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Featured Hostels in San Jose

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Fauna Luxury Hostel
Fauna Luxury Hostel
2.5 out of 5.0 del Edificio Municipal de Escazú 150mts, Escazu
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4.5/5 (151 reviews)

This is a surprisingly big for a hostel in terms of the entire property. It has big common area, kitchen and the share rooms. Although the individual sleeping accommodations are like pre school cubbyhole boxes, there’s something fun and private about it. Location is near shopping and buses that makes ...

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
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 ...
Selina San Jose
Selina San Jose
2.5 out of 5.0 Ave. 9, Calles 13 y 15, San Jose
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$40
4.4/5 (48 reviews)

This is a great place to stay. For the ount of money paid. Excellent place to stay.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2018
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Morazan Park and National Center of Art and Culture. Jade Museum and Museum of Costa Rican Art ...
Hostel Casa Colon
Hostel Casa Colon
2.0 out of 5.0 Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte, San Jose
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$42
3.9/5 (111 reviews)

Very nice and clean. Pretty loud from traffic noise. Ask for an upstairs room away from road.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mercado Central, Museum of Costa Rican Art, and National Theater. Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) and Jade ...
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Avenida 6, between Calle 21 & 25, San Jose
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$29
3.7/5 (73 reviews)

great balye. water no work lv lv lv lv lv lv lv lv

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2019
Located in the heart of San Jose, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of National Museum of Costa Rica, Parque Nacional, and Jade Museum. National Center ...
Hostel del Paseo
Hostel del Paseo
2.0 out of 5.0 Enfrente de Torres de Paseo Colon, San Jose
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$20
4.3/5 (15 reviews)

Extremely helpful staff and location is excellent! Loved staying there!

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2018
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mercado Central and Museum of Costa Rican Art. Jade Museum and National Center of Art and Culture ...
Finca Escalante - Hostel
Finca Escalante - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Calle 33, San Jose
$29
4.2/5 (4 reviews)

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 ...

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Parque Nacional, National Center of Art and Culture, and National Museum of Costa Rica. Jade ...
Mi Casa Hostel
Mi Casa Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Ave Las Américas Calle 56, Sabana Norte, San Jose
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$30
3.4/5 (7 reviews)

Great location, walking distance to Estadiio Nacional for futbol games and concerts.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018
This family-friendly San Jose hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Estadio Nacional and Museum of Costa Rican Art. Jade Museum and National Center of Art and ...
Hostel Maragato
Hostel Maragato
2.0 out of 5.0 Avenida Central, Calles 1 y 3, San Jose
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4.8/5 (6 reviews)

The rooms are pretty basic and there is quite a bit of noise from the street, but the location makes up for it. The National Theater is just around the corner, and it's on a pedestrian only shopping street with lots of entertainment.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2018
Located in the heart of San Jose, this hostel is steps from Plaza de la Cultura, National Theater, and Gold Museum (Museo de Oro). Jade Museum and National Center ...
Hostel Columbus
Hostel Columbus
2.0 out of 5.0 Sabana Norte, 100m east of ICE, San Jose
$40
4.2/5 (28 reviews)

Nice, simple hotels with nice views and very good breakfast. Would definitely stay here again. Great value!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2018
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Estadio Nacional and Museum of Costa Rican Art. Jade Museum and National Center of Art and Culture ...
Hostel Casa Yoses
Hostel Casa Yoses
2.0 out of 5.0 Avenida 8, Calle 41, San Jose
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2.7/5 (17 reviews)

Very friendly staff who were super accommodating — they extended checkout time by 90 minutes when I needed to work remotely from a quiet place. The breakfast was nice -- make-your-own eggs and pancakes -- and the common areas were great to hang out in. One word of caution: They didn't have a record ...

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Pedro Mall, Jade Museum, and National Center of Art and Culture. Museum of Costa Rican Art is ...
Costa Rica Love Apartments & Rooms
Costa Rica Love Apartments & Rooms
2.0 out of 5.0 Polideportivo Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo
$11
4.0/5 (13 reviews)

We had a great experience there. Unfortunately we were only there over night. Pickup at the airport was a benefit. Helpful advice on area. Felt very safe taking a late night walk.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018
Situated in Santo Domingo, this spa hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Walk of Flowers Mall, Saprissa Stadium, and Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma. Universidad Nacional ...
Aldea Hostel
Aldea Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Avenida 2, Calle 28, San Jose
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$44
3.9/5 (17 reviews)

Staff was very friendly and helpful. There are only 3-4 parking spots, which have to be requested/reserved ahead of time. The water in our room was cold. Great deal for the price we paid.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mercado Central and Museum of Costa Rican Art. Jade Museum and National Center of Art and Culture ...
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    Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

    Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

    Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, San Jose
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      Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica$89

      Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica$89

      What Is a Hostel?


      If you're in the market for an affordable place to stay in San Jose, one of the 29 hostels here might be a great choice for you. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:

      • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
      • Low prices
      • A social setting

      Hostels are a great way to stay in San Jose for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for going out. You can check out cultural highlights like the museums in this destination, or enjoy the local tours and other activities.


      Hostels in San Jose

      Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the highest reviews from our guests and might be a good place to look first:

      Fauna Luxury Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant.

      Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. Rooms come with showers.

      Selina San Jose - Located within a 10-minute walk of Gold Museum and National Center of Art and Culture. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find showers in all rooms.

      Hostel Casa Colon - Located within a 20-minute walk of Museum of Costa Rican Art and National Theater. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant. Rooms come with free toiletries.

      Hostel del Paseo - Located within a 20-minute walk of Museum of Costa Rican Art. Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and TV in a common area. You'll find hair dryers in all rooms.


      When Is the Best Time to Visit San Jose?


      The weather can be a big factor when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats about the local climate:


      • The hottest months are typically April and May, while January and February are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 83° F and nighttime temperatures average 61° F
      • April-June: 84° F is the daytime average and 64° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 81° F and nighttime averages are around 63° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 80° F during the day and 62° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 72.76 inches in a year

      What Can I Do in San Jose?


      Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might appreciate these places:

      Top Sights
      • National Theater
      • Gold Museum
      • Jade Museum
      Natural Features
      • Parque Nacional
      • La Paz Waterfall Gardens
      • Central Park
      Cultural Attractions
      • National Center of Art and Culture
      • National Museum of Costa Rica
      • Museum of Costa Rican Art

      Generally, San Jose is known for its:

      • Museums
      • Bird watching
      • Volcano
      • Cafés
      • Shopping
      • Tours
      • Entertainment
      • Parks

      How to Get to San Jose and Around the Area


      You can search for flights to the nearest airport in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 4.4 mi (7.1 km) away from the city center. An alternative is San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), located 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away. When you're out and about, you may want to use public transit during your trip. To explore more of the surrounding area, take a train from San Jose Pacific Station, San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station, or San Jose Viquez Square Station.