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TripOn Open House

Calle 39,Barrio Escalante 400N 100E Del CTRO Cultural Norte Americano, San Jose 11501 Costa Rica
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#1 of 121 Specialty lodging in San Jose
TripOn Open House is located 5 minutes' walk from malls, restaurants, bars, theaters and within 10 meters from a park. San Jose Central Park is 10 minutes walk away. It features free WiFi and free breakfast. The rooms are clean and the beds are quite comfortable using real sleeping mattress. The bathrooms are private or shared with free toiletries and shower. There is an open kitchen where you can cook your own meals and store your food and the snack bar is available for all guests at TripOn Open House Hostel. Nightlife, Restaurants, ATM, Mall are 400 meters away for alternate options. TripOn Open House Hostel is located in one of the safest areas in San Jose - the current president is living just 50 meters away. Juan Santamaria International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.​
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Shuttle bus service
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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78Somewhat walkable
Grade: 78 out of 100
39Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
223Reviews8Q+A16Room tips


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Te-Aorangi Smith wrote a review Jan 2020
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The best things about this place is affordability. I was a solo female backpacker and TripOn was a convenient, affordable base for me with everything I needed. The breakfasts were tasty (so much fresh fruit) and the coffee, the wifi exceeded my expectations, there's a lot of comfortable chill out spaces and the curtains around each bed in the bunks which gives a decent amount of privacy. I got in not long after Breakfast (after 30 hours of air ports/ planes) and the staff had me booked in and in my bed within like 10 mins of me arriving. And the cooking facilities were decent enough that I could cook lunches/dinners for the week and make my trip that much more affordable (Costa Rica restaurants are expensive). Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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YenB1212 wrote a review Dec 2019
Tournai, Belgium2 contributions
Our worst experience! we had a look at the cheapest hostel on booking (only 7dollars). We decided to go there directly. We had a bad reception, the girl at the reception was not very nice. When paying, she asks us double what we saw on booking! we explain to her by showing her on booking and she looks up and answers us that it is only if we book in advance. we explain that for half the price, we can directly book on booking. And makes us understand that it is not possible ... the owner intervenes and explains that it is not very correct what we want to do. we therefore ask him to make a commercial gesture to pay him live and not via booking. After a lot of blah, we understand that he will not do anything and therefore decide to book via booking. The owner vexed contact booking and canceled our reservation !!! So we left the place under the mocking look of the lady at the reception.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: I advise you to go to the hostel which is 300m from this one next to a delicious Mexican restaurant.
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Solo Traveller wrote a review Nov 2019
Revelstoke757 contributions113 helpful votes
Located in a quiet, safe and strategically accessible neighbourhood. Friendly service, nice breakfast spread and priced accordingly. Do not expect a 5 star resort, but rather a cheap and comfortable place to stay on a budget.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Victor G wrote a review Nov 2019
10 contributions2 helpful votes
I consider it is a good hotel for backpackers and for short stays, with comfortable living and entertainment spaces, it has many spaces close to the hotel in a city that is pure life (pura vida) and pleasant and friendly people.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: There are rooms to share and individual, I consider better the common rooms if you want to share...
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Paul M wrote a review Jun 2019
Bogota, Colombia13 contributions
The hostel was great value. Excellent buffet breakfast with a great choice. Considering how expensive Costa Rica is this is great place to stay when you arrive in San Jose. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Helping with the details of where to get the buses for destinations. Also it is situated in a good safe area in San Jose. I liked the communal areas where you could meet other backpackers which is the essence of a good hostel. The kitchen area was spacious and well equipped. The dorm rooms were spacious and clean I felt the bathroom/shower could have been much cleaner. The shower rooms near the 6 bed dorm and the 10 bed dorm were in need of repair as the other shower rooms were in better quality. Just because you chose cheaper rooms to sleep in shouldn't mean that there is poorer quality shower/bathroom to use.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
$12 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
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Frequently Asked Questions about TripOn Open House
Which popular attractions are close to TripOn Open House?
Nearby attractions include Cassa Duo (0.2 miles) and Wine Art (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at TripOn Open House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at TripOn Open House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at TripOn Open House?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to TripOn Open House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mantras Veggie Cafe and Tea House, Arbol de Seda, and L'ancora da Ciro & Tony.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at TripOn Open House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to TripOn Open House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (1.2 miles), Ruinas de Ujarras (1.4 miles), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (1.3 miles).