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Costa Rica Backpackers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Avenida 6, Calle 21/25 | De la iglesia Sagrado Corazon, 100 metros norte, 50 oeste., San Jose, Costa Rica
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed in the dorms here for three nights as I travelled through Costa Rica. This place is huge! it´s got tons of amenities including a pool, a large kitchen, public computers, 2 bars and a resturant. The kitchen is great, there is room for several groups to cook at the same time, and is quite well stocked. The staff... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my trip in Costa Rica I returned multiple times to San José and with one exception (when it was sold out), I always stayed in Costa Rica Backpackers. The hostel is great and offers all you can wish for as a traveler. The common area is large and the kitchen also, there is a nice travel agent in the... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This hostel is actually beautiful. Has a large pool, great bathrooms and showers, a nice restaurant and multiple hangout spots and a large bar and kitchen which doesnt force You to eat at the restaurant. However, this hostel is way too massive to control the people that come in and out. There is maps on the walls because it is... More 

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CRBackpackers, Manager at Costa Rica Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello! We do have camera system all around the hostel. It´s really weird that you write those comments because several times customers have asked for those even to track items they just don't know where they put. Of course we have used them also when robbery. We have lots of beautiful areas in the hostel which you won't get in... More 

Granada, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This little hostel offers a perfect budget option for San José. The beds might not be the most comfortable ever but the location is pretty good and the facilities (pool, kitchen, sofas to chill out,...) were great! the people working there were extremely nice and helped us getting a rental car and were super flexible with our reservations (I was... More 

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CRBackpackers, Manager at Costa Rica Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your comments! We are happy you enjoyed the restaurant! We are really sorry about what happened at the restaurant, we will get on it right away! We have more staff when there are groups so that is not a excuse. Sorry for that! Hope you enjoyed your visit! More 

Plano, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This hostel is centrally located in San José which is good and bad. The good is that you can walk everywhere you need to go and all modes of transportation excluding the airport are near by. The bad is that since it is so centrally located, traffic is a nightmare when you're trying to get back to the hostel after... More 

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CRBackpackers, Manager at Costa Rica Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your time! We are glad you liked it, we know there is a lot to improve! We have a storage room for free where you can save everything else you want to be safe but doesn´t fit in the lockers. Thank you so much and hope to see you again! More 

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6 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stayed the first night in Costa Rica in this hostel. It should be cleaner. It has a nice garden and pool but the water was quite dirty. The bathroom were really old and not in a so good condition. The staff was helpful and they organized a good transfer from the airport and the day we depart they gave... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have stayed here several times while on route through San Jose to somewhere in Costa Rica. It suits the perpose perfectly. The rooms are basic but clean and the atmosphere around the pool and bar is great. There is an info desk with everything you need to know about what to do and how to get around Costa Rica.... More 

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CRBackpackers, Manager at Costa Rica Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments! We are working everyday to make the hostel better! More 

Paris, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I read mixed reviews about this place, however took the chance on the basis that I was travelling alone and would probably meet soem people. Two major disapointing factors about this place: Firstly, it's located on the train track that runs through the centre of San Jose - as the train also runs on the road every commuter and transportation... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have been there in two times and it´s a good place to enjoy with friends and the staff are excellent persons and friendly. It´s placed near the dowtown and you can go by walking, the weather is tropical except in early in the morning that it´s cold but nice weather.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The staff were very friendly, and the hostel was clean. There was nothing wrong with the food in the attached restaurant, although the atmosphere was pretty bleak. When we first walked in, we mistakenly thought it was closed. Our private room was in the basement so there where no outside windows, however there was a window into the hallway. That,... More 

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Address: Avenida 6, Calle 21/25 | 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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Hotel Class:2 star — Costa Rica Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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