SIMPLY THE MOST AFFORDABLE OPTION IN THE AREA EL CACIQUE OFFERS 5 COZY ROOMS WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM, HOT WATER FAN CABLE TV & WI FI
WE SIT AT 1000 MTS GIVING US FRESH NIGHTS
PARK & MOUNTAIN VIEW RIGHT OFF OUR DECK!
It is the most affordable, clean, friendly option by Juan Santamaría International Airport!
Guests will get a set of 2 keys, room & front door. There is a deck upstairs where guests can seat & share traveling stories!
Interaction with Guests
Depends on their arrival time & how busy my day has been, but I always take a few minutes to welcome the guests & answer their questions!
It is a very small town with a Church, School & a park that used to be a vast coffee plantation.
It is very safe area, you can go out at anytime!
Walking distance there is a Casino with Live Music, 5 Restaurants & all Rent a Car offices.
Domestic Flights, Private Shuttle or Public Transportation (Taxi & Bus) very easy to get going to any destination in Costa Rica!
Other Things to Note
You can always ask Johnny first!
I expect guests to relax & get some rest while they get set to start their vacation or depart CR!
Our stay at the hostel generally met our needs. The beds were comfortable, the fan worked well, there were fresh towels and bedding, and we felt very safe. Also, it is incredibly close to the airport which was great (we walked there). Johnny introduced himself and offered assistance should we need.
The downside - There were several bugs crawling in the room. The water temperature only reached luke warm/cool the night we arrived, which was unfortunate because we desperately wanted a hot shower from the day's exhausted activities. We never contacted Johnny about it, so I don't know if that's always the case with the water or not. Additionally, the kitchen was uninviting (leaves and dirt on the floor, smelled a bit unfresh). The breakfast that was included was 2 bunches of bananas lying on the counter.
I would recommend this hostel for very low-maintenance people or for the night before one's departure to the airport.
The online communication from the host was very good. Clear directions, reservation confirmed, etc. When taxi dropped me off, I was shocked to see the condition of the building, the neighborhood and the room, since it did not look at all like the pictures. the toilet did not flush, and the bathroom was not clean. there was dust on the window slats. Johnny did call a taxi for an early morning trip to the airport, who arrived promptly. ALthough it's proximity to the airport is accurate, I can not recommend this lodging to a person for whom cleanliness is an issue, and feel the pictures displayed on Air B & B should be verified.
Accueil exécrable, et d'autant plus surprenant en voyant les autres commentaires qui semblent vanter un hôte modèle... Pas plus de quelques mots échangés, pas un sourire, le regard rivé sur la télévision, c'en était choquant !
Je suis habitué du (website hidden), de sac à dos, des hôtels miteux ou perdus au milieu de nul part, mais là...
De plus l'hotel (dont le rez-de-chaussé semble être un garage automobile !) est coincé entre un boulevard et la 4 voies et est survolé de très près par les avions... Ambiance garantie ;-)
Le prix et la proximité de l'aéroport sont deux vrais atouts, et les lits sont confortables. Pour le reste : RIEN de bien.
Netter Vermieter. Das Bett für den Preis geht noch. konnte noch zusätzlich sponton 1Nacht persönlich buchen.
Convenient place to stay for a quick overnighter before the airport! We stayed here both at the beginning of our trip and at the end. It's a mere 4$ taxi ride to the airport and takes ~5minutes. Each time we showed up in the evening and Johnny kindly showed us to our room. It was all we needed with a comfortable queen bed and another twin bed where we organized our stuff. Hot shower. We didn't get a chance to check out the breakfast as we left early both times but I'm sure Johnny would have accommodated if we had asked. Long story short, we didn't stay long, merely to sleep and shower in an affordable place close to the airport and for that it was more than enough. Johnny was welcoming but not intrusive and called a taxi and answered questions that we had w/o delay. Also, it's a short walk over to the Denny's/Holiday Inn where the Interbus shuttle picks up and drops off.
We were only in the area for the night so only met Johnny briefly but he was friendly and helpful and we would stay again if I needed somewhere near the airport
Johnny was very welcoming and took great care of us. The room was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We were right next to the airport, making this a great location for anybody coming or leaving Costa Rica.
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I AM THE OWNER & HOST
OF SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT LODGE
LOCALLY KNOWN AS
EL CACIQUE LODGE
I am a General CR Guide,
Licensed by The Costarican Tourism Board
been there! done that! I do half day tours to POAS VOLCANO, LA PAZ WATERFALLS, ETC...
I have been renting rooms to travelers from all over the world since 2004!
I own & host EL CACIQUE LODGE, sometimes I share funny stories over a few drinks, but most importantly I like to make sure people chill & have a good time! My place sits at a 1000 mts above sea level, giving us fresh evenings all year round! Everything safe & hassle free!!!
OFFICIAL CHECK IN TIME IS AFTER 3PM & CHECK OUT IS 11AM
but I can bend the rules if possible, just ask!