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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Excellent workers..very friendly..nice to talk to and very helpful..good shuttle service to airport..kitchen is disgustingly dirty though...sinks plugged...many dishes dirty all the time...cockroachesbin kitchen...very fun atmosphere...would be excellent hostel if kitchen was kept clean by staff...my impression was that the staff members stay out of kitchen area and let guests handle it but they dont even provide enough scrub pads...its... More 

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

Hi! Thank you for taking time to give us feedback about the things we need to improve. We have 4 cleaning ladies + a supervisor all day long in charge of the cleanness of the hostel. They are 24/7 checking all things out of place. The kitchen is the place they spend more time, the guests are constantly using it,... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I stayed in the backpackers for one night only as I had to catch a bus north early the next morning. I would have definatey stayed longer if I could have. I was having transport issues and had 3 options fall through on me even after being confirmed. Daniela at the tourism desk was AMAZING! She kept searching and didnt... More 

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Thank you so much for your great comments! We will let Daniela know your great words about her! We hope to have you here again! Thank you for your time! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Friendly staff, 24.hr desk, pool, nice common areas, big kitchen. It is right next to train tracks but the first train i heard was at 7.15am and I'm a light sleeper. Bathrooms were clean, restaurant available albeit a bit quiet

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Thank you for your comments! Hope you had a great time and see you soon! Pura vida! More 

Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

This place is a dead set joke...worst nights sleep...literally 10m away from a train line, which every train continuously blasts their horns as they travel right past the hostel. This goes all day from 5am. There are night roadworks fairly close by that will keep you up before the trains commence. No atmosphere in this place at all....and the walk... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Friendly, English-speaking staff, great pool and kitchen area, delicious on-site restaurant and of course - cervezas. Handy walk to town and ATM/grocery store. The on-site info center really made it easy to plan my trip around Costa Rica.

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights in June 2014. The staff were friendly and happy to help. The onsite tour office is useful for information about bus schedules etc. The rooms were clean, and there are lots of places to hang out. Downtown areas are walkable from the hostel and there are plenty of places to eat, ATMs and supermarkets... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We arrived in San Jose to find that they canceled our reservation and moved us across the street from our 4 person room to a six person room. We'd already paid, and got no refund. Rooms were clean and the garden was nice across the street, but pretty poor service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great atmosphere, lovely place to hang out and relax, and the food at the cafe behind the hostel is delicious! The only thing I would improve is the bathrooms/showers could be cleaner. I appreciated the friendly staff and access to lots of good information about Costa Rica.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hostel is NO.1 hostel I've been stay. 今迄に泊まったバックパッカーの中で1番よかった。 There is a big pool and big kitchen .  大きなプールと大きなキッチン、PCもテレビも、何でもある。 Great garden make you relax and happy. 広い庭でゆっくり休め、楽しい時間が過ごせる。 All of stuff are very kind and helpfull.  スタッフはとても親切で、ツアーデスクもある。 8 minutes walk from city center, not so far. 中心部から8分ほど。パナマへのバス停も近い。 Great value ! こんなに安く泊まれて、申し訳ないくらい!

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Evian-les-Bains, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Thanks to every body! I nice place and a good staff! I'll recommed that backpackers to people travelling in Costa Rica. On my own, i won't stay too many days in San Jose: Costa Rica has so many beautiful places to see!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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
  • 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: $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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