Hostels in San José, Costa Rica

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San José, Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Backpackers
7.4 Good
Avenida 6, Between Calle 21 & 25, San José, Costa Rica
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3.0 km from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 
GoodBased on 1,945 reviews
7.4

Costa Rica Backpackers is situated in San Jose and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, such as Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. It offers free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and a concierge.

Selina La Fortuna
8.3 Excellent
Avenida 325, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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0.2 km from city centre, La Fortuna, Costa Rica 
ExcellentBased on 1,385 reviews
8.3

Selina La Fortuna provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in La Fortuna. It also offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and massage services.

Tips for booking hostels in San José

Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:October
Average price in San José:€19/night
Cheapest price found:€9/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Friday
€10 - €39
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
€15 - €54
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Facts about staying in San José

  • What is the cost of a hostel in San José?

    €21/night is an average price for a hostel in San José throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in May is the most expensive month to book, and in April is the cheapest month to book. Our users recently found San José hostels for as low as €9/night. In general, San José hostels for €18 or less are a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in San José?

    Based on our data, Selina La Fortuna is the best San José hostel, with a rating of 8.3/10 from 1,385 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport?

    Fauna Luxury Hostel is the nearest hostel in San José to San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, at a distance of 10.9 km.

  • What area of San José is most popular to stay in?

    The most popular neighbourhood is Carmen, with 50% of our users looking to stay in San José searching for hostels in this area over the last 12 months. Selina San Jose is a popular hostel in Carmen that might be available for your travel dates, though there are other great properties in the area as well.

  • Should I stay in a San José hostel?

    Staying in a San José hostel has many benefits, including cost savings, proximity to the centre of the city, a social and laid-back atmosphere, and similar amenities to hotels (such as Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, or 24/7 check-in). Hostels in San José tend to attract younger, solo travellers, but they can be great for couples and families as well.

  • Does San José have hostels with “ac” listed as an amenity?

    Yes, 3 San José hostels list “ac” as an amenity. If you’re looking for a particular hostel in San José with this feature, then consider staying at the popular Costa Rica Backpackers.