I stayed at Costa Rica Backpackers two times, and it was fine both times. The food was not great at all, but there is a kitchen so you could cook too. Most people I met there were just traveling through, just like I was. It's a fine place to stay as you pretty much have to stop in San Jose if you're heading to Panama or Nicaragua. The pool is quite small and did not look very inviting. The dorms were small with 4 beds in it. The bar was nice to hang out at night, and there are lots of hammocks to lay in as well. They have a weird policy that when you check out you must give them the receipt they handed you at check-in. This was stressful to us as we couldn't find it and didn't understand this policy.
They offer travel advice and sat down with my friend and I as we tried to plan our bus route to Nicaragua. They're extremely helpful and will give great suggestions and make calls to arrange things for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Costa Rica Backpackers Hotel San Jose
- Costa Rica Backpackers San Jose