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    Costa Rica Backpackers

    Avenida 6, Calle 21/25 | De la iglesia Sagrado Corazon, 100 metros norte, 50 oeste., San Jose, Costa Rica
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      2 adults
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          US$35
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          Reviewed 10 April 2015

          It's a decent hostel. Pretty close to the local markets and in a safe area. Has a bar and a restaurant along with a cool chilling area with a big pool. The wifi is pretty spotty. Free coffee in the mornings. Has a big tv...More

          Thank Jakem330
          Response from CRBackpackers, Front Office Manager at Costa Rica BackpackersResponded 28 April 2015

          Thank you so much for you review! We have beautiful rooms with garden views and also another area with cozy, silent rooms. The ones "underground" as you call them are the ones people prefer because are more private and silent

          Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

          Had a private room and it was basic but clean and tidy. There are shared bathrooms which were also pretty clean and price is what you get really. Also have a restaurant and pool on site which is handy and an airport shuttle! Staff were...More

          Thank bridgetmcc
          Response from CRBackpackers, Manager at Costa Rica BackpackersResponded 28 April 2015

          Thank you so much for taking time to review our hostel! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you had a great time in Costa Rica.

          Reviewed 20 March 2015

          My friends and I stayed here last week. The staff member who checked us in was extremely rude. When we asked for blankets and sheets (which our rooms did not have) he argued and implied that we were trying to sneak people into the hostel....More

          Thank dny4444
          Response from CRBackpackers, Owner at Costa Rica BackpackersResponded 25 March 2015

          Everything you say is a lie! We checked you in and give you the small dorm you asked for, we gave you bed sheets, blankets, key and lock. Later that night you came asking for more bed sheets, when our receptionist went to your room...More

          Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

          Pool area is very Nice but somebody tried to rob me through the window (room 9) and the staff responded by saying this happends all the time?!? I could change beds But i think they should deal with the issue. Booked another hostel coming back...More

          Thank Sofie-breda
          Response from CRBackpackers, Manager at Costa Rica BackpackersResponded 18 March 2015

          Hello! Thank you so much for your feedback! That does not happen all the time. We are very sorry for the excuses the staff gave you! We will make sure this won´t happen again!

          Reviewed 15 March 2015

          For a few nights in San Jose, this is a fine, well located hostel. And cheap if you choose the cheap dorm rooms.However some of the staff are rude and very unhelpful. You work in a hostel, in a transport town. Be nicer and helpful....More

          Thank amyd5611
          Response from CRBackpackers, Owner at Costa Rica BackpackersResponded 18 March 2015

          Hello! Thank you so much for you comments, they help us grow. We apologize sincerely for the troubles this situation caused you. We will make things right with the staff and check what it´s causing the bad service. We always have great reviews about our...More

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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Airport Transportation
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Laundry Service
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
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          • Price range
          • US$12 - US$33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Number of rooms
          • 4
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          Hollie K
          How is the best way to get to the hostel from San Jose airport? Is there a shuttle or bus?
          8 March 2015|
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          Response from Costa Rica B | Property representative |
          Hi! We have airport shuttle from the airport for $24, the cheapest in town! There is also a public bus you can take right on the sidewalk (outside the airport) The bus has this sign: T.U.A.S.A / Alajuela - San José. They... More
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          "Near the front of the hostel is the best"
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          "Trains pass near the rear of the hostel and it's maddening."
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