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
  • Marvellous 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

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!
-Taxes not included 13%
-$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,
* 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 7.6

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 7.5

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 6.6

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2019
    This hostel was great! The staff was so friendly and helpful and I would definitely recommend staying here! They helped me decide which places to go and helped me with booking everything from adventure to shuttles.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    22 Jan 2020
    I had a private room (Smaller than I thought it would be) which is nearly 3x for a bed in shared room and the hot water wasn’t working so the next day I switched to a shared room. There was no value for the room if I couldn’t take a hot shower in my opinion. Very friendly staff. Clean rooms and beds, not as clean common areas. Great location as it’s near a lot of buses. Pool is mostly in the shade
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    15 Jan 2020
    It’s excellent here and the staff are properly hip. The location rocks as do the facilities. I just didn’t know that January is off season which meant there were very few guests and the upstairs bar/restaurant was locked up. Which means if you don’t want to run into fellow travellers this is the time to visit. This is an observation only and doesn’t detract from how groovy Pangea Hostel is. I hope I’m fortunate to return someday.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    28 Nov 2019
    Hostel Pangea is a great place to stay despite being in not a very nice part of the city. The hostel felt incredibly safe and comfortable, and the staff were so friendly and went out of their way to make sure that I had everything that I needed/knew where I was going. The bed was comfy, spacious and clean and the hot showers were ideal. There only seemed to be a couple of plug sockets per dorm, but that didn't cause too much of a problem in a room of 6 people.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Dec 2019
    Hostel was ok. We only stayed one night. Pool and rooftop are nice, but kitchen was terrible. Messy, not much storing place, not well equipped. There are plenty of bathrooms. Staff was friendly and there was a calm atmosphere.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Jan 2020
    Great upstairs area with pool table and a swimming pool Downstairs 👌 The rooms needed more natural light and the kitchen only had 1 cutting knife...
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    15 Dec 2019
    The staff were very helpful and someone was there 24 hrs. It was a laid back atmosphere and they were very informative when people wanted to know what they could do while traveling. AWESOME painted walls. However, you only get a sheet to sleep with and it can get chilly in the night. I had to wear several socks to keep my feet warm at night! They don’t give extra blankets. Good for a quick one night stay
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    16 Dec 2019
    We checked into the hostel for three nights and just felt a weird atmosphere going on. However, the reception was accommodating to keep our luggage for two days as we went travelling to a nearby place. The kitchen is rundown and doesn’t have much stuff in there. The hostel properly also seems very old and has a few cockroaches. TAXI: please don’t use the hostel taxi, Uber’s are way cheaper. We paid 10$ for two people to the airport - the hostel charges 30$.
    India, Couple, 31-40
  • 5.1


    18 Dec 2019
    The best part was honestly the security guard. He was friendly and helpful even with a strong language barrier. Other than that the place was sketchy and run down. Front desk was less than welcoming. The "honeymoon suite" was okay, not terribly clean and had a weird window that led to a hallway that smelled strongly of gas.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.3


    30 Dec 2019
    Has the potential to be excellent... if they’d concentrate on allowing fun, rather than stopping fun. More signs telling you what not to do, then what to do. Alberto on reception was the only good thing.. other staff didn’t seem to want to help, especially when I lost my card and was in trouble.
    England, Male, 31-40
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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
  • Wi-Fi