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The owners are so sweet & you felt like you were coming to visit your own family. They were incredibly helpful with everything and I would definitely recommend this place!


Date of Posting: 13 May 2011
Posted By: Ashley Day

The place feels like home. The owners made an hostel in their home without neglecting all the services backpackers need. The location is safe and close to the park. It s not a party hostel at all but if tranquility, cleanliness, warmth and a nice place is what you need, don t look any further...


Date of Posting: 13 May 2011
Posted By: ;aria Odentte Moreau

The staff was very helpful and gave us great advises about the city and the country in general. Great place to stay when you first arrive in costa rica or are about to leave it. The staff helps you with pretty much everything. Its also very clean and they have good matresses.


Date of Posting: 13 May 2011
Posted By: Silke Kaleski

I had a really nice stay at Nomadas. The owners are really friendly and helpful, you feel like you are their house guest. The place is clean and comfortable and very welcoming. 100% recommend it!


Date of Posting: 13 May 2011
Posted By: Bridge Mohan

We loved our stay at Nomadas, we came back 2 times because we liked it so much. It´s clean, close to everything you need and there is a piano. They helped us really well with planning our trip trough Costa Rica and we felt at home right away. If you go to San Jose we would definitely recommend staying at this hostel!


Date of Posting: 14 March 2011
Posted By: Brenda and Joost

It was through an article published in the Tico Times that made it to the internet where I found Nomadas guesthouse. It was a good article and the author gave Nomadas a great review, so my wife and I decided to stay there. Not your typical backpackers, we were on business and needed a place to stay close to downtown but wanted to stay in a good neighbourhood and that’s exactly what we found staying at Nomadas. In my past I had backpacked many countries and always loved the ambiance of the typical guesthouse, where people from different countries come to stay, chill, decompress, make further plans and then move on to their next destination. I have always found interesting travelers of all ages staying at guesthouses and love to hear their stories of where they have been and what they will do next; everybody has a story! I was truly right at home at Nomadas and was not disappointed in the least, as I found there were great people staying there too. Most of all where the cute couple, Gabriel González and Magdalena López, who live at and run Nomadas guesthouse. We found them to be very helpful and they definitely go out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Gabriel even took us to the local market to show us around and find much better prices on all things as compared to the local super markets where the prices there can be even more expensive than that of the United States and Canada on simple food items. At the local market however we found many fantastic deals and ended up buying a week’s worth of groceries. While staying at Nomadas they were always making improvements on the guesthouse i.e. setting up more bedrooms, making extra tables, hand making curtains etc. All and all Nomadas is a great place and perfectly located in a quiet neighbourhood not that far from the massive La Sabina Park, a great place to play sports, take a jog or just take a nice stroll through. It’s also close to the National Stadium just recently built. There is no doubt that we will stay there again on my future returns to central valley of lovely Costa Rica!


Date of Posting: 02 March 2011
Posted By: Terry Long

(1) the owner clean ur blanket and sheet every day even tho u stay the same bed they make ur bed every day morning (2) U can leave your luggage there while u travel to other cities in Costa Rica. (3) They will give u valuable info about how to take bus to travel. ( they don't have relationship with tour agency, no commission, but they do have tour info) (4) shower facility is well-equiped and very clean.


Date of Posting: 10 February 2011
Posted By: Simin Yu

Gabriel and his wife who run this place are so wonderful, friendly, and hospitable. They absolutely made me feel at home, offered extensive help for getting around the city and my further travels, and my other needs as they arose. I was visiting CIMA Hospital for some medical tourism, and this location is perfect for it, only a quick bus or taxi ride away to the hospital (and the upscale Escazu shopping area and Multiplaza). The dorm room was clean and tidy. Finally, the showers and bathroom was clean, new, and offered reasonable hot water.


Date of Posting: 10 February 2011
Posted By: John Lee

they never push me spending more money.... try to give me a lot of information.


Date of Posting: 10 February 2011
Posted By: Jungyul Oh
South Corea

The family are so helpful and lovely. I was by myself and worried about getting into the city for site seeing but it was super easy on the bus. I loved staying here because i had a great night sleep before i flew home. quiet and very clean and the showers were nice and hot! If you are looking to relax you should def stay here.


Date of Posting: 10 February 2011
Posted By: Lizzie Dwyer

I have seen some hostels and have to admit, the owners of Nomadas are the friendliest hosts I have ever seen. As San Jose is a city where a total of watch is announced, is to be able to rely on the chance someone was very important to me. In addition, there was no hacking or any attempts to turn something. I have before the arrival still thinks about going somewhere else and rent a single room but at the moment when I arrived I realized that I do not find anything for the price. Non-Commercial, fully relaxed environment. The two have previously had a hotel in Jungle and get loads of people everywhere in Costa Rica, can also provide insider tips pair.


Date of Posting: 18 January 2011
Posted By: Mike Fisher

This is literally the best hostel I have ever stayed at. The owners did everything they could to make my stay comfortable. The owners have no receptionist or staff, they and their two young children run everything. THEY WERE THE BEST. They helped me catch the right buses, made sure I got fed and stayed up late to chat over a cup of coffee. If you are going to San Jose, you cannot find a better place to stay.


Date of Posting: 18 January 2011
Posted By: Teddy Gelderman
Minneapolis USA

the staff is so friendly and help out wherever they can! Also I liked the garden where you can sit and relax. I absolutely recommend, I enjoyed my time there


Date of Posting: 18 January 2011
Posted By: Judith Roth

Nomadas is a wonderful hostel. Very tranquilo-- I felt absolutely at home! It is located in a safe neighborhood, really close to a supermarket, although it's so relaxing inside you may not want to leave.


Date of Posting: 18 January 2011
Posted By: Brittany Bilderback

Nomads is like being home! Gabriel and Magdalena right away make you feel like family. Located in a quiet safe area 10 minutes by bus to downtown, For the price you can not beat this place.


Date of Posting: 31 December 2010
Posted By: Hari KHALSA

Nomadas is the best place I've stayed at on my trip. This is like coming home. The hospitality couldn't have been better, and everything is nice and clean. I will highly recommend it to everyone.


Date of Posting: 12 November 2010
Posted By: Birgitte Vaksdal

The residential neighbourhood is safe and the home is close to many amenities like supermarkets, cafes and public transit. It is very clean, has nice showers, comfortable beds and a very nice common area. We arrived on an early bus to be greeted very warmly - owners are very hospitable. Would stay here again!


Date of Posting: 01 November 2010
Posted By: Jocelyn Chang

Ich habe einige Hostels gesehen und muss zugeben, die Besitzer von Nomadas sind die freundlichsten Gastgeber die ich je gesehen habe. Da San Jose insgesamt eine Stadt ist wo aufpassen angesagt ist, ist die Moeglichkeit jemandem vertrauen zu koennen sehr wichtig fuer mich gewesen. Ausserdem es gab keine Hacken oder Versuche irgend etwas anzudrehen. Ich habe mir vor dem Ankunft noch ueberlegt woanders zu gehen und Einzelzimmer zu mieten aber im Moment wo ich angekommen bin war mir klar dass ich fuer den Preis nichts finde. Nicht kommerzial, voll entspannte Umgebung. Die beiden haben vorher ein Hotel in Jungle gehabt und kennen jede Menge Leute ueberall in Costa Rica,koennen auch Paar insider Tipps geben


Date of Posting: 28 October 2010
Posted By: Mike Fischer

Nomadas is the best hostel ever, I had a grate time there


Date of Posting: 25 October 2010
Posted By: David Ramirez

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