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Costa Rica Backpackers

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Avenida 6, Calle 21/25 | De la iglesia Sagrado Corazon, 100 metros norte, 50 oeste., San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This was our first night in Costa Rica before heading off to other adventures - lovely hostel and a great home base. I couldn't imagine staying here for more than a couple of nights though. The pool is great, customer service great, fabulous location, fast internet. Bring a pair of earplugs & you'll have a great night's sleep. Walking the... More 

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Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I have been all over Costa Rica work in coffee, which doesn't bring me anywhere near the beach or pools. I was passing through San Jose before catching a bus early in the morning and made the decision to stay at Backpackers rather last minute. When I walked in and saw the pool it was like manna in the wilderness.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed here for four days at the beginning of my long stay in CR. It was very good for me because I am a chef and to have a really good big kitchen was fine to me. The staff here was great and I thought it was a clean place. I stayed in the dorm room by the front... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Stayed at the end of my Costa Rican adventure in December and it was easily the best hostel I experienced during my whole journey in Costa Rica. Other travellers that I met recommended me this place and I just have to say that they were absolutely right! Good and safe location (do not choose downtown hostels, it's too dangerous), close... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Stayed twice in Costa Rica backpackers and its an ok hostel. They have heaps of rooms so turning up early in the day you're almost guaranteed to get a bed. They have a big, well equipped kitchen for cooking your own food and large grounds with heaps of places for lounging around. The attached bar/restaurant has come cheap-ish food on... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Nice place but price was pretty steep for a hostel. Three of us paid $65 for a room with bathroom. We were tired and needed a place to stay and really wanted to get some sun so we opted to stay because of the pool. The water was too cold to enjoy so we just enjoyed the pool from outside.... More 

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

Hello dear customers, Costa Rica Backpackers only charges $32 for a double, this comment is inappropriate, we encourage tripadviser to ckeck people commenting on accommations if they are true customers. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We have stayed here first one night and they were helpful with booking a trip for the next day. When we came back to this hostel we wanted to stay two nights and the reception told us we could only book for one night and if we wanted to stay another night we have to go to the reception the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This hostel is fine, nothing special but nothing wrong with it either. I stayed in a private room in the basement which was really spacious. It looked like it was the only room in the basement with a window to the outside. I'm not 100% sure about this though. It was comfortable and had a double and a single bed... More 

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We stayed here in a double private room for two nights in mid-november and liked it. The place has a real big kitchen with all you might need, so you can cook if you don'y fancy eating outside. I'd love to so that if we didn't just have two nights. The beds are not comfy at all, but you can... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

I arrived in San Jose after dark so pretty much just wanted to get behind closed doors! My driver couldn't find the hostel I was after so we ended up here. The staff are ok but not very friendly. It seems like a chore when you ask them anything. This applies for reception, bar and restaurant. I was in a... More 

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