Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
10 bedrooms, in-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel

2.0 star property
Hostel with outdoor pool, near National Park

7.4/10 Good

180 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
The price is $14
Price available on 7/8/2022
Avenida 6, between Calle 21 & 25, San José, San Jose, 10104
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Pool bar
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
For families
  • 10 bedrooms
  • Separate dining area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of San José
  • National Park - 6 min walk
  • Morazan Park - 13 min walk
  • Plaza de la Cultura - 14 min walk
  • Central Park - 15 min walk
  • San Pedro Mall - 19 min walk
  • Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital - 2 min drive
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 4 min drive
  • Jade Museum - 5 min drive
  • Parque Espana - 5 min drive
  • San Jose Cathedral - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 32 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 42 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)

About this property

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel

Putting you in a great location within a 15-minute walk of Morazan Park and Central Park, 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 travelers say good things about the bar and nice bathrooms.

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/140°F or hotter
Follows 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 sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


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


  • Onsite self parking (USD 5 per day)
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free daily reception
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Business center
  • 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
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • 10 bedrooms

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (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)


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • 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 sanitizer.

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 does not have elevators.

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
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Property conditions & facilities



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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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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8/10 Very Good

Katie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Friendly guests, helpful staff. Great tours. Pool is very dirty looks nothing like the photo. New furniture is much needed inside the lobby.
Joseph, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Little worn out. Pool out of service.
Carlos, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect for what I needed!
Brad, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Jacob, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kim, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best for solo or friend travel
Loved it ! This was my first time in a hostel , as usually I have to many things to stay at one , however it was perfect , there was access to a pool & I met 3 friends !
Dinique, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

NILSA, 1-night trip
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