Finca Escalante

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Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom | Laptop workspace, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Garden Area | Living area
Classic Room, 1 Double Bed | Laptop workspace, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Laptop workspace, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Finca Escalante

Finca Escalante

2.0 star property
No-frills San José hostel with restaurant

9.0/10 Superb

15 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
Calle 33, San José, San José, 10101
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free area shuttle
  • 24-hour business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • Microwave in a common area
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Barrio Escalante
  • Sabana Park - 19 min drive
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 24 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 39 min drive
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 7 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 9 min walk
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 16 min walk
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Finca Escalante

Hostel in the heart of Barrio Escalante
Take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a rooftop terrace at Finca Escalante. The onsite restaurant, Taco Yard, features Mexican cuisine. In addition to a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • A free area shuttle, concierge services, and a TV in the lobby
  • A front desk safe, wedding services, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Finca Escalante include thoughtful touches such as laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and sound-insulated walls.
Extra amenities include:
  • Showers and free toiletries
  • Communal kitchens, full-sized refrigerators/freezers, and microwaves


English, Portuguese, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 10 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Free local shuttle

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 2 meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Cleaning supplies

Special features


Taco Yard - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Laundry facilities are available for an extra charge of USD 10 per stay

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 7 and 17 costs USD 25 (one-way)


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Finca Escalante Hostel San Jose
Finca Escalante Hostel
Finca Escalante San Jose
Finca Escalante
Finca Escalante Hostel
Finca Escalante San José
Finca Escalante Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Finca Escalante Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San José

Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at Finca Escalante?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Finca Escalante?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Finca Escalante?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 25 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Finca Escalante?
You can check in from noon - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Finca Escalante and nearby?
Finca Escalante has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Finca Escalante?
Yes, Taco Yard offers Mexican cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Impar (3-min walk), LuvBurger (5-min walk), and Il Volpino Pizzería y Galería (5-min walk).
What's the area around Finca Escalante like?
Finca Escalante is a short 7-minute walk from San Jose Fercori Station and 10 minutes' walk from National Park.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Helpful staff; beautiful courtyard; great location.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

From the moment you checked in the staff was very inviting and welcoming. The room was really cute but the walls were really thin not too noisy though. Great great location, near a lot of cute restaurants and breweries.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Excellent privacy as there are curtains alongside the bed. Staff were friendly.
Candice, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

9-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Finca Escalante
Excellent service and support; fair prices; good English language services for gringos who want a break from speaking Spanish in San Jose
Adam, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Joseph, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Charming old building in a great area for restaurants and bars. Friendly staff and overall a very welcoming atmosphere. I would recommend. I was in the very nice looking private room which is right next to the reception, unfortunately however you can hear every conversation and game of pool happening in the lounge which was a bit annoying.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice hostel and very convenient location. Great staff as well.
Skyler, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review