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 (1-4 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 9.4

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Nov 2021
    Wonderful! Absolutely fantastic time here! The staff and owner are more than willing to help with anything anyone needs. Don’t be afraid to ask because he’s there to help. Offers rides to and from the airport cheaper than Taxi’s, free break fast in the morning, so much space to hang out in. It’s quite large inside. Cleaned everyday. The owner has an amazing energy and he’s there to be of service. Highly recommend staying here.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Nov 2021
    Very nice guys at this hostel, very good breakfast !!
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    28 Nov 2021
    Nice place. Good space. Very clean and comfortable. It's about 35 minutes away from the Airport.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    12 Dec 2021
    Had a good stay at this place, the rooms were clean and the staff was very helpful. Had to leave early morning for our flight and the person at the reception woke up at 4 am in the morning to book a taxi for us as uber does not offer rides at night there. Another good thing was that they had morning breakfast included for everyone staying there, which was freshly cooked
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    26 Dec 2021
    We had a brief stay, only for a few hours in the city as we had a red-eye flight out of San Jose. Simple room with a couple of beds that allowed us to rest until our flight. Good location in a safe area. If we had more time, definitely would've checked out some of the restaurants / bars that are nearby.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    01 Dec 2021
    The staff really made my stay here! They were happy to share their knowledge which rally make a difference when you have arrived somewhere new. great breakfast also!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Jan 2022
    Very friendly staff and a decent free breakfast. It was a quiet atmosphere, definitely not a place to party but people will chat in common areas. The walls are very thin so bring earplugs. Sometimes showers were cold too. The location is decent, very easy to bus to/from the airport but 30-40 minutes walking to the main area of town with the museums and market. I would stay here again if I was just staying before or after a flight but maybe not if I wanted to explore the city more.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    02 Jan 2022
    We loved the staff, the breakfast, the WiFi and the chill out areas that have been created at the hostel. The only problem was that we just didn't sleep very well. It's not on a particularly busy road, but there were broken/fixed open windows in our room and we could hear everything outside (even with ear plugs).
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.3


    11 Jan 2022
    Daniela made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The coffee and breakfast were excellent!
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 4.6


    08 Jan 2022
    After an extended journey to get to San Jose, I was completely ignored by the young man at the desk then told to sit down and wait “20 minutes” while he assisted others. I was only looking to check in and get a few hours of rest before my red eye flight back home that night. When I finally reached my turn, the young man misquoted the price, blamed me for his inability to process my card and then told me I could leave. The owner apologized, but this was the worst hostel experience I’ve ever had.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

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