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Best San José hostels

Most recommended San José hostels

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Costa Rica Backpackers - San José - Living room
Costa Rica Backpackers
7.7 Good
CatedralC$ 40+
C$ 40+
Free Wi-Fi
¡Upe! Hostel - San José - Bedroom
¡Upe! Hostel
CatedralC$ 59+
C$ 59+
Free Wi-Fi
Eco Stay Hostel
9.4 Wonderful
CatedralC$ 73+
C$ 73+
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 17+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Hostel 1110
CatedralC$ 171+
C$ 171+
Mi Casa Hostel
Mata RedondaC$ 464+
C$ 464+
Free Wi-Fi
Stray Cat Hostel
8 Very good
MercedC$ 84+
C$ 84+
Free Wi-Fi
Finca Escalante
8 Very good
CarmenC$ 67+
C$ 67+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
C$ 63+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Hostel Casa Ridgway
9.4 Wonderful
CatedralC$ 52+
C$ 52+
Free Wi-Fi

San José hostels near the city centre

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Hostel Casa Colon - San José - Lobby
Hostel Casa Colon
7.2 Good
MercedC$ 87+
C$ 87+
Capital Hostel de Ciudad - San José - Bedroom
Capital Hostel de Ciudad
Mata RedondaC$ 81+
C$ 81+
Nativus Art-Hostel
8.9 Very good
MercedC$ 75+
C$ 75+

How much is a San José hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

2 stars and below

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 68

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 37
Cheapest month to stay with an average 70% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 113% rise in price.
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Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in San José

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Top tips for finding San José hostel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in San José, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in San José in July and June.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in San José if you stay on a Tuesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Wednesday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a San José hostel.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in San José for 4 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in San José

  • What are the best hostels near San Jose Parque Central?

    San Jose Parque Central is a popular area in San José and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Golden Frog Hostel or Hostel Shakti for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of San Jose Parque Central.

  • How much does a hostel cost in San José?

    Hostel prices in San José can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in San José is C$ 30 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as C$ 13 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in San José?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in San José is C$ 30 compared to C$ 127 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in San José?

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