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

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Parking available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Avenida 6, between Calle 21 & 25, San José, San Jose, 10104

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNational Park6 min walk
  • Popular LocationMorazan Park13 min walk
  • Popular LocationMomentum Lindora Shopping Center34 min drive
  • AirportSan Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)42 min drive

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About this area

San José

Located in San José, Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel is in the city center and near a train station. Shoppers can check out Multiplaza Mall Escazu, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Morazan Park and Central Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at National Stadium of Costa Rica or Estadio Nacional.

What's nearby

  • National Park - 6 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 7 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 8 min walk
  • Morazan Park - 13 min walk
  • Momentum Lindora Shopping Center - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 5 min walk
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 42 min drive

About this property

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel

Hostel with business center, near National Park
An outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli, and a coffee shop/cafe are onsite. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel offers 31 accommodations with safes and ceiling fans. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. This San José hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Languages spoken

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/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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 5 per day)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 5 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate dining area
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Dining room


  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 5 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 28 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Self parking fee: USD 5 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is 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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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 58 out of 180 reviews
5 - Excellent 32%
Rating 4 - Good. 65 out of 180 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 21 out of 180 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 180 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 22 out of 180 reviews
1 - Terrible 12%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice Hostel, pretty big, cool pool, very easy to meet people, have a Kitchen Beds are uncomfortable
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Friendly guests, helpful staff. Great tours. Pool is very dirty looks nothing like the photo. New furniture is much needed inside the lobby.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Little worn out. Pool out of service.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022