Costa Rica Backpackers

AVENIDA 6 CALLE 21/23, San Jose, Costa Rica, .

Overall Rating: 87

A long-standing favorite, this hostel is the hub for travelers in Costa Rica. We offer a relaxing oasis amidst the busy streets of San Jose where you can meet people from all around the world. Brand new dormitories and double rooms.


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines


Rating Type
87 Overall
94 Atmosphere
89 Staff
78 Location
84 Cleanliness
86 Facilities
91 Safety
0 Fun
91 Value

Important Information

* Swimming pool * Biggest tropical garden in town * 2 Licensed bar & restaurant * Live music & Dj's * Free internet & Wi-Fi access * Free coffee & tea * Sunbathing decks * Music by the pool * Movies on big screen * Hot showers * Fresh linen * No curfew * 24hrs security * Bilingual staff * Tour desk Job opportunities send us you CV at [email protected] We are the original backpackers hostel in the country, opened in October 2001...The 2 owners have had years of backpacking experience in latin America and have a particular way of taking care of people, and making them feel welcome...We are Located in downtown San Jose nearby the national museum, banks, bars, and all the facilities you need * Dorm $13 ( a private locker for everybody) * Private Twin $32 * Private Double $32 LONELY PLANET 2008'S REVIEW This long-standing favorite is a place to stay with two faces. Party-people live it up in the main section of the hostel, while the vibe is more low-key in the guesthouse wing across the road. By day, all lounge in hammocks and chat around the pool in the manicured garden. The main draw here is the idyllic garden-set swimming pool, around which guests splash away the day, sunbathing and swapping travelling tales, while mellow tunes resonate. By night, guests flip-flop over from the pool to the bar/restaurant area for international cuisine, live music and salsa classes - or, on rainy days, movies on the big screen. Over the road, in the recently converted hundred-year-old guesthouse, the pace is a little slower, where folk make the most of the large double rooms and peaceful reading areas.