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Chillout Escalante

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43 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Travelers hungry for a warm place to rest, welcome to Chill Out Escalante, the Happy House of Barrio Escalante. Come chill with us and enjoy art, culture, coffee & craft beer in safe and exciting Escalante.

We are located in Barrio Escalante, the hip, and the safest area of San Jose. Home to unique restaurants, craft coffee, and quirky galleries, it is the ideal place to embrace the culture of San Jose. You can walk to the city center in just 15 minutes. Visit some museums like Jade, Gold or the national museum. You can taste real Costa Rican food at the central market or buy some souvenirs. We have outside and inside communal areas where you can chill and enjoy before or between your trips in Costa Rica.

We offer rooms with 6 beds, 4 beds, 8-bed dorms, and double and single private rooms. We provide free Wi-Fi, free personal lockers for guarding valuables, free fresh bed linens, free towels in private rooms and towels for rental in dorms, free maps and advice and free tea/coffee-making facilities, shared kitchen. There is a two big Supermarkets close by to the hostel just 3 minutes' walk. You can also withdraw money from the ATM inside the supermarkets safely.

Chill Out Escalante Policy and Conditions:

Please note:


Check-in time 14:00 P.M.
Check out time. 11:00 A.M.

Please email or call us if you'll be arriving after midnight.

Bring your padlock

Quiet hours after 22.00 pm

No high-volume alcohol allowed

Cancellation Policy 2 days before arrival

City tax is not included in the price and must be paid upon arrival.

There is a mandatory 5 dollars refundable deposit for the keys.


The maximum period of stay is 14 days.

Reviews & Ratings

43 Total Reviews
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Nov 28, 2022
Had a good stay but could of been better. The hostel is actually in a decent and safe part of the city (cafes & restaurants). Unfortunately there was a mix up with our booking so we had a 8 person dorm instead of 4. Luckily the beds had curtains. The kitchen is really good and there is always free coffee. Cute court yard too. Although this is hostel has a quiet vibe, mostly people transiting, the building is very echoey. We could hear all conversions outside and anytime someone checked in.
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Female, 25-30
Nov 22, 2022
I have been so surprised by this hostel. Just expected coming in to san jose and directly leaving to next stop. In the end I meat so many people and enjoyed exploring san jose. Best staff, really helpful, nice social vide because it's small you always sit together. Clean, safe (frontdoor always closed, trustworthy people) and great neighborhood. So Nice!
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Male, 25-30
Nov 17, 2022
Chillout Escalante is a great place to spend a few nights in San Jose. The staff are awesome, the facilities are new, the bathrooms are clean, and the neighbourhood itself has good access to restaurants and cafes. It is a bit of a walk into the centre of town, but the hostel's location gives you a good sense of what an ordinary residential neighbourhood in San Jose is like. I met a ton of wonderful people there and would highly recommend the hostel for its shared spaces and its atmosphere.
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Male, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Jobs Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi