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Cheap Hostels in San Jose

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
2 out of 5
Avenida 6, between Calle 21 & 25, San Jose, San Jose
The price is $9 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
Located in the heart of San Jose, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of National Park, Morazan Park, and Central Park. Plaza de la Cultura and San Pedro ...
No reviews
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
Selina Jaco
Selina Jaco
3 out of 5
Calle Alice, 100 South and 50, West of Cruz Roja, Jaco, Puntarenas
The price is $80 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Nestled on the beach, this Jaco hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Neo Fauna and Jaco Beach. Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park and Teatro Jaco are also ...
No reviews
Selina Jaco
Room2Board Hostel and Surf School
Room2Board Hostel and Surf School
2 out of 5
200 Metros Oeste de la Clinica de Jaco, In front of the beach, Jaco
The price is $80 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Nestled on the beach, this Jaco hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Neo Fauna and Jaco Beach. Teatro Jaco and El Miro are also within 2 mi (3 km).
No reviews
Room2Board Hostel and Surf School
Hotel Buddha House
Hotel Buddha House
2 out of 5
Pastor Diaz main Avenue, facing El Bohio Street, Centro, Jaco, Puntarenas
The price is $36 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Neo Fauna and Jaco Beach. Teatro Jaco and Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park are ...
No reviews
Hotel Buddha House
Selina San Jose
Selina San Jose
3 out of 5
Ave. 9, Calles 13 y 15, Barrio Otoya, El Carmen, San Jose
The price is $68 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16
Located in Amón, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Morazan Park and Central Park. Plaza de la Cultura and National Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). ...
No reviews
Selina San Jose
Capital Hostel de Ciudad
Capital Hostel de Ciudad
2 out of 5
Avenida 16 A y Calle 60 A, Sabana Sur, San Jose
The price is $46 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Situated in San Jose, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) and Museum of Costa Rican Art. National ...
No reviews
Capital Hostel de Ciudad
Hostel del Paseo
Hostel del Paseo
2 out of 5
Enfrente de Torres de Paseo Colon, San Jose
The price is $28 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
Located in San Bosco, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Sabana Park and Mercado Central. San Jose Cathedral and National Theater are also within 1 mi ...
No reviews
Hostel del Paseo
Hostel Manuel Antonio
Hostel Manuel Antonio
2 out of 5
Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Provincia de Puntarenas
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manuel Antonio National Park and Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge. Playa La Macha and ...
No reviews
Hostel Manuel Antonio
Casa Aldea
Casa Aldea
2 out of 5
Avenida 2, Calle 28, San Jose, San Jose
Located in San Bosco, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art, Sabana Park, and Central Park. Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional ...
No reviews
Casa Aldea
Selina Manuel Antonio
Selina Manuel Antonio
3 out of 5
Kilometro 5, Puntarenas, Manuel Antonio
Situated by the sea, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manuel Antonio National Park and La Selvita. Playitas Beach and Biesanz Beach are also within 2 mi ...
No reviews
Selina Manuel Antonio
Téva Eco Retreat
Téva Eco Retreat
2 out of 5
2Km Continuo a Verona Beach Club, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of ADR Adventure Park, Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge, and Manuel Antonio National ...
No reviews
Téva Eco Retreat
Casa Jungla Hostel
Casa Jungla Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Avenida Pastor Dias, 50 meters south of the Hotel Kangaroo, Jaco, Puntarenas
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of El Miro and Jaco Beach. Neo Fauna and Teatro Jaco are also within 2 mi (3 km).
No reviews
Casa Jungla Hostel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport

3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela
The price is $110 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
Located in Cacique, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from City Mall and within 12 mi (20 km) of Zoo Ave and Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa ...
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
Barceló San José

Barceló San José

4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
The price is $71 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
Located in the heart of San Jose, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art, Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), ...
Barceló San José
Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen

4.5 out of 5
700 meters West from Bridgestone/Firest, San Antonio de Belen, Heredia
The price is $182 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Located near the airport, this family-friendly resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of City Mall, Central Park, and Museum of Costa Rican Art. National Theater and ...
Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Hostels in San Jose

If you’ve got your motor runnin’, ready to head out on the highway, looking for adventure … you might be thinking that cheap hostels in San Jose may come your way for your last-minute getaway. But if bunk-bedding it isn’t on your list of must-haves for your upcoming trip, there’s another accommodation option that can get you way more with even wilder savings.

A host of accommodations

An affordable San Jose hostel may be a great way to hang with fellow travelers and to hold onto some change for the road, but why not get a smidgen of privacy (and your own bathroom) and book a Hotwire Hot Rate hotel instead? Even if you’re looking to grab a place at the last minute, you can get semi-truck-sized savings. In fact, you can save an average of 60% versus booking a listed rate two weeks earlier, so locking down that 4-star hotel room at a 2-star price is no biggie.

Pack away the idea that you can only afford hostels in San Jose on your last-minute getaway, and book that unlisted Hotwire Hot Rate hotel deal. It’ll be an easy rider on your vacay budget.

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You get so much more when you book a Hotwire Hot Rate hotel, even over the best hostels in San Jose. Beyond privacy, you can filter hotel deals by what matters most to you for your stay:

  • Price: Score a high-end hotel for San Jose hostel prices when you filter by price and explore your perfect Hotwire Hot Rate deal.

  • Amenities: Whether you’re looking for great Wi-Fi to post your adventures on the ‘gram or want to cool your heels in a pristine pool, you can verify that all of your gotta-haves are met.

  • Reviews: Make sure you’re the royalty of the road and check the Hotwire Hot Rate hotel reviews to find private primo places for less.

There’s no need to take the road less traveled and stay in cheap hostels in San Jose when picking your last-minute getaway stays. Booking a Hotwire Hot Rate hotel deal lets you adventure on a dime, while getting everything you want. And you probably won’t miss that shared bathroom.

Alternative Accommodations FAQs – Hostels

What are the best hostels in San Jose?

Whether you’re looking for an affordable San Jose hostel to save cash or to get social on your getaway, there’s a better option in town. Booking a Hotwire Hot Rate hotel deal can save you big money while allowing you to have some space and privacy you can’t get at a hostel. You’ll still get a dose of adventure and fun on your trip to San Jose, you just don’t have to skimp out on your accommodations. Or worry about a stranger using your shampoo. 


How much does it cost to stay at a hostel in San Jose?

If you’ve got money on your mind, you may be thinking of searching for cheap hostels in San Jose, just to keep your budget for other trip necessities like burgers. Or brews. Whatever’s on the menu. But no need to stress about cash when you book a Hotwire Hot Rate hotel deal instead, even if it’s last minute. In fact, you can save an average of 60% versus booking a listed rate two weeks earlier. You’ll keep your wallet (and belly) full, and get a wildly good hotel room, too. 


What are the best cheap hostels in San Jose?

Even the best hostels in San Jose can’t hold a candle to the privacy of staying in a hotel, and what you’ll spend on cheap hostels isn’t far off from the dough you’ll save when you book a Hotwire Hot Rate hotel deal. Not to mention, you’ll get way more bang for your buck. Like 4-star hotels at a 2-star price kind of bang. And with deals that good on San Jose hotels, you’ll still have money for all of your trip fun, without the lullaby of other people’s snores as you rest up for your next adventure. 


Why should I stay in a hostel?

Travelers usually stay in hostels for a couple of reasons: saving money and hanging out. But here’s some great news—you don’t have to stay in a cheap San Jose hostel to reap those benefits. Instead, you can save some stacks and sleep in your own room when you book a spot with Hotwire Hot Rate hotel deals. You’ll get a lot more than you bargained for, plus you get a room with your own space, shower, and TV. And as far as those hangs, you’ll still have plenty of time and money to get adventurous and as social as you want on your last-minute getaway. 


What is a hostel?

Hostels are affordable shared lodgings that typically include a bed in a communal room and dorm-style bathrooms. Some even have curfews. But hostels in San Jose aren’t your only option when it comes to extra-budget-friendly travel. When you’re looking to take a last-minute getaway to San Jose, book your stay with a Hotwire Hot Rate hotel deal and you’ll save a ton. You won’t know the name of your hotel until after you’ve booked, but you will know the neighborhood, the reviews, and the amenities you can count on. Then, sit back, relax, and count all the cash you’ve saved.

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