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
  • 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!

Come and enjoy a slice of paradise in the heart of San Jose. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2019
    Loved it, Justin was great with organising our trip onwards friendly staff
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2019
    Great stay, loved the free coffee!
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    25 Sep 2019
    Nice central spot
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Sep 2019
    Just did a stop over here but it seemed to have all you need
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Oct 2019
    Paula and her team were externally helpful. I had a large group with me and they were extremely accommodating to my endless requests (sorry about that) They always helped with a smile and they never seemed to be bothered when I asked something from them. I am very pleased with the staff at this location. Thanks again. Look forward to staying with you guys again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    20 Sep 2019
    Nice hostel, we liked the facilities and think it’s good value for money! Beds and rooms were fine and there is a nice hangout area plus restaurant and a helpful tourist information center. One small suggestion to management: the swinging-lid bins in the bathrooms feel a bit unhygienic as you have to touch them with your hands, perhaps consider switching to something with a foot peddle or open?
    Netherlands, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Oct 2019
    I loved the outdoor tropical atmosphere in the city. The bathrooms sucked and were dirty. The lights are 10 second sensors that take 10 seconds to come back on. I was constantly waving a hand in the air when using them. Sensors come on during the day with natural light. That’s not energy efficient. I found several baby cockroaches in the building not outside. I live in Hawaii we have the big ones that may fly in through a window not babies. Babies mean it’s dirty and they are hatching. Not good!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Oct 2019
    The location is nice, right in the center of a lot of things to do. The food was ok, but took forever to get because you have to wait in line with a ticket. They held my passport for a towel which was weird. Good luck finding food through their kitchen if u order food because the lady had an attitude when I ordered. We are Bartenders and expect delays but chasing down staff to PAY and TIP for Food was CRAZY. (We don’t mind TIPPING) Bar doesn’t have much. But overall it’s a cute spot, nice pool.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.6


    13 Sep 2019
    Had an okay stay here, I think I was very unlucky with the groups of people staying there. My food was stolen from the fridge along with 3 other people's on the same day, and in Costa Rica you're paying a lot for food compared to other countries. Also zero respect for people who didn't go out that evening, I was awake from 3am-6am from people coming back from town drunk and being loud running in and out of dorms. Also very expensive bar, a beer was more in the hostel than the bar down the road!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    18 Sep 2019
    staff when I checked in was rude/unwelcoming, gave me the key to a dorm without showing me how to get there - pointed when I asked for directions. Advertise that they accept credit cards but note that it’s only for $15 or more, so if you’re staying one night this could be an issue. Staff during checkout was ok, but told me I needed to provide a receipt I wasn’t given to get my key deposit back, so they kept my deposit even though I didn’t lose my key. Also very loud. Wouldn’t stay here again.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • 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