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Hostel Urbano

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In front of the Kennedy Park, San Jose 645-7050, Costa Rica
Hostel Urbano
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Hostel 3 times during our trip to Costa Rica. The hostel itself is great, clean with everything you might need from a hostel - the beds were by far the comfiest we slept on! What made it was the staff though who went above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and offer tips, advice and support.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about the wonderful staff and clientele that find their way to this hostel, which is located in the safe/tranquilo environment of San Pedro. I stayed in a private room for three nights at Hostel Urbano. With no real plans for my time in the heart of Costa Rica I was elated to venture out to Volcan... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Clean, cosy, safe, quiet, practical, good service! The dorms with bunkbeds are spacious, big safetyboxes underneath and sockets close by. The bathrooms and kitchen are clean, the common areas are spacious and cosy and it´s quiet. The staff can help you with most things!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My sister and I stayed at Urbano for a night on our way to Puerto Viejo. We got off to a terrible start when I accidentally gave our taxi driver a 20,000 colons bill instead of 2000. We realized at the reception where Claudia was there to receive us and she quickly went out to try to locate the driver... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Beautiful hostel, and grounds. The staff are some of the best I've ever come across. Good pool table. Did I mention this place was clean? The location is good not great. Very quiet, and that's not a complaint, but maybe I would want a little more action if I stayed longer. I would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

this is a cool hostel woth pretty pool table. Clean rooms, nice backyard, and inspiring quotes over the walls. I like it, need to go back there. Quiet, not too much party and private room are the best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My wife and I stayed a Hostel Urbano for one night whilst we transited through San Jose. The hostel impressed. The staff on arrival showed us around. There was a good communal space with TV and good wifi. The garden was a tranquil space with several chairs and tables for people to sit out in the sun. There was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

In total we spent six nights in Hostel Urbano and only made positive experiences. The room was very clean and also the bathrooms and the kitchen inspite of the many guests staying in the hostel at the same time. Breakfast with pancakes, fruits and coffee was a yummy start for the day. A spacious garden with hammocks, a living room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This place was awesome. we only stayed for 1 night on route to onward travel to Managua but our stay here was great. The location was nice - we were able to walk to places nearby for dinner as well as a large grocery store. The guy who was working the desk was awesome - very funny and heldpful. The... More 

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Boruca, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I will be staying at this hostel every time I find myself in San Jose. The people so work there are, hands down, the best in the business. Twice during my stay I dozed off on the couch in the common room, and both times Juan covered me up with a blanket and tip toed away. I see many have... More 

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