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10 Best Hostels In San José, Costa Rica - Updated 2020

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San Jose, a large city that is the capital of San Jose province and the majestic country of Costa Rica, is a bustling metropolis filled with thriving businesses, local shops, excellent restaurants, hipster coffee shops, and fantastic attractions. It is popular for its vibrant culture and preserved neighborhoods. Not only that, but it is also a city of rich heritage and fascinating festivals and traditions. While in San Jose, you might want to catch a show at the National Theatre of Costa Rica and immerse in its art scene. Also, be sure to spot the pre-Columbian archaeological treasures at Museo del Jade Marco Fidel Tristan Castro. If you’re planning to visit San Jose any time soon, you might be looking for the best accommodations to stay in. Here is a list of the best hostels in San Jose, Costa Rica that you can choose from. Browse our list below.

1. Hostel del Paseo

Traveling to the charming city of San Jose any time soon? If so, you might want to check out this lovely vacation rental in the city. It is a simple and modern hostel with bright furnishings and a home-away-from-home kind of ambiance. Located within a short drive from La Sabana Metropolitan Park, National Theatre of Costa Rica, and other attractions, Hotel Paseo is not only comfortable but it is also convenient for tourists traveling the city. Plus, it is WiFi-equipped for guests’ added convenience.


Hostel del Paseo

Address: Paseo Colon Paseo Colon frente a las Torres Paseo Colon

Daily housekeeping WiFi Breakfast options Billiards Non-smoking throughout On-site parking Darts Private parking

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2. Stray Cat Hostel

Looking for an affordable yet comfortable and convenient place to stay for your San Jose adventure? The Stray Cat Hostel might pique your interest. This fantastic hostel is within close distance to National Theatre of Costa Rica, Parque Diversiones, Metropolitan Cathedral, San Juan de Dios Hospital, and Metropolitan Hospital Costa Rica. It offers room accommodations with sparkling clean shared bathrooms. A 24-hour front desk is at guests’ service for a more delightful stay.


Stray Cat Hostel

Address: 905 Calle 20 Barrio Mexico Merced San Jose Costa Rica 10102

Single-use miniature toiletry bottles (including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturiser, hand soap) Car hire Internet services 24-hour front desk Safety deposit box Walking tours WiFi Wheelchair accessible

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3. Upe Hostel

Traveling on a tight budget? Ditch the hotel accommodations and expensive guest houses by staying in a cheap yet comfortable hostel in town. The Upe Hostel in Calle 25A casa 57 is a fantastic option for your visit to San Jose. It is fully furnished, organized, and boasts excellent amenities. Rooms in this hostel are simple and comfortable with provided essentials from fresh linens to toiletries. Some of them even have a lovely view from above. It has a shared kitchen, a spacious dining area, a shared lounge with a TV, and a garden.


Upe Hostel

Address: Calle 25A casa 57

Internet services 24-hour front desk Luggage storage Tour desk Darts Breakfast options Safety deposit box Designated smoking area

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4. Fauna Luxury Hostel (from USD 8)

Elegant and cozy are two best words that describe Fauna Luxury Hostel. It is a contemporary haven with delightful amenities, making it a fantastic choice for tourists who are visiting San Jose and immersing in its charming culture. Some of its delightful features include an on-site restaurant. a lovely dining area, a stunning outdoor pool, and an excellent fitness center. After a long day of city walks and sightseeing, guests can avail of spa and wellness services provided by the Fauna Luxury Hostel.


Fauna Luxury Hostel

Address: 125 mts west from Escazu's central park

Designated smoking area Daily housekeeping On-site parking Shared lounge/TV area Wine/champagne Restaurant Pets allowed CCTV in common areas

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5. TripOn Open House

Located in Calle 39, TripOn Open House is a gorgeous three-star hostel in San Jose that is fully furnished, has lots of natural light, and features artsy mural decors. It exudes an authentic Costa Rican vibe that is laid-back and free. Rooms in this fantastic hostel are equipped with a sparkling clean bathroom, a comfy bed, and a work desk. Basic essentials from fresh linens to towels, and toiletries are provided for guests’ added convenience. Some rooms even have a lovely garden view.


TripOn Open House

Address: Calle 39, Barrio Escalante 400N 100E, Del CTRO Cultural Norte Americano

Pub crawls Outdoor furniture Luggage storage CCTV outside property Vending machine (drinks) Shared kitchen Garden Fire extinguishers

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6. Turtle Saving Hostel (from USD 13)

Maximize your San Jose escapade by staying in a comfortable and convenient hostel. You might want to check out Turtle Saving Hostel in Calle 37. Located within a short driving distance from the National Theatre of Costa Rica, Simon Bolivar Zoo, and National Museum of Costa Rico, this accommodation is ideal for tourists who plan to explore the beautiful city of Costa Rica and check out as many attractions in the city as possible. Guests of Turtle Saving Hostel may take advantage of the complimentary continental breakfast that is served on a daily basis.


Turtle Saving Hostel

Address: CALLE 37 75m south of Restaurant Sapporo, Barrio Escalante, San Jose
Price: from 13 USD

Tour desk Special diet menus (on request) Guests have the option to reuse towels Lockers Non-smoking rooms Laundry Outdoor furniture Garden

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7. Hostel Casa Colon (from USD 9)

Featuring a stunning vintage interior design with bright furnishings and breathtaking hardwood flooring, staying in Hostel Casa Colon will make you feel like you’re in a different time, taking you on a blast to the past. It offers private rooms and dorm rooms that are ideal for any type of tourist. Each room is designed in bright contemporary furnishings and has a ceiling fan for added comfort. Hostel Casa Colon also has an excellent on-site restaurant that will fill your tummy with delicious continental dishes. To top it all off, it is located in a bustling area surrounded by excellent restaurants, laid-back cafes, retail shops, souvenir stores, and other business establishments.


Hostel Casa Colon

Address: San Jose Paseo Colon Calle 24 Norte
Price: from 9 USD

Key access Sun terrace CCTV in common areas Laundry Fax/photocopying Wine/champagne Airport shuttle Evening entertainment

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8. Hostel Casa del Parque (from USD 10)

Save some cash for touristy activities by staying in this affordable yet cozy hostel on 19th Street. Hostel Casa del Parque is a lovely hostel with a home-away-from-home kind of vibe. Equipped with WiFi for the convenience of its guests, Hostel Casa del Parque offers dormitories with minimalist decor. Not only that, but it also has a library, an on-site game room, a garden, a delightful restaurant serving organic and vegetarian dishes, an outdoor dining area, and a shared kitchen.


Hostel Casa del Parque

Address: 19th street, between Av. 1 & 3

Children television networks Family rooms Shared kitchen Tour desk Books, DVDs, music for children WiFi Shared lounge/TV area WiFi available in all areas

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9. Finca Escalante

Finca Escalante is conveniently within a short drive to National Theatre of Costa Rica, La Sabana Metropolitan Park, and Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica. It is fully furnished with lots of delightful amenities including an excellent on-site restaurant, a lovely garden, barbecue facilities, a shared kitchen, and more. A concierge service is available to attend to guests’ needs, and a currency changer is also available on site. Not to mention, Finca Escalante has pool tables and dartboards for guests’ additional entertainment.


Finca Escalante

Address: Ave 9, Calle 33 y 35 50 Mts E del Freshmarket, Barrio Escalante

Smoke alarms Airport shuttle (additional charge) Street parking Fire extinguishers Laundry room Soundproof rooms Shuttle service Daily housekeeping

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10. Capital Hostel de Ciudad

This charming hostel features a stunning and elegant interior design with a rustic accent and bright furnishings. It is modern, elegant, and with an authentic and artsy Costa Rican touch. Lots of natural light also enter the shared lounges, which adds extra coziness to the hostel. Featuring a lovely garden, a beautiful shared kitchen, a terrace, pool tables, and comfortable rooms, Capital Hostel de Ciudad is one of the best hostels in the city, especially for tourists. In addition, guests have access to the WiFi of the hotel for a more convenient stay.


Capital Hostel de Ciudad

Address: Avenida 16 A, Sabana Sur 50 metros oeste de Cotepecos

Pub crawls WiFi available in all areas Bike tours Secured parking CCTV outside property Laundry Airport drop off Private parking

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Vibrant hostels for your San Jose holiday

The capital of Costa Rica, San Jose is a charming city with a vibrant culture and rich heritage. It is filled with fascinating museums, iconic landmarks, excellent restaurants, laid-back cafes, and exciting attractions. If you are planning to visit this gorgeous metropolitan area in Costa Rica, use this list as your guide in choosing the best accommodation for your San Jose getaway.

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