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Costa Rica Backpackers

Accommodation Type : Hostel

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

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Average Rating: 83%

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  Customer Review 

The tourman Justin is really nice. The tours we did were sooo cool. Thanks a lot for all your help, Justin!

  Emily M... 

I had such a great time at Costa Rica Backpackers! The employees there are SUPER friendly/accomodating and were willing to help me with everything that I needed. It is a true backpackers hostel, so its really straightforward to meet fellow travellers here. I would describe the overall atmosphere as relaxed, friendly, and social. They have a great hangout region around the pool with lots of hammocks and lounge areas for relaxing/taking a mid-day siesta. The place is also gorgeous with lots of tropical plants and even a restaurant and bar on site. (The bar runs great Happy Hour costs from 4-7! ) The restaurant had super tasty local dishes and others like curry and burgers and pasta. My favorite was the thai green curry. seriously Yummmmy! The dorm room I stayed in was only $12/night. The room was really clean along with the bed was comfortable. No complaints about the rooms. The bathrooms/showers were also super clean along with the shower had hot water! Actually the whole location looked really clean. It seemed like there were cleaning employees working around the clock to keep everything looking great. Overall, I had a GREAT stay at Cost Rica Backpackers. The room was great and affordable, employees were excellent, and I met a bunch of really cool people there. I will defintiely stay there again the next time I am in San Jose!

  Dino M... 

Very helpfull and friendly. A lot of space within the hostel.

  Bryan V... 

Everything! This place is &&PURA VIDA&&, fantastic location near the center, helpfull staff, Swiming pool ! Restaurant was awesome. Really like the nachos! mini bar by the garden with special presents every single night.

  Johana G... 

Very helpfull receptionist, cafe all of the day, nice pool and hamakas.

  Customer Review 

Sch&ones Hostel mit sehr gut ausgestatteter K&uche. Wir sind mitten in der Nacht abgereist und die Rezeption war besetzt und es wurde uns sogar ein g&unster Schuttlebus bestellt

  Customer Review 

I really enjoyed staying there. The hostel as well as the room were extremely clean as well as the beds comfy. the staff was helpful and friendly. the hostel was in a silent and safe location but a few blocks away from the city center but it&'s possibly to buy everything you need in the hostel. it was a lot of fun to spent the evenings there with the other guest. I definitively would recommend staying there.

  Kate H... 

The layout of the hostel was nice (tv room, hammocks within the garden), as was the swimming pool.

  Laurie P... 

L&'ambiance &etait super. C&'est relaxe et l&'hostel propose tout ce qu&'on a besoin, un restaurant super bon, une piscine, des hammacs, une salle commune pour la cuisine. De plus, l&'endroit est super s&ecuris&e et tr&es bien entretenue. Tout &etait disponible et &a porter de main. Je recommande cette hostel !

* Costa Rica Backpackers rated 4.44 out of 5 based on 9 customer reviews. Hostel reviews with a star rating are sourced from HostelBookers.
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You can cancel your reservation free of charge up to 2 days before your arrival. Costa Rica Backpackers provides :

   Free Linen

   Free Towel

   Free Luggage Room

Hostel Facilities


  Credit Cards Acceptedd

  Car Parking

  Self-Catering Facilitiesties

  No Curfew

  Currency Exchange

  Games Room

  Lockers In Dorms

  Lounge Area



  24 Hour Reception


  Safety Deposit

  24 Hour Hot Showers

  Swimming Pool

  Tours/Travel Desk

  Washing Machines

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