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
  • Good 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 7.6

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 6.5

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Oct 2019
    A good place to sleep. Central location. If you want to party this is probably not the place
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    31 Aug 2019
    Good Hostel, very nice and helpful staff. We got a little lost because the layout is quite confusing, but that’s fun too. windows in private room only to the hallway, so no daylight or fresh air. Very clean.
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Apr 2019
    I stayed for only one night but I can say that the staff is really friendly and willing to help you in any way. The entire building is full with art and paintings on their walls which makes it really nice and cosy to stay. The room I stayed was spacious and value for the money I expend. Only one "bad thing" is it took me a while to find the place since it was dark and the sign outside wasn't much visible. If you could add some lights so you can see the name of the hostel would be great!
    Argentina, Female, 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


    31 Jul 2019
    Nice enough hostel although there was no one else there. If you're looking to meet people then this isn't the place for you. Other than that it was all good.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6


    10 May 2019
    The pool and rooftop bar are the best parts of the hostel! It's well decorated and the rooftop has amazing views and a pretty cheap bar. However our rooms had quite a few cockroaches, and also had no windows. The staff were pretty nice, however one of them referred to myself and my two friends as sexy young girls which was a bit uncomfortable (a staff who had a good 15 years on all of us). For the price, it was a pretty decent stay, and about a 7 minute walk from right downtown.
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.6


    10 May 2019
    We used this as a place to stay before we flew out and honestly it was a little weird. Quirky layout and you could hear everything that was going on within your section of the hostel. Room was super basic and pool looked quite grubby. They took safety seriously though.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.7


    16 Sep 2019
    We only stayed for one night and took an Uber to go there and were quite happy about it, cause the area seemed unsafe at night. Staff welcomed us very friendly and led us to the room, which was small and smelly. Relaxing after a long bus ride was not possible since the mattress was super thin, one could feel the metal underneath. Later little cockroaches appeared so that we asked for another room, they knew about it and gave us a bigger and nicer room. Maybe s****y rooms are for shortstays..
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    10 Aug 2019
    Not in the best location, it was a bit of a mission to get to the restrooms, there was a cockroach in the room, and there was only one outlet for 6 ppl. They gave us an extension cord but my phone was still on the other side of the room while charging. Their upstairs has a really nice view of the city, but their couches are really dingy. I ordered spaghetti for dinner and it was pretty good.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1


    03 Oct 2019
    They need to hire an exterminator, it’s roach infested.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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