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439 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Finca Escalante is PURA VIDA! Feel at home and become part of our family the instant you walk in. Located in Barrio Escalante, an outstanding cultural and gastronomical hotspot in the whole country (look it up on Google Maps). At Finca Escalante we are super passionate about our guests, we understand the needs of a traveler, which is why our friendly and knowledgeable staff is committed to going above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay and provide advice so you can travel smartly around the country.

Finca Escalante is located between San Jose downtown and the popular university area of San Pedro. We are close enough to the city where all the bus stations to the outskirts of the country are located and far enough so you can have a good night's sleep.
We offer several types of accommodation for different sorts of guests and travelers. In this sense we have private rooms for those people looking for a more relaxing stay, meanwhile for those venturesome travelers we have dorms fully equipped. In addition, we have the following services: computers with internet connection and Wi-Fi, walking tours through the city, parking, linen and towels, printing, coffee and tea, lockers and locks, luggage storage, tour booking and information desk, and local calls.

Finca Escalante Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival

Check in from 12:00

Check out before 11:00

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards

Taxes included

Breakfast included (Courtesy)


The reception is open from 08:00 to 22:00

No curfew

Reviews & Ratings

439 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
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Latest Reviews

Dec 23, 2023
I stayed only one night in a dorm , but I was not happy due to : 1) There was too much noise and loud conversations by staff and also in the dorm between guests ; very disrespectful 2) The bed was not comfortable 3) The place does not look social; 4) the room door is open all the time; so no key is given too you for the room : even at night ; I don’t think this is safe to do so I will never stay here again and don’t recommend it till the improve it
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Male, 41+
Dec 02, 2023
it is a great location. this property was the President's old house that was turned into a hostel. so it is VERY unique. It is also very secured. Almost too secure. they lock the doors to the hostel at 10pm. I wasn't informed of this. there wasnt a call box. I had to bang on the door for a while until another guest answered/opened the door. Also,a handful children are there under 10 yrs old. breakfast was great, everything fresh. no locks on the bedrooms. but still felt safe.
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Female, 31-40
Nov 25, 2023
Great hostel with a lot of potential! Nice homey vibes with an open concept. Big garden in the back. Proper cleaning schedules and methods. The location is prime in Barrio Escalante area and offers a quick walk to a market, atm, various dining and bar spots. The San Pedro mall with a variety of cuisine at cheaper prices isn’t a far walk either. I stayed in a private and dorm and think both had good layouts and privacy 👍 also the Breakfast is GREAT! One of the best hostels i’ve been in Costa Rica
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • ATM
    • Shuttle Bus
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Meals Available
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi

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