Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 ???? 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: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

You will be based just footsteps away from all the action of the capital’s rapidly expanding creative neighbourhood of Barrio Escalante. Subscribing to the functional bed, bathe and breakfast model our aim is to deliver a clean, comfortable stay in one of the capitals safest areas whilst doing our bit to support Costa Rica’s marine turtle conservation efforts. 20% of the cost of your stay goes directly to saving endangered sea turtles. Guests can take advantage of saving turtles hands on at our affiliated volunteer turtle program.

Home of Turtle Saving Hostel Barrio Escalante, is the city’s hippest area with it’s dense concentration of independent gastro pubs, bars & cafes where food is artfully constructed, the beers are craftier, and coffee creation is taken to a whole new level.
A pleasant walk downtown will bring you to museums, shopping malls, theatres, handicraft markets, pedestrianised shopping boulevards and China Town.
Join the FREE city walking tour.

Extremely clean, comfortable and spacious mixed dormitory and rooms with fresh linen and semi orthopaedic mattresses.

Turtle Saving Hostel policies and conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11.00

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.

Breakfast included.

Reception opened from 6:00 to 22.00
No curfew.
Non smoking.
Maximum stay 7 nights View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Aug 2019
    The hospitality and kindness were over the top. The place was exactly what we needed...a safe place to lay our head at night with a kind face and delicious breakfast each morning. I would absolutely stay again and recommend it to anyone. The neighborhood was quiet with a chill Cali vibe, tons of shops and restaurants nearby.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2019
    Staff were so kind , amazing location ( walking distance to many restaurants , bars , shops ) Very clean and nice place to stay !
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2019
    A home away from home. We LOVED our stay here. The hosts Roberto and Ivan make this hostel what it is. Homely and comfortable. Ivan's excellent playlists fill the hostel with THE best music and his food is out of this world! We ate at the hostel every night. My fiance said the curry was the best meal he's had in Costa Rica. Clean bathrooms, comfy beds and modern chill area. Loved it!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Informative host, great facilities and best pancakes I have had for breakfast - what more can you ask for!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    29 Jun 2019
    The Turtle Saving Hostel is a small, nice hostel located in a safe neighborhood. I stayed here only one night, before continue the trip to Puerto Jiménez. The host, Robert, was very welcoming and super helpful with finding the bus I needed and where the bus went from to get to Puerto Jiménez. Robert also recommended a great coffee shop just a couple of blocks away from the hostel. The breakfast is included in the payment and is super nice! I will stay here again in my way back home!
    Norway, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 Jun 2019
    Lovely little hostel. Great location next to a busy street of restaurants, popular with the locals and walkable distance from the city centre. And DELICIOUS breakfast! Owner is more than happy to help you out with finding out what buses to get etc, making planning your trip so much easier!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 May 2019
    Robert was a wonderful host. He is really friendly and gave me so much good advice about what to do in San Jose and the surrounding areas. The hostel itself is really clean with nice bathrooms and showers. I would definitely recommend this place and would stay again. Also - ask Robert about why he opened the hostel. His story is really interesting!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 Jun 2019
    We booked a private room at this hostel for just a night as we needed to use San Jose as a pitstop to go to Mexico. The hostel and room was nice and suited our needs well. The staff were great, giving us recommendations to eat and cooking us a nice early morning breakfast. Overall the room was comfy and the staff very nice. Only recommendations would be a few more small comforts you would probably expect in a private room eg. small rubbish bin, fan (as the room got stuffy).
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 May 2019
    It seems most of the people are only passing to the turtle project. The place is nice and quiet (really quiet). Lockers are out of the room but as it is a small place does not seems to be a problem. It is not close to the city center but I would also not recommend to stay in the city center. They do not have a kitchen but at least have a fridge.
    Brazil, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    06 Sep 2019
    Really clean and tidy hostel just 2 minutes walk from a cool San Jose suburb/neighbourhood full of bars, restaurants, cafes etc. Breakfast is a full-on feast (watermelon, pineapple, and 2 enormous pancakes filled with banana and chocolate). Laundry service and other meals can also be provided. The quality of your sleep in the 8-bed dorm is at the mercy of the traffic on the main road out front (single glazing directly onto the street), so earplugs are advisable for anyone in the dorm.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Wi-Fi