Costa Rica Backpackers

Address: Avenida 6, Calle 21/25, San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Avenida 6, Calle 21/25, San Jose, is near Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade), Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, Templo de la Musica, and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsCosta Rica Backpackers San Jose

      Reviewed by josiejojo

      Best Place in San Jose

      Reviewed Mar 29, 2012
      by (18 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

      freindly, great pool and garden area. Even after check out time you can still hang out and use all the facilites. Only down side is the train that runs past, not the hostel's fault but super annoying all the same, If possible try and get a room at the back under the hostel as opposed to one outside, much quieter, not so much nosie from the train. Recommend this above the Lonely Planet recommended hostels.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by hmheffernan

      Needs love

      Reviewed Sep 23, 2011
      by (1 review) Hastings , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      Needs a lot of love, looking a little shabby round the edges but has the basics, internet, TV, just about enough cuttlery and friendly staff.

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      Reviewed by michellendave

      Good spot for short stay

      Reviewed Apr 5, 2011
      by (16 reviews) Wherever I hang my hat is my home , United States Flag of United States

      We stayed in double room with fan and shared bath. Our room was spartan and clean but lacking charm. The shared areas are attractive with reggae constantly playing on the various sound systems.. Many places to hang out. The garden with pool is well maintained and inviting. Quick (4 hour) laundry service. Showers are warm (not hot). Friendly travel advice and service on site. Nice bank of computers and wifi to keep in touch. Helpful staff...We didn't use the shared kitchen but it appeared to be quite crowded at times.

      The adjoining restaurant served decent food in the loud bar area. We found great budget food at the soda (open till 5:00pm) nearby around the corner and local bus stops block and a half away. Pizza Hut and a decent Sushi place is 3 or 4 blocks away.

      Good for a brief stay. A bit hectic for longer stays.

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      TripAdvisor Reviews Costa Rica Backpackers San Jose

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

      Travel Blogs from San Jose

      A peine arrivée déjà repartie

      A travel blog entry by laura21 on Oct 15, 2014

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      C'est tout moi... Je prévois pendant des mois de rester au Costa Rica au moins deux mois pour y travailler, et à peine arrivée a San José, au Costa Rica, que je prévois déja de repartir !!! Eh oui, on le sait tous, j'ai ce gros probleme, je ne respecte jamais les plans, mais la c'est vrai j'ai fait fort... :')
      Premier soir au Costa Rica, il …

      Rice with beans for breakfast

      A travel blog entry by eeyore82 on Sep 29, 2014

      6 photos

      First day in Costa Rica. San Jose is - how can I put this in a diplomatic way- well it is not the most beautyful city I have ever seen. But there are some funny things here. So there is one train or tram or call it what you want passing through St Jose- it crosses streets and squares- no signs or bars whatsoever-so to be sure people will not get …

      Well that was a quick visit

      A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak on Jun 11, 2014

      5 photos

      Wednesday June 11th. It rained over night so everything was a bit cooler this morning. We packed up and checked out and checked with the hostel staff and his list that the next ferry we wanted to get was the 10am. So we had ample time to get a good breakfast at the Cornerhouse a cafe run by an expat and served excellent breakfasts. Yum eggs …

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