Galileo Hostel, San Jose

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**who are we?**- Some time ago, two young travelers landed at Galileo and have since transformed it into a fun & funky home for like minded backpackers. With a color palate that looks to have been picked out by Ray Charles himself, and everything from Christmas decorations to surfboards, and box monsters to wanted posters adorning the walls, this truly is one of the most unique hostel experiences in Costa Rica. Everyone on the staff (Galileans), including the owners (whacky) live onsite, so if you've got a question we're always around. Come let us welcome you into our lively and distinctive home!

We're only a 5 minute walk from a huge supermarket, morning fresh market, and tons of convenience stores.

'But, what if I need money?' We're one block away from three major banks with more just down the street.

'I'm hungry and I don't want to cook.' Check out our binder full of recommendations, we're walking distance to Costa Rican, American, Israeli, Lebanese, Argentinian, Brazilian, Japanese, Chinese and Mexican restaurants! (as well as everyone's favorite fast food joints!)

**what do I get?**: I'm glad you asked! Come check in and check out. We've got an atmosphere that will help you forget you're in the middle of the city. After a day enjoying the markets & museums of San Jose, or just taking several backpackers and a soccer ball with you to the park next door, come back and relax in our bar with a cold beverage or take a hot shower, park in a hammock, and catch up with mom and dad with free wi-fi. Just finished a good book? come check out our awesome book exchange(with new books in Hebrew, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, and yes, even Canadian). Not Sure where to head to next, we've got free maps and a multi national staff that's been all over the country and are more than happy to talk about it over a beer! Don't forget to check out our library of guidebooks and Original Rugged Pineapple Trip Reports�, compiled by travelers just like you.We've got free luggage storage for however long you're going to be on your trip, so leave your surfboards, guitars, pets(no wait - we got a puppy that way, so please don't leave pets), big suitcases, small suitcases, little brothers... We'll store it for you for free!!!

Let's recap,
internet & Wifi
coffee and tea all day long!
Towels (shower, your mom will be proud, tell her with free phone calls to the States and Canada)
multi language book exchange
great jokes (at least we think so)
welcome shots
dvd library
musical instruments
kitchen equipped with everything you need to self-cater, including rice cookers, and deep fryers (that's right, deep fryers-plural)
travel recommendation and resource desk
booking for your next hostel/tour/activity

**how do I get there?**- No matter how you're getting to San Jose, getting to us is easy. From the airport by bus we're a straight shot and one block away from the La Sabana bus stop (ring the bell when you see Soda Tapia or HSBC bank), or a $20 taxi ride. From the International and Domestic bus terminals we're a few blocks walking or a $2 cab ride! And if you're skydiving in, we're the big red building with reggae tunes and people having a good time near the park.

**attn sports fun**: Galileo now has all your football (Panther fans) games every Sunday! We've also got all the baseball (Red Sox) and basketball (Celtics) games all season. And yes, for our brothers in arms up north, we ponied up for the NHL package as well. We're not really sure what all those guys with sticks are doing out there on the ice, but it looks really cold.... You're welcome. (we show all the games, but if you're pulling for one of the teams above you'll more than likely get a free shot if you wear your colors)

**free booze?**- Speaking of free booze: First day in San Jose? Tell us about it and get a free welcome drink. Got a great joke that you've been riding for the last three weeks of your trip? Tell us and if we think it's funny, get a buck off your stay! Experienced with your hands? Coming from an interesting place? Bring a knicknack and get a free welcome drink! Are you an artist? Ask about our hanging door program!!!

We're an eclectic bunch with an even more eclectic home! We hope you'll join us and become a part of the ever growing Galileo family!
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  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bar
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • 24 hour reception
  • Travel Desk/Travel Info
  • Common Room
  • Bike Parking
  • BBQ Area
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Nightclub
  • 24 Hour Check In
  • Meeting Facilities