This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
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Chillout Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

580 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

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

Included free with your stay at Chillout Hostel are lockers, pre-check-in and post-check-out luggage storage as well as tea and coffee 24 hours per day.

Our travelers spend their evenings making new friends and building community in our festive garden lounge while enjoying reasonably priced drinks. We have a fully equipped kitchen with all of the essentials for cooking meals and refrigerator space. There are markets just a 2 minute's walk away.

Wash and dry laundry service is available for a reasonable price while you are out exploring and enjoying San Jose.

Upon your arrival, our friendly staff will provide information about the city, can help arrange tours of San Jose and other locations in Costa Rica, and help you with travel plans and hiccups. There is always a pot of tea on the stove, and an open ear eager to hear about your travels, your homeland, and your plans.

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
We are not a party hostel as the name states we are a chill hostel!

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

580 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

Nov 23, 2022
Excellent welcome on arrival with lots of advice. Amazing, helpful staff that went above & beyond. Common areas are nice & the garden is a really great addition. Very relaxed feel. Mattress was super comfortable & there was room under the bed for your bags so rooms didn't get over crowded with luggage. The kitchen was always spotless and the fresh coffee in the morning was such a bonus and tasted sooo good!! The area was very safe to walk around. Cannot recommend this place enough! Thank you!
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Female, 31-40
Nov 22, 2022
Super super nice hostel, cleanses 10/10, good kitchen, comfy beds, super nice people owning it, location in great area, close to center, super chill vibe thought out Will def not stay anywhere else in San Jose
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Female, 25-30
Nov 21, 2022
Nice place, great staff & kitchen.
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

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

    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi