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Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed there at the begining and the end of my trip. I had such a good time in the hostel I couldnt wait to go back! The staff definitely makes the place, Juan was super helpful and he is one of the best people I met on my trip! The hostel itself is very pretty, full of art and...

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hola!! From all the staff members thank you very much for your lovely comment! We are always open to help all our guests with everything they need (travel info, buses, best places in Costa Rica, where to eat, party, walk around...), and we try to keep everything clean and confortable. We hope you can stay with us if you decide...

Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed 21 February 2016

VERY IMPRESSED!! We stayed in the LJ room. According to what I was told, this is so far the best room in the hostel. We really enjoyed it! It is way in the back, but it is kinda better since you are not in the area where everyone is talking, so you can hardly hear noise! The stuff was GREAT!...

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hola!! Thank you very much for your review! Indeed LJ is one of the best rooms we have, it includes private bathroom, a big bed and two single beds and TV. We have several common areas, big kitchen and we are located near restaurants, bars, supermarkets... As for our staff members we are always available and love to help all...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Really impressed with Hostel Urbano Stayed in Oct 2015, four people, ended up in the double rooms, which were well kept. Staff were incredibly helpful and welcoming. Hostel itself is a large building backing onto a nice garden. Few people sat out drinking at night which was great. Front is secured off by a big fence. Looks terrible from the...

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hola!! Thanks for your lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Urbano! Our staff members love to help all our guests and let them know where they can go to enjoy their stay here in San Pedro and San Jose center (the bars, restaurants, popular events, the costarrican life, and the pura vida life), or anywhere around...

Stafford, Virginia
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I would have given the hostel a higher rating, but the location and lack of NYE festivites in San Jose just didn't make my experience quite enjoyable. The girl that greeted us was SUPER friendly and gave us tips on where to go and where to eat, but sadly most of the places were closed... My best friend and I...

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Urbano! Our staff members love to help all our guests and let them know where they can go to enjoy their stay here in San Pedro and San Jose center (the bars, restaurants, popular events, the costarrican life, and the pura vida life), or anywhere around the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Very homely feel. Staff are very friendly and always helpful (particularly Juan - made the hostel a home. After a horrid stay at another hostel, Urbano had no room for us. Juan sat us down for some pancakes, and sorted out another hostel for us to stay that night.). One bus trip to downtown. Wifi works, so does hot water....

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hola!! Thanks so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Urbano! Our staff members love to help all our guests and let them know where they can go to enjoy their stay here in San Pedro and San Jose center (the bars, restaurants, popular events, the costarrican life, and the pura vida life), or anywhere...

Bad Homburg, Germany
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights in a private Double room. Everything was nice and clean. The only downside was, that the room was right in front of the laundry machines, so no outside-window for fresh air (only a small one in the bathroom). The kitchen is well equiped and very clean - one of the best i've seen so far. Also...

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hola! Hope you are doing great! We want to thank you for this review, everything our guests tell us help us to be better and improve each day! We will make sure we change the shower curtains, the tap, and other stuff in the room to make everyone comfortable :). We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Urbano, we...

Leawood, Kansas
Reviewed 7 January 2016

While we only stayed for one night, we had a great time. The hostel has wonderful common areas where you can use computers, play pool, eat meals, hang out in hammocks or just sit around and play cards. We stayed in a private room and we had our own bathroom, a large closet and a patio. The shower was very...

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barcelona, España
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I stayed in Urbano in 2 different occasions. It is well located, safe, clean, wide rooms, with many little details. The kitchen is the most equipped one I have ever seen. Quiet time from 10pm, amazing breakfast & different every day. Juan is awesome, makes you feel home from minute one. Very friendly staff in the reception. I was very...

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Sliedrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This hostel feels more like a hotel than a hostel, everything is very tidy and clean. The management has been doing a good job on keeping the place well organised and the staff is very helpful and polite. At the same time the hostel is missing some of the typical charm and loose atmosphere which makes some (backpackers) hostels the...

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Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

The people in this hostel make you feel really welcome and help you with everything. They can help sort out buses, book trips and make the best pancakes for breakfast. There is a lovely garden to hang out or with rain there is a nice tv room. Really nice hostel to stay for more than one night!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for a relaxed, fresh, clean, friendly, nice place to stay in San Jose, then look no further: Hostel Urbano is the ideal place for you!! Excellently located, on the University of Costa Rica Campus area, our hostel provides you with the perfect location surrounded by tons of restaurants, bars, banks, stores, malls, buses, taxis and even the train service!! So go ahead and check out our services and facilities and book now!! Please note: we are #1 of 58 Specialty Lodging in San Jose, as per tripadvisor!!! and have had excellence certificate every year since opened!!! as well as hoscars 2015 winners of Costa Rica!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Urbano

Address: In front of the Kennedy Park, San Jose 645-7050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: RM54 - RM125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“LJ is so far the best one in the whole place!”
 of 5 bubbles DaveOseda, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I would stay there again”
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