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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

The original backpackers hostel in Costa Rica, we opened our doors in 2001, and have been the number one meeting spot in the capital ever since. Perfect for chillers and partiers, come and hang out with travelers from all over the world! Swaying palms, smooth tunes, free WiFi, swinging hammocks, that's the Costa Rica Backpackers way!

** DELUXE DORMITORIES AVAILABLE (Each bed offers a USB port, reading light, curtains and a huge locker)
** KITCHEN FACILITIES (save money cook for yourself)
** BAR & RESTAURANT WITH HAPPY HOUR FROM 4PM(Great staff waiting for you at the Bar)

Located just a short walk from downtown San Jose and the lively Barrio Escalante, San Jose's most popular neighborhood with young 'Josefinos', where you will find great bars and restaurants. Our large tropical garden and pool offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Onsite bar and restaurant alongside kitchen facilities, gives you a choice of catering options. We offer unlimited free coffee and tea, free internet access, plus wifi throughout the premises.

The Backpackers crew are here for you and we know our stuff (English, French and Spanish spoken). We go the extra mile to make you smile.

All amenities such as banks, supermarkets and restaurants are within easy walking distance.

Come and enjoy a little slice of paradise right in the heart of San Jose.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 7.5

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Jan 2019
    Location is good, facilities are average. Not very clean and super loud in there all night. No AC and you here a lot of road noise with windows open. Staff was not too friendly and parking is inconvenient. Other than that beds have a privacy curtain and pool area is chill. Cheers
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Jan 2019
    staff wasn't very friendly, 25 min from airport, you end up paying $20-$30 for a cab from the airport. People there were fun and beds were very comfortable!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 5.7


    08 Jan 2019
    Staff was ok. No noise control and loud parties untill 2 am. Loval yrain will wake you at 5 am with loud horn. Breakgast was pancakes only. Wifi teally bad. Pullows and beds moldy. Dont expect a lot and only use as last resort.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    10 Jan 2019
    Staff was rude, slow, and not helpful. Unless you ask, no one will show you to your room, give you a towel, give you a breakfast ticket for the next day. There was an issue with the water during my stay. Not only was there was no way to shower for quite some time, the tap water wasn't safe to drink and no one told me until I checked out. Bathrooms and toilets are consistently dirty.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 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
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • PlayStation


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

** FREE BREAKFAST (from the 15th August to the 30th November 2017)
** Deluxe dormitories (Each bed offers a USB port, reading light, curtains and a huge locker)
** Happy hour every day from 4pm (Great staff waiting for you at the Bar)
** Hot showers
** Good WiFi

*The deposit and / or booking fee will be charged at today's US $ conversion rate and is non refundable
The total payable on arrival will be in our currency as shown above
*Your currency (USD) is shown as a guide, based on the exchange rate.