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 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

cancellation a week before/ no shows 50%percent of the total amount of nights and people

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

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  • Great Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Pangea the first & long standing hostel in Costa Rica! Opened it's doors in 2000 and since then until today it has been the Lonely Planet author's choice as the #1 budget option ,we are the hostel with more bookings and reviews from all the capital city ! That tells you our experience.

Swimming pool heated with solar panels
Free hot water showers 24/7
Free high speed internet all around the hostel
Free and super clean linen
Free professional pool table
Best rooftop bar in the city
$1 Drinks served daily
Self-catering fully equipped common kitchen
Cheap airport shuttle 24/7
Front desk 24/7

100% Guaranteed

The hostel is located in the heart of the famous art Deco district, Barrio Amon and is an easy 10 minute walk from the main and biggest bus station, just 3 blocks away from the central square in San Jose.

Our roof-top bar is incomparable to any around the city considering atmosphere, great specials and not to mention the breath taking views. We have a large communal area with a fully featured industrial kitchen, Free WiFi in rooms and all around the hostel, flat screen TVs, dining room and a large outdoor area. Hostel Pangea offers all the facilities a backpacker is dreaming for and more!!!

We can guarantee you with us you'll get more bang for your buck than anywhere else !

Please note:
-If you are coming with our airport shuttle don't worry your spot is safe!
-Taxes not included 13%
-Front desk 24/7
-$1refundable key deposit will be requested upon ARRIVAL
-Maximum night stay 31 days.
-Must have a valid passport to become a guest.
-Payment only in cash.
-Airport Shuttle: Some Taxis in Costa Rica are very tricky (especially at the airport and in San Jose) They will try to convince you to take you somewhere else by saying all kinds of stories like The hostel is full or, the road is closed because of a protest! The new trick they have is to tell you they will call the hostel for you( while they are calling a friend or relative ) they will pass you the phone and this person will lie to you by saying the hostel is full !!

DO NOT BELIEVE THEM THEY ARE LYING TO YOU and they just WANT TO RIP YOU OFF BIG TIME !! They will also say the road is going to be closed the next morning so they will have to take you all the way to Alajuela so they can overcharge you for a very expensive ride that is completely false and unnecessary! Things get worse because these taxis work on commission with shady hotels and these hotels pay them a commission to take you there but that commission is going to come out of your pocket because they are going to overcharge you for a shitty room so they can give the taxi driver his commission.

Cancellation and Reservation Changes Policy:
* Cancellations and reservation changes must be made by email only.
* Reservations can be cancelled up to 72 hours (3 days) prior to your arrival free of charge if you cancel 2 days before your arrival you will be charged for your 1st night only , after this period of time (48 hours ) you will be charged the total of the reservation same applies to “no shows “ thanks for your cooperation
* Reservation changes have to be done by email only, phone calls or messages at the front desk are not valid, and you need to bring the email with the acceptance of your changes in order to be validated,
* Non-Refundable : Your booking is non-refundable, if you choose to cancel or modify your booking, or in case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.
* Last minute bookings: Reservations made only 3 days before your arrival date or within this period of time are non-refundable or accept any changes. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 7.3

  • Staff 6.9

  • Atmosphere 6.3

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 6.9


    28 Dec 2021
    I think this place has a ton of potential but it didn’t live up to what I expected from the website. This place was pretty dead when it came to socializing and I do understand it probably had to do with the pandemic and capacity but the restaurant and bar weren’t even open. That should have been l posted online. Also, our shuttle service never showed up to the airport which was completely unacceptable especially since all of their info on the site put so much fear in me abt taking taxis. Not ok.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    19 Dec 2021
    Location close to bus terminal and San Jose center, although the location is not safe at night. Hostel is higly secured. There was no atmosphere, I have the impression that guests use this hostel just for San Jose stoppover and are therefore not really interested in contact. At late evening everything else was dark. In general all areas where very clean, except of turbid water in the pool. The staff was first unfriendly than changed to friendly and helpful.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    01 Jan 2022
    Our first night here was fine - the staff who met us at the door was welcoming and helpful. We were in the Royal Suite which was comfy and clean. We returned a few days later- in room 12. Our Airport Shuttle wasn't there to collect us, the staff there this time weren't great. The room was really close to reception and with really thin walls, so any sound could be heard, and the bed was full of springs, not a good night. No bar/restaurant, with no pre-warning and zero atmosphere.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    31 Dec 2021
    Terrible area, very dirty and prison like
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    10 Dec 2021
    Rooms were ok. Couldn’t use the pool as dirty. Security was good. Didn’t feel like a hostel. One owner was pretty chill the other was weird.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1


    21 Dec 2021
    The man working to check us in was unwelcoming and a bit creepy.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 4.9


    11 Dec 2021
    The man working at the front desk was rude, unhelpful and unprofessional. We simply asked about how/where the bus stop was to get to puerto viejo and he was so rude. He also was unhelpful when we were struggling to find lockers for our room.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 3.1


    06 Jan 2022
    Very rude staff, paid for an private room with en-suite and was told none were available but did not receive a refund/discount, sketchy neighborhood. Building is cool and could be a fun place but poorly managed and in a bad part of town. Also was told I had to pay more money if I wanted to just sit around at the hostel (already has checked out of my room) after 2pm which I thought was ridiculous. Stay somewhere else
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    11 Dec 2021
    Very rude owner. Don't stay here.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    07 Dec 2021
    We arrived at the evening and it took very long time to do the check in. The stuff was horrible very rude. The hostel is placed in a dangerous location. No air conditioning in the rooms and no cleaning. When we did the check out we asked to leave our bags in the room for bags, and our flight was at 12 pm the owner came and say if we aren’t paying for leaving the bags he is throwing us out or he is charging us for one more night. Very rude not nice dangerous location!
    Israel, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi