv with netflix, playstation and such if you´re...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 15 December 2014

I had been there a few times. Really cool place, nice people and has a good location in SJ specially if you want to move in the central area, or go downtown looking for a bus station. I also like their t-shirts. :P

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 31 October 2014

After 4 hours of online long-term apartment research and a 10 minute hike involving quite a steep hill - to a sketchier barrio of Los Yoses, with no supermarkets or basic traveller services nearby - the "4 entrepreneurs", or whomever that was running Stolis House at 1355 local time on 10/30/2014, actually had the GALL to be discriminatory in regard...

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Alberto2341729, Propietario at Stolas Hostel, responded to this review

November 4, 2014 Dear Mr RastaLuv, friends, Stolas guests past and present, avid travelers, I personally enjoy reading TripAdvisor reviews but coming accross this particular review has been upsetting. I will make my best effort to dust-off my English and shed some light on these baseless accusations. I will not address your comments regarding the hostel's location in length as...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Phenomenal experience - great place to stay! Clean, comfortable rooms, and incredible staff who were kind and considerate and helped us set up trips and arranged taxi service to the airport. Located around a 20-30 minute walk from downtown, with convenient bus service.

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nachos18, Owner at Stolas Hostel, responded to this review

First of all, thank you very much for staying with us! We are all about our customers and the experience that we offer. The fact that you had a great time really means that we are heading on the right track! Our main goal is for travelers to really experience Costa Rica how it's supposed to: pura vida style! Look...

Pune
Reviewed 20 December 2013

The hostel is located in an upmarket area. It is surrounding by smart villas and fancy houses. The hostel is well worth its money. The staff, especially Andre is amazingly patient and helpful with the guests. I would definitely stay here again if I visited San Jose.

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nachos18, Owner at Stolas Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for that review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff could help you out in all possible ways! A great experience starts with great staff. We are sure that the rest of your trip went as well as your stay with us! Ignacio

Grenoble, France
Reviewed 30 September 2013

In Costa Rica for a 2-month internship, I stayed in Stolas only for one month, but if I had known about this option before, I would have chosen it from the beginning on. After having spent one month in a shared apartment with 4 Ticos, where none of them talked to each other and shared anything with the others, I...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 August 2013

I stayed at Stolas for 4 months because I was doing an internship really close to the hostel. In my opinion, Stolas is the best option if you have to stay in Los Yoses, especially if you are doing an internship there. The place is really well located (conveniently next to the mall and the party area, but also close...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stolas is a new hostel and rooming house located in Los Yoses, San Jose, Costa Rica. Conveniently located in the city, Stolas is equipped to provide every service and amenity required by backpackers and tourists visiting Costa Rica; the ideal hostel for those who seek the perfect combination between rest and leisure.The hostel’s size makes it easy for our staff to personally tend to your needs; its owners, three young Costa Rican entrepreneurs, can guarantee that you will not forget your stay in San Jose.Stolas is located in Los Yoses, a safe and calm neighborhood just outside downtown San Jose. Once mainly residential, in the past years a lot of people have left Los Yoses, giving way to an array of business such as law firms, restaurants and bars. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stolas Hostel

Address: Mts North From la Sede Lechera. 300 | Av 14, 35th Street., San Jose 10105, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $17 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Stolas Hostel Costa Rica/San Jose
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“The best option to stay in for an internship in Los Yoses !”
 of 5 bubbles 789louism, 12 Aug 2013 | Read review
“If you are concern about safety & cleanliness DO NOT pick Stolas Hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles AmericanZeus, 7 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Call ahead......”
 of 5 bubbles RoZeeGee, 5 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Side note: Radial calle has bus stops and it's about 250 colonies to get downtown- easy!”
 of 5 bubbles SarahSky, 16 May 2013 | Read review
“When you're tired at the end of the day it's all about the bed and not the room. You can always decide deferently in the morning after a good night's sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles Karin107, 30 Apr 2013 | Read review
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