Nice and quiet room in large and sunny 3 bedroom apartment. Very quiet area but within easy walking distance to downtown (4 short bus stops or approx. 10-15 min walk).
Medical Stay - Students - 1 month plus welcome
We speak English - Spanish -German
The room faces the backyard and if you are lucky and wake up at the right moment, you'll see a hummingbird fly by. Instead of traffic noise you will wake up hearing the birds chirping.
Start the day with a leisurely breakfast, that comes with fresh fruit, a good cup of coffee or tea, real bread and marmalade or cereal. We also have a Magic Bullet if you'd rather mix up a smoothie.
We have a large colorful living room with large windows letting in a lot of sunlight, which really is the place to sit and relax, read a book and check the e-mails and plan out your trip.
If you don't speak any Spanish or little, no problem. We also speak English and German. French is rusty, but I have a neighbor that can help if needed.
I have tons of books around, bring one and leave another one.
In case of any questions, just ask and I'll be happy to answer them.
You get use of the kitchen and washing machine and if needed you can surf on one of our computers. The bathroom is shared, but if you prefer a private bathroom, I could offer you the smaller blue room instead since that has a private bathroom adjacent to the room (see listing room/532613).
Interaction with Guests
That is up to you: entirely.
We love to share and enjoy common meals. We can toss a coin who cooks. We have been on trips, walked downtown and hung out in the local bars, but we respect the space and silence just the same.
Not sure about traveling by yourself? I do a little bit of freelancing as a tour guide and have accompanied guests on their trips.
We have some great restaurants and bars only a few blocks to the north in up-coming Barrio Escalante or head on over to San Pedro with it's night time hustle and bustle from the university crowd.
In case you are staying with us on the weekend, join us for a trip to the farmers market, where we stock up on fruits and veggies. In case you'd like your adrenaline going, join me for a bike ride.
We are 1 block from Avenida Central in Barrio Francisco Peralta / east of Los Yoses / south of Escalente (East of downtown and before San Pedro).
Close to the UCR, Veritas, U Latina and some other universities.
During the day catch the inexpensive buses that pass by every other minute to move around, once it gets dark you are better off catching a cab.
Bus stop is one block away. Any bus saying: San Pedro works
For your trip from the airport we can recommend a great shuttle service for $ 30 flat rate or if you arrive during the day you can catch the public bus from the airport to downtown and then a cab which all together will cost around $ 5-7, which is what I usually do too.
Other Things to Note
For years we have tried to help the animals that cross our path and we do have a couple of friendly dogs and cats, which we have rescued off the streets and which we haven't been able to place into permanent homes yet. While 2 of the cats mostly keep to themselves and will hide from you, KitKat might sneak in for a nap on the bed. The dogs might be persuaded to go for a walk with you to show you around the neighborhood.
We always enjoy meeting nice people and are pretty easygoing.
Our dogs are used to visitors and love treats just not during dinner. They can have all the leftovers after and will wag their tails just as much. They also love going for walks, for those that like the company.
Please, no smoking in the house and no drugs whatsoever.
Alexandra was very friendly and helpful. Her place was clean and comfortable. I would recommend her to friends.
We were only there for one night. Friendly and helpful host, good communication. Comfy bed and tasty breakfast!
I had a great stay at Alexandra's place. Her nice and quiet house is just a ten minute walk to central San Jose. One of the best things about my stay at Alexandra's place was the breakfasts - she bakes her own bread and even treated us to pancakes one morning! Thank you for everything Alexandra.
My boyfriend and I started our Costa Rica trip with Alexandra and it was a great decision. Communication was easy and quick, she helped us get a cab to the bus station, helped us get our bus tickets, gave specific and helpful directions and made an incredible breakfast for us in the morning. The room was clean and the shower was big and had good water pressure.
Loved the animals in the house :)
Overall I would highly suggest staying with Alexandra.
I had a great experience with Alexandra. The space is comfortable, good bed, loved the animals that live there. Alexandra is so helpful, she helped me in many ways above and beyond. Her breakfasts are amazing, beautiful fruit plate and her awesome home made bread. We enjoyed a vegetarian restaurant she took me to, and she showed me shopping, as well. I will definitely stay with Alexandra again, like having a friend in San Jose!
Alexandra was an awesome host! We had the cab call her and we found the apartment fairly easily. The location was perfect and felt safe. We could easily walk downtown and get away from the busy nightlife. Alexandra was great to talk to and was extremely kind and gave us all the information we needed. She even made us a lovely breakfast full of delicious fruits, home made bread and home made tea. Would definitely return here when we come back to San José.
Alexandra ist sehr hilfsbereit. Wir hatten einen guten Start in unseren Urlaub.
This host has 129 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
Love to read, enjoy the days as they come. Every now and then a stray comes along - some have stayed, while other cats and dogs have found new homes, so there is always some assortment of 4 legged friends around.
I have started to add a couple of additional listings from very good friends and I do vouch for each of the listings added. I hope that these listings can round out a trip to Costa Rica!