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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, Antiguo Hotel Beacon, Escazu
$18
4.5/5 (182 reviews)

Fantastic area, great budget price, loads of amenities, and great neighborhood! The staff was AMAZING and helpful! I stayed in both the dorm and a private room, and both met my expectations.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 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 ...
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Avenida 6, between Calle 21 & 25, San Jose, San Jose
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$26
3.7/5 (87 reviews)

The vibe here is amazing! Very relaxed and with the beautiful plants in the common area you have no idea you’re in a city! The complimentary breakfast was very delicious and a generous portion. Loved it!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019
Located in the heart of San Jose, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of National Museum of Costa Rica and Parque Nacional. Morazan Park and University of ...
Selina San Jose
Selina San Jose
2.5 out of 5.0 Ave. 9, Calles 13 y 15, Barrio Otoya, El Carmen, San Jose
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$36
4.4/5 (56 reviews)

It was a great place to sleep and prepare for travel within Costa Rica. Wifi is available, but take your own device for communications. Appreciated transportation to and from the airport.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Children's Museum (Museo de los Ninos) and Morazan Park. Parque Nacional and University of Costa ...
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
4.5/5 (20 reviews)

El personal fue muy amable y atento. El hotel es muy limpio y está en muy buena zona. La habitación muy cómoda y el baño en excelentes condiciones. Buena ropa de cama y almohadas.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art, Sabana Park, and Morazan Park. Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional ...
Hostel Bekuo
Hostel Bekuo
2.0 out of 5.0 los yoses de spoon 325m oeste casa azul, San Jose, san jose
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4.6/5 (5 reviews)

Muy buena atencion lo recomiendo 100% aparte est a muy buen ubicado

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2019
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of San Pedro Mall and University of Costa Rica. Parque Nacional and Morazan Park are also within ...
Hostel Trotamundos
Hostel Trotamundos
1.5 out of 5.0 Del Parque Central 200 Norte y 50 Oeste, Alajuela, Alajuela
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$24
3.0/5 (4 reviews)

Very nice hostal, large bottom bunks. Nice breakfast

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019
Situated in Alajuela, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Central Park, Central Market Alajuela, and Alajuela Cathedral. Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto and ...
Finca Escalante - Hostel
Finca Escalante - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Calle 33, San Jose, San José
$32
4.3/5 (7 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
Located in Barrio Escalante, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Parque Nacional and University of Costa Rica. Morazan Park is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. San ...
Hostel Casa Colon
Hostel Casa Colon
2.0 out of 5.0 Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte, Opposite Torre Mercedes, San Jose, San Jose
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$44
3.9/5 (116 reviews)

good location the building is very cool. restaurant is very convienient and the amenities are great for CR.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mercado Central, Morazan Park, and Sabana Park. Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa ...
El Boleto Hostel
El Boleto Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Avenidas 1 y 3. Calle 2, Heredia Heredia Cantón Central, Heredia, Heredia
$14
Situated in Heredia, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Palace of Sports (Palacio de los Deportes) and Universidad Nacional. Cafe Britt Coffee Farm and ...
Gaudys Backpackers - Hostel
Gaudys Backpackers - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 avenida 5 entre calle 36 y 38, de la toyota 200 norte y 50 este, San Jose, San Jose
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$12
4.3/5 (6 reviews)

I can not say more good things about Gaudys...from the moment I arrived to the minute I left. I was here for unexpected eye surgery and needed a place quick to stay for a few nights. What I love..it's not a 'party' kind of hostel. I needed and wanted a chill environment to prepare for surgery and ...

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2019
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art, Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), and Sabana ...
Hostel Columbus
Hostel Columbus
2.0 out of 5.0 Sabana Norte, 100m east of ICE, 2nd floor of Restaurante Hibachi, San Jose
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$39
4.4/5 (34 reviews)

Amazing breakfast very nice host we stay one night

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2019
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Estadio Nacional and Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica). Sabana Park ...
Aldea Hostel
Aldea Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Avenida 2, Calle 28, San Jose, San Jose
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$44
3.9/5 (18 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 Museum of Costa Rican Art and Sabana Park. Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa ...
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica

Sobre Autopista General Cañas, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.0 out of 5 (1,224 reviews)

    Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica$80

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    Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica$80
    Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

    Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

    Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, Calle Blancos, San Jose, San Jose
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.0 out of 5 (1,481 reviews)

      Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica$88

      when booking Apr 22 - Apr 23

      Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica$88

      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.