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Santa Rosa, California, Usa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everybody who works here is very nice and accommodating. They have a binder with clear directions to anyplace you might want to take off to in Costa Rica from San Jose. It's owned and run by a family and it has that family vibe. We are a couple in our thirties and opted for our own room which was clean...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's located in a nice area, with a mall, restaurants, a university, banks and it's not noisy at night. We walked there from down town but most people would probably just grab a cab. It's clean, a big nice kitchen, fair prices for the rooms, pooltable, a little garden, laundryroom, nice TV area. Good information about Colombia at the hostel,...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hostel Urbano is a great place to stay in San Jose. Clean and comfortable dorm rooms, basic kitchen and several cool relaxion areas. Strong security. The staff (Juan and Claudia) are exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. There is a nice chilled vibe within this hostel. Would recommend to all travellers.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Title says it all. Wifi is great, breakfast is great. Rooms are spacious and clean and the beds are super nice. The room we stayed in had amazing views of San Jose. Free pool table and big screen tv hooked up to netflix and comfy couches. Kitchen is great and clean. Could not recommend enough

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Cork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in Hostel Urbano twice in July and cannot recommend it highly enough. Originally we had planned to stay one night but due to the friendliness of the staff and people we encountered we ended up staying three nights. We also returned for two further nights at the end of the trip. The standard of accommodation was great and...

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Stayed two separate nights during my trip to Costa Rica. Both nights were great. The staff are so chill, helpful, and friendly. It's a clean place, decent beds, it's safe, it has a nice little outdoor courtyard with a sweet little kitty living out there, decent free breakfast (pancakes and fruit), plus it's located right near the University of Costa...

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

Hi! Thanks for your comment, we always try to help all our guests with everything they need, so we aprecciate your kind words. Indeed everything is super close from the Hostel, we are near the University of Costa Rica which is a plus if you want to chill, walk around, find cheap restaurants and party. Pura Vida!! Hostel Urbano Staff

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here when I had a couple of days between trips on Costa Rica. It's ok is the best way to put it the staff are super friendly and will help with most things, although did have to pay to leave my bag in luggage storage for 6 hours after my check out. The location is a little bit away...

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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This hostel was amazing, clean, super cozy, awesome facilities and very new. In the best area of San Jose close to the coolest Escalante neighborhood. Will be back, it is literally the best hostel I have ever stayed at.

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

Hi!! thanks for your lovely review! It makes us super happy to hear you had a great time here at Urbano! Hope you can stay with us next time :) Pura Vida!!! Hostel Urbano Staff

Clifton, New Jersey
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great spot located in the university center surrounded by students and a considerable amount of people. It is a great location for people traveling alone as the street is safe to walk on and filled with cool restaurants, bars, and lounges. This hostel is organized really well and their dining and living room spaces are very comfortable...

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

Hola!! Thanks for your review! We love to help all our guest and let them know where they can go to enjoyed their stay here in San Jose center and San Pedro (the bars, restaurants, popular events, the costarrican life...) which is great, because since we are near the University of Costa Rica you can find everything you need, also...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I spent a night as TripOn and one night in Hostel Urbano. I much preferred this hostel to TripOn! The staff were extremely helpful here and helped me plan my trip upon arrival in San Jose. The Costa Rican lady on the front desk gave me helpful information and even called up a great hostel in Monteverde for me and...

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

Hola!! Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Urbano, our staff members always try to help and make our guests feel like at home :). We try our best to keep everything clean and confortable, there are several common area to chill, have a beer, relax, read a book, watch TV, and have a...

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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: £9 - £21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Booked a private room; had balcony access and a private bathroom which was great.”
 of 5 bubbles Kmacaluso84, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“LJ is so far the best one in the whole place!”
 of 5 bubbles DaveOseda, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I would stay there again”
 of 5 bubbles hels85, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
“dorm with fireplace was very nice”
 of 5 bubbles bedsonbohio, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Dorm by the garden is pretty quiet as you get less street noise”
 of 5 bubbles 254patriceh, 24 Apr 2015 | Read review
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