Costa Rica Travel News – If you are looking for a great place to stay in San Jose, Costa Rica, Kaps Place is the best! This guesthouse offers a “home away from yours” and that is definitely what I felt during my stay.
From the time I entered to the time I left, the guesthouse was comfortable, clean, family-like and everyone I met was especially friendly. I was amazed at the variety of guests who stayed here. There were plenty of young people but also seasoned-travelers, professionals, families and older tourists.
My room was equipped with a firm orthopedic mattress on the bed, perfect after a long day of walking around San Jose and seeing all the sights. There are a ton of museums and attractions in the area.
I was also pleasantly surprised by the hot water in the bathrooms, as many advertise this but Kaps really did provide this. For such a good price, there were also towels and a hairdryer in my room, which made my stay much easier since I didn’t have to haul those around on my vacation.
The room had WIFI access, perfect for keeping in touch with loved ones back home and cable TV (although I didn’t end up watching much). If you don’t want to bring your laptop they also have PCs with internet access. They also offer international and local phone calls, free maps and tourist info, free luggage storage, free parking, kitchen facilities, table games, a book exchange and a coffee and tea station all day long.
Daily rates start at just $25 and monthly rates start at $300. You can choose from a room in the main house, zen house, annex, hostel or chalet area. There is also a fully equipped studio apartment option.
The staff was able to help out with anything I needed from tours to directions and restaurant recommendations. They were happy to draw out directions for me and helped me to call a cab when I needed to go far away. The local buses stop right down the street, so getting around was very easy from this centrally located accommodation option in San Jose, Costa Rica. Overall, it is a great home base for getting to know San Jose and the Central Valley, at only a 12 minute walk to downtown.
Spanish, yoga and dance classes were offered for an additional fee. They also sell bottled water, sodas, juice and beer, in case you want to stay in one night. If you are just arriving to Costa Rica or will be going home after your stay here, you can request a transfer to and from the airport for a small fee.
At the end of the trip I didn’t want to leave Kap’s Place. It really did become a home away from home for me and I was sad to leave but I will definitely be back.