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Welcome to Costa Rica Backpackers

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The #1 budget hostel and meeting spot for travelers in San Jose Costa Rica and Lonely Planet readers’ favorite since 2001. We are the first backpackers hostel open in the country. We have excellent reviews from guide books and on internet. Come and meet people from all around the world in our little slice of paradise! Dorm from $12, Double $35 and shuttle from and to the airport only  $24.

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ALL FREE - internet (7 computers), wifi, coffee & tea; kitchen facilities (save money cook for yourself), parking, storage.

TOP FACILITIES - Swimming pool, garden, restaurant,  sunbathing, cable tv, wifi everywhere, hot showers, laundry service, tour desk, and a wee bar by the pool BAR-PACKERS

LOCATION - In downtown San Jose near plaza de la cultura, national museum and the lively ¨Barrio la California¨ (Bars, restaurants, cinema  just around the block). Supermarkets only 5mn walk!

DORMITORIES - Capacity of 4, 6 or 8 beds with orthopedic matresses. We provide male, female and mixed dormitories (with sheets, blankets, pillow and mettalic lockers)

VACATION PLANNING - Frustrated trying to organize your whole trip from outside of Costa Rica? Let us do it for you! Come see us in our tour/travel office we´ll find great locations and adventures to fit your interests and budget!

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