Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 1 week prior to 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.

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Finca Escalante is PURA VIDA! Feel at home and become part of our family the instant you walk in. Located in Barrio Escalante, an outstanding cultural and gastronomical hotspot in the whole country (look it up on Google Maps). At Finca Escalante we are super passionate about our guests, we understand the needs of a traveler, which is why our friendly and knowledgeable staff is committed to going above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay and provide advice so you can travel smartly around the country.

Finca Escalante is located between San Jose downtown and the popular university area of San Pedro. We are close enough to the city where all the bus stations to the outskirts of the country are located and far enough so you can have a good night's sleep.
We offer several types of accommodation for different sorts of guests and travelers. In this sense we have private rooms for those people looking for a more relaxing stay, meanwhile for those venturesome travelers we have dorms fully equipped. In addition, we have the following services: computers with internet connection and Wi-Fi, walking tours through the city, parking, linen and towels, printing, coffee and tea, lockers and locks, luggage storage, tour booking and information desk, and local calls.

Finca Escalante Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival

Check in from 12:00

Check out before 11:00

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards

Taxes included

Breakfast included (Courtesy)


The reception is open from 08:00 to 22:00

No curfew View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2021
    I loved this place! Felt so at home. Sebastian is a nice and very helpful guy. Thank you!
    Switzerland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 May 2021
    Loved it I stayed in the 8 man dorm it was packed but didn't feel like it, lots of room, best breakfast for a hostel in San José, wish I could have stayed longer, as the next night I was walking by and there was a mariachi band playing inside there's good vibes here totally worth it.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    11 Jul 2021
    I recommend this hostel:)
    Costa Rica, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Jan 2021
    Andre is a fun and patient host that encourages you to practice Spanish to function which is a bonus. Breakfast is great and free.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    15 Jun 2021
    I have stayed at this property before. I did not stay this time because my e-mails weren't answered even after following up. I had some logistical questions that would have made me feel more comfortable if they were answered. It's a nice property and a great location with lots of restaurants around.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Nov 2020
    I've stayed in this hostel before. I love the feeling of being in an old hacienda. Love the outdoor courtyard spaces and comfy beds. The neighborhood is full of great restaurants and bars. Next time though, I'll request the much quieter 2nd floor.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    25 Jun 2021
    We didn’t get to stay long, we had an early morning flight, but it was nice. I liked the location best, and it felt very safe and secure. We had the private room, and a couple of beds in their shared female dorm and it was decently clean, comfortable beds, and nice bathrooms. The free breakfast and coffee was a nice appeal so that we could grab something and go in the morning. The only thing I can say though is that we were thinking more hotel and it’s more of a hostel vibe.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    21 Jun 2021
    Fine place
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.3


    02 Mar 2021
    Based in the thriving Barrio of Escalante, this colonial style finca leaves a lot to be desired with shelves falling off the shower wall and dirt in the dorms. Most staff were fine but the middle aged male on front desk looked stressed out, unhelpful and sullen. Breakfast was ok but curtains lacking in dorm (did not meet). Nice garden. Pool table on a frustrating slant. Cheap but needs fixing. Fresh fruit supermercado 1 minute
    England, Male, 41+
  • 5.1


    13 Mar 2020
    Our room wasn't mopped the floor was dirty and the toilet was all dirty and disgusting under the seat. I had snacks from hiking in a ziplock and a rat or something tore the bag and while we were away. We gave them laundry and paid $10USD and they said it would be done at night. It wasn't done until the next day and we had a flight to catch, they washed it late in the morning and we had to pack our clothes wet. Do not recommend and definitely will never stay here when visiting.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi