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Hostel Urbano Reviews

San Pedro in front of Kennedy Park, adjacent to Municipalidad Montes de Oca, San Jose, Costa Rica

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92%

Rating
497 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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94%

Super cool place to stay! Unfortunately we stayed only one night before our flight back home - next time we would definitely plan more days here!!!


100%

Love this place. It's like a modern respite from the backpacking hostel world. Close to malls, food, bars, and the university. The staff is kind and helpful, the place is uber clean, bathrooms have good water pressure and dos I mention fresh fruit pancakes for breakfast. It's amazing! Definitely recommend this hostel - only place I stay when going through San Jose.


100%

Great hostel in great location. Staff is super friendly and helpful and the free pancake and fruit breakfast every morning provides a great start into the day. Highly recommended!


91%

Staff are really friendly (especially Juan), breakfast is great, in a nice area, nice chilled atmosphere, good garden and hammock area, computers and wifi and kitchen all good! Overall very pleasant start to my trip :) Giovanna the London girl!

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Fabulous hostel. Couldn't ask for anything more.

  • 24th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

The staff members at the front desk were knowlegdeable and engagiing. The pancake breakfast with cut up fruit-strawberries and pineapple- was sublime. The other backpackers and tourists were friendly and inquistive.


100%

Loved this place; one of my favorites in all of the hostels I've stayed in. Clean and quiet atmosphere, yet with enough shared spaces to promote conversation between guests. Staff was extremely helpful, and the pancake and fruit breakfast included in the nightly rate- nom!


100%

Cleanest, nicest, most convenient hostel i've ever been too. Its in the best part of San Jose, the staff is amazing and the rooms are sooooo clean and nice! Included breakfast, so yummy and an amazing kitchen! 10/10 stars, i love this place

  • 10th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Best, most welcoming place in San Jose. Nice kitchen, good pancake breakfast included.


100%

Close to the university so many bars around. Great facilities, clean and spacious.


100%

This is an amazing hostel! My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hostel Urbano. I highly recommend this hostel for your stay in San José.


91%

Great clean modern hostel


97%

Pool table, garden, tv with movies, kitchen and nice beds. Great relaxed place where you can feel at home and meet people. Very happy here


94%

We stayed in this lovely hostel just for one night (unfortunately!) We booked double private room and got a huge, spacious room with balcony and we liked it ;) It was more than we were expecting! Staff were friendly, nice, kind and the most important thing - very very helpful! Would definitely recommend to everyone!

  • 19th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

The pancakes and fruit and coffee was good.


86%

Great hostel! It's near a major university, so it's in a neighborhood with a nice, student-y vibe and lots of nice restaurants and bars. The staff in the hostel are outstanding: very friendly and helpful. The lockers built in below the bunks are very handy. My only real complaint is that the bathroom connected to my mixed dorm wasn't great. There was just one bathroom, so only one person could shower or use the toilet at a time. This was inconvenient my first night, due to the # of guests.


100%

Really good hostel. Well designed, great facilities, secure, clean and comfy. Also has really attentive, knowledgeable and nice staff members.


97%

Probably the best hostel in San Jose. It's located in a safe and laid back college neighborhood and the staff is very helpful. Only issue is that the upstairs dorms can get noisy due to traffic on the nearby thoroughfare. I will definitely stay here again if I ever get back to San Jose.


89%

Staff friendly and helpful Room big and clean Credit cards accepted however they charge 2$ more. Credit card payment was not working the day that we were there which caused some issues. The door lock of our room needs to be changed. We had to try several time before getting into our room The breakfast could be improved: there was no fruit. Only not fresh pacakes. One of the best hostel during our Costa Rica vacation


97%

My favorite hostel in Central America. Clean, wonderful and knowledgeable staff, pancake breakfast and coffee included. Only hassle is location, which can have CRAZY traffic, and I've been hard-pressed to find an honest cabbie in Chepe. However, very accessible via bus. University near by means there's always activities and plenty of food/drink/laundry options. Space for people to hang but dorms are quiet. Hot showers! Love this place.


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