Great stay if leaving for the airport. There are hourly shuttles, but only for certain hours (I think 4am to 10am). Way better choice to stay there than somewhere in San Jose, even if you had to take a cab it is a 3 minute cab ride v. the usual $30 to San Jose. Beds were really comfy. Nothing to special, really is just a place / and a city for airport closeness.
Beautiful hostel, definitely one of those could just stay there all day if you wanted. Great to relax if feeling a bit of backpackers fatigue. 10 minute bus ride to the actual park. It may have just been an off night when we were there, but it was not super "backpackery." It was more couples vacationing than anything. Also, did not like the fact that there was no lock or key for the dorm doors.
Nice hostel, very close to the grocery store. GREAT HOT WATER. Cutest puppy / fluff ball ever! Can arrange a shuttle or take a bus for like $2 to ether Cloud Forrest. Not as glitzy as other Costa Rica Hostel network places, but still a very nice and comfortable stay. Someone did take a lot of our food, so labels would have been nice.
What makes this hostel so great is the guys in the front. They are so helpful and hysterical. They really want you to enjoy your trip and La Fortuna. The owner is lucky to have them because they are key to the hostel's success. If you are on a bit of a tighter budget, try to ask Freddy about what to do (all of them give great advice, but he really knows what is worth the money and won't lead you astray). It is super clean and a great place to chill after hiking or whatever in the morning.
Fun hostel, safe, and clean! These 3 things can really be scarce in San Jose. Highly recommend. Great common areas aka bar area and pool to hand out and meet other backpackers. Would stay again. That being said, and this has nothing to do with the hostel itself, but there is not much to do in San Jose, you most likely will want to leave the next day. Just and FYI bc quite a few ppl booked too many days and wanted to leave.
Great hostel! If it is your first one in Costa Rica you will become spoiled. The staff is so nice and helpful and it is unbelievably clean. Would stay again in a heart beat! Other than rafting, there are not many other touristy things to do, that being said it is a total local town and you can really explore the Tico life style. Everyone in the town is also hospitable and helpful.
Really nice hostel! Great rooms, really no complaints. It may seem pricy at first, but remember everything in Paris is pricy, and it is definitely one of the nicer hostels in Paris. Has a restaurant on the bottom that is super convenient; however, if you are one of those people who like to meet and socialize with new people in the hostel, it can be a bit challenging since there are no common areas, but the restaurant / bar.
I only stayed one night so I can only attest to the hostel itself, not the environment. I have stayed in many hostels and it is definitely one of the less modern ones. The blankets had not been washed and had stains of I prefer not know. The biggest problem by far, is there is no staff there 24 hrs. There were about 5 of us who all happened to be relying on an early checkout (8am) and storing are stuff, the 1st floor was locked so we could not get info on baggage storage, which delayed all of us
A little far from the center of town, but metro stop is right down the street so it is no problem! The staff is so kind and helpful especially Laia! Fun hostel, very easy to meet people, would definitely stay here again!
Great location, really nice rooms, and helpful staff. Would stay again without a doubt! Pub crawl and common room great way to meet people. One thing I would suggest is take some day trips out of the city.
Nice hostel, 5 minute walk from the main part of town.