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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely owners, big kitchen, lovely breakfast and super clean bathroom! Dorm was a bit small and it would've been great to chill in the lounge with a beer (not just the dinning area) ...would probably boost the atmosphere a bit too. All in all a nice spot to stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

Paula is the most helpful woman I have met in Central America for the last 6 weeks. Lovely clean rooms, great location and fab breakfast. Very secure. Supermarket is close and there is also a shopping mall nearby.

Thank Popedaisy
1 review
Reviewed June 18, 2016

the place is Great. the staff is top like attention. first time give me a breakfast of this quality in a Hostel and for that price. when back to costa rica I will be back to the hostel thanks Paul and Erika

Thank Kaiser I
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Thnaks a lot for such a nice words and review! Will be a pleasure to help you and be your home in Costa Rica again and again! XOXO Paura Vida! Paula and Erika! More 

1 review
Reviewed June 9, 2016

First of all this is the cleanest and safest hostel that i have been in San Jose! There is 2 nice bathrooms, lounge area thats is amazing with comfy sofas! loved to be there laying over the sofas and listening the birds that arrives to the garden, seen the cats playing (lm in love with Pepe!), great different breakfast every... More 

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for such nice words and encouragement to me and my staff! We are delighted to serve! Always welcome and Pura Vida! XOXO Paula More 

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60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I have just been staying at In & Basic Hostel. This hostel is situated in a great area, 5 minutes walk to a mall which has all conveniences, and about 10 mins walk to a supermarket which has a good range of food. Also only 20 mins walk into San Jose. Paula and Erika where a great hosts and couldn't... More 

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for this amazing and well described comment about myself and Erika! Yes we are really proud on what we do every day and also about our Hostel and the way that we attend people..is our great pleasure! Hope to see you around once again! All the best and Pura Vida! XOXO Paula More 

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here after a week in very basic accommodation. The hostel seemed like luxury to us! The room was very comfortable and the shared bathroom was clean. The water was cold but we were used to that! We slept really well here, although there was a strange noise intermittently through the night which sounded a bit... More 

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

My dear customers: the hot water upstairs works in a clock or schedule, my apologies that it wasn't hot enough; we will fix that! and yes was a hair dryer from another customer... ladies! (shower and dry their hair) Thank you for such amazing words! More 

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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We changed our nights from two to three nights, for that we got a better room. Namely with a private bathroom. (We booked a room with a shared bathroom). So that was very nice! The rooms are very clean, so that's definitely a pro. The staff is friendly. I would definitely recommend you this neighborhood. It's a safe neighbourhood and... More 

Thank Lianne V
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Guests The Wifi is settled on purpose just in the common areas so you can get the chance to meet other fellow travelers and exchange information and tips..that's the idea; the same as communal TV set or public laptops..are just in the hand of everybody to enjoy! We do gratefully open the gate every time is necessary without complaint... More 

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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

The woman who was running the hostel was too amazing for words. We got in late and had to leave extra early and she was so accommodating to us despite being a pain to her. I can't explain how wonderful she is. The location was close to everything yet so quiet in an adorable area. The rooms were great, bathrooms... More 

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Never will be and might be uncomfortable for me to attend my customers; will be always a pleasure!!! My home is open to all travellers that sometimes plans are a little "extra# to work on...but was perfect!! Loved to help you!! Hope that you come back any time soon!! All the best and safe travels! XO Paula More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 24, 2016

After getting lost in the public transpo system in San Jose, I was extremely exhausted from the day. Paula was so helpful in helping me get my bearings and every step of the way to ensure my girlfriend who was flying in later that night would make it in without issue. She even stayed up way past the hour to... More 

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Dear customer! Was a great pleasure to help you out and also serve you! All the best during your travels! XOXO Paula More 

2 reviews
Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Comfortable, incredibly knowledgeable &helpful ladies in regards to navigating Costa Rica and a fairly inconsistent breakfast. Rather overpriced, there are cheaper options with the same offerings. This is a place to sleep and leave, there is only relaxing here, a place to read. No fun to be had here. But with comfortable bed's, warm showers and a hearty and healthy... More 

Thank Hamish C
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

My dearest Hamish: We already answered your "price inquieres" for the private room/shared bathroom via Hostelworld. There is a HUGE advantage once that you prepaid a room; you keep a space without paying a lot of money and you ensure a SALE price for the low season. But; once that you make the reservation by phone or just show up... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One hostel - One home - A different way of living in San Jose...In&Basic is a beautiful custom made hostel, the 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!!!! ... more   less 

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 10511, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $12 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“talk with paula or erika”
 of 5 bubbles kaiseri2016, Jun 18, 2016 | Read review
“i satyed in Pop and Classic, very good dorms!”
 of 5 bubbles elviraniderer, Jun 9, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were good. The one I stayed in up the first flight of stairs on the right had its own bathroom though, which I liked.”
 of 5 bubbles 336zackb, Mar 10, 2015 | Read review
“Try and get one of the rooms upstairs. The one with the shelves”
 of 5 bubbles albertf538, Mar 9, 2015 | Read review
“If you are with friends, choose dorm. There are private rooms for couples.”
 of 5 bubbles MaxLainez, Nov 2, 2014 | Read review
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