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Costa Rica Backpackers Reviews

Avenida 6, calle 21/25, San Jose, Costa Rica

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462 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Pool is great and beds are comfy ! From the street it looks scary but once you get inside its awesome and really big. Kind of a maze getting around Breakfast was great Very noisy at night. Lots of honking and street traffic

  • 18th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Had a great stay and they were very helpful with any thing I wanted. They called the rental car company and they came straight to the hostel. It was great

  • 4th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel itself offers a lot of relaxing areas, pretty good wifi and quite comfortable beds. Don't eat the pizza at the bar (expensive and disgusting). Everything else was fine, I'd love to come again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your feedback! We are now doing the pizza ourselves, we used to buy it and it wasn't that good. Hope to see you again soon! Pura vida!


Great time at the Costa rica Backpackers

  • 20th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It's a okay place to stay a night or two. It's not perfect but also not horrible. I think that the taxi transfer of 26USD is very high for a 20minute drive. The weather wasn't that sunny so I didn't try the pool ;)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback. The airport shuttle costs $26 and it´s the cheapest one, you can also take the bus for lees than $1 (but it takes about an hour)

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