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Barrio Amon Ave 7 st.3-3bis, Barrio Amon Ave.11 st 3bis, San Jose, Costa Rica

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1396 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Ideal for San Jose centre, travelling to and from by bus and day trips


The food on sale is WAY to expensive. The showers need fixing (broken door locks, blinds, etc. Some of the computers are broken.


Clean the pool

  • 18th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Fine hostel with solid security (bracelet system, guard checks 100%). Big and popular and always things going on. Only complaint is no outside food or community kitchen so can get pricey fast as food is not super cheap. I understand that not all hostels have the space for a kitchen but no outside food is a bit extreme of a rule. People ended up having to sneak food and eat in the pool area because you cannot have outside food in the lounge/dining/tv/bar area.


No breakfast. Expensive for what you get.


There was loud music playing either from reception or from the restaurant until very late. With the open airy concept, it made sleeping very difficult.


Hostel was a great location to the bus stop, heading to Fortuna. Only stayed one night and arrived at 2am so didn't really experience the atmosphere too much but the girls in the room were up at 5am and stayed loud until we left at 9am. Can't blame the hostel for that but my sheets were also wet when I arrived (I think because a girl's clothes were drying on my bed when I arrived) and the room was really cold and loud because of the city traffic.


Great terrace, restaurant, view and close to the center of the action. You have all the facilities and amenities you need. Huge down point is the MONEY MONEY MONEY obsession for anything you need or ask. Quite irritating hearing at the desk "the cost is..."I understand services have a cost, but well before providing a service the point is ...you have to pay for this, even on matters or services you didn't ask... Lady at the desk then will smile only when she has money in her hands....


Awesome security and a cool setup with a full bar/restaurant and pool. Very central location if you want to explore downtown San Jose.


Pros: clean, very secure, has a pool (quite rare), has bar & restaurant. Close to town and Carribean bus terminal. Cons: Shower section room 2 area) would be better if more hooks can be provided within individual shower unit rather than just on the wall, especially for female customers given its open access. Some nasty smell in shower area (due sewage?) No kitchen, no water refill, no free breakfast or hot drinks. Creaky bed on upper bunk. Didn't accept credit card!


Very cool hostel but very strict with rules and unfriendly staff.


Pros: Good location, easy to meet different people, great common area. Cons: Multiple roaches in my private room. It is loud and you can hear the music from the bar upstairs. Need to get lucky with the showers, water pressure/hot water is touch and go depending on who else is showering.


Had a great atmosphere with roof top bar and good food, but didnt have a community kitchen for guest's to cook or place items in the fridge. Also had small lockers that couldnt fit alot of items.

  • 29th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We were threaten with the police!! I already stayed there but wanted to change from dorm to private. They messed up the reservation and when I wanted to check in again they were fully booked. Ready to leave we just wanted to check online for another hostel. They threatened to get the police if we don't leave immediately.... Also no kitchen and no area where you are allowed to eat your own food!! You can buy food, it's good, but very expensive. Not very backpacker friendly :/


The hostel overall was decent, but the staff were not very helpful and did not seem to know much about the area. Different staff often provided different answers to the same question

  • 26th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I stayed in this hostel twice, everything was good, clean bed, clean bathroom (little cold there), security is 100%, second time there was also very nice girl at the reception, roof top bar would be awesome place if more people were there. Just atmosphere in this hostel is very poor and cold.


Staff took money and didn't even show me my room or facilities. Would never recommend it. Poor vibe.


Location-v convenient:10min walk to downtown and to Av2 where you can take public bus ->airport,less than$1.Staff: Maria and Diego are very helpful&polite.Fernando-not flexible,was trying to charge us full price for washing&we only wanted to use tumble dryer.He insisted that checking out time was 10am despite of 11am on the info board on the roof terrace.We were forbidden to eat our own food at roof top terrace and sent to do it near the swimming pool on the sunbeds!?Seriously! It is not Hilton!


Located close to the bus station which is a plus, but in a hooker street, which makes it more dangerous. however, the entrance is super safe.


Clean safe and close.to downtown

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