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 9.7

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Dec 2019
    This is a wonderful hostel! It is in safe area of San Jose with some really great places to eat and drink. It’s very clean. The breakfast is really nice with fresh fruit and delicious pancakes with banana. The owner is very nice, he is knowledgeable and always willing to help arrange tours and travel plans. This place is a real gem, it isn’t a party hostel. It has got to be one of the best in San Jose and one of the nicest places I’ve stayedIt is walking distance from the centre. 11/10!!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2019
    Good location, very clean, delicious breakfast. Staff are friendly and really helpful. Would definitely recommend staying here if you're in San José.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Oct 2019
    Ivan and Constance are very lovely and friendly people. The atmosphere is brilliant with really nice hosts always around. Location is awesome with lots of bars and restaurants around and safe area to stay in San José. Will definitely go back!
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 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
  • 9.4


    07 Nov 2019
    Great host, super clean facilities. It's clear that he cares for his hostel and wants to make it like a home. Amazing breakfast made to order. It's quite small so there aren't many others around. It's not in the city but in a nice safe neighborhood with a lot of gastropubs close by. I never waited more than a few minutes for an Uber and it's super cheap to get anywhere you need. Would stay again for sure.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    07 Nov 2019
    Quite sociable but small and quiet, definitely not a party hostel. Owner is very helpful.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    09 Oct 2019
    Very welcoming hostel, Ivan and Constança are super friendly, very well situated you have very nice places around to eat and drink
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
  • 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