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Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2020
Hyatt Place San José/Pinares
Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2020
Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
Reviewed on Jun. 4, 2020
What Is a Hostel?
If you're in the market for an affordable place to stay in San Jose, one of the 38 hostels here might be a great choice for you. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:
- Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
- Low prices
- A social setting
Hostels are a great way to stay in San Jose for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for going out. You can check out cultural highlights like the museums in this destination, or enjoy the local tours and other activities.
Hostels in San Jose
Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the highest reviews from our guests and might be a good place to look first:
Fauna Luxury Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant.
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as an outdoor pool. Rooms come with showers.
Selina San Jose - Located within a 10-minute walk of National Theater and Gold Museum (Museo de Oro). You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as tour/ticket assistance. You'll find showers in all rooms.
Hostel del Paseo - Located within a 20-minute walk of Museum of Costa Rican Art and Gold Museum (Museo de Oro). Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and TV in a common area. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers.
Hostel Casa Colon - Located within a 20-minute walk of Museum of Costa Rican Art and Gold Museum (Museo de Oro). You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant. Rooms come with free toiletries.
When Is the Best Time to Visit San Jose?
The weather can be a big factor when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats about the local climate:
- The hottest months are typically April and May, while January and February are the coldest months
- January-March: Daytime temperatures average 83° F and nighttime temperatures average 61° F
- April-June: 84° F is the daytime average and 64° F is the nighttime average
- July-September: Daytime averages are around 81° F and nighttime averages are around 63° F
- October-December: The average temperatures are 80° F during the day and 62° F at night
- Average rainfall is 72.76 inches in a year
What Can I Do in San Jose?
Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might appreciate these places:Top Sights
- National Theater
- Gold Museum (Museo de Oro)
- Jade Museum
- Parque Nacional
- La Paz Waterfall Gardens
- Morazan Park
- National Center of Art and Culture
- National Museum of Costa Rica
- Museum of Costa Rican Art
Generally, San Jose is known for its:
- Bird watching
How to Get to San Jose and Around the Area
You can search for flights to the nearest airport in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 4.4 mi (7.1 km) away from the city center. An alternative is San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), located 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away. When you're out and about, you may want to use public transit during your trip. To explore more of the surrounding area, take a train from San Jose Pacific Station, San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station, or San Jose Viquez Square Station.