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Welcome home! Quiet room in nice neighborhood, 10 minutes’ walk downtown. Parks, restaurants, museums, bars and theaters nearby. Private bathroom, shared kitchen, 3MB wifi. I will give you info to visit beaches and volcanoes with public buses.

The space

The room is in a great and quiet loft, full of light. Right downtown San José, the house offers tranquility, privacy and silence. This is a house to relax and feel at home. The room has a great sight; it is easy to get inspired by the green and blue colored mountains seeing from the room window and the balcony.

Guest access

Guests will enjoy the lovely and lightful living room, with rocking chairs and a great couch. Guest are welcome to read all the books there are and to leave them here when they leave. The room and WC are fully equipped: one bed with a really firm mattres, desk, big closet and hot water in the shower. There is wireless internet and a housekeeper comes around twice a week. Guests can use the kitchen and the balcony (balcony recommended for smokers, too). Minimarkets, bakeries, and drugstore are right next door.

Interaction with guests

I am the only person living in the house, so guests always enjoy silence and privacy. Guests will have their own key to the house. I am always happy to give information about touristic spots, buses and cultural issues. I am very fond or sketching maps when needed and even driving guests to the supermarket if I have the time.

Other things to note

This house offers the great pleasure of being right in the middle of the city without suffering of noise or crowded streets!


The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 2 (Private washroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Please enjoy the house while you respect it.
When out of the house, please keep your things in your room. Smoking is allowed only in the balcony with the doors closed.
Coffee and tea are on the house, there are many minimarkets and nice restaurants in the neighborhood. The housekeeper comes only once a week, therefore keeping the house clean is important.There is only one kitchen in the house and each one must keep it clean.
If the guests are willing to receive a friend to join them for coffee or get-together, do ask first in order to agree upon that possibility with me. Guests are not to have their visitors staying over (thank you for the understanding!).

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - My place is in a second floor. There is no elevator.
No parking on property - If you bring a car, you need to leave it one block away on the street, where other neighbors park their cars.
Some spaces are shared - We share the kitchen, the living room and the balcony!

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

114 Reviews

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Steven User Profile
May 2017
Gabi is THE BEST Airbnb host I've ever stayed with! She was helpful, kind and always looking to help make my stay in Costa Rica as good as possible. Her place is in a great location too, so you're never too far away from anything. Super recommended!

Barb User Profile
May 2017
Great stay! Thanks for everything Gabi :)

Flose User Profile
April 2017
This was my first time traveling alone. I booked Gabi's place for two main reasons, I wanted somewhere homey and wanted to be with someone who I could be comfortable with because I intended to stay in San Jose for a week -- Gabi was that and more. Her place is in San Jose which is about 30-40 minutes from the airport (the airport is actually in Alajuela, not San Jose). She gives easy to understand directions including how much everything will cost. Upon arrival, Gabi, gave me a map of the neighborhood, a sheet of things to do and see in San Jose, and a draft itinerary of things to do and see in Costa Rica. Most of the country is accessible by bus or shuttle so don't be shy about traveling. Coffee is included with the stay. Gabi provides a shelf in the fridge and on a cabinet to store food for your stay. Another thing I loved about my stay with Gabi is how communicative she is. Four days before arrival, she sent me an email with everything I needed to know. When I had questions, she answered within the hour. If I return to San Jose, will definitely book with Gabi again!

Steven User ProfileSteven is a superhost.
April 2017
Gabriela has lots of great reviews and after staying I her place I can see why. She was extremely welcoming and went out of her way to help me. She was really a big help at check-in because houses and apartments in Costa Rica are not so easy to find at times. Great internet. Nice hot water and a good location. It was a pleasure to stay with her.
Gabriela User ProfileGabriela is a superhost.
Response from Gabriela:
Steven, you are welcome home every time!
April 2017

Alice User Profile
March 2017
Gabriela is a fantastic host, full of energy and colours, like her home! She gave me many precious tips like an old friend! Definitively the best place to stay in San Josè!

Valerie User Profile
February 2017
Gabriela is such a beautiful spirit and an amazing host! She went above an beyond to make sure my stay was comfortable and that I was able to move through San Jose on my own. From my ride from the airport to her place to the last day of my stay Gabriela was truly amazing. As a first time solo traveller I was very nervous about my first night in San Jose, when I arrived at the airport Gabriela happily spoke to my taxi driver to make sure I arrived safely. Her warm inviting personality mixed with her knowledge put most of worries at ease. In my room I found a print out of a map of San Jose, some recommendation of restaurants, bars and places I should see around the city which were extremely helpful and appreciated. She lives about 10 minutes away (by foot) from downtown San Jose, very easy to get around. On the first night we had tea while she explained and broke down the map to make sure I understood. Throughout my whole stay Gabriela checked in on me to make sure I was good, whenever I needed help or assistance she was available and even contacted me after I left her place to make sure I had arrived safely in another city. Her hospitality is out of this world. I throughly enjoyed my stay at Gabriela's. Whenever I visit Costa Rica she will be my go to place for San Jose!

Janet User Profile
February 2017
Gabrelia is an amazing host. So helpful and goes the extra mile to make sure u have everything u need. She helped me a lot with my arrival plans, places to visit and helped organise transport etc. A really great place to stay for the price. I will definitely be back. Thank you :)

San Jose, Costa RicaJoined in December 2013
Gabriela User ProfileGabriela is a superhost.

I want to welcome you in San José and at home. I will try to offer you the best ideas and tips to own and discover the city by its little secrets. I am 36 years old, I work as a consultant in Social Sciences and as painter/designer. I am an Anthropologist and an Adults´teacher. Every time I have the chance I take some time off and travel. Feel welcome at my house, a place full of light, air and color!

Hola, te doy la bienvenida en San José. Espero que te sintás en tu hogar al estaren mi casa y que podás descubrir San José a través de sus pequeños secretos. Tengo 36 años, me dedico al diseño, a las Ciencias Sociales -soy Antropóloga y Docente- y cada vez que tengo oportunidad, me dedico al ocio y a viajar! Sean bienvenidos a una casa linda, llena de luz, aire y color!

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