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Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel

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Garden view
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Standard Double Room | 10 bedrooms, in-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel

2.0 star property
San José hostel with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.4/10 Good

198 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
Avenida 6, between Calle 21 & 25, San José, San Jose, 10104

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Catedral
  • Sabana Park - 18 min drive
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 26 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 41 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 5 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 6 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 7 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Craic Irish Pub - 3 min walk
  • Antik - 4 min walk
  • Restaurante Casa China - 4 min walk
  • Viva Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Restaurant Limoncello - 5 min walk

About this property

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 28 per vehicle one-way. The coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travellers say good things about the bar and nice bathrooms.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (USD 5 per day)
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free daily reception
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • 10 bedrooms

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 5 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 28 per vehicle (one-way)


  • Self-parking costs USD 5 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel San José
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Frequently asked questions

Does Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
As of 1 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel on 2 February 2023 start from €22, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
Yes. Self-parking costs USD 5 per day. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 28 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel and nearby?
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Antik (4-min walk), Restaurante Casa China (4-min walk) and Viva Cafe (4-min walk).
What's the area around Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel like?
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel is in Catedral, a short 5-minute walk from San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station and 7 minutes' walk from National Museum of Costa Rica.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

Wouldn’t stay again
For the price the stay was accurate. The double room is advertised as a brighter room but it was dark. It was also misleading as under amenities listed bathroom, turns out it is a shared bathroom. The walls are paper thin and the sheet on the bed didn’t fit the bed and kept coming off in the night which made us feel a bit gross as the mattresses obviously don’t get washed. The staff/cleaners make a lot of noise talking in morning which woke us. And it is right next to the loud train but if you stay on a weekend like we did it doesn’t come too early. When we arrived really late after a long journey we were made to wait while two members of staff finished counting money which went on for a long time and was frustrating. The shares area is nice although the pool didn’t look too clean. Breakfast was good. Good french toast and smoothie. Overall wouldn’t stay here again and spend a little more for a nicer hostel.
Gemma, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ronald, 9-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Adam, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Catalina, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The bar is a lot of fun, Yancy is a great bartender and attracts a good crowd, She can also book great tours. Guests are very friendly, Staff is helpful, and nice having a pool in the middle of everything, it can be noisy including a train that passes by.
Joseph, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great spot , works as a hub
Adam, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

You get what you pay for... its was safe and conveniently located. Mainly young guest and a mixture of overnight travelers. Open kitchen, many bathrooms, friendly staff. I recommend earplugs, room spray, travel size body products.
4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

DI'ALLO, 1-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

6/10 Good

The front desk in general needs more customer service experience, I asked to switch rooms early in the morning due to my sheets having a stain on them the night before and the front desk guy looked at me and seemed annoyed. I told him I’d come back in the afternoon to get the new room/bed assigned to me and when I made it back, he never updated me. When I asked him, he completely ignored me and started helping someone else, I then asked again and he sent a girl to check the room but the girl never came back to confirm if the room was ready, after 10 minutes sitting in the lobby I walked back up to the desk and asked for updates regarding the room, he said “yeah it’s ready” This was a terrible experience. Whether the price was extremely affordable they shouldn’t treat their guests like that. Other than that, the property looked clean, hot water was available, fairly clean bathrooms /showers, and organized kitchen. Don’t get fooled by the “Free breakfast” The front desk said it was no longer available, we didn’t need it anyway but it would’ve been nice.
Isabel, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very nice Hostel, pretty big, cool pool, very easy to meet people, have a Kitchen Beds are uncomfortable
Carolina, 1-night trip
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