Casa Kibi Kibi
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Private room

16 Guests

10 Bedrooms

16 Beds

Private room

16 Guests

10 Bedrooms

16 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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16 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

One important detail about our place: This is a guesthouse we have 15 private bedrooms, plenty of common areas. When doing a booking for more than 2 guests please contact us to see what the final rate will be.
Hope you enjoy our beautiful country

The space
Accommodates: 16+
Bathrooms: 8+
Bedrooms: 10
Beds: 16
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 1PM
Property type: Other
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $13 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 15%
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The space

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No pets and NO SMOKING allowed in the house premises. Following law 9028 it is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to smoke inside and outside the house premises.
Upon arrival there is a $100 deposit to be paid for keys and security.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

55 Reviews

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Jennifer User Profile
March 2017
Great internet, easy to meet others staying in the guest house, and helpful host! Location is a short uber ride from restaurants, bars, etc. but not exactly walkable to downtown. It's right next to a grocery store though which is super convenient. Nice place for an extended stay.

Jeffrey User Profile
August 2016
First I want to say that Shirani is an amazing person, he really listens to you and makes sure to do whatever is possible to make your stay as comfortable as possible. He begins by contacting you before you arrive to ensure good communication and make sure he is available during the time you arrive. When you arrive you will find a beautiful property that is lush with a garden in the middle and also a huge living room area where everyone relaxes and does their own thing. There is plenty of privacy in your room and the bathroom is exactly what any traveler needs, plus hot water!! This isn't always possible in San Jose depending on where you stay. There is plenty of fridge space and cooking resources during your stay, and a great grocery store steps away from his property and even an awesome chinese restaraunt and rotisserie chicken place as well. Bar Chicago is a perfect place to hang out down the street and completely safe, just like a majority of the neighborhood around. I can't stress how easy it is to jump on the public transportation and go downtown for a measly 335 colones (less than a $1). Or if you want, Uber and taxi is available as well. The most important thing you need to know, Shirani allows there to be a good vibe throughout all of the guests and makes sure you have a peaceful stay, what more could you ask for? Stay here, and enjoy your stay, it will be the best deal you find in the area!

Aaron User Profile
April 2016
Listing was accurate. Shirani the manager was very accomodating. I wanted to change rooms no problem needed a fan go it. Pretty much anything, you just needed to ask. Very clean and comfortable living quarters. Cleaning help were always there tidying up. Very nice place especially for cost.I recommend going across street to Supermarket and speaking to Yami to obtain cell phone service. Very smart honest lady speaks very good english. Change currency at Mas Menus a short distance away.

Paul User Profile
February 2016
Tranquillo place, nice garden, fresh air, gentleman host, UCR (university) incl. its bars on walking distance (ca. 20min)... what do you want more in the capital.

Judy User Profile
February 2016
You just could not ask for a better host than Shirani. He was there upon my arrival, extending a warm greeting and helping me with my luggage. Understanding I was exhausted from travel, he gave me time to see the room and settle in before he explained policies and such. He's intuitively thoughtful and considerate...a perfect blend of friendliness and professionalism. What I like best: He is there if and when I have questions or needs, but otherwise he respects my privacy and let's me be happily on my own. This has contributed greatly to the relaxed ambiance I needed. The house and grounds are lovely, peaceful, and spotlessly clean. I love the room opens onto it, and when I open the door in the morning, I feel like I have my own Shangra-la. There's a supermarket across the street, and the bus stop is a two minute walk away. San Jose is a quick 15 minute bus ride. The neighborhood is safe, the people are friendly, so daily walks are part of my day. I've been so happy here, and I can see why fellow guests have said they return again and again.

Zahia User Profile
December 2015
My stay in Shirani's guest house was good. The place is very nice, comfortable, quiet...not far from San José. Shirani was very welcoming, helpful... I met many people from different was a warming place to live during my stay...with many practical options (supermarket, ATM, laundry, bus, taxi...)...

Tzigane User Profile
August 2015
Nice place, clean, good kitchen areas, clean bathrooms and pleasant common areas including a small courtyard. Shirani has been helpful, even providing transit from airport on my arrival. I give it 5 stars. PS Bus service, taxis, supermarket (including place to get CR sim card), and ATM across street.

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San Pedro, Costa Rica · Joined in May 2011
Shirani User Profile

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 50 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!

Response rate: 100%
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