Tranquilo Backpackers

San Jose Downtown. 7th Street,, between 9th and 11th Avenue, San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from San Jose

In and out of CR

A travel blog entry by guy.everton

The bus from Puerto Viejo arrived in San José at about 9pm, and by this point we'd already made our minds up about where to go. Costa Rica is, by all accounts, a beautiful country, but to us it seemed like a buffer between the real gems of South America and the rest of Central America. It contains stunning coastline, but then so do other countries …

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A travel blog entry by journeyjoy


From Montezuma we headed out to Paquera via bus and caught the ferry over to Puntarenas. In Puntarenas we caught a taxi to the bus station where we sat around and waited for the bus to San Jose. Mike went into the bus station store for drinks and came out to surprise me with my favorite Costa Rican snack, Yipys!!! We loaded onto the bus to San Jose …

Transit to Jamaica

A travel blog entry by adamz


Unfortunately my flight to El Salvador required a night in San Jose before catching my connecting flight to San Salvador. Left Havanna in the early afternoon and arrived in San Jose just after dark. Had planned to catch a taxi to the hostel but when asking the price of a cab the driver wanted more than the going rate (had hoped I could bargain for …

Transitting through San Jose

A travel blog entry by adamz


Day 1 - Transit from Boqute, Yoga
Another day in transit. Caught the boat back to the main land and just as it pulled out I remember that I had left my board shorts (and later also had a pair of missing jocks) on the balcony of the hostel where I had hang them to dry. I even remember about them first thing in the morning but stupidly didnt grab …

Another Stop in San Jose

A travel blog entry by travelmouse_32

So I'm back in San Jose. After a full day of panic at the awful farm a couple there told me about a much better farm in the area called Villa Mastal. I'll be able to stay there during the last couple weeks of March. Once that got worked out I felt much better about the farm that I was currently staying on. Though it was udder chaos I managed to …

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This hostel, located on San Jose Downtown. 7th Street,, between 9th and 11th Avenue, San Jose, is near CostaRican Trails, Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade), Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsTranquilo Backpackers San Jose

    Reviewed by journeyjoy


    Reviewed Nov 2, 2011
    by (27 reviews) Chinook, Washington , United States Flag of United States

    Awesome place with its funky bathroom and kitchen tiles and paintings everywhere. They have a wonderful free pancake breakfast and free internet use. Free skype and tour booking. Laundry service. Staff are great! Fun place and there are free movies to select from and watch!

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