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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant 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 8.1

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 7.9

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2021
    Great hostel, super clean and has everything you could want. Not too much going on unfortunately due to COVID, but the set up is amazing for when things open up more. Hoping to come back and experience the real day sometime soon
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 May 2021
    Great hostel for your time in San Jose. It is very close to Central Avenue where many shops and restaurants are. I stayed in a private room with a ensuite bathroom and really enjoyed the stay. The room was large, the bed was comfortable, the water was warm, and there was even a flat-screen tv. It really felt like a hotel room feel at a hostel price. The staff was great and they offered an easy airport pick-up that was very affordable. I enjoyed it and will stay again at the end of this trip.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2021
    The hostel is in a really good location, only 10 mins walk from anything you might need. I only stayed here one night, but the beds are super comfy and the facilities are nice. Would definitely recommend.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2021
    We had a wonderful week in hostel Pangea. Big shout out to Alberto and Martín who were both very helpful and friendly whenever we needed anything. Great facilities and located very close to museums and bars. We'll stay here again before we leave this beautiful country.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Apr 2021
    The hostel felt clean and secure. The guy working the front is very nice and helpful. I thought the price was good and the hostel had a unique atmosphere.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    25 Mar 2021
    Decent hostel, staff were nice and helpful, the place was clean, and it was close to a couple of bus stations. The area of town wasn't the best but the hostel was secure. You could hear noise from the bar upstairs in the rooms at night, so it was a bit hard to sleep - you might want to bring ear plugs. There was only one plug in the room (8 beds) so you will have to coordinate with other guests.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    12 May 2021
    Lovely hostel but shame the bar is closed! Fairly clean lots of social spaces staff were all very nice. Has hot showers which is a rarity in Costa Rica. Ended up meeting a lot of people who were all likeminded individuals.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 May 2021
    The hostel was clean and had a great pool, kitchen and roof top bar. However, this was closed due to covid so the place had very little atmosphere/felt flat. Great showers. Dorms were clean but only had one plug for a room of 8....! Bunk beds were comfy. Perfect to use as a base in San Jose for a night.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 2.3


    02 Jun 2021
    Not what I expected at this price point. What view?
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 2.0


    25 Mar 2021
    They didn’t clean the sheets - had random hair all over it. the worker took money from us for a deposit, but never gave it back. found out from other people staying that they are cheating people of money and putting ppl in unsafe situations just to make more money. worker told me one price to pay and then switched it last minute to a higher amount. no soap or lights in the bathrooms
    USA, Female, 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