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Hostels in San Jose

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Fauna Luxury Hostel

Fauna Luxury Hostel

del Edificio Municipal de Escazú 150mts, Escazu
    2.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (143 reviews)

    Situated in the historical district, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Avenida Escazú, Multiplaza Mall Escazu, and Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica. La ...

    a lot of room for the price...parts still under renovation but doesnt take away from the rooms..my room didnt have a closet or place to hang clothes...I would go back
    Nov 11, 2018

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    Selina San Jose

    Selina San Jose

    Ave. 9, Calles 13 y 15, San Jose
    • Free Cancellation
    • Reserve now, pay when you stay
    2.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.3 out of 5 (44 reviews)

    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 ...

    This is a great place to stay. For the ount of money paid. Excellent place to stay.
    Nov 10, 2018

    $40 per night for 2 guests

    Selina San Jose$40
    Hostel Casa Colon

    Hostel Casa Colon

    Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte, San Jose
    • Free Cancellation
    • Reserve now, pay when you stay
    2.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    3.9 out of 5 (109 reviews)

    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 ...

    Very nice and clean. Pretty loud from traffic noise. Ask for an upstairs room away from road.
    Oct 29, 2018

    $42 per night for 2 guests

    Hostel Casa Colon$42
    Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel

    Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel

    Avenida 6, between Calle 21 & 25, San Jose
    • Free Cancellation
    • Reserve now, pay when you stay
    2.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    3.6 out of 5 (61 reviews)

    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 ...

    Hidden gem. Beautiful layout, pleasant staff, all needs met in one area (food, adult beverages, coffee, showers and bathrooms). Only place I'd stay in San Jose. Mary and Randall were very helpful!
    Aug 20, 2018

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    Hostel del Paseo

    Hostel del Paseo

    Enfrente de Torres de Paseo Colon, San Jose
    • Free Cancellation
    • Reserve now, pay when you stay
    2.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.1 out of 5 (10 reviews)

    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 ...

    Great place with very helpful staff! Rooms were cleaned everyday the cleaning ladies were friendly. The receptionists spoke great english and were always able to answer any questions about nearby restaurants, banks ect.
    Nov 6, 2018

    $20 per night for 2 guests

    Hostel del Paseo$20
    Finca Escalante - Hostel

    Finca Escalante - Hostel

    Calle 33, San Jose
      2.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

      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 ...

      Nice hostel and very convenient location. Great staff as well.
      Nov 12, 2018

      $28 per night for 2 guests

      Finca Escalante - Hostel$28
      Mi Casa Hostel

      Mi Casa Hostel

      Ave Las Américas Calle 56, Sabana Norte, San Jose
        2.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        3.0 out of 5 (5 reviews)

        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 ...

        Good simple comfortable stop over. It's only a few minutes off of the airport San jose bus and a cheap uber ride to busses all over CR
        Mar 28, 2018

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        Hostel Maragato

        Hostel Maragato

        Avenida Central, Calles 1 y 3, San Jose
        • Free Cancellation
        2.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

        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 ...

        Location, location, location! 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.
        Mar 20, 2018

        $18 per night for 2 guests

        Hostel Maragato$18
        Hostel Columbus

        Hostel Columbus

        Sabana Norte, 100m east of ICE, San Jose
        • Free Cancellation
        • Reserve now, pay when you stay
        2.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.3 out of 5 (27 reviews)

        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 ...

        Great value hotel across the street from La SabanaNice, simple hotels with nice views and very good breakfast. Would definitely stay here again. Great value!
        Jun 10, 2018

        $40 per night for 2 guests

        Hostel Columbus$40
        Hostel Casa Yoses

        Hostel Casa Yoses

        Avenida 8, Calle 41, San Jose
          2.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          2.7 out of 5 (17 reviews)

          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 ...

          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 ...
          Aug 14, 2018

          $29 per night for 2 guests

          Hostel Casa Yoses$29
          Costa Rica Love Apartments & Rooms

          Costa Rica Love Apartments & Rooms

          Polideportivo Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo
            2.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.0 out of 5 (13 reviews)

            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 ...

            Love the Love HostelWe 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.
            Jun 6, 2018

            $12 per night for 2 guests

            Costa Rica Love Apartments & Rooms$12
            Aldea Hostel

            Aldea Hostel

            Avenida 2, Calle 28, San Jose
            • Free Cancellation
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            2.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            3.9 out of 5 (16 reviews)

            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 ...

            Excellent service and location. Very nice staff. food at restaurant was good and service as well.
            Sep 2, 2018

            $40 per night for 2 guests

            Aldea Hostel$40
            Capital Hostel de Ciudad

            Capital Hostel de Ciudad

            Avenida 16 A y Calle 60 A, Sabana Sur, San Jose
            • Free Cancellation
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            2.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            5.0 out of 5 (6 reviews)

            Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Salle Natural Science Museum and Museum of Costa Rican Art. Jade Museum and Parque Nacional are ...

            Staffs are friendly. The place is safe.Breakfast is free and very good. They served different one every morning and coffee during breakfast is unlimited.
            Feb 23, 2018

            $50 per night for 2 guests

            Capital Hostel de Ciudad$50
            Hotel Bristol San Jose - Hostel

            Hotel Bristol San Jose - Hostel

            Avenida Central, entre calles 21 y 23, San Jose
              2.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.2 out of 5 (5 reviews)

              Located in La California, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Plaza de la Democracia and Jade Museum. National Center of Art and Culture and Museum of Costa ...

              Good value for money I booked then closer to my arrival date I was checking address and saw a review non Spanish speaking solo female don't go, well that is me so I was a bit concerned. I arrived very early hoping I could leave my bag till check in. The door was locked, no bell. I rattled the door and a few minutes later ...
              Feb 23, 2018

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              Robles Hostel

              Robles Hostel

              Calle 120 Sann Miguel, Escazu Centro, Escazu
                2.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                Situated in Escazu, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Avenida Escazú, La Salle Natural Science Museum, and Multiplaza Mall Escazu. Refugio Herpetologico de ...

                Great Place to Stay and relax in San Jose.So I got in at 10PM on a Friday. Dropped my bags and wanted to go hit a bar. Alexis gave me a place called Santos in the same area of Escazu. While taking an uber home, I left my phone in the uber upon getting back to the Hostel. Alexis was so helpful the next day. He made sure to get in contact ...
                Jul 4, 2018

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                Gaudys Backpackers - Hostel

                Gaudys Backpackers - Hostel

                avenida 5 entre calle 36 y 38, San Jose
                • Free Cancellation
                • Reserve now, pay when you stay
                2.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Situated in San Jose, this hostel is close to Museum of Costa Rican Art, National Theater, and Gold Museum (Museo de Oro). Also nearby are Spirogyra Butterfly ...

                $12 per night for 2 guests

                Gaudys Backpackers - Hostel$12
                Posada de Montaña Monserrat

                Posada de Montaña Monserrat

                10 Km Noreste de la Terminal de Buses, San Jose
                  2.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Estadio Nacional and Museum of Costa Rican Art. Jade Museum and National Center of Art and Culture ...

                  $30 per night for 2 guests

                  Posada de Montaña Monserrat$30
                  Campamento & Hostel Cafeaventura

                  Campamento & Hostel Cafeaventura

                  San Luis, Sabanilla
                  • Free Cancellation
                  2.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  This family-friendly Sabanilla hostel is located in the mountains, 2 mi (3.2 km) from Doka Estate, and within 6 mi (10 km) of City Mall and Central Park. Alajuela ...

                  $14 per night for 2 guests

                  Campamento & Hostel Cafeaventura $14
                  Green Country Hotel - Hostel

                  Green Country Hotel - Hostel

                  100 Este del Correo, Avenida 5, Calle 3, Alajuela
                    2.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.0 out of 5 (4 reviews)

                    Situated in Alajuela, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Alajuela Cathedral and Central Park. Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto and City Mall are also within ...

                    Very large room. Good deal. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzxxxxxdddd.
                    Jun 29, 2018

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                    TripOn Open House

                    TripOn Open House

                    Calle 39,Barrio Escalante 400N 100E, San Jose
                      2.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.1 out of 5 (15 reviews)

                      Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Pedro Mall, National Center of Art and Culture, and Jade Museum. Museum of Costa Rican Art is ...

                      Customer service needs to be more professional It was ok and good but can be more better if some customer services can be improved. Especially during night time if they have their better awake staff for night shift to resolve the needs of customers. I did not found my blanket on first night and for this reason I go to customer service desk to ...
                      Jul 29, 2018

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                      Hotel Luisiana

                      Hotel Luisiana

                      100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana
                        3.5 out of 5.0
                         
                         
                        4.2 out of 5 (1,965 reviews)

                        Hotel Luisiana$45

                        Hotel Luisiana$45
                        Studio Hotel

                        Studio Hotel

                        50 meters North of the Red Cross, Santa Ana
                          4.0 out of 5.0
                           
                           
                          4.6 out of 5 (1,097 reviews)

                          Studio Hotel$85

                          Studio Hotel$85

                          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.