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Av 15 Calle 39 De La Embajada De Colombia, 200mts Al Oeste, 200mts Al Norte, Del Ctro Cultural Norte Americano, San Jose 00001 Costa Rica
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#1 of 125 Specialty lodging in San Jose
Location
3.9
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.6
Value
4.6
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
Billiards
Shuttle bus service
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Grade: 78 out of 100
50Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Flitz8-A foodie travels wrote a review Jan 2021
Athens, Greece2844 contributions418 helpful votes
Staff friendly and welcoming and help you out , it's safe place and area, restaurants and grocery is nearby, good if you need a place to stay in San Jose, breakfast ask for it as not always visible otherwise good
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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IGC_Int wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom80 contributions67 helpful votes
I arrived here as the only guest in the hostel, so that did impact my experience/view of the place. My bed was comfortable and clean which is what i needed after a 13hr flight. The staff were friendly and helpful. However clearly during less busy times, the services take a break here. the kitchen and bathrooms looked like they hadnt been cleaned in weeks, there was no breakfast on offer as suggested. and im a dog lover, but not sure of the merits of having a dog that's terrified of people free roaming the building. fine for a night, maybe better during busier times.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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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
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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
Nosara, Costa Rica777 contributions146 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
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Victor G wrote a review Nov 2019
10 contributions3 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
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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, Colombia12 contributions12 helpful votes
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
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Marita wrote a review Apr 2019
Reykjavik, Iceland23 contributions2 helpful votes
Great hostel in a nice area of San Jose. Stayed in a dorm and every bed has a lamp, charging point and a curtain which was great. Common area is nice and the complementary breakfast is by far the best I've seen in any hostel. The hostel is also in walking distance to a large shopping center, the university, museums and the city center.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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TREAD the Globe wrote a review Feb 2019
Telford, United Kingdom25 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I, arrived late at night and the staff were great - they showed us to our room (mixed dorm) and when i explained that we needed an upper and lower bunk .... they asked us to wait and managed to shuffle a big group around / clean and remake a couple of bunks to accommodate our needs ..... I am not that experienced at hostel life ... but we felt that their helpfulness and willingness made our stay !!! The breakfast the next morning had something for everyone - bread (toaster too), jam, peanut butter, fresh fruit (3 types every morning), ham, cheese, tea, coffee, milk, cereal, yogurt and pancake mix if anyone could be bothered after all the above !!! The beds were super sturdy so felt very steady climbing the ladders / great sized lockable lockers / staff available 24 hrs (Valeria and Matteo were super friendly and Valeria even recommended some things to see / visit when we left San Jose. The kitchen is clean and well stocked with utensils and has a fridge / microwave/ cooker. This hostel has very cool paintings on the walls in the communal areas / the friendly cleaning staff are always milling around sweeping / wiping and generally keeping everything in order .... and as there are literally 20 - 30 people arriving / leaving every couple of days we felt the place was very well kept. So if you want value for money (the breakfast alone was worth £4 - £5) and you want to feel part of something cool and friendly ..... then we recommend this hostel with a 5 star rating - if you struggle with sharing and don't like anyone using the same bathroom / kitchen / bedroom area ..... there are plenty of more expensive options available - Pura Vida
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Eric L wrote a review Feb 2019
Terrebonne, Canada69 contributions25 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at Tripon for 3 nights in a double private room. At first, we weren’t impressed with the room, which was a bit simple and didn’t look clean. After three nights, we kind of got used to it and it was ok. The common areas are generally clean and there are a couple of cosy salons to chill out, not to mention a nice outside terasse. Note that the bathrooms are on the « disgusting » side of the spectrum. Nothing holds properly: the toilet paper holder fell on the floor, the flush handles are broken and there is no fan if someone went for a number 2 before you shower. Most of the corners are kind of collecting dust, which is not what you would expect from such small bathrooms. I strongly recommend showering with your flip-flops on at all times. One morning, there was simply no hot water which left me shivering for 10 minutes, but I survived. The kitchen has everything you need (apart from knives who cut properly) and the breakfast is very decent (cereals, fruits, yogurt, wheat, etc.). Coffee and tea quality is not constant. Neverthless, the hostel is located in a nice and quiet neighbourhood (barrio Escalante) and many bars and restaurant are a short walking distance away. City centre is a 25 minutes walk and you can do it safely during the day. At night, get a cab (around 5-7 USD as of February 2019). The girl on the day shift was very nice and made our stay much better with her kindness. The evening staff, on the other hand, just didn’t give squat about guests and were watching their TV shows so loud that everybody had to leave the main dining room and salon. Most guessed were very annoyed and some even left early because of this obvious lack of respect for travelers in need of company. That irrespectful attitude was a shame and we had to go outside to talk (where we could clearly hear the TV). I suppose they could’t hear well with all the dope they had been smoking outside the main door. The next morning, I can assure you that they didn’t look as happy when they had to wake up from the reception sofa and couch. I would’ve given this hostel a better review if it would’ve been cleaner and if the evening staff would’ve shown elementary respect for guests. However, that wasn’t the case. All in all, the value for the price was good.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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$12 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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TRIPON OPEN HOUSE - Prices & Hostel Reviews (Costa Rica/San Jose)

Frequently Asked Questions about TripOn Open House
Which popular attractions are close to TripOn Open House?
Nearby attractions include Amo Y Señor (0.07 miles), 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 Arbol de Seda, L'ancora da Ciro & Tony, and Parrillada d Escalante.
Does TripOn Open House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, TripOn Open House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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).