Pros: Low price, hot water, friendly staff, hanging out in the inner courtyard/garden, free wifi, convenient location (to Sabana Park, downtown, bus lines)
Cons: Poor mattresses/sheets/pillows, community kitchen on the scuzzy side, large hostel so communal fridge is risky (expect your stuff may be jacked)
All in all, you get what you pay for and the price is really great for San Jose. But I'm probably getting a little too old for the quality provided by a hostel (even in a private room). It was fine, but I'll probably try something else next time. The inner courtyard is really great, though!
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking