About this listing
I'm a contemporary dancer and yoga teacher, my home is colorful and vibrant, in a beautiful bohemian neighborhood between San José and San Pedro, 15 min walking distance from downtown, close to art & cultural centers and teathers, lots of nice cafes, bars, art galleries and restaurants.
You are welcome to join on my yoga or dance classes with a big friends discount :)
Interaction with Guests
I'm very friendly, I like having dinner and drinks with friends, you're welcome to join us anytime but I also respect and appreciate privacy
Barrio Escalante is a great neighborhood, full of cafes, bars & restaurants for people all ages, supermarkets very close by, organic market every saturday just a few blocks from home, overall a vibrant and renovated place to live.
Taxis are around 2000 colones from downtown ($4), there's a train station under 10 min walking distance with trains to Heredia, Cartago and Pavas. The barrio Escalante bus passes by every 15 minutes from and to San José.
I like clean and organized spaces.
Respect for others and their things.
Smoking area in the patio.
My stay with Paula was exactly what I was looking for. She and her roommates made me feel very comfortable in their home. I always had access to the common areas (bathroom, kitchen, patio, laundry). I stayed for two weeks, and they treated me more like an old friend than a temporary tenant. I shared meals with them and was regularly invited to join them for outings. This was ideal for me, as I was traveling alone.
As far as the location goes, Barrio Escalante is a perfect spot if you want to be close to bars, cafes, restaurants and other amenities. I often ran into new friends from the yoga studio while walking around the neighborhood. On foot, the San Pedro mall is about 15 minutes away, and center city San Jose is probably just under 20 minutes.
This was, hands down, one of my best traveling experiences. . Paula is an amazing host who was a great balance of San José/ Barrio Escalante .. I was coming from a yoga retreat in the mountains in the south and found this place after another host didn't give me enough info.. Paula was prompt in responding, gave me enough info to get around and her yoga classes were amazing. . I will visit her again as a lifelong friends. ..
Paula was very friendly and helpful! We stayed at her house in a small room and could share the bathroom with her. It is very simple, but clean and sweet. We highly recommend her as a host in san josé.
Paula was not there when we arrived but she arrived soon after and was very friendly and welcoming. The accommodation matched the description and though basic we were comfortable.
The neighbourhood was satisfactory with stores and restaurants nearby , and a short twenty minute walk to downtown San Jose.
Paula was a very welcoming, warm and friendly host. She gave us great directions to find her house which was in a lovely, quiet and safe area.
The house has got loads of character, a lovely big dance studio, where we did our own workout and a wonderful airy space off the kitchen where we ate and our breakfast. The bedroom was tucked away up some stairs so we had privacy too.
Paula sang to me and made a special fuss as it was my birthday! It was wonderful. She also helped us find the bus we needed and we loved chatting to her about her dancing work and Costa Rica. A really special night in San Jose.
Paula was a delight! She met me at her place after a late arrival, offered a fresh smoothie in the morning, and helped me with directions for a walk into town. My room was spacious, comfortable, and private. I would recommend it.
Our experience with Paula was awesome. Prior to our arrival she helped coordinate a taxi to pick us up and welcomed us with hugs and pumpkin soup! She helped answer our questions and the accommodations were wonderful and very homey!!
About the Host, Paula
Energetic, enthusiast, social, friendly, culture & arts lover, dance, live, yoga, beach and nature. Interested in social wellbeing, exchange and cooperation of human experiences.