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Reviewed yesterday

Really well done to create a conducive environment to relax and/or meet other people. The bed (with USB, lamp, electrical socket and miniature fan) and locker design really does look productized for scale-ability. Well done! Had the bad luck sharing room with some dude talking...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place in a dirty city. Because the garden and swimmingpool you dont have the feeling that you stay in a crowdy city. Hostel is 15min. Walking from the shoppingstreet that is super! But dont expect that it will be quiet... because San José...More

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Response from Costa Rica B, Gerente at Costa Rica BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for tour review, we are totally agree with your, this is a small paradise in the center of a crowdy city.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a nice time there, it was my second trip to San Jose just before leaving the country, my last day at the COSTA RICA BACKPACKERS was excellent, sunbathing in the garden while listening to cool tunes, good vibes thered, it was pleasant having...More

Thank stevedarner
Response from Costa Rica B, Gerente at Costa Rica BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we are more than happy to know about your good experience! Greetings

Reviewed 7 March 2018

Nice hostel hidden in a very nice neighborhood of San Jose. Great place to meet other backpackers, the facilities are nice although showers & toilets could have been better. The staff was very friendly & allow late check-in. Also the breakfast was good, couple of...More

Thank Dimosthenis B
Response from Costa Rica B, Gerente at Costa Rica BackpackersResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks for your review, we are more than happy to know about your good experience.

Reviewed 1 March 2018

I often stay there with volunteer groups. Its a good option for an overnight stay, staf is always kind and friendly. Rooms are clean and overall the service is great. Close from a bunch of restaurants, museums and other places. I recommend this place

Thank frogman1084
Response from Costa Rica B, Gerente at Costa Rica BackpackersResponded 4 March 2018

We are very happy to know about your good experience, thank you very much for your review.

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Hollie K
8 March 2015|
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Response from Costa Rica B | Property representative |
Hi! We have airport shuttle from the airport for $24, the cheapest in town! There is also a public bus you can take right on the sidewalk (outside the airport) The bus has this sign: T.U.A.S.A / Alajuela - San José. They... More
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"quieter rooms are at the back of the property"
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"Private rooms are really good"
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