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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Shakti Hostel located in the center of the capital city of Costa Rica and embodies what the name signifys, which is energy, strength and power, to create a healthy, comfortable and different accomodation type, near the center of interest of this important city.

It's that creative energy that gives the guest an environment that encourages their senses, and serves as a place of rest and relaxation.

Our visitors can also enjoy a delicious healthy meal in our restaurant.

Please note:
Check in: 1 pm
Check out: 11 am

Credit Cards not accepted as payment upon arrival, cash only please
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2019
    Well priced hostel less than a 10 minute walk to the Trapoca bus station. Staff are friendly and helpful - our flight was delayed so we didn't arrive until after midnight. The lady who let us in was fantastic, showed us around and gave us each a bowl of soup. There was also a complimentary breakfast but we sadly had to leave early so missed it. I would happily stay there again if I find myself in San Jose.
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.7


    09 Apr 2021
    Hostel Shakti was a fab hostel and we had a lovely experience. Although we were only here for one night Flor went above and beyond to make things easy for us and even made breakfast earlier for us so we could catch our bus in time. If you're in San Jose I highly recommend!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Mar 2020
    This place is a great deal! We were looking for a simple accommodation near the Tracopa bus station and this place was perfect. Simple, clean room with a comfy bed and great hosts. Towels and breakfast included with private room. The woman who showed us our room (Flor) was super sweet and helpful. We left early (7am) but we able to get breakfast made for us early (just ask for that when you arrive if needed!). Only complaint was proximity to the train, but they can't help that. Bring earplugs:)
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 Nov 2019
    This hostel was very close to downtown core and all services (restaurants, banks, grocery stores, museums, parks. The only possible downside is that the train ran right down the street throughout the day and early evening and they weren't afraid to use their loud horn at crossings. My room was farthest away from the street and I did get used to it. Lovely large room, hot shower, towel service. Included breakfast which was in a downstairs restaurant; the food was ordered off the menu and great.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    29 Jan 2021
    I needed a place to stay before taking the Tracopa bus in the morning. This was a great pit stop. Breakfast included. Will stay again.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    10 Dec 2020
    Great value for the money. Close walking distance to the whole downtown San Jose area. Breakfast was great!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    30 Jan 2020
    Very close to Turrialba bus. 10 minute walk to Tracopa bus (to David, Panama) very friendly staff. Price includes real breakfast in the restaurant, complimentary tureen of good soup at dinner. Quick access to supermarket, bars, cafes, dancetan. Train occassionaly comes down calle 13, horn blaring...but not at night. And otherwise quiet and clean. Not a party hostel. If you are heading south, either coast, it's a great choice.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    11 Jan 2020
    Not as noisy as some reviews have said, I felt. Breakfast very nice. Not much English spoken but friendly staff can get the message across.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 6.6


    24 Mar 2021
    More of a quiet hostel. Wasn't really anyone else there. Seemed slightly sketchy in the area so uber at night. Staff was always very nice & helpful. It does help to know some spanish to communicate with them. They even serve complimentary breakfast if you like. Men's bathroom door doesn't latch, had like 3 mosquitoes in my room so it was hard to sleep. No lockers either but I could lock the door. It's in no way a party hostel but more of a place you can relax & enjoy decent wifi.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    08 Oct 2021
    If I could give negative stars for a place, I’d give Hostel Shakti a minus ten. They did not honor my October 8, 2021 reservation (59627-514567524) and put me out on the street after ten p.m. in a dangerous part of San Jose. If patrolling police had not happened by and offered to help I honestly don’t know what would have become of me. I believe that the website should thoroughly investigate Hostel Shakti and find out why they would not honor my reservation.
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room