Directions to The Purple House International Backpackers' Hostel
Map & Directions
About David City:
David City is a convenient stopping point on your way to Costa Rica, or Bocas del Toro. You can easily make day trips to Boquete and Cerro Punta. It also tends to be less rainy in David City, than in other parts of the country, so with more dependability you can plan your city adventures.
About the neighborhood
We are very conveniently located in the large modern commercial district of the city. We purposely chose the neighborhood of San Mateo for the hostel, because it is very centrally located and close to the many 24 hour services that David City offers. Five minutes walk from the hostel are 24 hour Huge supermarkets, a large fresh fruit and veggie market, a wide variety of restaurants, bars, disco and night clubs, lots of bank machines, shopping. hospitals, travel agencies, and lots of bus connections to hiking areas and Costa Rica. The neighborhood is considered to be quite safe. The hostel is located in an excellent area!
How to get to us:
From the Paso Canoas border of Costa Rica or Cerro Punta or Volcan, you do not have to go all the way to the bus terminal! Ask your bus driver to let you off about 3 blocks from The Purple House (La Casa Morada) in front of the bus stop 'Universidad Tecnologica'. You will be in front of a gas station. Pivot your body around and look for the Revilla Pharmacy, and walk toward it and continue on this same street (Avenida Sexta) for 3 blocks (5 min) toward the Chamber of Commerce.
From bus terminal of David City take any bus (35 cents) that passes in front of McDonalds on Calle F Sur. When you pass McDonalds tell the bus driver to stop at the Supermercado 99. Get off here, and continue walking straight ahead of you 1 block to the Budget Rental Car office and the Revilla Pharmacy. At that corner, make a right and walk 3 blocks till you see the pretty purple house on the corner.
If you somehow end up at the bus terminal anyway, follow the instructions below:
Taxi option (As of Jan, 2013, the prices for all the taxis and buses have gone up due to increases in gas prices, so make sure you agree on a price.)
You can splurge $2.00 - $2.50 (for 1-2 people) and take a taxi to The Purple House International Backpackers' Hostel.
This is what you can say to your taxi-driver (if he doesn't understand The Purple House):
'La Casa Morada, ubicado en la via rapida en San Mateo, atras de la Camara de Comercio')
Or you can walk about 20 minutes (from the bus terminal), keep asking people how to get to the Chamber of Commerce (La C�mara de Comercio) and you will find us!