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 3 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!
-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 7.5

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 6.5

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 6.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2020
    After booking the hostel they told me to look for a sign that said hostel pangea or something of the sort but the guy who approached me his sign said something different I denied going with him but he persisted and showed me a text from his phone that he was looking for me BUT my last name wasn't even spelled correctly. If this happens you should call your hostel but if you get in the car at least take a picture of his driver's license and the license plate of the car. Overall loved the experien
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Jan 2020
    Thanks to Alberto and the rest of your staff for being so helpful. Pura Vida!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    20 Mar 2020
    Hostel is so huge it’s kinda like a maze. The atmosphere was pretty dead but that’s probably because everyone has fled from corona. Alberto was super nice and helpful
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    08 Feb 2020
    The hostel was quiet when we were there and we really enjoyed it. The staff were very helpful and the building was extremely secure! Would recommend it and would stay there again.
    Canada, Couple, 41+
  • 8.0


    02 Feb 2020
    Stayed only one night (on a Sunday, which is known to be the most boring day in San Jose) and we were basically alone in the hostel and the bar was closed. Other than that, it was a nice place and the staff was very friendly and helpful!
    Canada, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Feb 2020
    Clean and comfortable. Only stayed one night as I took a bus to Panama City the next day.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    04 Feb 2020
    Showers are great but room wasn’t the cleanest. Close to bus station which is nice but kind of in a seedy area. Staff was helpful. We stayed here one night after getting off our plane and leaving for la Fortuna which was fine but wouldn’t recommend a long stay
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    24 Feb 2020
    Good place to rest, but not if you want a bigger experience. My room was lacking windows and fresh air, so it was always dark. The kitchen was hard to work in because there wasn’t a lot of space to cook or not very much cooking utensils. It was very close to the bus station though.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    24 Feb 2020
    Cockroaches... they were crawling in my private room, so they upgraded me for free to a new one. However, I saw a bunch running on the kitchen counters. I would not stay here again based on this. Ew.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    05 Mar 2020
    Well located in downtown of San Jose. Nearby there are many restaurants, coffee shops, groceries and bus stations, including, Tuasa Co. to Alajuela and International Airport. Comfy bed and clean dorms, but you don't have a friendly atmosphere like many hostels. Payments only in cash.
    Brazil, Male, 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
  • 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