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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 See on map
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Free Wifi
Pool
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
2 Star accommodation
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Costa Rica Backpackers is the first hostel in the country. We are independent and locally run, and as such ou will get the personal touch not found in big chain hostels. We opened our doors in 2001, and have More been the number one meeting spot in the capital ever since. Come and hang out with travelers from all over the world! Swaying palms, smooth tunes, free breakfast, kitchen facilities, WiFi, swinging hammocks, that's the Costa Rica Backpackers way! Think global, stay local Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Number of rooms
50
Price range
$11 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Costa Rica Backpackers Hotel San Jose
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Costa Rica Backpackers San Jose
Location
Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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We cannot recommend this hostel. We had a double room located in the cellar with a window to the floor, no natural light. There was not much space and bathrooms outside. The cleanliness of the room as well as the bathroom is more than expandable. As we arrived late and did not wa
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It has terrible lighting, mattresses should be on a bonfire. Rooms are damp and downstairs bathrooms and toilets should be condemned. A breakfast of 3 pancakes with some sugary solution on them is breakfast. It is not that close to the center of San Jose. The wifi is a joke. cons
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We moved from Pangea hostel to Costa Rica Backpackers and we were so glad we did. The outdoor area is really lovely, with day beds and hammocks around the swimming pool and lots of greenery. The staff were all very helpful, especially the lady with light blonde hair who looked af
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The staff was friendly, and the first floor looks like your typical backpacker place, nothing special but not unpleasant. Descend down the steps into the basement labyrinth where most of the rooms are located, and you feel like you’re entering a third world hospital or mental ins
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I had a private room to myself and it was worth it. Friendly staff and visitors. Located near a cafe, parks, and a general good location. The police did show up across the street and padded some guys down. When I arrived, I wasn’t sure if the people outside the hotel were LA Mexi
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The room wasn't musty, but the mosquitos did visit regularly.
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How is the best way to get to the hostel from San Jose airport? Is there a shuttle or bus?
Hi! We have airport shuttle from the airport for $24, the cheapest in town! There is also a public bus you can take right on the sidewalk (outside the airport) The bus has this sign: T.U.A.S.A / Alajuela - San José. They charge about $1. Then once you get to San José, you have to take a taxi from the station to the hostel that will charge about $5 (10 - 15 minutes away) Or we also have free pick up from the stations in San José, you just have to call 2221 6191 in advance so the driver can be there on time to pick you up. Best regards, CR Backpackers
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Buen día, tengo planeado hospedarme en familia en Costa Rica Backpackers en habitaciones privadas, estas comparten baño? que tan alejado esta el baño?
Devons nous apporter nos sacs de couchage dans les auberges de jeunesses? Merci
"Avoid downstairs, filthy. Bunk beds slightly better but rooms are hot. No fans."
"quieter rooms are at the back of the property"
"Private rooms are really good"
"Avoid at all costs"
"Try to get one that is not in the basement."
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