Basic dorm rooms and pretty average bathrooms. Small pool in the middle of the garden bit but the weather unfortunately wasn't nice enough when I was there! The restaurant is pretty expensive and not great (and really dark!) but I had just flown into the country and was on my own for the night so didn't particularly feel like heading out into the city at night to find an alternative. They have wifi (works just in the area by reception) and 4 computers which was useful. The member of staff at reception when I arrived wasn't particularly friendly and just checked me in and pointed me in the direction of my dorm without so much as a smile but the bar staff were nice.
Only real issue was I booked their airport transfer which I was told would pick me up and bring me to Costa Rica backpackers. However when I met the driver, he actually sent me off in a taxi - slightly unnerving as I had been given strict instructions by email from the hostel not to take any transport apart from the costa rica backpackers van. Anyway luckily it was all fine but would be good if the hostel could warn that this might happen.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Costa Rica Backpackers Hotel San Jose
- Costa Rica Backpackers San Jose