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 2 weeks 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.

Additional Info:

Our Facilities are equipped to give a special and personalized service to each of the members of the groups that visit us, we also give the opportunity to benefit the leaders with free rooms and many more benefits.
Please ask for details.

Nuestras Instalaciones están acondicionadas para poder darles un servicio especial y personalizado a cada uno de los miembros de los grupos que nos visitan, además damos la oportunidad de beneficiar a los lideres con habitaciones gratis y muchos beneficios más .
Por favor pedir detalles.

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

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Over 900 reviews and still one of the top 5, on our way to be the voted hostel #1 in Costa Rica again!!!!!

Best Location in Town!

**Busstop from the airport............................................................................2 Blocks away from Gaudys.
**Busstop to the airport................................................................................1 Block away from Gaudys.
**Ticabus (busses to all central america countries)......................................5 Blocks away from Gaudys.
**Bus station for Arenal, Monteverde, puerto viejo, Jaco, Tamarindo...........5 Minutes by taxi.
**Bus station for Manuel antonio, panama border........................................5 Minutes by taxi.
**Banks........................................................................................................2 Blocks away from Gaudys.
** 10 - 15 minutes walk from the city center.
**Largest park in San Jose (Sabana park) where all the major events in San Jose take place only 3 Blocks awf from Gaudys.

Gaudy's has been operating over 15 years, we have always been recognized for our cleanliness, hospitality, unbeatable location.
if you read other costumers reviews you'll see why.
Very friendly and helpful staff, they are always ready to give advice and recommendations on where to go and what to do in San Jose and Costa Rica.

Comfy beds guaranteed
Like at home, super clean beds, you won't want to get out of bed they are so comfortable!! No more back pains because of cheap beds. You deserve to be guaranteed your sleep in comfort....

***Important info***
Please note check-in times are from 12 Midday.

Notice: Some taxi drivers say we are full or that they don't know were we are located, they do this as they would try to take you to another hostel where they get commissions form, so if this happens to you just tell him you have a reservation here, we'll hold the room until you show up.

Free wifi in all rooms and comunal areas / Free breakfast / free linen / kitchen, books exchange / free parking / free tours information / non smoking areas / free local pohone calls / Laundry service / Shuttle to-from airport / reception open 24 hours.

Transport to and from the airport at a rate lower than the regular taxis. $26 (1-2 person), 3+ $10 per person, this service is avaiable 24 hour.
We also offer tours to volcanoes, beaches, canopy, white water rafting, waterfalls, car rentals, as a hostel we get specail rates, lower than the ones you find online!
Our staff is available to you 24 hours a day and will provide you with free maps, bus schedule and other info!

No curfew! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2021
    From LA, USA. Stayed here four times, it is the place I always go to when flying into/out of Costa Rica. There is a lot of really good food nearby including soda Tapia sabana and a Peruvian ceviche place thats fire. They have a security gate to monitor every person that leaves and enters, very strict. You will feel safe, , there are nice dining tables, nice kitchen area, a computer area and foosball table. The people are gracious nice, accomodating and helpful. Perfect, w great value for groups
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 Mar 2020
    Beautiful hostel with relaxed atmosphere, homey feel. Stayed in private room that was spacious, clean, had an in-suite bathroom. Nice common areas; ate Friday night dinner in a outdoorsy-indoor alcove. Hot water most of the time. Good 24 hour security with a locked door/gate. Isaac was very helpful and kind, should get a big raise. In-house laundry (didn't use). Very close to supermarket! Breakfast was nice but minimal variety (we had fruit and pancakes). Great first place to stay in CR!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Dec 2020
    Our time in Gaudy's hostel was nothing but positive. We were greeted by genuine kindness and hospitality that was beyond superficial and remained throughout the duration of our stay. We were upgraded free of charge to a private room despite paying for a dorm beds. It was by far the best value for the price that we have encountered. And there was free breakfast!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    01 Nov 2020
    Really great staff, helpful in every way. I will stay here again, and Bruno (Perro Amistoso) provides security and friendship !
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    31 Jan 2020
    We stayed in a private room at Gaudy’s the night our flight arrived in San Jose and headed to other areas of the Costa Rica the next day. The staff were amazing and friendly and helpful and it was an awesome stay except that our room was right next to the pool table (pool balls slamming loudly) with no sound barrier. We stayed here because it was advertised as a non-party hostel so we were hoping it would be quieter for a good nights sleep. I think we could have found more quiet/privacy for $39.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Dec 2020
    Super helpful staff. Love the energy in there.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Dec 2020
    Super helpful!! Just ask them whatever you need and you'll be directed to the right direction or person! The moment I got there I felt a sincere warm welcoming 🙏🏼
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    17 Jan 2021
    Really nice staff. Love their little schnauzer dog. A few negatives though. The door is locked all the time so between certain hours you are locked in the hostel; I don't like that loss of control. Laundry was quite expensive, 10 dollars or 6000 colones. Signs in the common areas say quiet hours between 10pm and 6 am but on the night of the 17th someone blasted the tv until 330 in the morning. Probably wouldn't return.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    14 Feb 2020
    I would stay there again because price and location were good. Owner and staff are very nice and breakfast was good. However, it is a bit noisy and furniture/facilities quite banged up. It lacks atmosphere as a “pretty” place but if you just need the basics at a decent price, this is it!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.0


    06 Mar 2020
    No hot water, slow internet. Private room was very small
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

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