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3.8 / 5Good
133 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services

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What's nearby

Popular LocationParque Nacional6 min walk
Popular LocationRafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital11 min walk
Popular LocationNational Center of Art and Culture11 min walk
AirportSan Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)32 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Standard Double Room

    Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Men only, Pool Access

    Comfort Shared Dormitory, Men only, Pool Access

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Men only, Pool Access

    Comfort Shared Dormitory, Men only, Pool Access

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Women only, Pool Access

    Comfort Shared Dormitory, Women only, Pool Access

    Room amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool

    Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Women only, Pool Access

    Comfort Shared Dormitory, Women only, Pool Access

    Room amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Pool Access, Mountain View

    Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Pool Access, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 10
    • 5 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Pool Access, Mountain View

    Comfort Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Pool Access, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Men only, Pool Access

    Comfort Shared Dormitory, Men only, Pool Access

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 8
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Pool Access

    Comfort Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Pool Access

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 8
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds
    Show more
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Women only, Pool Access

    Comfort Shared Dormitory, Women only, Pool Access

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 8
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds
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About this area

San Jose

Located in San Jose, Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel is in the city center and near a train station. Multiplaza Mall Escazu and Plaza Real Cariari are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Parque Nacional and Morazan Park. Check out an event or a game at Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), and consider making time for Ojo de Agua Spa Park, a top attraction not to be missed.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Parque Nacional - 6 min walk
  • Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital - 11 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 11 min walk
  • Parque Espana - 14 min walk
  • Morazan Park - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 5 min walk
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 32 min drive

About this property

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel

Hostel with restaurant, walk to Parque Nacional
A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café, and self parking. All 31 rooms have 10 bedrooms and feature free WiFi. Guests will also find dining areas, ceiling fans, and safes. Bathrooms are shared and housekeeping is available once per stay.
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel offers 31 accommodations with safes and ceiling fans. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. This San Jose hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered once per stay and hair dryers can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

Self parking: USD 5 per day
Limited parking spaces
24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
1 poolside bar and 1 bar
Free daily reception
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Separate dining area

Conveniences

Library
Reception hall

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Dry cleaning service
Housekeeping (once per stay)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

English
French
Spanish

Business services

1 meeting room
Business center
Computer station

Outdoors

Garden
Picnic area
Terrace

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking

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Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities

Bedroom

Ceiling fan

Bathroom

Hair dryer (on request)
Shared bathroom
Shower

Food and drink

Dining room

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Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in available 24 hours
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types accepted at this property

Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 28 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Self parking fee: USD 5 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Costa Rica Backpackers Hostel San Jose
  • Costa Rica Backpackers Hostel
  • Costa Rica Backpackers San Jose
  • Costa Rica Backpackers
  • Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel San Jose
  • Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
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Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
48
4 - Good
47
3 - Okay
17
2 - Mediocre
10
1 - Poor
11
3.7
Cleanliness
4.0
Service and Staff
3.9
Amenities
3.7
Property condition

1/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The pool was gross and I asked the staff multiple times within two consecutive days to clean the pool so I could swim and prevent germs and bacteria spreading from the already filthy pool, especially during times of the coronavirus and nothing; it was not cleaned. Beers and food I had left marked with my name in the fridge was stolen. The female who works cooking in the morning for breakfast can’t cook or on purpose cooks my breakfast terribly; I can cook better and the other older female cooks who cook in the afternoon cook better. The I didn’t give attention to the female local staff who are single or pose as single but already have boyfriends hated on me and refused to honor my next reservation; I don’t even date fat girls, latinas, or dark skinned girls to each their own taste in dating ! I’m not from the country India I don’t do arranged marriages nor do I date or flirt with women I’m not attracted to; sorry that I’m not sorry. There were some local prostitutes who came to stay at the location but like I stated they fall under the same category and not my type so they refused to continue to do buisiness with me and I’m like whatever. I chase European women or a woman from Europe and I’m from the USA and I don’t even chase, date any chic from the USA. They previously didn’t refund me my key deposit nor did. They do so this time either but when I arrived they didn’t charge me the key deposit but still again I didn’t get it back. Over all They just hate on me from reviewing

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    3/5

    • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    There is a large sized female who work(s) (ed) the afternoon shift until 10 pm and she is a paid local who does speak Spanish and little English but has the worst and most sour attitude out of all the staff. This female gave me an attitude since the moment I walked in to do a check in and the day prior to check out refused to receive my laundry for laundry service before I moved on to trace to the next city; I personally do not like to travel with dirty clothes and the sour staff she was made me travel with dirty clothes because she refused service for no reason. Other than that upon check out when I returned the room key, the key deposit money was never returned to me :-( I want my money back ‼️

    Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020