I had a late flight into SJO, and needed an inexpensive place to sleep before continuing on to Puerto Viejo. I chose this place because it was rather inexpensive, had good reviews and was close to the bus stop I would be using the next day. I also made sure they accepted late arrivals before booking. When I arrived at around 2:30am I rang the doorbell and a very kind lady helped me. She didn't speak English well and I do not speak Spanish well. Thankfully, between the taxi driver interpreting and the Google translate app, I was able to communicate. She didn't seem to have record of my reservation (or perhaps my lack of Spanish prevented her knowing what I was talking about), but when I showed her the printed copy of the reservation I brought, she accepted it. I recommend printing a copy of your reservation before arriving, especially if there is a language barrier. The room was very basic, not spotless, but acceptable - especially for the price. It served me well.