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

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 8.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    11 Oct 2021
    Buen lugar pero un poco peligroso a sus alrededores de noche pero el hostel en general es muy bueno
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • 9.1


    11 Oct 2021
    Nice place with some greenery in the city. The metal beds are really loud but the lockers are nice and big.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Oct 2021
    Very nice place to stay! Clean, almost only young backpackers and cheap.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Aug 2021
    We enjoyed our time at CR Backpackers. The atmosphere is perfect to chill out after a long flight and the pool was just perfect to freshen up :) We recommend !
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    16 Oct 2021
    Fun atmosphere, a lot of people. Comfy beds. Really nice staff!
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Oct 2021
    nice place, but during my stay there were some very young people around 16/17 yo , doing some parties late on the evening , jumping in the swimming pool, making some noises, there were not from the hostel they come onlu dunring nights, maybe they have a free entrance / partnership with this hostel
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 5.7


    02 Oct 2021
    People were partying until 6 AM and there was no air conditioning.
    USA, 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