Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Nestled between downtown San Jose and the hip neighborhood of Barrio Escalante, Costa Rica Backpackers is a slice of paradise in the heart of the capital. Our large tropical garden and pool offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here you’ll find swaying palms and swinging hammocks – a great way to start your Costa Rican vacation!

** Bunk beds with USB port, reading light, curtains and a huge locker

** Swimming pool and a huge tropical garden

** Bar, restaurant, tour desk, tv room, wifi, parking available.

Grab some local or international fare at our restaurant, a cold drink at the bar, or head off to one of the many eateries that are within walking distance. If you’re looking to save a few bucks why not whip something up in the guest kitchen? Supermarkets, museums, souvenir markets, and banks are also nearby.

Accommodation ranges from private rooms to dormitories, with many of the beds equipped with reading lights, USB port, large locker and privacy curtain.

The Backpackers crew are here for you and we know our stuff. We’ve been welcoming travelers to San Jose since 2001. We speak English, Spanish and French, and will go the extra mile to make you smile!

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Our independent and locally run hostel Costa Rica Backpackers has been a popular haven for travellers in the heart of San José since 2001. And with a swimming pool surrounded by a spacious tropical garden, is it any wonder? Whether you enjoy kicking back or partying on, that's OK with us. You can chat to travellers from all over the world or daydream in a hammock under the palm trees while listening to the latest tunes. The free breakfast and daily happy hour at the bar are notable extras!


We're a 14-minute walk from San José's liveliest 'hood, Barrio Escalante, which is popular with a youthful crowd for its bars and restaurants. For a longer wander, the city's downtown area is around half an hour on foot. Our hostel is also within walking distance of supermarkets – so you can easily cook up a feast in our kitchen. Coming to Costa Rica by plane? PM us your flight details and we'll come pick up from Juan Santamaría International Airport, a 30-minute drive away.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got a couple of private rooms to pick from, as well as luxe dorms with beds that include a USB port, lamp and privacy curtains so you can snuggle up to read or scroll each night. Choose male, female-only and mixed dorms, all with shared bathrooms including hot showers. You'll have a mega-sized locker and we'll give you fresh bedding and towels for free.

Extras and activities

If you need to send a couple of emails explaining why you're not coming back home just yet, jump on one of our five computers and log in to the free Wi-Fi. Tea and coffee are our treat and we have vending machines and a café too. Questions? Our multi-lingual staff at the 24-hour reception can help. If you fancy some downtime, head for the lounge or games room. Just ask that traveller in the corner if they fancy a go on the foosball table or PlayStation!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Dec 2020
    Great experience at this hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Nov 2020
    Very relaxed hostel to stay while in San Jose.No alcool or smoke allowed in the hostel :) Flora and green trees everywhere. Friendly&kind staffs and manager.Quiet location , starbuck closeby and less than 1 km walk from 2 delicious vegan restaurants.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2020
    A PERFECT BACKPACKER'S HOSTEL- the best common areas of any hostel I've ever been too. Tropical plants palm trees around a hammock garden with daybeds felt like I was in paradise for only $10 such amazing value. Dorm bed had power outlet built-in for my phone, Great WiFi, privacy curtain, fan, built in locker big enough for my backpack- I slept great was like having my own little world. Very clean! The staff amazingly kind, helped plan my trip and even let me store luggage for FREE for a month!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2020
    Good place to rest and chill while in San Jose
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2020
    i only stayed one night but i will come back when im in sanjose! everything was good! gr Floor
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 Dec 2020
    Very helpful staff!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 Dec 2020
    Amazing vibes, amazing people, amazing staff. I highly recommend.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.7


    09 Jan 2021
    Groceries were stolen from fridge. Private room that was booked was a bunk bed in the basement with no windows.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    16 Nov 2020
    I have terrible experience with the MANAGER. I left my lagguage before the crisis happened and came back when Costa Rica border open and get it. But before we go to storage the MANAGER told us that the lagguage is being donated to charity after 90 days without claiming it but when i left it there, the receptionist never warn me about it. The MANAGER is UNPROFESSIONAL and shouted on us as a GUEST. He NEED ORIENTATION about Hospitality to be Honest. The toilet is so dirty and room is smelly.
    Philippines, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.9


    02 Nov 2020
    Totally the s***s! I have stayed many times, they still run my review from when i enjoyed myself. This time... What a terrible disappointment! No breakfast, no coffee, no pool, no bar, no restaurant totally the s***ts for amenities! I am laid back, decided to go with the flow yet the rooms were musty, dusty and stinky and had not been cleaned in a long while. Ok, shit happens, in the morning i am covered in bug bites... Ugh... Then counter guy wanted to fight... WTF... HUGE NO! STAY AWAY!
    USA, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi