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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed the first night in Costa Rica in this hostel. It should be cleaner. It has a nice garden and pool but the water was quite dirty. The bathroom were really old and not in a so good condition. The staff was helpful and they organized a good transfer from the airport and the day we depart they gave... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here several times while on route through San Jose to somewhere in Costa Rica. It suits the perpose perfectly. The rooms are basic but clean and the atmosphere around the pool and bar is great. There is an info desk with everything you need to know about what to do and how to get around Costa Rica.... More 

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Thank you so much for your comments! We are working everyday to make the hostel better! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I read mixed reviews about this place, however took the chance on the basis that I was travelling alone and would probably meet soem people. Two major disapointing factors about this place: Firstly, it's located on the train track that runs through the centre of San Jose - as the train also runs on the road every commuter and transportation... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have been there in two times and it´s a good place to enjoy with friends and the staff are excellent persons and friendly. It´s placed near the dowtown and you can go by walking, the weather is tropical except in early in the morning that it´s cold but nice weather.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

The staff were very friendly, and the hostel was clean. There was nothing wrong with the food in the attached restaurant, although the atmosphere was pretty bleak. When we first walked in, we mistakenly thought it was closed. Our private room was in the basement so there where no outside windows, however there was a window into the hallway. That,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Stayed there at the beginning of my tour. The staff is very friendly and helpful they helped me a lot to find all the right directions to my destinations. There is a good restaurant inside with reasonable prices, a bar and swimming pool. I have stayed in a dorm which was nice but the toilet was a little dirty and... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stayed here at the beginning of our trip, came back again in the middle, and will likely be back before our trip is over! We stayed in a dorm the first time, which was okay, the downstairs bathrooms aren't very nice. The second time around we stayed in a private room -- if you're travelling with someone else or can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Stayed there two nights in low season had an awesome time , all the staff were extreamly friendly we were played cards in the little bar at the back and one of the guys who was on his day off came in to chat with his friends he ended up bring us all on a great night out all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The people that work here know about a ton of exciting things for you to do and see on your trip. Not only are they very helpful and patient when giving direction or helping plan activities, and they even provide day or over-night trips planned and handled by them! Would defiantly stay here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

The staff is really great - nice and helpful, but the hostel himself is totally regular - I stayed in 4 beds dorms, and there was only one electrical outlet for the whole room. Bathroom is fine, nothing specail, wifi is working fine but not everywhere.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $14 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Costa Rica Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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