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Best San José hostels

San José hostels near the city centre

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Hostel Gaudys - San José - Living room
Hostel Gaudys
8.2 Very Good
Merced$64+
$64+
Hostel Casa Colon - San José - Lobby
Hostel Casa Colon
7.2 Good
Merced$103+
$103+

How much is a San José hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

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Low season

January

High season

February

Average price (weeknight)

$42

Average price (weekend night)

$32
Cheapest month to stay with an average 56% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 105% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
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 January and August.
  • 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 Monday.
  • 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.

FAQs when booking a hostel in San José

  • What are the best hostels near Museo Nacional de Costa Rica?

    Museo Nacional de Costa Rica is a popular area in San José and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Eco Stay Hostel or Costa Rica Backpackers for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Museo Nacional de Costa Rica.

  • 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 $31 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $10 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 $31 compared to $126 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in San José?

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