Kabata Hostel, San Jose

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Why stay somewhere else, if you can stay at Kabata Hostel, where you can get free information to help you plan your trip around Costa Rica?


* Maybe you know which places to visit, but you don't know how to arrange the trip in a smooth flowing, seamless and economic way...

* It could be that you don't know what to do or how to organize your tour because you have a short vacation time, and you don't know what is possible to do...

* Or you might not have any idea at all what to do in your next adventure in Costa Rica...


We Organize your trip free of charge, with all the know-how and tips we use in Our Tours. We can suggest one of Our many proven and tested tours around Costa Rica, or we can help you design your own adventure taking in consideration your preferences, available time, style of travel and most important, your budget!!!

Don't think twice and, before you travel, feel free to contact Us by email to plan together your next vacation to Costa Rica... but, if you just show here at Kabata Hostel, we can still help you plan your trip at the last minute!!!

We'll give you the best advice as to where to go and what to do in this beautiful country, because we are involved in adventure activities, tours and expeditions all over the country. If you have no idea at all or you are not quite sure what to do, we can help you organize your trip around Costa Rica, with the tips we use in our tours, as well as finding good prices for rented cars, hotels and booking your tours. We also have our own expedition and adventure tours company called Outdoor Adventures . We have tours and adventures all over the country, that take you off the beaten path, with the level of activity and comfort you choose, ranging from backpacking in the jungle, to a nice 4x4 with air conditioning, visiting famous places like Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano and Monteverde, and of course the beautiful beaches that we have!!!


Kabata Hostel has been rated for a long time as the best hostel in San Jose, Costa Rica by the customers at hostelworld.com!!

Now at our new location:

Visit Us in Our new location , in the heart of Downtown San Jose. Our new place is more confortable and better located, while retaining its cozyness and the hospitality which has made us world famous and has kept our guests coming back once and again, and recomending us in the four corners of the World.

Our new private rooms with modern design, offer Cable TV, large closets, and more space, to make you feel as in a boutique hotel.

Kabata Hostel - Downtown San Jose

Now our NEW hostel is located in Central Avenue, located Downtown. In this area you have all the bars, restaurants, cinemas, museums, supermarkets, banks, ATMs, shops, fast food restaurants as well as more formal places to eat, everything you need to enjoy your vacation, located just a few blocks away from Kabata Hostel.

Kabata Hostel is located in Downtown San Jose (Central Avenue). For a night in town, famous places like El Pueblo with many different bars, discos and restaurants is really close to the hostel, but there are many options available at a walking distance from the Hostel... imagine what it is to go, enjoy and return, without needing to take a taxi or walk far away... There is a night life choice for every taste, be it noisy and loud or calm and quiet. In all of these bars you can drink, eat, dance, and meet people that like to party or relax like you do!!!

All the major bus terminals are nearby, between 5 and 10 blocks away. The closest one is the TicaBus terminal where you take buses to all countrys in Cental America. The famous La Coca-Cola bus Station, located 7 blocks away is the place to take the buses to Jaco, Manuel Antonion and Quepos, Orotina, Atenas, Montezuma, etc. Tracopa-Alfaro bus Station located 8 blocks away has buses to Tamarindo, Nicoya, Golfito etc. The San Carlos bus station, where you take the buses to La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano), Monteverde and Ciudad Quesada, is 10 blocks away.


New location: Same Quality Service

Kabata Hostel is owned and operated by a young Costarican family. We personally supervise that our hostel meets the requirements of our customers, offering outstanding service and keeping the place really clean.

If you want to learn or practice your Spanish this is the place to be. Here you will be part of the family, so it is really easy to learn the language, the culture, and even cook with us our delicious traditional meals.

The word 'Kabata' means 'mountain' in Bri-Bri, one of the native Costa Rican languages, and we are proud of our beautifully conserved mountains and jungles. We would like to provide a place for you to stay as you enjoy and explore these magnificent places with the backpackers of the world.

Come stay with us at Kabata Hostel and discover Costa Rica, and all that makes this little country wonderful! Pura Vida!!!


For as low as $13 per night you get all this:

+ Information about our own Expeditions and Adventure tours, just ask about them. We have tours that take you off the beaten path
+ Organizing your trip free of charge, with the tips we use in Our Tours, on what to do & where to go in Costa Rica

+ Free Booking of Car Rental, Hotels and Tours, with the best fares, Free Wireless Internet WiFi Access Point 24/7 , Free High Speed Internet Access 24/7 , Free Cable TV & DVD movies 24/7 , Free Costa Rica Map , Free Car/Bike Parking 24/7 , Free Storage Room with lots of space with no time limit , Free full Access to kitchen 24/7 , Free clean Linen and blankets included , Free Towels included , Hot water showers 24/7 , Excellent and safe location , Free Conference / Class room for group breefings , Free Book Exchange , Taxes included in price , 24/7 Reception ,No Curfew

We have for your convinience:
+ Airport Pick Up (just tell us flight number, date and time and We will be there!!) ,Telephone facilities , Digital Pictures download / CD Burning ,Dorms (female and mixed) , Twin bed Private Rooms , 3 or 4 Persons Private Rooms , Double Rooms, Double and Single bed Rooms , Rooms with two Double beds , Laundry Service , Children friendly , Wheelchair friendly ,Special Price for Groups
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Hotel Details

Property Information by Travelocity
  • Internet Access
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Linen Included
  • Towels
  • Luggage Storage
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • 24 hour reception
  • Travel Desk/Travel Info
  • Common Room
  • Bike Parking
  • BBQ Area
  • Free Carpark
  • WiFi in lobby
  • Web access in lobby
  • Web access in Room
  • WiFi in room