Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 policy of 2 days

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

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.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our funky Hostel TripOn Open House has a relaxed vibe. It is located in the best and safest area of San Jose, Costa Rica, in San Pedro, just 50 meters away from where the current Costa Rican president lives. Over 60 restaurants, 3 supermarkets, a mall, yoga schools and many banks are only a few minutes away. Downtown San Jose is within walking distance and the ride to Juan Santamaria International Airport only takes 30 minutes. We offer a cheap shuttle service from and to the airport. Of course we can be reached by bus as well.

We offer an AMAZING BREAKFAST EVERY MORNING, Included in the price of your bed, and our very spacious kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven, microwave, fridge, tableware etc.. all to make you feel like a chef inside the hostel!!

Our cosy garden with hammocks is a wonderful place to meet the other guests with interesting (travel) stories. Inside we have a pool table, an Play Station 4 and an AWESOME Retro Nintendo 64, a of course a big TV with Netflix and a balcony area.

To make you stay very comfortable our beds are equipped with curtains around the bed, electricity plugs, reading lamp, and a large locker with capacity for backpacks of more than 90lts.

They are aprox 7 bathrooms with hot shower all around the hostel, and of course we have RELIABLE WiFi throughout the entire building.

Since we understand Costa Rica is too beautiful to stay in our hostel all day we also offer tours. Questions about anything? Our friendly staff at the 24 hours-reception speaks (at least) English and Spanish.

Many guests don't want to leave anymore once they have arrived and have experienced the TripOn-effect. Come and experience it yourself!

TripOn Open House's wonderful (free!) breakfast includes:
- Several kinds of fresh fruits, like melon, banana, papaya, mango
- Cereals and Oatmeal
- Milk and Yogurt
- Pancake mix to prepare a pancake according to your own taste
- Two kinds of bread, Wheat and white
- Cheese, Ham, Jelly
- Peanut Butter
- Coffee and Tea
- Fresh Water

Further TripOn Open House offers you:

- Hot showers on 7 bathrooms available in all the hostel
- WIFI throughout the hostel
- Solid beds with very comfortable and clean mattresses, curtains and electricity plugs to charge your devices and a night lamp
- BIG FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN ! To show your cooking skills!!
- Cosy garden with hammocks
- Pool table area, Video Games, YTV with Netflix and a balcony area
- BIG lockers to store at least 90L backpacks, in all dorms
- Tours Desk
- Bilingual staff (English and Spanish) and 24-open reception

TripOn Open House Policies and Conditions.
- Check in from 14:00
- Check out before 11:00
- Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival
- Payment upon arrival by cash in Colones or US Dollars, CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED WITH 5% FEE
- Taxes included
- Towel included ONLY in Private Rooms
- Breakfast included
- No curfew
- We do not accept customers younger than 18 years
- No Refundable rates are NOT applicable at the property, only base rates

Address: Calle 39, Barrio Escalante 400N 100E, Del CTRO Cultural Norte Americano, San Jose, Costa Rica View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2019
    Great location in San Jośe, easy to find via Uber, the staff very friendly and helped us out with everything we needed to do; sloth sanctuary, bar crawl, restaurants etc. they have very nice facilities and everything from ukulele to Netflix. Highly recommend
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2019
    Mateo and Valeria were extremely kind and helpful. They worked out a shuttle from the airport when I arrived in the middle of the night and helped me find a great deal on a car rental. Even the people we met there were amazing.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    11 Sep 2019
    Loved this hostel. The free breakfast was wonderful with fresh fruit, yogurts and cereals. The beds are clean and comfortable and the staff was exceptionary. They helped me plan my travels and gave me bus schedules without worries. I would recommend this hostel over others that I’ve stayed at in San José!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Jul 2019
    This is an excellent hostel because you have everything that you need as a traveler. The staff is super nice and helpful. It's especially enriching when you know Spanish. The rooms are equipped with large lockers. The kitchen is well-equipped and the free breakfast excellent. Hanging out at the hostel is cool as well, since you have the patio where you can relax or the common area. The guests were very nice too.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    27 Sep 2019
    The staff were lovely and helpful! The hostel is close to a big shopping centre, atms, restaurants etc. The atmosphere was maybe a little quiet and it was a Friday and I don’t think anything was organised; however it is low season and was raining! However it was so so clean and very good to stop for a night and watch some Netflix- internet was great! Breakfast was great too
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    19 Jul 2019
    Very good hostel! Location is not the best but we knew that before. Comfy beds, clean bathroom and the breakfast was really good. The girl at the reception was super nice and helped us. We checked out at 11 but we could keep our bags for free till we needed to catch our bus, so that was great. Bathroom was nice and clean. Overall a good experience.
    Czech Republic, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    19 Jun 2019
    Located in a nice and quiet area of San Jose. The hostel is good, with curtains around each bed (this is a great added value !) The main drawback to my mind is probably the quality of the shower and all the kitchen pan were also destroyed. Overall, nice place, good breakfast
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    25 Aug 2019
    Our private hostel room had ants all over the floor and a puddle of dog pee upon entering. We mentioned it to the staff who didn't seem phased, apologetic or surprised but cleaned the pee with cleaning product and paper towel. Didnt offer compensation. Bathrooms are scarce and not very clean. Also asked for a locker to lock our items and said that there were none even though there were many available for the time we were there. Wifi was slow but breakfast was pretty decent for a hostel.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    06 Sep 2019
    I had booked this hostel back two months ago and booked a 5 bed dorm. Two days before the reservation we had someone have a death in the family and was unable to stay with us. Emailed the staff if it was possible to change the amount of people and they told me no. The day of the reservation I was required to pay for the 5 beds however, they booked the two beds that I was required to pay for. Not only did I have to pay the extra bed but they put one of the people in my party into another room.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 2.6


    15 Aug 2019
    A bit of a horrid mess. First of all, upon arrival our room reeked of cigarettes and when asked to change our room or clean it—we were serviced with a long awaited slop of a mop for a few minutes. The staff as a whole were not helpful and disrespectful, the front desk was seemingly never manned. Even the staff didn’t abide by the posted quiet hours. And the shuttle driver was half asleep. The facilities were rough too—a shower head hanging by a tube, wires falling from the walls, etc.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Tour
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi