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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome 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 8.8

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Jan 2020
    So pleasant! The staff is friendly and chatty; free homemade breakfast included; large seating area with comfy couches. And there is a big supermarket nearby if you need snacks!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 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


    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
  • 9.4


    30 Jan 2020
    Lovely stay, as always. Great helpful staff, delicious breakfasts.
    Canada, Couple, 41+
  • 8.9


    16 Jan 2020
    The rooms and common spaces were all nice, but what really made this a standout location were the staff. They were extremely helpful in giving recommendations on the area, helping us to look up bus schedules, etc.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Dec 2019
    no comments
    USA, Female, 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
  • 8.0


    30 Jan 2020
    Gaudy’s was nice to recharge and relax in San Jose. It was a bit far from the main part of the city but the staff were really nice and breakfast was a lovely touch. Not much of a social atmosphere but a good option for no thrills.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Jan 2020
    Cozy and friendly staff. Poor cleaned WC.
    Sweden, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

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