Costa Rica Travel News – It’s very common to spend some time in the Central Valley on a trip to Costa Rica. Maybe you are planning to visit the museums, bars and parks all week, or maybe it is just a one night stop between the airport and the beach. Many people want an inexpensive option, like a hostel, in the city. If you are one of them, keep reading.
Castle Tam Hostel is the hostel with the very best location in all of San Jose. It is in the center of the commercial area in San Pedro. It is just 400 meters from UCR yet off of the main street. From this hostel you can easily walk to the San Pedro Mall, five supermarkets, drug stores, parks, restaurants and the bus stop to get into downtown San Jose (which takes just 10 minutes). Within the San Pedro suburb of the capital you can find a movie theater, roller skating rink, bars and cafes. It’s a safe and entertaining alternative to being downtown. Anything a traveler might want or need can be found in San Pedro and is a convenient, short walk from Castle Tam Hostel. If you plan to travel to any other parts of Costa Rica, like one of Costa Rica’s many beautiful beaches, there are buses to just about everywhere within 15 minutes of the hostel.
Castle Tam Hostel has 14 rooms, between dorms and privates. There is plenty of natural light in all the rooms. You can make use of common areas like the living room with a TV, comfortable couches, an outside dining table and hammocks. There is access to two kitchens so everyone has space to breathe while they cook. Everything you need in order to cook is there. The free coffee and pancakes each morning is a great start to the day and a nice way to meet other travelers. You can also share stories with them in the courtyard or on the terrace. By your first night, you will have made friends to go out bar hopping on Calle de la Amargura with. The party never stops on that street but when you are ready to sleep you can rest assured that you have a place to call home.
Castle Tam was named after the owner’s good friend who inspired him to travel the world. He went to visit her in London on his first trip abroad and since then has been to over twenty countries and four continents. It had been his dream to open a hostel one day and he promised to name it after her. He fulfilled his promise on her 28th birthday a few years ago. She is passionate about people and cultures. If you are too, then you’ll love Castle Tam. In her honor, there is a British theme that shows on the walls with maps of train stops in Britain. There are also murals of the London Skyline, the Union Jack and the Beatles’ famous still from the “Abbey Road” album. Most of the rooms are named after lines from the London Underground.
Many services are available to you for free or at a low cost when you stay at Castle Tam Hostel in San Pedro, San Jose. These include secure lockers, computers, book exchange, wifi, currency exchange, a mini convenience store, laundry and even in house massages.
Room rates go from $10 dorm beds to $32 for a queen private with an ensuite bathroom. Monthly rates are $295-$495 depending on the room type you prefer. The manager and breakfast cook are really fun and nice. They make the stay enjoyable and they are knowledgeable about the area and touristic attractions.
If you have a skill to offer you might be able to stay for free on a work exchange. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants experience to one day run their own hostel or for someone who just wants to do something cool while figuring out what to do next.
For more info or to book a stay, check out http://www.castletam.com/