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Hostel Maragato

Overview of Hostel Maragato

Hostel Maragato

2.0 star property
Central hostel in San José, connected to a shopping center
The price is $18
Price available on 1/27/2023

8.4/10 Very Good

13 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
Avenida Central, Calles 1 y 3, Antiguo Hotel Gran Via, San José

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Carmen
  • Sabana Park - 14 min drive
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 23 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 37 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 10 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 13 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 14 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Tenedor Argentino - 2 min walk
  • Azafran - 2 min walk
  • Delfines con Amor - 3 min walk
  • Q' Cafe - 3 min walk
  • El Patio - 3 min walk

About this property

Hostel Maragato

Located near a train station, Hostel Maragato is a great choice for a stay in San José. Other features include a fitness center and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and central location.


English, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 20.00 per stay)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Property amenities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Bicycle rentals


  • 1 building/tower
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 35.00 per person (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per night


  • Self parking costs USD 20.00 per stay


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

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Hostel Maragato San Jose
Maragato San Jose
Hostel Maragato San José
Hostel Maragato Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hostel Maragato Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San José

Frequently asked questions

Does Hostel Maragato offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hostel Maragato 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hostel Maragato?
As of Jan 26, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hostel Maragato on Jan 27, 2023 start from $18, excluding 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.
Are pets allowed at Hostel Maragato?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hostel Maragato?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 20.00 per stay.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hostel Maragato?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 35.00 per person roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostel Maragato?
You can check in starting at 1 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Hostel Maragato and nearby?
Maintain your daily exercise routine at the gym.
Are there restaurants at or near Hostel Maragato?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Q' Cafe (3-min walk), El Patio (3-min walk), and Choko (3-min walk).
Does Hostel Maragato have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Hostel Maragato like?
Hostel Maragato is in Carmen, a short 2-minute walk from National Theater and 3 minutes' walk from Central Park. Travelers say the area is central and ideal for skiing.



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Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very Good

Great for a central location
Really good place to stay if you want to be right in the middle of the city where the locals are. Even with the hustle and bustle of the area really quite hotel. I stayed in the hostel which is good for 1 or 2 nights. Was also allowed to check in early. Museums are really close to the hotel. As well as el mercado central.
David, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Great location, fantastic price. Nice little continental free breakfast. Overall great value
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The issue was that at no point in time I was given a heads up that there was a dog in the room. I told the “gentleman” who was at the front desk that day. I expressed to the clerk that it would have been nice of the Hostel staff to inform me or just any guest that there was a dog (Golden Retriever) in the room due to allergies or at least in giving one a choice to make a change of where to stay. He was rude and didn’t care one bit of what was expressed to him. Wouldn’t ever stay here again. Don’t recommended to anyone!
Mari, 6-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Definitely not for family vacation.
Room was adequate. Shower pressure was great, always had hot water. Elevator was small and broke down often, not good if you are out of shape. There were a lot of street vendors right outside the door. Next time I will probably choose a different place.
Stephan, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Location, location, location!
The rooms are pretty basic and there is quite a bit of noise from the street, but the location makes up for it. The National Theater is just around the corner, and it's on a pedestrian only shopping street with lots of entertainment.
Linda, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent location, in the middle of everything. Means you can walk eveywhere. Good sized rooms. Friendly staff. Highly recommend
1-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location is in pedestrial zone
Very kind and friendly staff, especially Luis
LE, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Sra. Viajando sola.
El personal super amable, el cuarto muy limpio, el problema que la regadera del baño estaba en pésimas condiciones (se tiraba el agua para todos lados menos hacia uno) desayuno bueno, ubicación buena (puro centro de la ciudad)lo único que no me gusto, fue que en la noche se pone mucha gente afuera del hotel y lo de la regadera. No es un hotel de lujo, es hostal, excelente para el precio y ubicación.
Yolanda, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jennifer E., 1-night trip
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