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Costa Rica Backpackers

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for two days after taking a red eye flight in to San Jose. The late check in was in valuable. The room was clean showers were kind of warm, breakfast was scrambled eggs a small cup of pineapple and two pieces of...More

Thank Christine Y
Response from Costa Rica B, Gerente at Costa Rica BackpackersResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review, however, the train only works from 7:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m So it's not that bad, we also provide free ear plugs to avoid the noise. We are happy to know about your good experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here a few times back in 2016 and 2017 great spot in the city. Easy to get around and grocery shopping is close by. It's a hip hostel with people from all over the world. I would recommend this hostel.

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

We totally agree with you, thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were cheap, helpful, clean and had a great international hostel vibe. Everything you could need from a cheap hostel.. Outdoor kitchen, computers, cold water pool , bar (happy hour) and restaurant.

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

Thank you so much for your review, we are more than happy to know about your good experience!

Reviewed 13 January 2018

Great staff. Very friendly and helpful. Well managed and offers a lot. Private room was nice and new looking. Food was very good. Pool area was very pretty at night. There were other comments about it not being clean. Maybe in high season there are...More

Thank daleashton83
Response from Costa Rica B, Gerente at Costa Rica BackpackersResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review, indeed, owners have worked very hard to create this awesome place. We are more than happy to know about your good experience here!

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The staff was quite unfriendly apart from one woman. The bathrooms were quite dirty and old. The whole atmosphere was not very welcoming and a bit dirty. The breakfast was not very good either and the lady who handed out the breakfast was very rude...More

Thank J V
Response from Costa Rica B, Gerente at Costa Rica BackpackersResponded 11 November 2017

Our priority is the cleanliness in our hostel, we try to keep everything clean, specially de bathrooms. The breakfast is a royalty for all of our clients, but we sell more options. We provide free earplugs for reduce the noise.

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Hollie K
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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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