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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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349 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hope that you enyoed your time in Costa Rica! Was a real pleasure!!! Lots of love! XPaula


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


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


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


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

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