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
  • Awesome 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 8.5

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Feb 2020
    Amazing! Maybe it’s luck but I happened to have a very friendly and helpful staff person, the guy from Portugal, free fruit provided throughout the day and free coffee and chill vibes all make it feel very much like a home. Good blend between fancy and cozy feeling
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Feb 2020
    Had a brilliant time at Finca Escalante! The hostel is spacious and very clean. The employees went above and beyond to help us out on more than one occasion! Cooking facilities were great. The hostel provided complimentary fruit, bread, tea and coffee at all times and the breakfast was really good! We loved our time here!
    Ireland, Couple, 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+
  • 9.4


    18 Feb 2020
    Wonderful staff. Wonderful property. Everyone was absolutely wonderful I wish I could stay longer 😍
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 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+
  • 9.1


    24 Feb 2020
    Good stay, was there two nights and cant complain. Not much of an atmosphere, but its san jose, its not like its a 'stay awhile' city. The front receptionist was very helpful, fixed our bathroom door (some moron locked it and then shut it so there was no way in) within five minutes of our mentioning it. in the downtown area, so lots of places nearby to get a bite or drink. beds were comfy with heaps of charge points and personal lamp too!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    19 Feb 2020
    Amazing adress and the breakfast make the difference !!!!
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Feb 2020
    It was a good private room in a good neighborhood. Surrounded by food and drink options nearby, it was a good place to wait for a couple of days while my travel partners made their way into town. The staff was friendly and helpful. San Jose was a little cool at night and since the room didn't have a window that could be closed, some of my clothes did end up becoming damp overnight and I found myself shivering a bit in the room, even with warm clothes on. All around, I would recommend this place.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 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