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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.

Costa Rica Backpackers has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 25, 2013

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.1)

Breakfast Info

Continental

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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4 reasons to choose Costa Rica Backpackers

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • La California Hospital
    0.2 miles
  • Costa Rica National Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Jade Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Pre-Colombian Gold Museum
    0.6 miles
  • National Theatre of Costa Rica
    0.6 miles
  • National Theatre of Costa Rica
    0.6 miles
  • Metropolitan Cathedral
    0.7 miles
  • Tracopa Bus Station
    0.7 miles
  • Hospital Clínica Bíblica
    0.7 miles
  • San José Central Market
    1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant La Valicha
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Craig Pub
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Metropolitan Hospital Costa Rica
    1.1 miles
  • San Juan de Dios Hospital
    1.2 miles
  • La Sabana Metropolitan Park
    2.3 miles
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica
    2.7 miles
  • Parque Diversiones
    4.6 miles
  • Multiplaza Escazú
    5.7 miles
  • City Mall
    11 miles
  • Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium
    11.4 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Irazu
    12.4 miles
  • Lake Orosi
    24.9 miles
  • River Rio Orosi
    24.9 miles
Closest Airports
  • Tobías Bolaños International Airport
    5.2 miles
  • Juan Santamaría International Airport
    10.3 miles
  • Tortuguero Airport
    58.1 miles
How to get to Costa Rica Backpackers from Juan Santamaría International Airport
    Public shuttle
    Taxi
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant

    Food: Latin American

    Open for: Dinner

Amenities of Costa Rica Backpackers
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast) Off-site
  • Live music/Performance
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Bar crawls
  • Evening entertainment
  • Darts
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Yoga classes
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Public Bath
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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Check-in

2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Check-out

1:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

Check-in is only possible for guests between 18 and 40 years old

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Costa Rica Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Costa Rica Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Costa Rica Backpackers

  • Check-in at Costa Rica Backpackers is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Costa Rica Backpackers by:

    • Taxi 20min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 20min

  • Guests staying at Costa Rica Backpackers can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Costa Rica Backpackers is 0.9 miles from the center of San José.

  • Costa Rica Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Game room
    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Happy hour
    • Yoga classes
    • Movie nights
    • Public Bath
    • Live music/Performance
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Bar crawls
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Walking tours
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • The prices at Costa Rica Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Costa Rica Backpackers has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant