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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 in Google Maps). At Hostel Finca Escalante we are super passionate about our guests, we understand the needs of a traveler, that’s why our friendly and knowledgeable Costa Rican staff is committed in going above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay and provide advice so you can travel smartly around the country.

Located between San Jose downtown and the popular university area of San Pedro. We are close enough to the city where all bus stations to the outskirts of the country are located and far enough so you can have a good night sleep.
We offer several types of accommodation to different sort 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.

Hostel 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 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2019
    Que bueno
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Jun 2019
    The hostel host waited for us way past their reception time when my friend and my’s flight got delyed. They were so generous in accomodaitng our check in and thoughtfluly upgraded our room to make us comfortable in the late night. Though we only stayed one night, we had such a warm feeling about the hostel, which has become one of my favorites. With the beaitful decor, declisious breakfast, friendly staff, and lovely music, Hostel Finca Escalante is a place I highly recommend.
    China, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    15 Sep 2019
    I can gladly call Finca Escalante my 2nd home in San Jose. The staff are so friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. They even have a substantial free breakfast and coffee and tea all day. I met a great group of girls staying here and the atmosphere was very warm and inviting. I love the neighborhood this place is in. Very safe. I will definitely be staying here when I return to San Jose!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Aug 2019
    Located in Barrio Escalante, lots of cute cafes and nice restaurants around, has bars and grocery stores within walking distance. Staff is nice and very helpful with bus and activities/tours suggestions. I stayed in the 10 bed mixed dorm and the beds are comfortable enough + have some drapes for a bit of privacy when sleeping. My bed didn’t have an outlet accesible to bed but there was one in room I could use so no worries there. Free breakfast! Would definitely stay here again :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 Oct 2019
    Clean, comfortable, nice neighborhood, very quiet during the day, wasn’t the best atmosphere but there was opportunity to meet people. The rooms on the side facing the street were loud from 9:00-12:00 pm from the bar downstairs. Breakfast was good the staff could’ve been a little more helpful. Also the water quit halfway through my shower and it was a couple hours before there was water for other people to shower, but the stuff was pretty quick to address problems like this. Would stay again
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    28 Aug 2019
    Nice place good for a stop over
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    22 Jun 2019
    Staff are wonderful, have stayed here twice already during my time in CR, and will be back again no doubt before my flight! The breakfast is so good compared to other hostels (always fruit, cereal, toast and then either gallo pinto and eggs or pancakes), beds are really comfy with your own curtain and power socket, big garden to chill in, communal kitchen well equipped. Highly recommend staying here, in a great neighbourhood as well!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    15 Jun 2019
    Location was perfect - so many little bars and restaurants around. We only stayed 1 night but the staff were super lovely. The bed we had was really comfortable and the toilet / showers were pretty clean! Would recommend.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    06 Sep 2019
    Very delicious breakfast and friendly staff. Safe neighbourhood and easy to walk to most sights
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Aug 2019
    Only stayed here 1 night (landed late in SJ). Had a private room which was fine, but if I'm honest not as nice as other places I stayed in CR - clean but just quite old/falling apart - I often find dorms are actually better kept so maybe that was it! It was incredibly noisy both late at night and early in the morning though this may have been a one-off (it was a Friday and did seem like some sort of organised group was having a party). Good gallo pinto and coffee included for breakfast.
    England, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi