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 7.9

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 7.9

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Aug 2021
    Great time, thanks Jason for all the booking help!
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Oct 2021
    Muy bueno todo el hostel solo que hay ue tener cuudado de noche porque los alrededores no son muy seguros
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    04 Aug 2021
    Amazing hostel, very comfortable for one or a couple nights. Fans in the private rooms are a lifesaver and the pool is lovely. Staff is so helpful and adds to the stay. Would highly recommend!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    02 Jul 2021
    Friendly staff, clean facilities, also provided clean sheets and pillow cases. There was a card entry lock on the door and the window faced the inner courtyard.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    02 Oct 2021
    Hostel was in a good location to reach everything in San Jose and had a convenient airport pick up. Due to covid it wasn’t busy at all. The kitchen facilities weren’t the best but you could manage. The staff seem to switch every few days and there were some nice and not so nice people. Overall was a decent hostel with a nice view and good pool.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    08 Jul 2021
    It is a nice hostel in San Jose. At the time it was very empty, which was most likely due to the covid situation. Bar was closed and since nobody was there it was not possible to say much about the vibe at this hostel.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    12 Sep 2021
    Good value for money. Just a bit expensive to park your car.. Due to the covid, the hostel was very calm. bathrooms and toilets are nice and clean. Bed are comfy but dormitory a bit dark. We had a nice stay though
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Sep 2021
    I've been to quite a few hostles. This hostle was my least favorite due to the noise of the other guests, and the location. The neighborhood is not one of the safest in San Jose, so while security was really good it could get a little annoying. The other guests that stayed were very loud. While quiet hours did not start till 12 am that night they proceeded to be extremely loud for the rest of the night. The front desk did nothing about it when we told them.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    22 Jul 2021
    Pangea honestly felt like somewhere you rent rooms by the hour. The lights were all really low, no one hung out at all, the staff were very limited and standoffish. It felt kinda dungeony and creepy. I've never ever changed a booking before but we ended up canceling on Pangea (no surprise they offer no refund) and paying to stay somewhere else.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    01 Oct 2021
    Worst hostel experience so far! Súper unfriendly staff. Later they tried to make me pay twice and pretended that I had double booked my room. I checked on hostelworld and I only had one booking confirmation, but Pangea hostel sent me two invoices. After some discussions they offered “generously” that I don’t have to pay twice if I write a great recommendation. So here it is- with the truth. I was almost the only guest- now I know why :D
    Germany, 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
  • 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