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Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5.0 Alajuela, 2nd. Av., 1st. Street, Alajuela
Free Cancellation
3.7/5 (186 reviews)
$38/ nightfor 2 guests

Nice. Quiet location. Quick access to downtown shopping center

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018
Hotel El Maragato
Hotel El Maragato
3.0 out of 5.0 Ave Central, San Jose
3.6/5 (448 reviews)

Location, location, location !!!! At this place, you're a the center of everything in San Jose !!!

Reviewed on May 21, 2018
Hotel Luisiana
Hotel Luisiana
3.5 out of 5.0 100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana
4.2/5 (1,974 reviews)
$40/ nightfor 2 guests

The rooms are always clean and there have been new upgrades made to the rooms with smart TVs and the mattress we slept on was magical. We both looked at each other in the morning and commented that we didn’t want to get out of the bed it was so comfortable! The breakfast is included and it is a great ...

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018
Hotel Posada Canal Grande
Hotel Posada Canal Grande
3.0 out of 5.0 Del cruce de Piedades 400 sur, Santa Ana
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (898 reviews)
$32/ nightfor 2 guests

The property is located in San Jose. You can easily take an Uber to many attractions. The staff is top notch. Kenny and Janier treated us as old friends. They booked a last minute ATV trip for us, gave us tips on the area and were gracious and friendly hosts. I’ve stayed in many hotels but the staff ...

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018
Cocoon Hotel
Cocoon Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 Avenida 9 - Calle central, San Jose
3.3/5 (392 reviews)
$44/ nightfor 2 guests

Hot water was not always consistent. Elevator was not functioning and I had to climb 36 stairs to the third floor room. Breakfast was the same thing, for five days in a row--did not vary.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018
Hotel Quinta Avenida
Hotel Quinta Avenida
2.5 out of 5.0 Paseo Colón, 300 Norte y 200 Este, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.1/5 (63 reviews)
$27/ nightfor 2 guests

Hotel is located directly in front of the bus station (Tralapa) Makes it very easy to continue your trip if traveling by bus. Hotel room was very clean, wifi and television included. Staff was extremely helpful with transportation to and from the airport if needed.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
4.0 out of 5.0 Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (1,255 reviews)
$89/ nightfor 2 guests

Nice pool,fitness area needs updating,specially steam room.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2018
Hotel Novo
Hotel Novo
3.0 out of 5.0 100m N. del Hospital San Juan de Dios, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.7/5 (129 reviews)
$40/ nightfor 2 guests

Great staff on arrival, clean room and bathrooms. Breakfast was more then I expected. Amazing and friendly staff. If you’re after somewhere to stay on a budget and right in the city centre then look no further. 10 our of 10 in a budget hotel sense.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2018
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
4.0 out of 5.0 Autopista General Canas, Ciudad Cariari
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (1,738 reviews)
$72/ nightfor 2 guests

Close to the airport but shuttle has limited hours of operation. The property needs an update.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018
Morazán Hotel & Casino
Morazán Hotel & Casino
2.5 out of 5.0 1st avenue and 7th Street, San Jose
3.5/5 (362 reviews)
$50/ nightfor 2 guests

I liked the cleaning staff. The staff was very polite.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2018
Hotel Suites Cristina
Hotel Suites Cristina
3.5 out of 5.0 300 meters north ICE building, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (243 reviews)
$68/ nightfor 2 guests

I came in very late at night (10;00 PM) so there wasn't much time to do anything except to check in and go to bed. I was treated well and the shuttle ride from the airport was timely and appreciated. I was only there overnight but was very satisfied with the property.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2018
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Avenida 6, between Calle 21 & 25, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (62 reviews)
$24/ nightfor 2 guests

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!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018
Costa Rica Guesthouse
Costa Rica Guesthouse
3.0 out of 5.0 Avenida 6, Entre Calle 21 y 25, San Jose
3.9/5 (227 reviews)
$24/ nightfor 2 guests

Staff was great. Location good. Hot water not great.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018
Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu
Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu
3.5 out of 5.0 San Rafael Escazu, Escazu
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (798 reviews)
$82/ nightfor 2 guests

The Wyndham Garden, Escazu, is located in an odd but workable place. Just east of a toll booth on Autopista 27, it provided full, toll-free access to Escazu, San Rafael, San Antonio, Santa Ana, La Sabana Park and the lush mountains that make up San Jose, Costa Rica. The restaurant, small menu aside, ...

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
Auténtico Hotel
Auténtico Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 Ave 5 and 7, Calle 40, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (331 reviews)
$60/ nightfor 2 guests

Nice hotel in San José. Staff very attentive. A nice pool, with parking. Everything was very clean.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018
Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
4.0 out of 5.0 Costado Norte del Parque La Sabana, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (352 reviews)
$85/ nightfor 2 guests

Staff / accommodations were exceptional. Although, there are not many tourist activities around the hotel.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018
Hotel Aeropuerto
Hotel Aeropuerto
3.0 out of 5.0 4 km west of SJO International Airport, Alajuela
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (708 reviews)
$72/ nightfor 2 guests

The food here is excellent, place is clean. And staff arre very friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay here again

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
City Express San Jose Airport
City Express San Jose Airport
3.0 out of 5.0 Diagonal a McDonalds, Ciudad Cariari
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (716 reviews)
$68/ nightfor 2 guests

Easy access. Great tipico Continental breakfast. Although close to the highway the room was very quiet. This is a great value

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2018
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Cheap Hotels in San Jose


San Jose offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like National Theater and Gold Museum, this destination is home to Parque Nacional and La Paz Waterfall Gardens, which you can enjoy while spending very little.


If you're hunting for low-cost places to stay in San Jose, you can choose from the 73 budget accommodations in the area. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

Hotel Luisiana - 3.5-star family-friendly hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its comfortable rooms and overall condition.

Hotel Posada Canal Grande - Customers like this 3-star hotel for its overall value and overall condition. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel - At this 2-star hostel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Cocoon Hotel - 3.5-star hotel. You'll find free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and a restaurant at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its clean rooms and overall value.

Hotel Quinta Avenida - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its central location and helpful staff. It offers free WiFi and a restaurant.


Planning Your Trip to San Jose


Haven't picked your travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your money.


  • Hottest months: April, May, March, and June, with an average temperature of 83°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average temperature of 62°F
  • Rainiest months: September, October, June, and August, with an average rainfall of 11.66 inches
  • Driest months: January, February, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.54 inches

Sightseeing In and Around San Jose


San Jose attracts visitors with its top museums and major shopping area, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as National Theater and Gold Museum, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Head to Mercado Central and San Pedro Mall for some bargain shopping, or hunt for deals at Multiplaza del Este Mall.


San Jose is also notable for its:
  • Bird watching
  • Volcano
  • Tours
  • Entertainment
  • Cafés
  • Parks

Getting Around San Jose


The nearest airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 4.4 mi (7.1 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, the next closest is 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.). If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from San Jose Pacific Station, San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station, or San Jose Viquez Square Station.