Best Hostels in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most expensive countries in Latin America but one of the best ways to save money when travelling here is to stay in a hostel. With so many great value and modern hostels in Costa Rica to choose from, deciding where to stay can be tough. View our guide to the best hostels to stay in Costa Rica and book your perfect place to stay today.


Top Rated Backpacker Hostels in Costa Rica

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San Jose

  • In The Wind Hostel & Guesthouse
  • Costa Rica Backpackers
  • The Garden CR
  • Capital Hostel de Ciudad
  • Hotel Posada del Sol

La Fortuna

  • Arenal Backpackers Resort
  • Arenal Hostel Resort
  • Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna
  • Arenal Container Hostel
  • Howler Monkey Hostel

Manuel Antonio

  • Hostel Vista Serena
  • Hostel Manuel Antonio
  • Millenium Hostels - Manuel Antonio
  • Hostel Plinio
  • Manuel Antonio Hostel Resort


  • Camino Verde Hostel and B&B
  • Cabinas El Pueblo
  • Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel
  • Que Tuanis
  • Rainy Days BnB

Puerto Viejo

Rocking J’s
Rocking Js is a legendary place to stay in Costa Rica and is one of the most established hostels in the country. Although not in central Puerto Viejo, the location is perfect next to a spectacular white sandy beach and lots of social activities are organised like barbeques and nights out. Prices are very cheap compared to other places you can stay in Costa Rica and the common areas are a great place for meeting other international travellers.


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