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Top Rated Hostels in San Jose, Costa Rica

Mi Casa Hostel 92%

1. Mi Casa Hostel

Hostel
150 mts North from the west corner of I.C.Es b, Sabana Norte

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 88%

Location 88%

Safety 100%

Staff 100%

Value 92%

5 out of 5 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Mi Casa Hostel

01 Jan 2016 86%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Family Holiday

Very quiet - great if you want to get sleep. Booked the taxi to the airport for me. Recommended.

would recommend this property

28 Dec 2015 100%
Travel Type: Alone

People amazing! Very well located! The place is really so good!

would recommend this property

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In The Wind Hostel & Guesthouse 90%

2. In The Wind Hostel & Guesthouse

Hostel
Avenida 4,100 metros oeste Escuela de la Roosevelt, San Pedro

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 83%

Facilities 87%

Location 90%

Safety 98%

Staff 93%

Value 95%

30 out of 36 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend In The Wind Hostel & Guesthouse

22 Dec 2016 77%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 31-40

People running this property were very helpful. Approximate 25 min walk to downtown. Several restaurants within walking distance

would recommend this property

24 May 2016 91%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 25-30

In the wind hostel is run by Josie, french canadian. The hostel is located just outside of San Jose near the university in San Pedro. Its a safe neighbourhood, with a few bars. Nightstore and bus stop close by. A trip to downtown takes about 10 minuten and costs from 330 colones (bus) to 2500 (uber)/3500 (cab). Ask voor plaza Roosevelt. Laidback attitude.

would recommend this property

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Hostel Shakti 89%

3. Hostel Shakti

Hostel
San Jose Centro, calle 13, avenida 8 -10., It is on the top floor of the restaurant Shakti. F

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 89%

Location 78%

Safety 92%

Staff 93%

Value 91%

23 out of 25 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Hostel Shakti

08 Nov 2016 77%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 41+

Clean facilities. Kind staff. Provided a welcome lemon beverage upon arrival and offered us soup.

09 May 2015 91%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Very nice staff. Great rooms, TV, free breakfast, welcome drinks, clean, spacious.

would recommend this property

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Hostel Bekuo San Jose 88%

4. Hostel Bekuo San Jose

Hostel
325 meters west of Restaurant Spoon, Los Yoses

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 86%

Location 84%

Safety 90%

Staff 91%

Value 93%

81 out of 92 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Hostel Bekuo San Jose

02 Feb 2017 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 18-24

Very cool place with a relaxing atmosphere. A nice garden with a cute little bunny and very friendly and chill people. Not far of the centre.

would recommend this property

05 Nov 2016 97%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 25-30

Great staff, very welcoming.

would recommend this property

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Hostel Casa Colon 88%

5. Hostel Casa Colon

Hostel
Paseo Colon, 24th Street N, Next to Mercedes Tower

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 83%

Location 91%

Safety 92%

Staff 83%

Value 86%

23 out of 24 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Hostel Casa Colon

19 Sep 2016 66%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Work / volunteering
Age Range: 25-30

The beds were nice and the staff were very helpful and friendly. They gave me and my friend a map of where all the bus stations were and high-lighted where we needed to go.

would recommend this property

30 Dec 2015 91%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Visiting friends or family

LocationInteresting building

would recommend this property

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Hostel Casa del Parque 88%

6. Hostel Casa del Parque

Hostel
Calle 19 Avenida 3era Casa, In front of the northestern corner of National Par

Atmosphere 92%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 81%

Location 92%

Safety 96%

Staff 90%

Value 86%

39 out of 50 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Hostel Casa del Parque

02 Sep 2016 97%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 25-30

Roger was a great host, and gave us really good tips and advice on restaurants and the excursions. The place was nice, clean, and had a lot of character.

would recommend this property

29 Sep 2015 80%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

It's a very peaceful place with a lovely garden to hang out in. Has a very gorgeous resident German shepherd. Easy walk to anywhere in San Jose.

would recommend this property

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Costa Rica Backpackers 87%

7. Costa Rica Backpackers

Hostel
Avenida 6, calle 21/25

Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 86%

Location 80%

Safety 91%

Staff 89%

Value 91%

49 out of 56 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Costa Rica Backpackers

12 Jan 2017 74%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Good place to meet people, decent location

would recommend this property

23 May 2016 80%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 18-24

I liked the outsidearea very much. The kitchen was clean

would recommend this property

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Hostel Nomadas Backpackers 86%

8. Hostel Nomadas Backpackers

Hostel
100 N 125 W from Sabana Scotiabank

Atmosphere 80%

Cleanliness 89%

Facilities 82%

Location 77%

Safety 98%

Staff 94%

Value 86%

101 out of 109 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Hostel Nomadas Backpackers

05 Jun 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family
Age Range: 18-24

Great location, decor charming staff and the wonderfully friendly resident dig Pinto. Highly recommend it and will he returning once i pass back through san jose.

would recommend this property

15 Jan 2016 77%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 18-24

The owner runs a tight ship, but everything is very clean and comfortable.

would recommend this property

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Aldea Hostel San Jose 85%

9. Aldea Hostel San Jose

Hostel
Calle 28 y Av.Segunda, frente a Sala Garbo, Casa E

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 82%

Location 84%

Safety 89%

Staff 90%

Value 85%

40 out of 44 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Aldea Hostel San Jose

18 Jan 2017 91%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 18-24

Nice building with a small outdoor area and kitchen. Large, clean (esp. for Costa Rican standards) rooms and friendly staff.

would recommend this property

03 Nov 2016 89%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 25-30

Nice, clean, good location.

would recommend this property

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Hostel 1110 84%

10. Hostel 1110

Hostel
Ave. 14 St. 11 #1110, 500 mts. East from clinica Biblica Right hand yell

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 80%

Facilities 81%

Location 90%

Safety 84%

Staff 89%

Value 81%

16 out of 20 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Hostel 1110

03 Oct 2015 100%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

big and spacious, cheap

would recommend this property

08 Aug 2015 97%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Nice Place with cute garden and Sofas outside. Very clean and just a few minutes away from the bus station.

would recommend this property

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