ALDEA HOSTEL SAN JOSE - COSTA RICA

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 ALDEANOS!

Sunday, 01 January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 ALDEANOS!

As we enter into the New Year with visions of tomorrow´s triumphs, eager to be swept aside by the tides of change, it is easy to forget. Easy to forget the seeds our past selves have sown, as we dream of blooming flowers in next year’s spring.  We tell ourselves and each other that now is the time for the burning of the leaves – tomorrow´s wind will waste them all. And then we can start again, as a new candle burns brightly in the breeze again. Change blows in the cool wind, and our heads, hands and hearts hope for a fresh start. 

But we should not forget, and we should not wish away the work of the year with such high zest. Rather, we must remember, value and cherish what has been done, and who has done it. That is what this vaguely poetic  blog post will aim to do!

At Aldea, it would be difficult to name every single person that has helped us grow and nurtured our walls with their presence. The nature of having volunteers working is that the front door revolves with interested gringos and intrepid go-getters. We could not possibly name all of them, as to do would be a blog post of its own right! But nonetheless, we thank all of them for their endeavour, and the great spirit they bring to the hostel. 

That being said, there are those that we can name. In fact, we might amend that to say there are those that we should name, and do not credit as much as they deserve. Such as Aurelia and Lilian, who clean the hostel tirelessly each and every day. Without their work, life at the hostel  might not be as good as our wifi password suggests! 

Then, praise must be given to those at the reception – Marlene, Arlene, Carlos, Kevin and Josue. Whether it is 5 37 am or 11 24 pm, these people are on hand to help. Many a guest has been shown to a room, shared in friendly conversation or been given directions by these individuals. 

And perhaps they have even been given directions just next door – to the Corner Pizzeria next to the hostel. Here, these guests might meet the charms of Heylin, the mastery of Pedro, or the mystery of Rafa. Certainly they shall feel the radiance of Aleja also, and the care of our Andrea.  Regardless of who it is they chance to encounter, they are sure to have had an excellent time, and for this our staff deserve the highest praise possible and the purest vidas ever! 

We hope that you have enjoyed the past year as much as we have, and that the key characters in your lives know how much you cherish the work they do. At the end of a film, everyone involved gets a moment in the lights. A second on the silver screen. These are our heroes, this hostel our film. These have been the end credits. Cut lights. Exit, stage left. All that remains is to say this: Feliz Nuevo Ano y PURA VIDA.

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NEW TV ROOM WITH HUGE SCREEN @ ALDEA HOSTEL!

Monday, 26 December 2016

NEW TV ROOM WITH HUGE SCREEN @ ALDEA HOSTEL!

New Tv room! New huge screen for laugh, cry, and enjoy together at Aldea Hostel!

As you already know, San Jose is a great city to explore. Its nooks and crannys are full of character, avenidas and calles exploding with colour and noise. But maybe you want a break. The Aldea Hostel has a new TV room, to give our intrepid explorers what we all need, a chance to relax: la pura vida.

So sit back and watch a film in the evening, with our free to use Netflix. To get to know some new people in a more relaxed setting, come to a movie night. Who knows, maybe you´ll make a new friend to travel with. Regardless of who you meet, or what you do after, everyone loves a good movie - now, we will be showing them for you! 

Alternatively, perhaps it is your first day in Costa Rica, and you are jetlagged from the flight. But you would like to practise your Spanish a little bit more before heading out into the concrete jungle of the city streets. No worries. The TV room has Duolingo installed, so you can learn some new words to test out later.

Or perhaps you have come on one of the rainy days. Rather than traipse through the rain until you find a place to sit, stop by the TV room. Grab a coffee from the kitchen in the morning, and sit back and listen to your audiobook, or continue reading with Wattpad. It´s certainly going to be better than getting wet outside! 

Regardless of what you want to do, we know you are going to love the new Aldea Hostel TV Room. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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ALDEA HOSTEL VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

Written by Aldea Staff Sunday, 25 December 2016

ALDEA HOSTEL VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

Christmas came a day early for the volunteers at Aldea Hostel in San Jose today, as we gathered for our Costa Rican Volunteer Christmas Lunch. The volunteers build a true sense of community at the hostel, especially at Christmas. It is delightful to have them all volunteering for their first Christmas in San Jose, and our hostel provided them with a real Costa Rica welcome. Pizza, pasta, salad, you name it, the volunteers have had it this Christmas at the hostel. San Jose is a quiet place this time of year. All of Costa Rica is, actually, as families gather to calmly celebrate their Christmas. And so it is here, at the hostel, as our Volunteer family settles down with  their new Costa Rican friends, for a San Jose Christmas. We hope you enjoy your Christmas as much as our Volunteers are here! And with that, we will leave you, to a very Merry Christmas, from all of us here at the Aldea Hostel, San Jose. Have a great one!

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FOLLOW ALDEA INSTANT FAMILY NOW!

Sunday, 25 December 2016

FOLLOW ALDEA INSTANT FAMILY NOW!

Follow our instant family now, on instagram, for picture perfect pura vida every day. We´ve all been there. Sitting at the office in reality, but on a beach in Costa Rica in our minds. It´s alright, we aren´t going to tell you off. You don´t have to close the tab on your web browser just yet. We´ll just tell you where to go to daydream properly: Aldea Hostel Instagram. Sometimes we post pictures of our guests living la vida loca. Sometimes we post about pinas and papaya. Sometimes we don´t even know what we are going to post about. Because that´s what San Jose is all about. Picture perfect pit stops. We don´t know what you´ll do in San Jose. We don´t know where you´ll go in Costa Rica. But we know you´ll have a great time here, at the Aldea Hostel. So watch the rainbow rise. Follow Aldea Hostel Instagram.

 

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ALDEA HOSTEL SAN JOSE HAS NEW STICKERS FOR YOU ALL!

Written by Aldea Staff Friday, 23 December 2016

ALDEA HOSTEL SAN JOSE HAS NEW STICKERS FOR YOU ALL!

Have you recently been cured from a lifelong pittakionaphobia? Have you ever been wandering down the street and suddenly forgotten where you are staying? Or maybe you just like telling everyone at home about how cool you are? 

Well, we have the answer for you. 

Hot off the press, the Aldea Hostel now has stickers. That´s right, you heard correctly. I know, I know, don´t get too excited. Restrain yourselves. There is no need to fight, we have enough for everyone. So when you come along, pack your sticker collection. Bring your phone, your laptop, your first born child. We have stickers to put on them.

We look forward to seeing you soon at the check in.

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ALDEA T-SHIRTS SOON AT OUR RECEPTION!

Written by Aldea Staff Friday, 23 December 2016

ALDEA T-SHIRTS SOON AT OUR RECEPTION!

Sometimes, you love a place so much, that you have to take it with you when you leave. Aldea Hostel is definitely that kind of place. We haven´t finished the design work on the Aldea tattoo just yet though, so for now, we will make do with this... the Aldea T Shirt. 

Just think about it. All of your friends will be jealous. Your parents will want to give you things, because they will be so happy with your choice. People are going to bow down at your feet on the streets. That is the sway of Aldea Hostel. Because here, in San Jose, es la pura vida. Life is good. So take it with you, wherever you go. The Aldea T Shirt. You don´t wear it. It wears you.

 

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Calle 28 y Avenida 2,

100 m South from Pizza Hut Paseo Colon, In Front of Sala Garbo

San Jose | Costa Rica

Telephone (506 ) 2233-6365

WhatsApp (506 ) 7266- 6152

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