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Reviewed 21 March 2015

Me and my wife stayed for one night at in&basic. The hotel was nice and clean But this is a review about Paula and the stuff. As soon as we arrived at evening before we even got into our room, Paula was calling to agencies and found us the car we wanted for the next day, she and the others...

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

My darling couple: Hope that you guys enjoy at the maximum your time in Costa Rica! Was a great hug and a real pleasure to have you in my Hostel and also to arrange all the car issues for you! All the best and happinness in your marriage!! XOXO Paula and the In&Basic Staff!

Reviewed 16 March 2015

I recently stayed at In & Basic with my college rugby team and it proved to be an excellent venue for a solid price. The hostel staff is very friendly and accommodating, speak English quite well, and do all they can to make your stay enjoyable.

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and review! We will keep on going improving ourselves! Hope to see you guys again in CR!! All the best! XOXO Paula

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I traveled with a team of about 27 guys for a week, and In&Basic was perfect for us. We all had plenty of space with clean and cozy facilities, and we were treated very well. Paula and the volunteers were amazing and they even travelled with us on some of our adventures across Costa Rica on certain days. They cooked...

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

One of the best groups that we ever had!! This is an exmple of discipline and good chillin: we did had a blast with them!! Hope to see you guys again; and in behalf of In&Basic Team; our Hostel will be ever you second house!!! Ori/Elio and Paula XOXO

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Traveled here with a team of 28 people and the hostel was extremely friendly and accommodating towards all of us. They helped organize fun trips for all of us and sent someone along with us to translate on the trip. Breakfast was included and was very satisfying and they had cheap and delicious dinners available if you did not want...

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

As we did said it before: The Michigan´s University Rugby Team ROCKS!!!! Thank you so much for such kind words to me and towards my team!! In behalf of Oriana and Elio: THANK YOU!!! and will be always a pleasure to have you guys in our home!! XOXO Paula

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Paula and the volunteers working at In & Basic were wonderful, nice, and very accommodating. The breakfasts in the morning were always nice and they even provided dinner for our group of 27 when we arrived late at 3am. The common areas were nice and comfortable with plenty of seating and free wifi was a plus too. Most of the...

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

In behalf of the IN&Basic Hostel team and Owner:THANK YOU Cooper for such amazing words and recommendation!! This will be your house if you ever think to come back to Costa Rica! All the best and a great hug!! XOXO Paula

Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

I'm a rugby coach and have spent many a nights in hostels with college teams on tour. In & Basic set a standard for hostel stays for us. Clean rooms and facilities with a friendly staff made our stay easy and fun. Paula did a great job organizing activities for our large group and Ori and Ellió made sure to...

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Coach: HURRAAA HURRAA!!! We are blessed with your amazing words described in this review! I must say that Im proud of my team as well of your boys!! This will be your house ever!!! In behalf of Ori and Elio: THANK YOU!!! XOXO Paula

Reviewed 9 March 2015

Weeklong stay Very clean Very nice employees Food is great Walking distance to a lot of destinations Isolated enough to be quiet at night Very environmentally friendly Comfortable beds If it's your first time, they will make your trip one to remember by helping you plan and pick the right activities to visit. Tourist activities, local feel. Paula is amazing....

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Albert: Thank you for your recommendation and such great words towards my Hostel and Team!! This will be your house in CR if you decied to come back!! All the best! Pura Vida!! XOXO Paula

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 9 March 2015

All of the employees were very kind, everything was clean, beyond what I had expected. The living area was relaxed and open, with a backyard full of trees and space to relax. Towels were provided to use for the showers.

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Was a real pleasure to have this amazing group of young people at our Hostel! They are one of a kind, totally recommended and absolutely marvelous!! Win the game team!!! All the best!! Paula XOXO

Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Costa Rica for a week and this was our home base. They were incredibly kind and hospitable the entire time. When we wanted to do fun activities they facilitated and even sent a guide from the hostel to translate for us and to make sure the tourist guides we hired were treating us well. Great place to...

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inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such amazing and kind words about myself and the Hostel. For us will be always a pleasure to have you guys at home; whenever you want it! Keep on going with the good and amazing Rugby!! All the best! Paula/Ori and Elio XOXO

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Paula's super chill and nice. If you need a base before heading out to the rest of Costa Rica, this is a great spot. The Spoon restaurant nearby is good, and there is a well stocked grocery store next to it.

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As usual; was a real pleasure to have you in our Hostel/Home!! Hope that you will visit us very soon!!! All the best in behalf of Inandbasic Team/Staff XOXO Paula

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One hostel - One home - A different way of living in San Jose...In&Basic is a beautiful custom made hostel, the owners have created an amazing experience in a suburb called "Los Yoses" they want to invite all the travelers to experience a one of a kind Family & Friends Hostel, we want you to see for yourselves a little bit of two small worlds that combine nature and a glamorous House. In&Basic has the doors open to create a new family everyday!..We want you to be part of our family!!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about In & Basic Hostel Lounge

Address: 200 m South and 75 m west of Spoon, Los Yoses | Fatima's church North side, San Jose 10511, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $61 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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