San José hostels

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Best San José hostels

Most recommended San José hostels

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Selina San Jose - San José - Bedroom
Selina San Jose
8.3 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Costa Rica Backpackers - San José - Pool
Costa Rica Backpackers
7.6 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Hostel Casa del Parque
8 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
¡Upe! Hostel
Free Wi-Fi
Eco Stay Cr
9.4 Wonderful
Free Wi-Fi
Finca Escalante
8.1 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Mi Casa Hostel
Mata Redonda$556+
Free Wi-Fi
Stray Cat Hostel
9.6 Wonderful
Free Wi-Fi

San José hostels near the city centre

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Hostel Casa Colon - San José - Lobby
Hostel Casa Colon
7.1 Good
Gaudys Hostel - San José - Building
Gaudys Hostel
8.4 Very Good

How much is a San José hostel?

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 64% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 467% rise in price.
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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 September and October.
  • 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 at least 35 days before your stay to get the best price for a San José hostel.

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