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Costa Rica Backpackers

Avenida 6, calle 21/23 | De la iglesia Sagrado Corazon, 100 metros norte, 50 oeste., San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Miami, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed one night and it was relaxing. The room has one of the best views in Costa Rica and it was economic. I would love to go back and stay for a long time. The breakfast was good, and the fruits were great. Pura Vida.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great times at this very relaxing place. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Great people and good times. Their airport shuttle service was fairly priced and the driver was waiting for me as I exited the terminal. Super friendly (Francisco) and drive with him set the tone for a great stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hostel, the staff were very friendly and always happy to help. The common areas were good for relaxing. I stayed for one night after flying in and it was a good first stop in Costa Rica. There is a nice bar/restaurant where you can buy a packed breakfast if you're leaving early in the morning

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Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent workers..very friendly..nice to talk to and very helpful..good shuttle service to airport..kitchen is disgustingly dirty though...sinks plugged...many dishes dirty all the time...cockroachesbin kitchen...very fun atmosphere...would be excellent hostel if kitchen was kept clean by staff...my impression was that the staff members stay out of kitchen area and let guests handle it but they dont even provide enough scrub pads...its... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the backpackers for one night only as I had to catch a bus north early the next morning. I would have definatey stayed longer if I could have. I was having transport issues and had 3 options fall through on me even after being confirmed. Daniela at the tourism desk was AMAZING! She kept searching and didnt... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Friendly staff, 24.hr desk, pool, nice common areas, big kitchen. It is right next to train tracks but the first train i heard was at 7.15am and I'm a light sleeper. Bathrooms were clean, restaurant available albeit a bit quiet

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

This place is a dead set joke...worst nights sleep...literally 10m away from a train line, which every train continuously blasts their horns as they travel right past the hostel. This goes all day from 5am. There are night roadworks fairly close by that will keep you up before the trains commence. No atmosphere in this place at all....and the walk... More

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Friendly, English-speaking staff, great pool and kitchen area, delicious on-site restaurant and of course - cervezas. Handy walk to town and ATM/grocery store. The on-site info center really made it easy to plan my trip around Costa Rica.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights in June 2014. The staff were friendly and happy to help. The onsite tour office is useful for information about bus schedules etc. The rooms were clean, and there are lots of places to hang out. Downtown areas are walkable from the hostel and there are plenty of places to eat, ATMs and supermarkets... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We arrived in San Jose to find that they canceled our reservation and moved us across the street from our 4 person room to a six person room. We'd already paid, and got no refund. Rooms were clean and the garden was nice across the street, but pretty poor service.

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Address: Avenida 6, calle 21/23 | De la iglesia Sagrado Corazon, 100 metros norte, 50 oeste., San Jose, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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The #1 budget hostel and meeting spot for travelers in San Jose, Costa Rica and Lonely Planet readers’ favorite since 2001. We have excellent reviews from guide books and on internet. Come and meet people from all around the world in our little slice of paradise, swap stories, catch the sun in our tropical garden, swim in the pool and don`t miss the happy hour at the "BAR-PACKERS" at 5pm!ALL FREE - internet (7 computers), wifi, coffee & tea; kitchen facilities (save money cook for yourself), parking, storage.TOP FACILITIES - Biggest pool & garden in San Jose, sunbathing, cable tv, international phone calls, hot showers, laundry service, tour desk, 24-hr security. ... more   less 
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