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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 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013
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Monument, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We were only there for one night, but got a pretty good feeling of the place. Its not that close to anything, but taxi's are CHEAP around town. I think one way from the cocacola bus station was 2000 colones (approx $4). The reception hosts were friendly and spoke english; gave us all the pertinent information and offered us a... More 

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Hello! We are very glad you liked our hostel! Thank you for letting us know which things we must improve to be better! Please remember we are about 10 minutes walking from downtown. More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Really enjoyed staying here. Our university group used CRB as a hub in San Jose between trips out to both coasts, La Fortuna, etc. No complaints about the place. Our group particularly liked the chance to meet travelers from around the world and hang out at the bar after a long day of travel.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

we stayed in this hostel for two nights in May. The private room was basic but what we really loved was the pool and bar area. The Irish bar man Darragh was a pleasure to talk to and amused us with his story telling and his great cocktail skills. My mojito and cosmopolitan were both delish. We will definetly be... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

It is a great Hostel: Clean, Pool, Restaurant, TV Room, Bar, short all you need. It was like a little oasis in the middle of the City. Also the guys from the trip planning were very helpful. Thats why it is a shame that all these good impressions were ruined by this blond reception guy. When I wanted to check... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

One of the peculiar aspects of the Costa Rica Backpackers is that it is clearly designed to be a party hostel: there is a large bar and restaurant attached, a second bar near a large, outdoor kitchen, and a large backyard with lots of tables for socializing. It was strange, therefore, how subdued the atmosphere was; the restaurant and bar... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I stopped here three times. When I first arrived, passing through, and on my way home. I met some awesome folks a few whom I traveled with to Panama, shared a ride, or ended up meeting in a different location. The staff was awesome, very helpful when planning activities, giving directions, and also chill to hang out with. The showers... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I enjoyed my stay there. The location is good, it is a nice walk to the center of the town. The taxi driver wanted to take us somewhere else and kept telling us that the place is full. This hostel does not pay commission to the taxi drivers so you really have to insist.

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Bucharest, Romania
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21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

That's probably the most advertised hostel in Central America! Which was a good thing, as it saved us hours of searching for cheap accommodation in a safe neighbourhood. The dorms are fine, we didn't hear any bothering noise - except maybe for the train, yeah, you'll get used to it before you leave :) I don't know how useful the... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I stayed in an 8-bed dorm with some friends just before we started work on a summer program. Overall, it's an average hostel. The kitchen was clean, the bathrooms had hot water, and there was even a pool and I believe free computers and internet. The atmosphere was good, as well as the staff. The only downside is the sound... More 

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Granada, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

After the demise of Tranquilo backpackers this is the cheapest i have found in SJ. Dorms are OK, also stayed in private rooms which are OK, great to have a bar resteraunt right next door for food which i understand is open 24 hrs. Big kitchen, staff VERY helpfull and friendly especially the guy there on the 22nd Jan during... 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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