Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 on 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

deposit non -refundable.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Artists love our hostel and return again and again.

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.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Here at Hostel Casa del Parque we offer an oasis in the city. Although we're nestled right in heart of the historic district, the mansion is situated like a pilar
amongst some of the oldest trees in the city.

The vision of this Costa Rican family-owned hostel is to share the true tradition of their country's hospitality. This property has been in the family for five generations and allows the traveler an almost home-stay experience with the freedom of a guesthouse environment.

There is no other private residence this close to the spectacular and statuesque
park. In fact, the neighborhood is the park. Upon entering, you quickly realize you've traveled back to the old days of grandeur and style.

A cascading staircase greets you in the foyer and a featured chandelier lights the elegant sitting area with a view of our indoor garden. Take time to look around the house and get a feel for the period in which it was built.
As far as night life is concerned, Barrio California in San Jose has got more restaurants and bars per square meter than anywhere else in the city. We are a stone's throw from The National Theatre and all of the major National Museums.

The guesthouse finds itself as a favorite amongst artists and musicians. The Central American Symphony members consider Casa del Parque their home when they play the National Theatre. Folk artists, dance troupes and popular bands from neighbouring countries return again and again while touring in San Jose.

For those travelers that might want to veer from typical budget hostel or party hostel environment and feel the real magic of a Costa Rican experience, our multilingual staff can guide you in any direction you may want to travel.
We offer free: WI-FI, luggage storage, fresh Costa Rican coffee and tea, cable TV, kitchenette, stereo and CD player and some of the best advice in town. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2021
    Great staff! They are all very helpful and friendly. Right next to one of the main parks in the city and close to the city center. Beautiful traditional house with homely atmosphere
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Feb 2021
    Very friendly staff, I lost my passport at the airport and they helped me to find it, very quiet and cozy, definitely will go back in the future.
    Costa Rica, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    22 Dec 2020
    Casa del Parque is one of the best hostels I've ever been at. It's an incredibly well preserved house with very interesting architectural design from the late 40's. The place is very clean and the room I stayed at was very spacious and original. I loved it. Will definitely come back.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    13 Jul 2021
    We only stayed one night and it was really nice! The staff was great and accommodating and they have a friendly cat! There is only one half bath downstairs shared with everyone and one full bath upstairs shared with everyone as well. So bathrooms can always be full, but besides that a great experience and place to stay! There was also a this amazing pizza place right next to it!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Mar 2020
    I wholehartedly recommend this hostel. I travelled alone and I enjoyed my stay for one night, had a good and secure night sleep. Clean, quiet, friendly atmosphere and close to the City Center.
    Austria, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    31 Mar 2021
    I only had a one night stay here, but the staff was great including Oscar who was at the arrival gate waiting for me at SJO. The room I had enormous, there is a good size kitchen and spacious common area. Lots of things that are within walking distance and the park right outside is very nice. I would definitely stay here again.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    11 Mar 2021
    Lovely place. Highly recommend to any travelers stopping by in downtown San Jose.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    07 Mar 2020
    I had hard time finding overnight parking, everything else was fine. Safe place
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    01 Aug 2021
    Nice hostel. Great location. The owner or manager was rude. He was too busy watching a movie and every time I had a question, he was upset that he was interrupted. Where is the main light switch for the room ( you had to go outside the room and around the corner!) The nightstand light does not work. He got upset again by showing me that the only electrical plug in the room is blocked by the bed. So, to use that plug, I had to move the bed out.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 4.0


    27 Feb 2021
    Do not stay here. Vibe of the lobby may look great, but beds are seriously uncomfortable and the dorm area is like a hospital. The bathrooms are also disgusting. Do yourself a favor and stay at other hostel
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's


  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

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