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Capital Boutique Hostel

Avenida 16 A & Calle 60 A, Sabana Sur 50 m west from Colegio Tecnico Profesional, San Jose 10108 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 07/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#12 of 122 Speciality lodging in San Jose
We offer you quality and personalized accommodation while experiencing San José. We embrace diversity in a co-living environment that provides you comfort in each of our unique spaces. We're a small hostel and like to pay special attention to details to make your stay more pleasant and grant you the comfort you need during your visit to San José, whether it's a short or long one. We are in La Sabana, which is close enough to the main downtown area but away from the noise and crowds - just a couple of blocks south from La Sabana Metropolitan Park, with very easy access to/from the airport. Enjoy each of our carefully designed spaces not only for a great rest but for creativity, relaxation and cultural experiences. Common areas include: - Fully equipped kitchen - Backyard with BBQ facilities and space for yoga - Entertainment area with pool table, video projector, musical instruments, vinyl player, board games - Indoor patio - Work desk - Book exchange and reading area - Living room
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Vending machine
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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69Somewhat walkable
Grade: 69 out of 100
30Restaurantswithin 1 km
5Attractionswithin 1 km
23Reviews2Q+A2Room tips
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Rae-Ann G wrote a review Nov 2019
Toronto, Canada49 contributions17 helpful votes
As a female over 50 I was hesitant to stay in a hostel, bit the Capital is so much more. This is my go to spot for my night in or out of the country. It is so peaceful and quiet. It is impeccably clean. The bathrooms are one of my favs ever, outdoors, and yet not and so beautiful. The thing I can not capture for you is the smell, it is so lovely and fresh. It is air conditioned, has hot water showers and a great shared kitchen space. The staff are so helpful and friendly and un obtrusive. I can not say enough good about this place.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: there is one bunk in the ten person dorm that faces the bathrooms, and so the light can be a...
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rbrow018 wrote a review Sep 2019
297 contributions85 helpful votes
Great hostel located near the National Football Stadium......used pod system which allowed for everything to be located in your own personal space (i.e. outlet, fan, light). The owner was also really accommodating. The only issue was that there didn't seem to be much in the immediate area to do however was located 100m from a bus stop. Value For Money: ​4/5 ​Security: ​4/5 ​ Location: ​2/5 ​ Facilities: ​4/5 Staff: ​5/5 Cleanliness: ​4/5
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Date of stay: December 2018
Toronto, Canada26 contributions11 helpful votes
This is definitely the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in, it is very well kept which is appreciated. The beds were comfortable, had privacy curtains, and lights inside your bunk. I really liked that. The showers were large and very clean, so were the bathrooms. I enjoyed that the showers and bathrooms were outdoors, covered but outside. It was a very nice touch. A clean kitchen with many utensils. Cute areas to relax and read or plan your vacation. The staff were extremely kind and friendly, they even arranged Uber rides for me as my app wasn’t working. The only downside is the location, there is not much to do there. Difficult to walk around and see anything. This hostel would be a great hostel if you have a stopover in San Jose.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
TylerM wrote a review May 2019
Dallas, Texas3 contributions
If I could write a novel based on the best hostel ever, this would be it. It promotes both positivity and community or seclusion and privacy. No bunk beds, pods! Each unit has their own light switches, fan, plug outlets and a curtain for privacy. Bathroom, kitchen, communal space.. all was clean and perfect.. also, best bed I've ever slept on at a hostel.. and the staff.. they're amazing. I spent most of my time speaking with Melissa and she was so great! She took the time to introduce me to the hostel, gave me a rundown on the area and ensured I was happy and comfortable. As for location, I think it's great! Right near a bus stop into town and the area is safe. With less than a $5 uber to get anywhere from Capital, why stay anywhere else? I'm so pleased I stumbled on Capital and will surely be back. Thank you Melissa and the rest of the Capital staff! Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: clean space, pods,
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DMG wrote a review Mar 2019
169 contributions92 helpful votes
One of best hostels I've ever stayed in. Super clean, great rooms, comfy beds, showers are great. Breakfast is brilliant, staff lovely, kitchen very well equipped and the common areas are excellent too. I spent a while day just hanging out and chilling in the place it was so nice.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$21 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
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Frequently Asked Questions about Capital Boutique Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Capital Boutique Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Museo de Arte Costarricense (1.0 km), Parque La Sabana (0.9 km), and Estadio Nacional (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Capital Boutique Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Capital Boutique Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Capital Boutique Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Capital Boutique Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Park Cafe, La Flor de Loto, and Sabor Del Libano.
Does Capital Boutique Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Capital Boutique Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Capital Boutique Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Capital Boutique Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Capital Boutique Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (3.2 km), Ruinas de Ujarras (4.3 km), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (3.1 km).
Is Capital Boutique Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.