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1 room, 2 adults

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel, San Jose

2-star2 stars
Avenida 6, between Calle 21 & 25, San Jose, San Jose, 10104, Costa Rica

Hostel with outdoor pool, near National Park
  • Free WiFi
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Value
Best value for money
Vibe
Awesome vibe
Service
Service is adequate
Cleanliness
Could use a good cleaning

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel, San Jose

from $10 CAD
  • Standard Double Room
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Men only, Pool Access
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Men only, Pool Access
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Women only, Pool Access
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  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Pool Access
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Women only, Pool Access

What’s around Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel, San Jose

Landmarks

  • Heart of San Jose
  • National Park - 6 min walk
  • Morazan Park - 14 min walk
  • San Pedro Mall - 19 min walk
  • University of Costa Rica - 25 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 7 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 9 min walk
  • Plaza de la Democracia - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 43 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 32 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 5 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 6 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 6 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 31 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Self parking (limited) *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
Working away
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • Costa Rica Backpackers Hostel San Jose
  • Costa Rica Backpackers Hostel
  • Costa Rica Backpackers San Jose
  • Costa Rica Backpackers
  • Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel San Jose
  • Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 5 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 28 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel, San Jose

  • Is there a pool at Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 5 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 28 per vehicle one-way.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 106 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
No regrets
I have stayed at the Costa Rica Backpackers Hostel a few times and have not been disappointed in the service, price and quality of the hostel. The staff were always there to assist me in all that I required. The pool and common area are always filled with a positive vibe and add to the ambience and favour of the accommodations. I would recommend it to my friends.
Maurice, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
Super cute out door area. Backpackers always brings about a certian vibe of friendly and warm hearted people
Allison, us1 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
Crappy place
Wasn’t impressed at all. Right off I gave the desk $20,000 and they claimed I gave $2000 funny only had 20,000??? Place is old staff in the restaurant totally ignored me both times I went there. Overall the room is super small and cheap like sleeping in a closet, there was water running down the drain from the washer all the time noises as hell. The location is not really near downtown and hard to find. The one thing I did like was the tour staff where great.
Shannon, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Staff was helpful and friendly. Awesome hang out area. Conveniently located. Loved the free coffee. Not the cleanest. Loud trains at all hours of the night. Good value overall.
us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Short Visits Only
This is an okay place to stay for a couple nights max. They can provide you with most things you would need such as food, drinks, and tours. Be aware of the exchange rate as it’s not that good. Exchange money beforehand. Also, I had rented a car and they provide free parking but during my stay they said it wasn’t going to be free anymore when there are signs and even the hotels.com listing states free parking.
Christopher, us6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Simply an amazing hostel for the price.
Roger, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good visit to Costa Rica.
This was a good visit to Costa Rica. I stayed in Dorm 3. The other guests were very kind and quiet.
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good accommodation in San José
The place was clean and well organized. WiFi signal was excellent. A good breakfast is included, and at night time the bar is open.
Yaacov, il1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
SAN jose
Erika, ie2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Basic but nice
Cute hostel, basic facilities but nothing to complain about. Nothing to do in San Jose apart from eat and drink. There was an older man who was very full on with girls which was quite uncomfortable in the hostel, would recommend a girls only room.
Charlotte, gb3 night trip with friends

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel, San Jose

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