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Tranquilo Backpackers

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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible38%
Apr 24, 2015
“Great backpackers”
Jan 3, 2014
“Great backpacker's hostel”
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San Jose Downtown. 7th Street,, between 9th and 11th Avenue | Yellow House To The Right, San Jose, Costa Rica
9.6 miles to Juan Santamaria Intl Airport
49 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
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Reviewed April 24, 2015

loved my stay here, really cool people passing through, very good value and dig the free pancakes! the downstairs special room was also a nice feature. a good base for exploring san jose and the region in general

Date of stay: May 2014
Thank justanothersurfer
Reviewed January 3, 2014

I stayed at Tranquilo's back in 2009 on my first trip to Costa Rica. The service was pleasant and helpful, rooms were simple but clean, bathrooms had nice tile decor and showers were functional. Overall, it was great for the low price. Good location too....More

Date of stay: February 2013
Thank Lisita86
Reviewed February 5, 2013

It's cheap, the location is ok, you can meet all kinds of people there and the kitchen is useable. I lived in Costa Rica for one year and everytime I was in San José I stayed in the Tranquilo Backpackers. ok, there are some holes...More

Date of stay: March 2012
Thank Eva P
Reviewed August 8, 2012

i have been going there for a long time, in 10 years i have stayed 14 times, i went to other hostels, but i keep coming back to tranquilo, its friendly, clean and safe, free internet and breakfast, and very close to everything, and very...More

Date of stay: February 2012
Thank laurie b
Reviewed May 22, 2012

I was in Costa Rica for four months on two seperate trips during 2010 and 2011 and went to Tranquilo Backpackers every time I was in San Jose and had nothing but good experiences on my eight or so stays there. It was cheap, had...More

Date of stay: June 2011
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Number of rooms
20
Also Known As
Tranquilo Backpackers Costa Rica/San Jose
Location
Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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"I've only stayed in dorm rooms, but there are many so it's possible to get one with just 1 or 2..."
Lisita86
Jan 3, 2014
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"Don't book the dorms! Take a private room!"
EvaP367
Feb 5, 2013
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"Anything not facing the back yard."
Monolov
Feb 4, 2012
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"our private room for 2 people was a basic room with bunk bed. no other furniture besides a small bedside..."
yvonnem491
Dec 6, 2011
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