Hostels in San José, Costa Rica

Search and compare San José, Costa Rica hostels from hundreds of travel sites and save.

San José, Costa Rica
29 Feb — 1 Mar2
San José, Costa Rica
Thu 29/2
Fri 1/3
...and more

Refine Your Search

Star ratings
Guest Ratings
Amenities
Freebies
See all filters

Popular hostels in San José, San José Province

Discover well-known properties in San José, San José Province that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 652 hotels in San José, San José Province and price data was last updated on 22 February 2024. The average price for a hotel in San José, San José Province is $49/night.
These hostels in San José see the most activity from our users at the moment. Change the dates at the top of the page to see more options in San José.
Filter by star ratings
All filters
Avenida 6, Between Calle 21 & 25, San José, Costa Rica
Costa Rica Backpackers is situated in San Jose and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, such as Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. It offers free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and a concierge.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
7.7
Good
3100 reviews
Location
3.0 km from city centre
100 Meters West of Escuela De La Roosevelt, San José, Costa Rica
This themed hostel in San Pedro provides free wireless internet, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and a swimming pool. It is situated just a short stroll from a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.5
Excellent
587 reviews
Location
4.6 km from city centre
Calles 36 Y 38, San José, Costa Rica
Gaudys Backpackers is located in San Jose and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and massage services.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.3
Excellent
1335 reviews
Location
0.7 km from city centre
Calle Alice, 100 South And 50, Jacó, Costa Rica
Selina Jaco provides 3-star accommodation in Jaco. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, luggage storage and an outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.1
Excellent
1512 reviews
Location
0.6 km from city centre
Calle 27A Edificio Dos Plantas, San José, Costa Rica
Eco Stay Cr provides a comfortable setting while in San Jose. It has a gym, as well as a concierge, free Wi-Fi and a bowling alley.
Free Wi-Fi
9.4
Excellent
631 reviews
Location
3.3 km from city centre
Avenida 16 A Y Calle 60 A, Sabana Sur, San José, Costa Rica
Capital Hostel de Ciudad is located in San Jose and offers complimentary wireless internet. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Location
1.2 km from city centre
Calle 39,Barrio Escalante 400N 100E, San José, Costa Rica
TripOn Open House provides a comfortable setting when in San Pedro and is close to everything the area has to offer. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
4.8
Okay
1 reviews
Location
4.0 km from city centre
Avenida 8, Calle 3 y 5, San José, Costa Rica
Hostal del Este Santa Fe is set in San Jose and is within a short walk of nearby landmarks, including Melico Salazar Theatre and Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and a 24-hour reception.
Free Wi-Fi
5.6
Okay
38 reviews
Location
2.0 km from city centre

Tips for booking hostels in San José, San José Province

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in San José, San José Province. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 22 February 2024.
Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:December
Average price in San José:$49/night
Cheapest price found:$16/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$18 - $101
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$26 - $80
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated San José, San José Province hostels

Browse through properties in San José, San José Province that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 652 properties in San José, San José Province and data was last updated on 22 February 2024.
Some of the very best San José hostels as rated by our users. Be sure to read user reviews to learn why these hostels are among the highest rated.
Show all 652 hostels
South Side of The Catholic Church, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
0.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$32
Avg. per night
Between Calle Cardinal y Calle Cruz, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$44
Avg. per night

Cheapest hostels in San José, San José Province

Discover affordable stays in San José, San José Province that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in San José, San José Province can be found for as low as $36 per night. There is currently one property in San José, San José Province that can be booked for this price. Arenal Backpackers Resort is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in San José, San José Province. Price data was last updated on 22 February 2024
For those on a budget, these are the cheapest hostels available in San José for the selected dates. Prices can differ depending on the dates selected, so use the search form to browse more options if you have flexibility.
Show all 652 hostels
La Fortuna, San Carlos, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$36
Avg. per night
200 Metros Oeste De La Clinica De Jaco, Jacó, Costa Rica
1.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$37
Avg. per night

Other accommodations in San José, San José Province

Find the perfect theme hotel or holiday rental for your stay in San José, San José Province.
Show all 652 stays
Calle Bri Bri, Jacó, Costa Rica
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$966
Avg. per night
Avenida 6, Entre Calle 21 y 25, San José, Costa Rica
3.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$39
Avg. per night
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
2.3 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$275
Avg. per night
San Antonio de Belen Ciudad Cariari, San José, Costa Rica
8.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$246
Avg. per night

Where to stay in San José, San José Province

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within San José to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 22 February 2024.
Utilize the map to find properties close to the San José area(s) or attractions you plan on visiting. Clicking a property's name will unlock more information and allow you to book that particular hostel.

Facts about staying in San José, San José Province

Find useful tips and insights about staying in San José to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 22 February 2024.
  • What is the cost of a hostel in San José?

    $49/night is an average price for a hostel in San José throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in March is the most expensive month to book, and in October is the cheapest month to book. Our users recently found San José hostels for as low as $16/night. In general, San José hostels for $41 or less are a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in San José?

    Based on rated reviews, the best hostel in San José is Poshtel Arenal. 884 users from HotelsCombined gave the Poshtel Arenal a 7.9/10 rating.

  • What hostel is closest to San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport?

    The closest San José hostel to San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport is Costa Rica Backpackers, which is 16.9 km away.

  • Should I stay in a San José hostel?

    Aside from the fact that San José hostels tend to be more affordable than other stay types, they also have a more lively social scene. This social environment is perfect for individuals, couples, and even families who are looking to meet fellow travellers in San José.

Find better results for your stay in San José, San José Province

Cheapest stays
Consider a cheaper holiday by staying in a hostel in these cities.

Millions of Reviews
Real ratings and reviews from millions of guests, just like yourself. Book your perfect stay with confidence!
Best Hotel Deals
HotelsCombined sources over 3 million hotels and properties and compiles them in one place so you can compare the ideal accommodation.
Free cancellation
Plans change — we get it. And that’s why you can search and book hotels and accommodations on HotelsCombined from agencies that offer free cancellation