Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Costa Rica Backpackers have a cancellation policy of no refund on the booking deposit or booking fee for a cancellation, no show or reduction in numbers.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Costa Rica Backpackers confirm your reservation. Remember show on time / no refund policy / min 8 group people

Additional Info:

we accept only groups of minimun 8 people !

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Costa Rica Backpackers

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

First backpackers hostel in Costa Rica, we are independent and locally run, and as such you will get the personal touch not found in big chain hostels. We opened our doors in 2001 and have been the number one meeting spot in the capital ever since. Costa Rica Backpackers is a real green slice of paradise in downtown San Jose, near bus terminals and nightlife activities, only 30mn from the airport, a great way to start your Costa Rician vacation ! Come and meet friendly travelers from all over the world !!

** Bunk beds with USB port, reading light, curtains and a huge locker
** Swimming pool and a huge tropical garden
** Free coffee and tea all day !
** Kitchen facilities, save money cook for yourself
** Bar Packers with happy hour
** Tour desk
** wifi
** parking available. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Jul 2021
    This hostel is amazing, the beds with curtains, big lockers and light are super nice. The staff will always help you with everything you need, the parking is very safe, a paradise in the city with gardenr, hammocks and pool. I highly recommend it, I'll come back!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2021
    Huge tropical garden and pool, there a kitchen and you can cook for yourself, all the best !!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2021
    Great location and very clean. The staff were also extremely helpful! Would stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Sep 2021
    Great place for solo travelers to meet people! Good vibe and nice facilities
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Jul 2021
    Nice stay in San Jose. Hostel looks a little strange from the outside but had nice rooms and a clean pool!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    06 Jul 2021
    I spent one night at Costa Rica Backpackers which was very good. The welcome was friendly, the different structures on offer, such as the kitchen or the lounge area, are pleasant. The garden with its swimming pool gives the hostel great charm. It was very good!
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    27 Aug 2021
    The hostel infrastructure was better than I had imagined, the commonal areas were really nice. The bed, though, were really noisy and weren't very comfortable. Although that's not really the hostel's fault, the public staying there were troublesome. Some girl threw up in the middle of the room on our second night and on the third another girls decided to turn all the lights on and start yelling with people in the middle of the night. Staff, though, did it's best to deal with it.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 4.9


    25 May 2021
    This was the worst hostel I’ve ever stayed at. There was a Covid positive case/s. Long story short the police came to shut the place down and everyone there would have to go on a mandatory quarantine. I contacted them for a refund and they never responded. Beware that if one of the guests test positive then you can be forced into a mandatory quarantine/locked down for a period of time. Also, they need to invest in upgrading the bedroom linens. The pillowcases were nasty. Horrible experience!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 2.6


    26 Apr 2021
    I literally arrived in the hostel during a lockdown where I couldn’t find one single store open in the city. I had a emergency which I need to use the phone from the hostel they did charge me 100 cólones per minute after 35 minutes on the phone about to solve my problem they pull out the cable from the phone and I lost my call and they wanted me to pay! Joke place. Hated, staff really rude except the cleaner girl super polite humble and nice. I wouldn’t recommend for anyone, also beds awful
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    12 May 2021
    Turned up at the hostel to find out it was shut because of Covid. Even though we had a booking we were not notified that it was shut. Untrustworthy, and didn’t receive a refund. Would not stay
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi