The vision of this Costa Rican family-owned hostel is to share the true tradition of their countryï¿½s hospitality. This property has been in the family for five generations and allows the traveler an almost home-stay experience with the freedom of a guesthouse environment.
There is no other private residence this close to the spectacular and statuesque
park. In fact, the neighborhood is the park. Upon entering, you quickly realize youï¿½ve traveled back to the old days of grandeur and style.
A cascading staircase greets you in the foyer and a featured chandelier lights the elegant sitting area with a view of our indoor garden. Take time to look around the house and get a feel for the period in which it was built.
As far as night life is concerned, Barrio California in San Jose has got more restaurants and bars per square meter than anywhere else in the city. We are a stoneï¿½s throw from The National Theatre and all of the major National Museums.
The guesthouse finds itself as a favorite amongst artists and musicians. The Central American Symphony members consider Casa del Parque their home when they play the National Theatre. Folk artists, dance troupes and popular bands from neighbouring countries return again and again while touring in San Jose.
For those travelers that might want to veer from typical budget hostel or party hostel environment and feel the real magic of a Costa Rican experience, our multilingual staff can guide you in any direction you may want to travel.
We offer free: WI-FI all over the house, luggage storage, fresh Costa Rican coffee and tea. Internet desk, cable TV, kitchenette, stereo and CD player and some of the best advice in town.
We are located between Avenida 1 and 3. Facing the Nacional Park. The building is white and brown with a black fence. Press the bell on the gate.
What to tell the taxi:
Costado este y frente al Parque Nacional. Calle19 entre Avenidas 1 y 3. Del AMPM en Barrio La California, 175 metros norte a la par del Parqueo Pï¿½blico Sa-re. Casa blanca y cafï¿½.
In English it says:
On the east side and in front of The National Park. Between avenue 1 and 3. 175 metres north of the AMPM in Barrio California and next to the Public carpark Sa-re. A white and cafe coloured house.
Taxis sometimes say anything to deter you, do not let them, just insist that you want to come here. They have no idea if we are full or not.