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Leawood, Kansas
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

While we only stayed for one night, we had a great time. The hostel has wonderful common areas where you can use computers, play pool, eat meals, hang out in hammocks or just sit around and play cards. We stayed in a private room and we had our own bathroom, a large closet and a patio. The shower was very... More 

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barcelona, España
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

I stayed in Urbano in 2 different occasions. It is well located, safe, clean, wide rooms, with many little details. The kitchen is the most equipped one I have ever seen. Quiet time from 10pm, amazing breakfast & different every day. Juan is awesome, makes you feel home from minute one. Very friendly staff in the reception. I was very... More 

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Sliedrecht, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This hostel feels more like a hotel than a hostel, everything is very tidy and clean. The management has been doing a good job on keeping the place well organised and the staff is very helpful and polite. At the same time the hostel is missing some of the typical charm and loose atmosphere which makes some (backpackers) hostels the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

The people in this hostel make you feel really welcome and help you with everything. They can help sort out buses, book trips and make the best pancakes for breakfast. There is a lovely garden to hang out or with rain there is a nice tv room. Really nice hostel to stay for more than one night!

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London
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Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

This hostel was really special - our private double room was beautifully decorated - it felt more like a luxury hotel room than a hostel. Staff were super friendly & there were great communal areas to play pool, watch TV and a good shared kitchen. There were not many shared bathrooms on the ground floor (& you had to walk... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

One of the nicest hostels I've stayed at. It's big, has many amenities, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. My only complaint would be that there aren't quite enough bathrooms for a hostel this size, but this wasn't a huge problem.

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for your kind words! Everything our guests tell us help us to be better each day! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Urbano. Our staff members love to help all our guests and let them know where they can go to enjoy their stay here in San Pedro and San Jose center (the bars, restaurants,... More 

Havana
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I loved this hostel and its staff, especially the guy from Argentina. My friends and I (3 pax) booked days in advance by phone. We arrived and were given a short tour of the hostal plus tips where to go and eat. The place is super nice and bohemian; as well as well located. There is a huge mall just... More 

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hola!! Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Urbano! Our staff members love to help all our guests and let them know where they can go to enjoy their stay here in San Pedro and San Jose center (the bars, restaurants, popular events, the costarrican life, and the pura vida life), or anywhere around the... More 

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31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This is a good backpacking hostel in a student area of San Jose which i would highly recommend when staying in the city. we all felt very safe and the hostel had good security. The staff are very helpful and gave out lots of information and advice. They have good facilities, with a kitchen, Fridge, pool table, TV and outside... More 

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hola! Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Urbano and that you felt safe! Our staff members love to help all our guests and let them know where they can go to enjoy their stay here in San Pedro and San Jose center (the bars, restaurants, popular events, the costarrican life, and the pura vida... More 

Munich, Germany
2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

The hostel Urbano is the best hostel in whole Costa Rica. It is super clean and the rooms are big with enough space. The beds are realy confertable too. The staff is so nice and helpful and the pencakes are delecious. It feels like coming home :)

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hola!! Thanks for your review! We love to help all our guest and let them know where they can go to enjoy their stay here in San Jose center and San Pedro (the bars, restaurants, popular events, the costarrican life...) which is great, because since we are near the University of Costa Rica you can find everything you need, also... More 

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

I've been through San José on multiple occasions, staying at different hostels every time and this was far and away the best experience I've had. The manager Juan was hilarious, personable, and above all helpful and informative. He made us delicious banana pancakes for breakfast and showed us all the important things in the surrounding area. The hostel itself is... More 

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hola!! Thanks for your review, we aprecciate your kind words! We love to help all our guests and let them know where they can go to enjoyed their stay here in San Jose center and San Pedro (the bars, restaurants, popular events, the costarrican life...) near by you can find everything you need! , we also provide free breakfast (fruit,... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for a relaxed, fresh, clean, friendly, nice place to stay in San Jose, then look no further: Hostel Urbano is the ideal place for you!! Excellently located, on the University of Costa Rica Campus area, our hostel provides you with the perfect location surrounded by tons of restaurants, bars, banks, stores, malls, buses, taxis and even the train service!! So go ahead and check out our services and facilities and book now!! Please note: we are #1 of 58 Specialty Lodging in San Jose, as per tripadvisor!!! and have had excellence certificate every year since opened!!! as well as hoscars 2015 winners of Costa Rica!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Urbano

Address: In front of the Kennedy Park, San Jose 645-7050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $17 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Booked a private room; had balcony access and a private bathroom which was great.”
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