Casa 69

Address: 69 calle 25bis, San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica | 3 star b&b
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa 69 San Jose

      Reviewed by martinitravels

      Casa 69

      Reviewed Nov 2, 2014
      by (24 reviews) , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

      Simpel maar schoon

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by travels72

      Nice B&B in San Jose

      Reviewed Dec 12, 2012
      by (1 review) , Canada Flag of Canada

      Great management, the place is very secure, it is very clean, nicely decorated, friendly staff. There is a lounge area with free WiFi, there is also a computer and a printer available at no charge as well as free phone calls to the US and Canada.
      Comfortable beds, hot water, tv and a fan in the room.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by beattie_family

      Quirky guesthouse

      Reviewed Dec 12, 2012
      by (11 reviews) Kempsford, Glos. , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      We stayed for just a night. The room was large and full of character. There were several places nearby to eat, but San Jose wasn't the sort of place to hang out at night. The rooms are close to the railway track which was a bit noisy. We also had a lot of trouble actually finding the place (we were driving).

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      Historical Traveler Reviews Casa 69 San Jose

      Stay at home in San Jose!!!!


      We stayed in this B&B our last night in San Jose and It was a really good choice. Because it's a small B&B, you get the personal attention from the owner and the people who work there. The breakfast offered a pleasant opportunity to connect with the other guests. Thanks Kurt, you are the best.

      Great place


      We stayed in Casa 69 in San Jose and we couldn't be more pleased. Casa 69 is just an amazing place. Rooms are large and have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Kurt is amazing and makes his best to give you a great stay. When we arrived to San Jose the air company had just loose one of our bags. Kurt was very helpful and even though we were leaving the next day we offered to stay with all the data to contact the airline. We also got up earlier to make us breakfast. We were there only for a night but we definite would stay again and recommend Casa 69.

      Loved itand Would Definately Return


      This bed and breakfast is truly a Gem! They arranged taxi service from the airport for us. We stayed in the first room downstairs with thwo doubles as there were three of us. It was really spacious with ample closet space and large bathroom; however, I would reccomend one of the rooms outside (which i think are only doubles and kings) but have large windows are are a it more open.

      The terrace/breakfast area was cozy and breakfast was AWESOME! Fresh fruit (papyas, pinapple), fresh juice, coffee, ham, bacon, eggs,cheese, bread, all served to your liking! It was the best breakfast I had on my 10 day stay in Costa Rica. In the evenings I just sat out and read. FREE WIFI too!

      Kurt (owner) and the staff were all extremely helpful with everything and made us feel extremely welcome. Even when our tour bus didn't pick us up Kurt made sure we were taken care of and even called the tour company himself to complain. Nice neighborhood (for San Jose) within walking disance of center of town and major sites.

      I definately reccomend this to anyone who goes to San Jose who is looking for a personalized and more intimate experience lodging experience.



      My wife and I are experienced international travelers who needed to do work during the summer of 2007 at one of the universities in San Jose, Costa Rica. Before leaving for any destination we prepare ourselves with as much pertinent and updated information we can get our hands on.

      We were never as disappointed in a city or town as we were with San Jose, Costa Rica. Before arriving we asked: how bad could a small "cosmopolitan" city that many call the "capital of Central America" be? Boy, were we wrong. San Jose is an ugly place with nothing (no worthwhile museums, restaurants, shows, culture, expositions, entertainment, etc.) worth seeing or doing for a tourist. It can be quite dangerous, especially at night.

      Because accommodations are mostly for Americans, who fly here as their jump off point to other parts of the country, they are either very expensive, very sub-par or both.

      This is the reason why we found Casa 69 (barrio Los Angeles), particularly valuable. Kurt Menn, the most gracious and knowledgeable owner speaks fluent Spanish, English, German, French and Italian and has spent considerable amount of time and creativity to make this small inn (somewhere between a boutique hotel and fancy bed and breakfast) into a jewel.

      Each delightfully tiled room is large, fully appointed (one wall mirrored) and includes a nicely stocked (inexpensive beverages) refrigerator, cable TV, electronic safe, NON-suicide and very hot, shower and super comfortable bed.

      The courtyard is equally as nice, set in a beautiful lush tropical setting, has several glass top metal tables and chairs and a wonderful Jacuzzi. A great view of the nearby mountains can be had from one of the comfy chaise lounge chairs on the spacious and quiet rooftop patio. Free Wifi internet is available anywhere on the premise.

      Breakfast consists of beautifully served tropical fruit, fresh bread, local Costa Rican coffee and a choice of a hefty hot cooked meal such as bacon and eggs, omelet, etc. Inside the house is a stately and comfortable, quiet, living room where one can relax and talk with the owner about anything from local restaurants and clubs worth seeing to international politics, economics or life in Costa Rica. He is very upbeat and knowledgeable about many things and he and his great staff did whatever was necessary to make our stay comfortable and quite enjoyable.

      More incredible than the accommodation is the super low price. My wife and I still can't figure out how he does it. I recommend this place without hesitation to almost any traveler.

      I can't say enough nice things about Casa 69


      My wife and I have traveled to Costa Rica many times: my wife goes every couple of years to take advanced Spanish classes and usually lives with a host family for a couple of weeks, then I join her and we travel for a while. Generally, we are in San Jose for a day or two when I first arrive and then for an evening before we fly back. So we have stayed at (or surveyed) numerous places in San Jose.

      We aren't looking for a resort or luxury hotel while in San Jose, we just want a nice place to use as a base for our time in the city. We never had found our "ideal" place (good location, staff, quality, etc.): that is until this last visit, when we stayed at Casa 69. We know now where we can stay on future visit and won't need to waste time looking anywhere else.

      The owner Kurt, as well as, Delores and the rest of the staff at Casa 69 are incredibly hospitable. It is located in a safe area within walking distance to the downtown attractions, it is cozy and comfortable, and the breakfast was great. They are a wealth of information about the area restaurants (Trocadéro or Olio are good choices), transportation, and the sights.

      We stayed at Casa 69 for two nights when I arrived, traveled for 10 days (left our excess stuff there), and then stayed there upon our return to San Jose for one night. Since our flight back was very late at night, we asked if it would be okay if after we checked out, we could just leave our luggage there. That way we could come back there in the evening to catch a cab to the airport. As it worked out, since they didn't have anyone else checking in to our room that night, they just let us stay in the room until 9:30 pm when we left for the airport -- that's what I would call a late checkout! Also, the cab they arranged for us to get to the airport was the cheapest and quickest ride we have had from downtown to the airport.

      One note, although Casa 69 is walking distance to downtown and the area immediately around it is safe; if you find yourself downtown in the evening, you probably want to grab a cab back to Casa 69. The walk back takes you through an area that is known for pickpockets and bag snatching after dark. However, walking to dinner at the restaurants in the immediate vicinity of Casa 69 is no trouble.

      If you are looking for a conveniently located, affordable, and friendly pace to stay while in San Jose, I can't think of anywhere else you should look.

      Loved Casa 69


      Casa 69 was like a home away from home. The bed and breakfast offered friendly and helpful staff in an intimate setting. The breakfast was remarkable. Unlike many free breakfasts you get more than enough to eat and the excellent food (fresh fruit, cooked breakfast and meat platter with practically a whole loaf of bread!) is served to you on a lovely patio shaded by a mini jungle growing right in the middle of the hotel. Ask for the double with the king bed on the top floor. The room is beautiful. The hotel was so relaxing I didn't want to leave in the mornings and ended up staying in San Jose many more nights than I had planned.

      The only suggestion I would make is to bring your travel planning info. with you as I was expecting a more comprehensive array of travel brochures and tourist info. available there at the hotel. The owner will tell you anything you need to know, and he does have some info. there. However, if he is not there it may be difficult to ask for info. as the staff is so busy that they may not be able to help you with too many questions. But nonetheless, I loved my stay and can't wait to go back! Have fun! Natalie Savage

      Rave Reviews


      This was our second trip to Casa 69, we loved it so much the first visit. Everything is clean and safe, and the host is TERRIFIC!

      The service and help with many questions about the area, were far beyond our expectations. I don't know how they do what they do for such reasonable room rates. Bravo on the breakfast, we couldn't possibly eat all of the food available. We would return!

      Donald and Nancy Keefner

      Winter Getaway at Casa 69


      The CASA 69 B&B gave new meaning to the concept of Bed and Breakfast accommodations. I have experienced B&Bs in Europe and Casa 69 is in a class of its own. The Casa 69 was a very friendly B&B which is centrally located and walking distance to the downtown. The staff and the owner, Kurt, made my stay at Casa 69 an experience that I will fondly remember and cherish until my next visit. Casa 69 guests were very interesting and friendly and they came from many parts of United States, Europe, Russia, Costa Rica and Canada.

      I enjoyed the accommodations, the morning breakfast and the very reasonable room cost so well that I am planning a return trip to San Jose this Thanksgiving 2007 and I am staying at Casa 69. I definitely recommend Casa 69 as a place to stay when travelling to San Jose. If my review stipulates your curiosity to visit San Jose and stay at Casa 69. Tell Kurt that Al said hello. Just wanted to share my wonderful experience at Casa 69.

      Lovely place to stay


      We loved Case 69! We stayed at Casa 69 on our way to Puerto Viejo and after. This B & B is very tastefully decorated and has beautiful works of art. Kurt will go out of his way to make your experience comfortable and pleasant. Casa 69 is located within walking distance to museums and and shopping.

      The rooms are nice size and are tastefull. Kurt and his staff are wonderfull.

      Hard to do better than Casa Tua 69 in San Jose


      We live and own hotel in Puerto Viejo. We constantly are coming to San Jose to shop or just get some retail therapy.

      After staying at many places, we always stay at Casa 69. For what you get, it has to be the best deal in town.

      All rooms are very nice and well appointed with TV, security safes and nicely tiled larger than normal bathrooms.

      Mattresses are good quality as are all sheets and towels.

      Breakfast is full and is served in a private courtyard.

      Hotel is very quiet apart from the train that seems to run every hour (only in day time) close by.

      Place is very secure as it well fenced from the street. He also has some limited car parking space.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Casa 69 San Jose

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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      1 comment, 9 photos

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