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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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

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:
Make sure you arrive on time, once you set your arriving time on your reservation we are going to give you one more hour if you do not show up at that hour we have the right to sell your room/bed.
If you are coming with our airport shuttle don't worry your spot is safe!
All the taxes are included in prices.
$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.

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,
* 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 8.2

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 6.9

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Mar 2019
    fantastic staff very kind
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    13 Mar 2019
    Really sick art everywhere really sets a trippy mood. I feel like it’s a lot roomier then the stray cat and the fuana, though the bunks are creaky (to be expected). Desk staff is super nice, I had a super early flight 4:00am and the security guard waited with me for my Uber to arrive at 1:00am. Really appreciated the extra care as it was the sketchy part of the night. It’s also super clean, it just smells clean, ya know? ❤️✌🏻
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Apr 2019
    Pangea is great! No complaints. The staff were very helpful in booking shuttles, etc., and the beds are comfortable and the social spaces are nice.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    25 Mar 2019
    Overall this was a super neat hostel. The art along the walls was really cool but like the other reviews it was very mazelike and almost prison like. It was extremely clean and there’s was hot water. The staff are really helpful with directions and bus routes. It’s nice for a single night if you’re looking to stay in San Jose, but I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re trying to meet people.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    06 Apr 2019
    Clean. The architecture of the building is very interesting. Bar and restaurant had no guests, many food options not available, cash only. Food was pretty good, large servings. Hostel accommodations were nice, only stayed one night.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    18 Apr 2019
    Hostel was clean , shower doors didn't lock but I didn't really care ( but some people might ). Hostel seemed like it could be amazing. But just seemed really empty. Not the hostels fault. Food was decent if not a tad over priced for a hostel. Lockers were tiny ( it's a pet hate as I have to unpack valuables for one night to store them repack ). Great security on site though and no ransoms can walk in.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    15 Apr 2019
    Used as an overnight stopover before flying out of San Jose. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and security seemed great. Seemed a bit of a sketchy part of town at night but they have locked entry with a 24hr security guard. Amazing communal facilities, bar, pool, rooftop terrace and games room, really interesting design, but not many other people around. Private room was very basic, with very thin walls and internal windows. Reasonable value for a private room though.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3


    19 Mar 2019
    While the security was INCREDIBLE, the rest not so much. Our room had a private bathroom but smelled like a urinal the entire time. On night 2 of three we saw a cockroach in our room. The bed was seriously uncomfortable. We stayed in a tent the night after and had a better sleep. Not a good hostel to meet people, there was never anyone around. Being solo would be hard here.Area is good but DO NOT GO OUT AFTER DARK, probably all of San José, but this area is very close to the red light district.
    Canada, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 5.7


    13 Mar 2019
    Did not like the atmosphere of the place, did not promote community within the hostel and the location was kind of sketchy. Not much nightlife around the hostel.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    03 Apr 2019
    When we arrived the showers did not work at all. Most of them did not have locks. The hostel was very, very cold. While there was a bar and plenty of social areas, there didn’t feel like a friendly vibe. I wouldn’t recommend it.
    Denmark, Mixed Group, 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
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • 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