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Costa Rica Backpackers

Dirección: Avenida 6 calle 21 y 25


First backpackers hostel in Costa Rica. We are independent and locally run, and as such you will get the personal touch not found in big chain hostels. We opened our doors in 2001, and have been the number one meeting spot in the San Jose ever since. A real slice of paradise in the heart of San Jose. Meet travelers from all over the world. We are located in Downtown San Jose near bus terminals and nightlife's activities.

ALL FREE Breakfast, Backpack-sized lockers with power points, wifi, bed linens & towels, Storage of luggage ,5 computers with internet, coffee-tea, parking.

AMENITIES - swimming pool & garden, comfortable lounge, Kitchen facilities, tour desk, tv room, Bar & Restaurant, laundry service, hot showers, cable tv, hammocks.

LOCATION - Downtown near BARRIO ESCALANTE nightlife's activities and BARRIO LA CALIFORNIA (restaurants, bars). National museum and banks nearby, supermarkets only 5mn walk.

COMFORTABLE DORM ROOMS - With privacy pods, bed light and power outlet. Capacity of 4, 6 or 8 beds with orthopedic matresses. We provide male, female and mixed dormitories (with sheets, blankets, pillow and lockers).


  • Recepción 24 horas
  • Seguridad 24 horas
  • Translado de Aeropuerto
  • Cajero automatico
  • Bar
  • Intercambio de Libros
  • Desayuno Incluido
  • Tv por cable
  • Café
  • Ventiladores
  • Sala común
  • Cambio de moneda
  • Ascensor
  • Servicio de Fax
  • Mapas Gratis
  • Acceso a Internet gratuito
  • Parking Gratuito
  • Wifi Gratis
  • Nevera/Congelador
  • Sala de Juegos
  • Agua Caliente
  • Piscina Interior
  • Cocina
  • Servicio de Lavanderia
  • Ropa de Cama Incluida
  • Candados
  • Consigna
  • Comidas disponibles
  • Sala de reuniones
  • Microondas
  • Piscina Exterior
  • Parking
  • PlayStation
  • Restaurante
  • Caja Fuerte
  • Mini-Bus
  • Piscina
  • Kit para Té y Café
  • Tours/Información turística
  • Alquiler de Toallas
  • Toallas Incluidas
  • Lavadora



Traveler Reviews

“Nice Hostel in the Center of San Jose”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on November 01, 2019

Stayed here for the first night on our trip. Easy check in, clean rooms and good food at the restaurant. Close to the central market, local bars and pubs and cheap eateries. This hostel has parking...

“Good stay!”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on October 06, 2019

We stayed here for a couple of nights at the beginning of our trip to Costa Rica. The place had everything we needed, comfortable bed, plenty of showers, a kitchen area and a good bar. We had...

“Nice hostel in the centre”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on July 17, 2019

Nice hostel for a short stay with a great vibe, swimming pool area, bar and restaurant inside. We booked double room with shared bathroom. Room was small, but clean enough for hostel. Bathroom had...

Como llegar

Costa Rica Backpackers is located near bars and restaurants of the lively La California district. The National Museum is a 5-minute walk away, while Plaza de la Cultura is a 15-minute walk away. Free parking is available on-site.


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