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Turtle Saving Hostel

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Calle 37 75m South of Sapporo Restaurant, San Jose 11501 Costa Rica
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#13 of 124 Speciality lodging in San Jose
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Subscribing to the functional bed, bathe and breakfast model our aim is to deliver a clean, comfortable stay in the capitals safest area whilst Costa Rica’s conservation efforts. Help save endangered sea turtles while staying at trendy city hostel in hippest area with it’s dense concentration of Gastro Pubs, Bars and coffee shops.
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bwalberg wrote a review Mar 2020
Thunder Bay, Canada47 contributions31 helpful votes
This is a lovely clean and well run hostel in a lovely safe part of San Jose. Lots of great places to eat and drink craft beer. Robert will help with anything you need. In addition you can find out about volunteering at the turtle rescue research place. Both well worth it!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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droggisch wrote a review Jan 2020
Berlin, Germany12 contributions6 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed for a total of three nights at the Turtle Saving Hostel. The owner Robert picked us up from the airport and has been a treasure trove of helpful information. From clear and specific instructions for the pickup (the police chases away any lingering cars, so good procedure is key) to tips what to do in San Jose itself, getting a data plan for your cell phone etc - all delivered with ample sense of humor. The hostel itself is small and well maintained. You share good and clean bathrooms with your fellow travellers, there is a small outside area where breakfast is taken and people can hang out. The breakfast was simple, but really good - fruits and a couple of freshly made pancakes rolled around bananas. Delicious. The only challenge for us soft westerners is the shower setup which is one of these electrically heated shower-heads. This takes a bit of skill to get working properly, but again Robert is happy to assist. As an added side-benefit, you will gain a black-belt in the dark ninja art of noiseless door-closing. Robert is a persistent, but always friendly sensei who helped this rather hapless student to overcome his clumsiness. We can wholeheartedly and highly recommend you to stay there!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Frauke B wrote a review Jan 2020
Dortmund, Germany19 contributions22 helpful votes
I stayed at the Turtle Saving when I first arrived in Costa Rica and returned for my final night just before flying to Miami. It is a small, charming hostel in a safe neighborhood that is clean and serves a great breakfast in the morning. Another big plus: there a number of different restaurants and bars close. The host is more than happy to make a recommendation and help you in any way he can.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Tim B wrote a review Nov 2019
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A very clean hostel with all the facilities you'll need. Very friendly and helpful staff. They organise pickups from the airport and give good advise on how to get around in San José. It is located in a safe area with plenty of bars and restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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brizee7 wrote a review Aug 2019
Boston, Massachusetts10 contributions
The hospitality and kindness were over the top. The place was exactly what we needed...a safe place to lay our head at night with a kind face and delicious breakfast each morning. I would absolutely stay again and recommend it to anyone. The neighborhood was quiet with a chill Cali vibe, tons of shops and restaurants nearby.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$36 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turtle Saving Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Turtle Saving Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Cassa Duo (0.2 km) and Wine Art (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Turtle Saving Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Turtle Saving Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Turtle Saving Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafeoteca Coffee Shop, Restaurante Jurgen's, and Arbol de Seda.
Does Turtle Saving Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Turtle Saving Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Turtle Saving Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (1.8 km), Ruinas de Ujarras (2.0 km), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (1.9 km).