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Featured Hostels in Costa Rica

Fauna Luxury Hostel
2.5 out of 5
del Edificio Municipal de Escazú 150mts, Antiguo Hotel Beacon, Escazu
$17
per night
May 1 - May 2

Situated in the historical district, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art, National Theater, and Gold Museum (Museo de Oro). National ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (243 reviews)

"It was affordable with great and interesting people. The room was beautiful. The toilet paper was awful and the kitchen was dirty but everything else was great."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Fauna Luxury Hostel
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
2 out of 5
Avenida 6, between Calle 21 & 25, San Jose, San Jose
$28
per night
May 1 - May 2

Located in the heart of San Jose, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Museum of Costa Rica, Parque Nacional, and Morazan Park. University of Costa ...

3.8/5Good! (134 reviews)

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Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
Selina Manuel Antonio
3 out of 5
Kilometro 5, Puntarenas, Manuel Antonio
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$61
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6

Situated by the sea, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manuel Antonio National Park and La Selvita. Playitas Beach and Biesanz Beach are also within 2 mi ...

3.9/5Good! (195 reviews)

"Excelente habitación e instalaciones. Hotel situado a unos 2km de la playa, pero en lo alto de la colina, por lo que es recomendable ir bajan a la playa en coche."…"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Selina Manuel Antonio
Selina Monteverde
3 out of 5
Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde, Monteverde, Puntarenas
$49
per night
May 3 - May 4

Situated in the mountains, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Curi-Cancha Reserve and Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Bat Jungle and Children's ...

4/5Very Good! (24 reviews)
The Adventurer In You

"This is definitely a great place to stay if you are more of the adventurous type. The location is great if you are planning on doing the Cloud Forest. The Selina chain of Hostels/Hotels provides a great place to stay for the backpacker type traveler. If you are looking for resort accommodations these ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Selina Monteverde
Selina Jaco
3 out of 5
Calle Alice, 100 South and 50, West of Cruz Roja, Jaco, Puntarenas
$40
per night
May 3 - May 4

Nestled on the beach, this Jaco hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Neo Fauna and Jaco Beach. Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park and Teatro Jaco are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (96 reviews)

"the place is fun, clean, modern, funky decor. Room we had was super nice but lacked hot water, and a little fridge. Which isn't that big of a deal if you have a cooler."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Selina Jaco
Selina Nosara
2.5 out of 5
Selina Nosara, Nosara Beach, 160, Nosara, Guanacaste
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Pelada and Nosara Beach. Safari Surf School and Guiones Beach are also within 3 mi (5 ...

3.9/5Good! (18 reviews)

"The staff and property is great. I like the pool and bar"…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Selina Nosara
Selina San Jose
3 out of 5
Ave. 9, Calles 13 y 15, Barrio Otoya, El Carmen, San Jose
$49
per night
May 3 - May 4

Located in Amón, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of National Theater and Morazan Park. Parque Nacional and University of Costa Rica are also within 2 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (88 reviews)
Great location to explore San Jose

"Selina is in a great location - lots of bars and restaurants near by, the craft beer scene appears to be big in the area. The hostel itself is large and modern, we had a private room and it was spacious and comfortable. It was quiet in the evenings so we slept well. The staff were very friendly and ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Selina San Jose
Selina La Fortuna
3 out of 5
Avenida 325, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna
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Situated in a national park, this hostel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Arenal Adventure World and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Arenal Volcano National Park. Costa Rica Chocolate ...

4.3/5Excellent! (114 reviews)

"Modern, funky, fun place to stay. Comfortable bed and pillows. We stayed in the deluxe room, a little more spacious and private. They seem to have a lot of options for travelers of all budgets, hostel type rooms and camping. If I was a young backpacker on a budget the shared bathrooms and kitchen ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Selina La Fortuna
Selina Tamarindo
3 out of 5
Between Calle Cardinal y Calle Cruz, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grande Beach and Tamarindo Beach. Tamarindo Church is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

3.6/5Good! (67 reviews)

"Great place! Fun and good energy!! Only downside we booked the queen bedroom and the bed is terrible its not really a bed. Other than that, everything great!! Very good location also!! Take surf lessons with Jonathan he is the best!!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

Selina Tamarindo
Hostel La Choza Inn
2 out of 5
Avenue 331, 300 mts West from the post office, La Fortuna, Alajuela
$35
per night
May 1 - May 2

Situated in La Fortuna, this hostel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Arenal Volcano National Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall. ...

3.6/5Good! (80 reviews)

"Wonderful receptionist who was very helpful and spoke both English and Spanish. Great location a block off the main street. They give a one-time free shuttle to the free hot springs river area (an Uber there is about US$7). The only problem was on a Friday night it was quite loud until 2am due to ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

Hostel La Choza Inn
Selina Puerto Viejo
3 out of 5
Calle 256, 800m South of Puerto Viejo, On the way to Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon
$82
per night
Apr 9 - Apr 10

Situated in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, this beach hostel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Black Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Cocles and Playa Chiquita. Cahuita ...

3.9/5Good! (65 reviews)

"The hotel is divided into two sections. On one side of the street, you have the hostel, which has a pool, kitchen and restaurant. On the other side of the street, you have rooms and tents, quieter side of the two. The hostel can arrange tours / surfing etc. Beach is about 5-7 minutes walk. Puerto ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Selina Puerto Viejo
Hostel Manuel Antonio
2 out of 5
Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Provincia de Puntarenas
$35
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of ADR Adventure Park and Manuel Antonio National Park. La Selvita and Manuel Antonio Nature ...

3.6/5Good! (17 reviews)

"Super friendly hosts, lots of wildlife and centrally located"…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

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