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“Out of town, but the price is right!” 4 of 5 stars
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In & Basic Hostel Lounge
200 m South and 75 m west of Spoon, Los Yoses | Fatima's church North side, San Jose 2045, Costa Rica   |  
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“Out of town, but the price is right!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Stayed here two times overnight and was quite happy with it. It was very clean, and in a safe neighborhood. Even the shared bathrooms were immaculate. The facilities are nice and comfortable, and the owners are hospitable, and breakfast is tasty. The owners will give you tons of advice and help you with pretty much anything you ask!

The only downside of this hostel is its location. While it's in a quiet, safe, great neighborhood and near a supermarket, it's at least a forty-minute walk from the center of San Jose and the bus station. Fortunately, it's only a $6.00 cab ride to the center of town if you need to get somewhere really early.

Room Tip: The Safari Room is great for a couple and is next to the shared bath!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Really stylish little hostel, very friendly staff, hot water, great (safe!) location - everything you could want for safe, budget accommodation in San Jose. Would return for definite. Thanks!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed at the in & basic hostel for two nights. We had a great stay, met some interesting people and got very good advice and help from the owners Karlis and Ron. The hostel is an oasis of friendliness and rest in the rowdy city of San Jose. It has a very nice common area, a proper kitchen and our room was clean (no bedbugs!). The bed wasn't very comfortable. The bathrooms were fine, could have been a little cleaner. I highly recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tulum, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Stayed there only for 2 nights but the value is the best we came across in San Jose. Located in a nice part of town (San Pedro) with walking distance to the centre, buses and daily shopping. The rooms are modern, themic and very nice (the cleanest in Central America! :), the breakfast was tasty and fulfilling - even if you're late and they make tasty homemade pizzas in the evening if you cant be bothered to leave the place. You can watch all the tv or movies you can muster and there's plenty of internet access for everyone. Upon leaving they were very helpful guiding us further. So all in all a big thank you to the people at In&Basic.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights over the new year. Hostel staff were super helpful - the airlines lost my bags and given that it was the new year holiday, it was impossible to contact them on the status of bag tracking. The hostel staff were extremely helpful in tracking the status of my bags while I was out exploring the city

Plus points:
Breakfast (pankcakes!) in the morning was nice, but only from 8-9am; this hostel attracts a fun crowd, it has a home like feeling and chilled atmosphere

Downsides:
- the beds and pillows are not great in quality, but it was otherwise comfortable and clean
- they will try to sell you slightly overpriced tours which you can probably do yourself (but they will try to dissuade you from doing so and push you towards taking their tours)

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

La mejor ubicación ( Los Yoses), zona comercial y residencial.
Un excelente punto para tomar Tours en el area del Valle Central.
Ambiente familiar y muy tranquilo.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011 via mobile


We arrived to san jose for the third time just to bring back the car that we ranted and arrived by coinsidense to this amazing hostel. it's new and modern designed,very clean and feels like home. the owners-Ron and Carlis- were very nice and helped us a lot with good advices that saved us money. The morning bannana pancakes were great. i would happily stayed more if i could. Adi

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about In & Basic Hostel Lounge

Address: 200 m South and 75 m west of Spoon, Los Yoses | Fatima's church North side, San Jose 2045, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 51 Specialty Lodging in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One hostel - One home - A different way of living in San Jose...with Israeli Owners!.. In&Basic is a beautiful custom made hostel, the Israeli owners have created an amazing experience in a suburb called "Los Yoses" they want to invite all the travelers to experience a one of a kind Family & Friends Hostel, we want you to see for yourselves a little bit of two small worlds that combine nature and a glamorous House. In&Basic has the doors open to create a new family everyday!..We want you to be part of our family!!!! We have a new restaurant - PIZZA, CALZONE, SHNIZEL and more. ... more   less 
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