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Nativus Art Hostel

Entre Calle 36 y 38, Ave 5 Edificio 3650, Paseo Colon, San Jose 10102 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 14/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 14/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#18 of 124 Speciality lodging in San Jose
Our hostel is a small and colorful option where you can rest pleasantly, having all the necessary amenities for it, while being captivated by the various murals and artistic pieces that can be observed in the hostel. By the way our hostel has a cafeteria for Lovers of a good coffee. One of the characteristics that stand out to us would be to be in a quiet and safe area in the city where after walking a short distance you will have access to the main tourist attractions that you can appreciate or enjoy the city of San José, it should be noted that we are very close to supermarkets and bars and restaurant as well as shopping centers.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Soundproof rooms
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
14Reviews0Q+A1Room tip
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Janelle J wrote a review 8 May
Hangzhou, China92 contributions58 helpful votes
This hostel is colorful and cozy with a nice breakfast. They didn’t respond to my messages on booking and there wasn’t anyone at the front desk when I checked out. Other than that it was a pleasant stay with hot water and dark room for sleeping.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Pauline B wrote a review Feb 2020
31 contributions23 helpful votes
Very clean and comfortable hostel about 25 mins drive from the airport. Stefan who works in reception was so helpful to us and helped us with bookings and putting together a travel plan. I’m sure we drove him crazy but he was the epitome of patience! As an introduction to Costa Rica a couple of days here was perfect.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from eruiz1287, Director de Recepción at Nativus Art Hostel
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Hi Pauline!! Thank you for such emotional words, we are proud to know that the beginning of your trip is full of good times and you will always be welcome to Nativus and we hope to have you back with us, it is a pleasure to always have you with us.
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VanyInWonderland wrote a review Oct 2019
Rorschach, Switzerland1 contribution
The Nativus was our first stop on our tour of Costa Rica. We stayed here for one night. The team was very friendly and courteous. We had many questions, they took the time to help us. The breakfast was made with heart and was delicious. On the day of departure we wanted to walk to the bus stop. The owner offered us to drive, she did not even want a tip for it (thank you again!) The hostel is very nicely decorated, very clean and quiet. A place to feel good. One point - we stayed in a 4-Person Bedroom without windows. At some point it gets very stuffy, but for one night it's okay. Thank you for the nice stay. We will come back :)
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Nativuscr, Gerente at Nativus Art Hostel
Responded 28 Oct 2019
Dear Vany,   Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I am sure that all our hotel staff enjoyed attending to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for the correctional we will keep it in mind to improve it Regards!!
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Apache10saprissa wrote a review Aug 2019
San Jose, Costa Rica2 contributions
This hostel is the best hostel I have stayed at, the positive energy you get is just awesome!!! This hostel offers a great combination of things, it is quite and you can relax. They do offer 1 day of the week with music and food to have a lot of fun.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Great customer service. They even have a kitchen that you can use to cook.
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Response from Nativuscr, Gerente at Nativus Art Hostel
Responded 19 Aug 2019
HI Apache10! thank you for the comment from the Nativus team we express our gratitude and thank you for taking a while out of your time to make the comment since we appreciate your word and we are more than pleased to know that we are doing things right since Nativus we warm you hug and leave the invitation for when you want to return Regards!!
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Alice C wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
WHAT A GREAT PLACE!. The place is completely new, the mattress super comfortable. All around is like been in a real dream. I think the only one hostel that I have been where I could find the bathroom inside (very clean and spacious). The place has a wonderfull view where I got a lot of fun with all the people knew. The people in charge are wonderfull people. I really got a lot of fun staying at this place. I drank an excelent gourmet coffee downstairs of this place. So, if you can get a place to know people, to share, to sleep like a baby, to have fun and to be in one of the best places in the San Jose's heart, this is your place!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Nativuscr, Propietario at Nativus Art Hostel
Responded 6 Aug 2019
THANKS SO MUCH, ALICE C!!! A very nice place for a very nice guest!!! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this beautiful words, we would love to have the opportunity to host a lot of time in the future. Thanks Again and we wish you had new and nice experiences
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US$23 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nativus Art Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Nativus Art Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Correos de Costa Rica (0.4 km), Templo de la Musica (0.4 km), and Old Atlantic Rail Station (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nativus Art Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Nativus Art Hostel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Nativus Art Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Nativus Art Hostel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nativus Art Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aqui Es, Restaurante Machu Picchu, and Tierra Gaucha Parrilla Argentina.
Does Nativus Art Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nativus Art Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nativus Art Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Nativus Art Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (2.1 km), Ruinas de Ujarras (3.6 km), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (2.0 km).
Is Nativus Art Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.