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The Garden Boutique Hostel, San Jose

2.5-star2.5 stars
Calle 43, Avenida 13, San Pedro, Barrio Dent, San Jose, San Jose, 11501, Costa Rica

City-center hostal within walking distance of University of Costa Rica
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 73 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Certainly a relaxing place to spend your nights after a day of chasing chicks..Feb. 12, 2019
  • Very friendly and helpful staff. The other guest there were friendly and I loved hearing…Jan. 14, 2019

The Garden Boutique Hostel, San Jose

from $24 CAD
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory (Premium Bedding)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room (Dorm New)
  • Family Room, Multiple Beds
  • Family Room
  • Single Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Single Room

What’s around The Garden Boutique Hostel, San Jose


  • Heart of San Jose
  • Parque Nacional - 18 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 22 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 23 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 23 min walk
  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 28 min walk
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - 29 min walk
  • National Theater - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • San Jose University of Costa Rica Station - 10 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 15 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 17 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free self parking (limited)


  • Area shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Daily housekeeping

The Garden Boutique Hostel, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • Garden Hostel San Pedro
  • Hostal The Garden Hostel San Jose
  • San Jose The Garden Hostel Hostal
  • Garden Hostel San Jose
  • Garden San Jose
  • The Garden Hostel San Jose
  • The Garden CR
  • Garden Hostel
  • Garden
  • Hostal The Garden Hostel
  • The Garden House
  • Garden San Pedro
  • The Garden
  • The Garden Hostel San Jose
  • Garden Hostel San Jose
  • Garden House Hostel San Jose
  • Garden House San Jose
  • Garden CR Hostal San Jose
  • Garden CR Hostal
  • Garden CR San Jose


For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 10 (subject to availability)

Late check-in between 10 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 5

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 10 (subject to availability)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 35 per vehicle (one way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 38 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
First time in San Jose
This is probably the best hostel in San Jose. Comfortable bunks. Good breakfast. Good communal areas. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. Good choice.
Maria, gbOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice, Quiet Hostel in a Good Neighborhood
I stayed in a 3 bunk bed room for women only and I was traveling solo. The house is cute, clean, quiet, and close to Barrio Escalante which is the hip neighborhood of San Jose with great restaurants. The bunks were in great condition and the mattress I had was comfortable. A towel was included for no charge. The lockers provided were not as large as I had expected and could not fit a whole 65L Backpack so I only used it to store my valuables. You are not given a key to the bedroom so you cannot lock the bedroom while you are gone which I did not like. The breakfast is okay. It’s a plain egg omelette, some toast, and a tiny bit of fruit. I did not appreciate that payment was accepted in cash only which was not stated anywhere before my arrival. I would have brought additional cash had I known but now I had to go to the nearby atm and incur additional fees. Taxes were not included in the price on so it was also several dollars more. They charge $5/night if you want to leave your suitcase in storage if you go on a multiple day trip somewhere and then return - many other places I’ve seen do that for free. I had to leave before breakfast one morning on a day trip (breakfast starts at 730 and I got picked up at 715) and they were unwilling to provide me with fruit or anything for me to take for breakfast when I asked the night prior. I didn’t have to request that anywhere else in CR but places do that no problem in Peru. The staff was not very friendly or warm.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best hostel I've stayed in
Great hostel, clean, modern, large rooms and sturdy beds
James, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Best Hostel in San Jose!!!
I would 100% recommend this place to anyone traveling to San Jose. Great wifi, ambience and comfort. I was able to park my car in the secure garage with no hassle.
Jarred, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
First Hostel Stay
This was my first time staying in a hostel and it completely exceeded my expectations! The staff and all the guests were super friendly and helpful. It's also easy walking distance to tons of great restaurants.
Lauren, usTrip with friends

The Garden Boutique Hostel, San Jose

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