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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These guys have it down. It feels like home. The downstairs dorm was really spacious and quiet, they have cable tv, lots of books, and the breakfast is lush. Location is great too - not in central San Jose (a good thing, let's be fair) and close to the uni so lots of bars and cheap eats. The icing on...

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Hostel U, Guest Relations Manager at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hola!!! Thank you for the lovely review! We always try to help in everything we can :), glad you found everything you needed at our location and that you liked the complementary breakfast... I hope you guys arrived safe, you two are more than welcome if you come back to Costa Rica :)! Take care! Pura Vida! Regards, The lovely...

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

best facilities you can find in a hostel and very central location! Spent the end of the year and some days after in that place and felt I was not missing anything! Breakfast, people, kitchen, garden were nice. Met people who became friends and we organized a dinner with the other guests. Staff always helpful. And it was not double...

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your review! We are located around 10 min from San José Downtown (by bus), but here you can find almost everything at excellent prices since we are close from the Universidad de Costa Rica: bars, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, drugstore, malls, and much more. Breakfaste here is free :). We always try to help and keep everything clean...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in two different occasions. The first time was in a private room which was ok. It had no ventilation except for a small window in the bathroom. It had storage space and a private bathroom. Not sure if all the private rooms are like that. Second time I stayed in a mixed dorm. The beds are amazing. Very...

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your comment! We offer different rooms such as privates with bathroom or shared bathroom, and our mixed dorm with big locks, so everyone can choose what they are looking for, always keeping everything clean and comfortable. We love to help all our guests with everything they need, hope you enjoyed your trip around Costa Rica and Nicaragua!!...

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in a private room here for a night while in San Jose before departing for further travels. While it is located a bit far from the airport, the area is nice and has many restaurants, bars, etc around. Check in was super easy (my friend and I arrived at separate times). The owner, or front...

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your comment! As staff members we always try to help all our guests with info about tours or what to do in the city and other places. We offer a shuttle pick up or drop off to the airport or can help you with info to get here by bus. We have several rooms that fits different...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great staff! Very willing to help you out, with anything from recommendations to making sure your stay is comfortable. Accessible kitchen, and large dorm room (private girls dorm, with its own bathroom) was definitely nice. It's a far walk from the center of town, but not bad. There's not too much to do in town, I imagine people pass in...

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hi!! Thanks for your comment! The Hostel Urbano staff is always available if any guests need any help such as tours, busses, what to do in the city or other places. The urban/cultural tourism in Costa Rica is growing and we can check evets near by, depending on the day. We are located 10-15min from San Jose by bus (bus...

Moncton, Canada
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Stayed at Hostel Urbano in Jan 2017, we only stayed a night as we were flying out the next morning but wish we would have stayed longer when we first flew in and stayed in San Jose. Cool lounge area downstairs and upstairs. Fenced off backyard is roomy and relaxing, they have another area that's small with a couple hammocks....

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your comment! As staff members we try to give all the info necesarry to enjoy your stay in San Jose or anywhere in the country, bars, restaurants, tours, busses, and much more...! We are sorry to hear you think you got bedbugs in your bed, we fumigate the rooms to avoid these problems. Indeed we are very...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed here just one night on my way through Costa Rica but my bus didn't leave until 11pm the following night and they very kindly let me leave my luggage so I could see some of the city and then hangout at the hostel later until it was time to leave for the bus. Staff are really informative and...

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your lovely review! Sure our guests can stay in the common areas after the check out, you just have to ask us if it's possible, and we will try to help you with any information about tours, busses, restaurants, what to see and do in San Jose Downtown, bars, and much more. Our beds are comfy and...

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Hostel Urbano is a recommendable hostel with nice and comfortable common areas. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast (pancakes and fruits) was included and good. We had a double room, most of the dorms looked nice from the outside with a lot of wood. One dorm is between the kitchen and washing machines, this one is probably a...

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for this review, everything our guests tell us help us to be better each day! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Urbano! We offer different rooms such as privates with bathroom or shared bathroom, and our mixed dorm with big locks, so everyone can choose what they are looking for, always keeping everything clean and...

Reviewed 8 January 2017

I had to stay almost a week at Hostel Urbano after breaking my toe and being on crutches. The staff immediately moved my room downstairs and made sure I had a bottom bunk. They have been extremely professional and helpful throughout the entire week, and they went above an beyond in helping me get around and get things I needed....

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hi!! Thanks for your lovely review! We are glad we could help you when you stayed here at Hostel Urbano. We hope your toe is better :). Kind regards, Pura Vida!! Hostel Urbano Staff

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Wow. This hostel have everything you can ever dream of. Breakfast on the house: pancakes, coffee and fruit. Supercomfy beds with sockets for every single one, Right where you want them to be: ON THE BED!! Thats right! Light, nice, urban atmosphere, a cozy garden with comfortable relaxing area, nice and funny staff, TV in company of some quite comfy...

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Hostel U, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel Urbano, responded to this review

Hi!! Thanks for your review!! We are super happy to know you enjoyed your stay in Hostel Urbano! Our staff members love to help all our guests and let them know where they can go to enjoy their stay here in San Pedro and San Jose center (the bars, restaurants, popular events, the Costarrican life, and the pura vida life...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for a relaxed, fresh, clean, friendly, nice place to stay in San Jose, then look no further: Hostel Urbano is the ideal place for you!! Excellently located, on the University of Costa Rica Campus area, our hostel provides you with the perfect location surrounded by tons of restaurants, bars, banks, stores, malls, buses, taxis and even the train service!! So go ahead and check out our services and facilities and book now!! Please note: we are #1 of 58 Specialty Lodging in San Jose, as per tripadvisor!!! and have had excellence certificate every year since opened!!! as well as hoscars 2015 winners of Costa Rica!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Urbano

Address: In front of the Kennedy Park, San Jose 645-7050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $14 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Garden windows, not to the street”
teresab812, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Booked a private room; had balcony access and a private bathroom which was great.”
Kmacaluso84, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“LJ is so far the best one in the whole place!”
DaveOseda, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I would stay there again”
hels85, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
“dorm with fireplace was very nice”
bedsonbohio, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
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