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85 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.

Please note:


Check-in time 14:00 P.M. - 23.00 PM

Check out time. 11:00 A.M.

Reception hours is 07.00 am-00.00 am.

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.

We do not accept people over 45 years old in shared rooms.

Reviews & Ratings

85 Total Reviews
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May 03, 2024
Awesome hostel in a safe location. Staff were super helpful with navigating bus services, and having some conversations to practice Spanish :)
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Female, 18-24
Apr 25, 2024
This hostel was great! Only stayed one night but really enjoyed it. Easy to forget that you need to bring your own lock for a locker and towel for the showers (but you can rent both while there). Only complaint is that there is only one locked door to keep the hostel safe—I’ve stayed in hostels in CR with at least 2 and preferred that.
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Female, 18-24
Oct 17, 2023
As the name says it's more calm and chill at the Hostel but I absolutely loved it. One of the cleanest hostels I've ever seen and the staff is so helpful and nice. They helped me plan my trip and booking bus tickets and were just lovely people. There is a well equiped kitchen and free coffee/tee. Chillout is located in a safe neighborhood with bars and restaurants. The only con I have is that the bunkbeds make a lot of noise when moving.
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Female, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • 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
    • Towels Not Included
    • Flexible NRR
  • 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
    • Reception (limited hours)
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

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

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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