Castle Tam Hostel

Cien metros oeste Escuela de, la Franklin Roosevelt, San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2050

Overall Rating: 81

Welcome to Castle Tam. We're in the heart of lively, upscale San Pedro, only 400 meters from the University of Costa Rica and the student nightlife of Calle de la Amargura. Our newly renovated hostel is 10 minutes by bus from downtown San Jose and walking distance from San Pedro Mall, three supermarkets as well as many restaurants and bars. Book online and ask how you can get free laundry when you arrive.

Castle Tam Hostel has 14 rooms with a mixture of privates and dorms. We can easily change a private room into a dorm or the other way around based on guests' needs. Private rooms can be either a single queen bed or two twin beds, just tell us what you need ahead of time and we will do our best to accommodate you. All beds are metal and new so no annoying creaking from wood beds. Bed sheets and linen are provided and all bathrooms have 24 hour hot showers. Security lockers are also available.


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room


Rating Type
81 Overall
78 Atmosphere
81 Staff
82 Location
74 Cleanliness
80 Facilities
90 Safety
0 Fun
85 Value

Important Information

Our 14 rooms are a mix of dormitories and private rooms with WiFi all throughout the hostel. We have two full kitchens with plenty of fridge space for your food. If you don’t like to cook there is also front door delivery service from nearby restaurants. You can hang out with fellow travelers in the interior courtyard, watch students pass by on the outside terrace or if you just want to chill enjoy one of our two TV rooms. No laptop? No problem. We also have three Internet connected PCs so you can upload all of your photos from the beach. San Pedro is a safe, stylish neighborhood in San Jose so we enjoy taking our guests out for movie nights, skating, city walks and pub crawls on Calle de la Amargura. The University District is close enough to ensure there are always activities going on but with the hostel being a few blocks from the main highway you can also get a quiet night’s rest.