Costa Rica Backpackers

2 stars
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 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Costa Rica Backpackers

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

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
  • Hand sanitiser 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 sanitised
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

Services and conveniences

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


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

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Disabled access
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor dining 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)


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Lockers
  • Privacy curtain
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smartphone dock


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe

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



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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 14:00 and check-out time is 10:30 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 7.6 km from San José Tobias Bolanos Intl. Costa Rica Backpackers is 16.1 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?

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

3.0 km

Nearest airport

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Distance to airport

16.9 km