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 9.6

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2020
    One of the best hostels I have stayed in. 100% recommend.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2020
    Very friendly staff that goes above and beyond. Fantastic breakfast, and very helpful if you are new to the city and looking for recommendations.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Jan 2020
    Very nice hostel, situated in a nice neighbourhood. The hostel is not too big so social interaction with other guests is easy. The hostel is very clean and has everything you need. Amazing owner which takes a great responsibility in making your stay perfect. Also makes amazing breakfast😁
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jan 2020
    Great location where I felt safe walking alone at night. Warm welcome by property manager who answered all my neighbourhood and travel questions. Very, very clean and tidy! Would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Mar 2020
    Robert is an amazing host with great knowledge about traveling around Barrio Escalante and Costa Rica. The hostel was very chill and they served a very delicious breakfast as well. I really enjoyed walking around the neighborhood and felt very safe! He even had a place I could park my car where someone would look after it overnight. Highly recommend if you need a safe place to land in San Jose without the crazy party vibe! Plus you're helping the turtles!! :)
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    20 Feb 2020
    Great experience. Robert was an amazing host and did everything he could in order to make my stay easy and worry free. The facilities were clean and breakfast was tasty. It was very quiet when I went, I also met some cool people. Overall I would recommend this to anyone wanting a chill place in San Jose
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Jan 2020
    Nice hostel with good breakfast. Nothing fancy but good value for money.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Jan 2020
    Great place to stay overnight in San Jose. Arounr there are many very nice restaurants and the bed was good. The owner is extremely helpful and willing. Make sure you eat at Luv Burger 500 meters down the road and you are all set for a noght of good sleep, but do bring earplugs!
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    14 Mar 2020
    Turtle Saving Hostel felt very homey, the entrance was confusing for me as it doesn't look like a regular hostel entrance but Robert was so friendly showing me around and giving recommendations on where to eat and visit. Breakfast was included and was absolutely delicious. Close to a variety of restaurants and bars, I felt safe walking around alone in that area, although I didn't stay out too late as I was flying home the next morning. Would absolutely stay here again!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    23 Feb 2020
    Really liked the neighbourhood and got some top tips from Rob at the hostel, which then totally shaped our whole trip in Costa Rica. The breakfast was also delicious! Would definitely recommend.
    England, 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