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 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
  • Superb 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 9.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 May 2019
    A really nice and chilled hostel with good communal spaces, great free breakfast and the most helpful staff!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 May 2019
    This place is strategic, heart of downtown San Jose. It's got hippie vibe to it. Friendly staff and clean room. It also has a good common area to hang out and a good size kitchen.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    06 May 2019
    Great spot. We were able to take a short walk to get food and drinks and the hostel offered tours at the desk. Lockers were huge. Breakfast is great.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    28 May 2019
    Nice dorms with individual curtains which is nice and own chargers! Great staff and nice areas to chill. Close to supermarkets and restaurants as well
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 May 2019
    +Good breakfast, good vibe. Met a lot of nice people here. The area feels very safe. Good internet. -Very noisy, our dorm had a window to the garden, and we could hear everything, and weren't able to get a lot of sleep.
    Norway, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    06 Jun 2019
    Unlimited breakfast, friendly staff, curtains on beds, each bed has a plug and a shelf, use of Netflix, pool table and it's in a really nice and safe part of San Jose. Bad points are that there are constantly people there that we assume are friends of the workers who use the TV and kitchen etc. Also there are some repairs that need to be done around the hostel.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Jun 2019
    Great breakfast and friendly staff! Perfect place to start or end your trip in Costa Rica.
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    06 May 2019
    I had a great stay here. It’s clean, and everyone is very nice. I will say that while I was fine with the beds, they are definitely not the most comfortable (even for hostels) if that’s important to you or you have back trouble, maybe choose another place. Also, the WiFi is a bit spotty in many areas. As I needed to work remotely, this was an issue for me. But overall, I’d recommend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 May 2019
    Not the best place for a solo traveler. I would recommend getting an air conditioned room as the forms get uncomfortably hot at night with the door shut. Overall, the location was the best part.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    12 May 2019
    The staff are generally lying all over the sofas either asleep or doing anything but working, they are usually completely unhelpful either stoned or just uninterested. They will scam money out of you if at all possible as they did with us. The dorms themselves are fine but there aren't enough bathrooms and they are usually disgusting. The common areas are also usually dirty with not enough space for everyone to sit and eat meals. Honestly there are loads of other hostels in SJO, go elsewhere.
    England, Couple, 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