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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

I flew out from San Jose and I got there late at night and exhausted and the staff helped me get a bus to the airport and was overall super nice. I could have fell asleep on anything at this point but the beds were nice enough and everything was relatively clean.

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Costa Rica B, Gerente at Costa Rica Backpackers, responded to this review

Hola Ashley: Thank you very much for your comment. Pura Vida. More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Stayed here for over a week waiting for my flights out and by far the weirdest feeling hostel I've come across. The hostel has so much potential yet falls short for engaging the backpackers at night time and it kinda just feels like a hotel. Idk it couldve been because i had some french canadian guys smoking weed in the... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here twice. The first time in the mixed dorm which was fine. Some bed were a little bit wobbly. The second time we stayed in the all female dorm which was really good. It had a sort of own shower/badroom for the room with nice showers. Also the beds were better than the mixed dorm. Very good place... More 

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Costa Rica B, Gerente at Costa Rica Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Astrid: We appreciate your review. Hope to see you again. Best Regards. More 

Calgary
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Our taxi driver was nice enough to help us find a room for the night. They had so much extra room and it was such a fantastic little hostel. Too bad it was too cold outside to take a swim but it was a really nice hostel overall.

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Costa Rica B, Administrador at Costa Rica Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. Pura Vida More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Good clean well run place, plenty of cheap eats locally and onky a short walk into centre of San Jose. A 30 minute walk to carabinas and san carlos bus stations which is fine in the morning but more hassle during the day...

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Costa Rica B, Administrador at Costa Rica Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you soon. Best Regards. More 

Granada, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I have written nice reviews before but this place is seriously the friendliest with options. The food is excellent and the people who stay up late get to, but the sleepers are taken care of. It attracts artists and travelers of all types. I would recommend this place to my family and my friends.

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Costa Rica B, Administrador at Costa Rica Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us. Take care. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

When we went to Costa Rica we spent a lot of time in San Jose when we were coming and going around the country and we always stayed here the staff on the whole were lovely and helped us to plan our days in the city! The rooms/dorms were relitavly spacious but not massively clean and we had to collect... More 

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Costa Rica B, Administrador at Costa Rica Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Emily: Glad you had an excellent experience with the bar, restaurant and the hotel. We look forward to hosting you soon again. Best Regards. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice hostel, cozy, safe, calm (except for the buses and the train during the night). The only thing that we hated is the welcome. Because we didn't speak a lot of spanish, the responsible was cold and pricky. It's great for a one night stop, but it's not the place you would spend a lot of days.

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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for one night in a private room. The room didn't seem to be very clean. The bathroom was smelly all the time. And the kitchen was gross and so were the tables to sit on. The lobby with the pool is nice. And location of the hostel is also in my opinion not the very best... It's... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I have spent a lot of time in San Jose and understand that it is very challenging to find anything peaceful here; the city is LOUD (trains, dogs, car alarms, birds, dogs, etc) and it can be very hard to have a good nights sleep. There are also a lot of bad neighborhoods, crime and lack of outdoor space to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Banquet Room
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 

Additional Information about Costa Rica Backpackers

Address: Avenida 6, Calle 21/25 | De la iglesia Sagrado Corazon, 100 metros norte, 50 oeste., San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $13 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Costa Rica Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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