Costa Rica Backpackers

San José, Costa Rica
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About Costa Rica Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Located in central San José, Costa Rica Backpackers offers an outdoor pool, gardens, an international restaurant and a communal kitchen with free tea and coffee. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. This functional hostel offers a mix of private rooms and shared dormitories, all with shared bathrooms. Each room has a fan and features views of the gardens. The hostel’s tour desk can arrange a variety of activities, including rafting and bungee jumping. You can also book trips to a turtle sanctuary, the Arenal Volcano or the La Paz Waterfalls. The property also offers an airport shuttle service, TV room and 24-hour front desk. Costa Rica Backpackers is located near bars and restaurants of the lively La California district. The National Museum is a 5-minute walk away, while Plaza de la Cultura is a 15-minute walk away. Parking is available on-site. We have a Bar & restaurant called BAR PACKERS. We offer free parking, storage and all day coffee and tea. All our dorm beds have individual USB port, light, curtains and locker. We can accommodate large groups.

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Prices are based on the total costs of the stay, including taxes and fees.

Amenities at Costa Rica Backpackers

  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Free parking
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Laundry service

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • Ticket service
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Car rental
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Mini-market on site
  • Tour desk
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Adapter
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)


  • Grocery deliveries
  • Packed lunches
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Disabled Access
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Public bath


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area
  • Garden

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Darts
  • Evening entertainment

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Media and entertainment

  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smartphone dock


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe


  • Lockers
  • Privacy curtain
  • Storage available


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed

Family friendly

  • Indoor play area


  • Outdoor pool

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4.8 Mediocre
Pros:The common areas were very clean and nice
Cons:The sheets seemed dirty and the toilets had a terrible smell


Avenida 6, Between Calle 21 & 25, San José 10104

What's nearby

  • Museo Nacional de Costa Rica362 m
  • Parque Nacional0.5 km
  • Museo del Jade0.5 km
  • National Center of Art and Culture0.6 km
  • Parque Espana0.8 km
  • Morazan Park0.9 km
  • Museo de Oro0.9 km
  • Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica1 km
  • Barrio Amón1.1 km
  • San Jose Cathedral1.1 km
  • Mercado Central1.5 km
  • Children's Museum1.7 km



Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:30 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Costa Rica Backpackers

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 45

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 30
Cheapest month to stay with an average 32% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 133% rise in price.
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When to book a room at Costa Rica Backpackers

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Top tips for your stay at Costa Rica Backpackers

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Costa Rica Backpackers, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in October and May.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Costa Rica Backpackers, plan to stay on a Monday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Sunday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Costa Rica Backpackers was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 44, while the most expensive was C$ 44.
  • How long should you stay at Costa Rica Backpackers? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 8 days.

FAQs when booking at Costa Rica Backpackers

  • Where is Costa Rica Backpackers located?

    Costa Rica Backpackers is located at Avenida 6, Between Calle 21 & 25 in Catedral, 3 km from the centre of San José. Museo Nacional de Costa Rica is the closest landmark to Costa Rica Backpackers.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Costa Rica Backpackers?

    Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:30 AM at Costa Rica Backpackers.

  • Does Costa Rica Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Costa Rica Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Costa Rica Backpackers offer free parking?

    Yes, Costa Rica Backpackers offers free parking.

  • How far is Costa Rica Backpackers from the airport?

    Costa Rica Backpackers is 8.1 km from San José Tobias Bolanos Intl. Costa Rica Backpackers is 16.6 km from San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

  • Does Costa Rica Backpackers have a pool?

    Yes, Costa Rica Backpackers has a pool on-site.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Costa Rica Backpackers hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Costa Rica Backpackers in San José and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Costa Rica Backpackers and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Costa Rica Backpackers.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to downtown

3.0 km

Nearest Airport

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Distance to airport

16.9 km