About this listing
Hola desde San Pedro! Greetings from San Pedro.
Casa Kibi Kibi is a tranquil, family-run guest house nestled in the San Pedro area of San Jose, Costa Rica's capital city. We offer you a friendly, cheerful, quiet, smoke-free atmosphere with an opportunity to meet and share information with interesting people working, studying, and traveling throughout this beautiful country. Our 100% traditional, Costa Rican-owned guest house is located far from noisy streets and bars. It is clean, safe, fun, and close to several excellent bus lines and taxi service direct to the city center and other locations in Costa Rica.
The price listed here ($37 per night) is for single occupancy in a medium-sized single room with shared bathroom. We offer a variety of other rooms with shared and private bathrooms of different sizes at different weekly and monthly specials – contact us for more information!
All guests are welcome to enjoy ample common spaces, which include two large, full-service kitchens, two TV - living / dining rooms, and a lush interior courtyard with outdoor seating area. Breezy and full of light, this is the perfect place to settle for the short or long-term and serves as an ideal place from which to explore the whole country. In-house amenities include hot water, laundry, internet / wi-fi, and cable television. Our friendly staff can also help you with tours and sightseeing, language classes, medical and other services. We are located ten paces from a full-service grocery store and within walking distance to San Jose's three major universities, restaurants, night life and sports complex. You are sure to enjoy the warm, pleasant family atmosphere of our little oasis!
Essentially everything except food and personal effects are covered by the room price. Amenities included are:
*Electronic Safety Box in every room
*Fast, wireless internet for your laptop or phone
*Use of the tropical gardens and common rooms with cable television
*Use of kitchen with refrigerator, appliances, utensils and cupboard space
*Utilities include electricity and water
*Access to a phone where you can make short, local calls at no charge
*Fresh linen once a week
*Room cleaning once a week
We look forward to meeting you!
Other Things to Note
The rent includes all utilities and amenities mentioned in the website except for laundry (extra cost), which you can choose to either do with us in-house or at a separate business just around the corner.
No pets and no smoking allowed in the house premises. Upon arrival there is a $100 deposit to be paid for keys and security.
First time booking through Airbnb and loved it! Quiet and in a great location a couple of miles from downtown. I had never been to Costa Rica before and Shirani was extremely helpful with directions and advice for the area.
Shirani was a great host. Friendly and very helpful. The house is clean, well set up and nicely flowered!
The host sent a substitute man to welcome me and check me in. I felt welcomed.
We enjoyed our stay at Shirani's guest house. Shirani was very welcoming, helpful and informative. He hung with us to arrange transportation even when our flight was severely delayed. His drivers were friendly and efficient and on time. Our room was modest but clean and had a good mattress. The shared facilities were very clean and efficiently maintained and the other guests were considerate. We would not hesitate to return book a stay if we were again in San Jose. The neighborhood was close to downtown. Nearby was a supermarket, pharmacy and restaurants and the area seemed like a very safe residential neighborhood. Based on our stay here we felt that San Jose was a much more interesting, safe and attractive city than generally depicted in guide books.
Casa Kibi Kibi was a great place to stay for 10 days or even by the month. There were other americans living there so there was always p lenty of English speaking . The place was clean and comfortable and close to the supermarket and pharmacy as well as farmers markets and bus routes. Shirani was very helpful with maps and his knowledge of the city and directions. when I return to costa rica I will definitely try to stay at the casa Kibi Kibi. Thanks Shirani
Shirani was very helpful and welcoming. He knows the area very well and was an inexhaustible source of good local information. Casa Kibi Kibi is beautifully decorated, well maintained, spotlessly clean, and a friendly place to be. The wifi is excellent, the hot shower rated 5-stars on my husband's Central American Shower Rating, and the bed is comfortable with extra pillows provided. There is a grocery store literally across the street, and bus and taxis are a block away. I definitely recommend this place. It was a great experience.
I had a wonderful month long stay at Casa Kibi Kibi! Our host Shirani made me feel comfortable and very at home from the moment I checked in. My room and the common areas were clean and comfortable and the landscaped courtyard gives a nice open feeling to the Casa.
Meeting and sharing stories and laughs with Shirani and the other international guests made my stay that much more enjoyable.
Feels like I found a home away from home at Casa Kibi Kibi and plan on staying there again whenever in the area. Thank you Shirani for providing a relaxed and stress free stay at your Casa.
About the Host, Shirani
Hi! I am currently the full-time manager of Casa Kibi Kibi, a cozy guesthouse in San Jose, Costa Rica. However, I am also an historian and professional tour guide. While I am passionate about photography and traveling, I also indulge in a particularly nerdy fascination with commercial aviation, so save me your airline safety cards!
I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to over 40 countries, and I love meeting people of different nationalities and cultures. I especially enjoy sampling new and hopefully exotic foods - there is nothing I won't try at least once! I am also very proud of my indigenous Brunca heritage. If you have the chance to visit Costa Rica, I will for sure be more than happy to show you my place and recommend my favorite spots!