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In&basic Hostel Lounge Reviews

200 m South and 75 m west of Spoon, Los Yoses., San Jose, Costa Rica

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91%

Rating
325 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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100%

Excellent in so many ways. I'm a picky person in terms of cleanliness and this hostel delivered above all my expectations (I usually find dirt in these type of hostels, but not a speck of dust on this one, great job!). The breakfast is excellent, succulent fresh fruit, an almost unlimited pancake supply and a delightful coffe are given every morning, pizzas are also excellent in the afternoon (do try them!). The staff was very amicable and helpful. Location is great too. Sure repeat for me.

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uruguay
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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We work very hard in the maintenance of the house/hostel...thanks a lot for noticing!! Youre most welcome to come back; here you have a house in Costa Rica!! XXPaula

91%

The owners were really helpful during my stay and are very knowledgable of the local area. A really secure hostel just on the edge of San Jose close to some nice shops and resturaunts.

  • 22nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hope your adventure in Costa Rica continues with joy!! thanks a lot for your comments!! XPaula

91%

We had a good time at the in and basic hostel. Paula is a absolutly friendly person and helped us a lot with diffrent Problems. She called delta for us when we didn't get our lugagge and our next hostel. She even made a lunch box for us when we had to leave at 6am. We would recoment the shuttle from the airport which she offers because the taxi drivers arn't Tourist friendly. This hostel is a perfect start for your Costa Rica experience! Greetings from Germany

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Hope that you enyoed your time in Costa Rica! Was a real pleasure!!! Lots of love! XPaula

100%

Simply great! Rooms and bathrooms are pristine and clean. Breakfast is fabulous, delicious pancakes and really nice terrace to enjoy it. Staff is ultra friendly and always happy to lend a hand. People said is not close to the airport...but why you need to be close to the airport when there is nothing around there? The location of In&Basic is perfect: Downtown is close, you got several bars & pubs just a couple of blocks away from the hostel: FUN I´ll highly recommed you to stay at In&Basic

  • 15th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Youre most welcome!! Thanks a lot!!! xPaula

77%

It's a good hostel, clean, secure and great internet and bathrooms. This place is everything that most of the party hostels around latin america aren't. The matresses are a little uncomfortable but for the nights I was there is quite and peaceful. This is the sort of hostel that I would recommend if you are looking to reset. Which you some times are on a long trip or thinking about an early flight the next morning.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments; and yes we are not a party hostel; we sale confort, good vibes, peace, a good night sleep.. and thats actually our strong front! X Paula

83%

Staff was amazing! The neighborhood is quiet but nowhere near the airport. Clean throughout. Shared bathrooms only. Kitchen available moderately. Great patio:) no lockers in house though security of house was maintained scrupulously.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your coments however I must to remark in those: shared bathrooms if you book for a dorm room as you did. We are in the area of San Jose -San Pedro- the airport is not located in San Jose (please review our description) and we do not offer lockers; we have security boxes and 24 hours surveillance cameras; and finally our kitchen has a schedule from 8 am until 9:30 pm. Rules for the Hostel are given at check in moment. Hpe it solves any doubt; once again Pura Vida! X Paula

94%

A lovely place in San Jose! The loveliest! How can you not choose inandbasic as base to plan your trip in Costa Rica? Ask what you wish at the owner Paula and at her staff, they will help you in every things. Last but not the least you have to try their pizza, it's amazing! And I'm Italian! I have really enjoied spend time with them! Was an amazing time Paula and Oriana! A pleasure met you and will be a pleasure meet you again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Inandbasic is your home far way from home! Will be always!! Thank you very much for your comments...we did enjoy your company; and was a real pleasure to serve you!! XOXO Paula & Ori &Eduardo & Sebastian

97%

Comfortable and clean. The breakfast was great with a wide selection of options. They gave us great advice on where to go and how to get there. Very helpful and we would definitely recommend In&basic to other travellers.

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Always welcome!! X thank you!!!

97%

These guys could not have been more helpful or kind; they helped us out even after we stopped staying with them! They bought bus tickets on our behalf so we could get to Nicaragua on time, upgraded our room, booked tours with cheaper guides and sent us off with breakfast... I cannot recommend them enough. They're on the opposite side of town to the airport, so needed a couple of buses to get there, otherwise they were perfect. Thank you so much Paula!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Your most welcome Guys!!! Was a real pleasure to help you out!! X Paula

89%

Very nice staff, very welcoming thou a little out of town, is very easily accessible. Would definately go back

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Youre most Welcome!!! X

94%

This hostel was excactly what we were looking for while in San Jose. It had a really good atmosphere and well priced pizzas and beer. Paula was lovely and very helpful. We had to leave super early in the morning and she had packed us a goodie breakfast bag to take with us to the airport which was a lovely surprise. Very thoughtful.

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Was a real pleasure to have you at our Hostel guys!!! All the best!! Keep travelling!! X Paula

83%

We tot the BEST advice how tot continue our trip tot corcovado. Superfriendly and real!

  • 10th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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All the best Guys!!! Was a pleasure!

89%

Loved this place! I was disappointed I couldn't stay longer. The owner was amazingly helpful; gave us maps

Owner Comment (Hide)
Allways wellcome dear!! X

91%

Very cute hostel in San Jose. I didn't really get a chance to explore he area but there is a supermarket a few blocks down. Paula was incredibly helpful in arranging rides and a tour if Arenal volcano. She even sent me off the the volcano and the airport with snacks because I was leaving before she made breakfast. They serve pizza and wine/beer. Overall a great little hostel with a lot of charm!


97%

Everything was clean, the decoration is nice, but some of the english signs had several mistakes in spelling and grammar (I am costarican but even I noticed that). We went in low season, so everything was calm and silent. The breakfast was good: toasts (and different topics), fruits, coffe or tea, and bread. The owner was friendly and polite. The garden is beautiful, and the enviroment in general was beautiful, I fully recommend it.

  • 26th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Costa Rica
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Excuseer me voor mijn Nederlands en mijn Duitse grammatica, Uw commentaar is beoordeeld en ontvangen; dank je wel!

91%

This was a great place to start our two week trip through Costa Rica. Paula gave us very useful info about San Jose, getting around, Costa Rican food, and booking tours. We ended up coming back on our way out of San Jose because we knew we'd be taken care of here :) The rooms are clean, access to internet via computers in the lounge area was very helpful for us, and it's an overall nice atmosphere, not too loud or crazy like some hostels. Would recommend to anyone passing through San Jose!

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Youre most welcome guys!!!! Loved to have you here!

89%

I highly recomend this place! We had a couple of days in SJ before leaving CR and it was very nice to get a peoper view of the city. Museums and some restaurants that was worth a visit. And the staff here were so friendly it almost felt like home. A perfect end to the trip.

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Youre most welcome!!!

91%

Really nice place to stay. Very friendly and helpful staff. They booked our buses for us and were even up at 3.30am to call our cabs to take us to the bus stop! Went to San Jose three times and stayed here in each occasion.

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Your welcome!! Hope you continue your travel adventures with fortune and luck!! Wish you the best!

97%

My friend and I had a great experience at In&basic. It was very clean, breakfast was very good (more than just the cereal and toast you see in most hostels). It was very secure-the front gate is locked at night so you Buzz in and the owners will unlock it for you. Paula was fantastic and very helpful, she gave us a lot of information about what to do in San Jose. I really enjoyed my stay here!

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Was a pleasure girls!!!



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