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Gaudy's Backpackers

Ave. 5, Mantica, San Jose Costa Rica
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#4 of 122 Speciality lodging in San Jose
Ideally located in a safe neighborhood of San Jsoe, a few steps of: 3 different banks, supermarkets open untill midnight, main street in san jose, all fast food restaurants (KFC, taco bell, wendys, subway...)2 minutes taxi ride from coca cola bus station (buses to pacif zone), ticabus (buses to all central america), sabana park (largest park in san jose)As you can see, you will all what you need close by.We also offer: free breakfast, internet, wifi, parking,kitchen, dvds to watch, cooffe and tea all day
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Kids stay free
Car hire
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Coffee / tea maker
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Alek H wrote a review Feb 2021
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom70 contributions46 helpful votes
Gaudy’s is an oasis of calm in a busy city. I chose a single room with separate shower. Breakfast is simple but plentiful. The hostel is within easy walking distance of the downtown area, as well as the large park nearby. The staff are friendly and helpful. You are quite literally made to feel at home. Gaudy’s best asset is their manager, Warren. Nothing is too much trouble for him. He went out of his way to help me, and I watched him do the same for several others. Gaudy’s is safe, welcoming and inexpensive. What more can you ask?
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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wildgoosetravel wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Warren, our host at Gaudy, is just one of the kindest person you could meet. He provided us with a hearthy breakfast, loads of coffee and a lot of good ideas for our itinerary. The rooms are simple and clean and there is enough space on the different decks and quiet patios to either work, hang around or meet other Backpackers.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Bree L wrote a review Oct 2019
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I was just passing through San Jose to the airport and this was the perfect place to stay. I didn’t get to explore the area too much but I do know it was a short walk to La Sabana park and not too far from downtown. The staff were very hello and I even got a free breakfast (eggs, toast, fruit). I am a solo female traveler and felt very safe and comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Owen de Visser wrote a review Jul 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom78 contributions40 helpful votes
Good bedroom and lounge area, but breakfast is a little basic - just 2 pancakes and some sliced fruit. Also, guests have to wash up their own dishes Staff have good English and are helpful. Fan in room and ok bathroom.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Georgia Aurelia K wrote a review Apr 2019
Lethbridge, Canada16 contributions3 helpful votes
I had the chance to stay twice at Gaudys when I was in San Jose. It is a beautiful hostel, makes you feel like home and the staff remembered my name when I returned a second time. They make amazing breakfast and are very clean.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Response from Gaudys B, Gerente at Gaudy's Backpackers
Responded 25 Apr 2019
Hello good day Georgina Thank you very much for your comment, for us it was a pleasure to assist you. And we will always do our best
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gaudy`s backpacker hotel san jose
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gaudy's Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Gaudy's Backpackers?
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 Gaudy's Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Gaudy's Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gaudy's Backpackers?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gaudy's Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aqui Es, Restaurante Machu Picchu, and Tierra Gaucha Parrilla Argentina.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gaudy's Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Gaudy's Backpackers?
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 Gaudy's Backpackers accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.