Kabata  :: San Jose, Costa Rica
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Kabata Hostel - Downtown San Jose - Costa Rica

Welcome to Kabata Hostel!!! Your best option in Costa Rica!!!

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?

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

Our Knowledge at your Service

In Kabata Hostel 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 up here at Kabata Hostel in San Jose Costa Rica, 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!!!

We have discounted prices in:
  Rent a Car Reservations
  Day Tour Reservations
  Multi Day / Adventure Tours reservations

Our facilities

Visit Us in Our NEW location in Paseo Colon, in Downtown San Jose, Costa Rica. Our new place is more confortable and better located. Instead of the "without control growing" as other hostels, where you are just a number (one of hundreds there), in Kabata Hostel now we have a smaller place, where you will receive a personalized service, while retaining its cozyness and the hospitality which has made us world famous and has kept our guests (actually ... friends.. ) coming back once and again, and recomending us in the four corners of the World. So now we have bigger and more confortable private rooms with Cable TV inside the room and other ammenities that make you feel in a boutique hotel.

All Year Round Rates
Bed in Dorm:
Female or Mixed; with Shared Bathroom
$12 Per person for group of friends of 5 or more people (paying in advanced)
Double Deluxe
Large Private room with King Size bed, Cable TV, with Shared Bathroom
$46 for 1 or 2 persons
Double + Double Deluxe
Large Private room with two Double beds, Cable TV, with Shared Bathroom
$40 for 1 or 2 persons
$60 for 3
$80 for 4
Double + Single
Large Private room with one Double bed and one Single bed, Cable TV, with Shared Bathroom
$40 for 1 or 2 persons
$60 for 3
3 or 4 People
Private with Shared Bathroom
$54 for 3 persons ($18 each)
$72 for 4 persons
Private room with two beds, Cable TV, Shared Bathroom
All prices includes Free complimentary breakfast.

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Our location

Kabata Hostel is located in Paseo Colon, a section of the Central Avenue, right in Downtown. This is a beautiful area just a few blocks away from La Sabana Metro Park. 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 block and a half away from Toyota in Paseo Colon. For a night in town, famous places like El Pueblo with many different bars, discos and restaurants is really close to the hostel, but in Downtown 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!!!

Many of the buses coming from the Norht or West of Costa Rica stops right in front of the Centro Colon, which is two blocks away, as the first stop in Downtown San Jose, before arriving to their own terminals. That means that if you are coming from the Airport (Alajuela bus), La Fortuna, Monteverde, Puntarenas, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Liberia, Montezuma and Malpais, Nicaragua (to mention just a few places...) you don't need to go all the way to the terminal and back to our place. Just get off the bus in this area, walf a few blocks, avoid the crowds at the bus terminal, save the taxi, and get right away to Kabata.

All the major bus terminals are nearby, between 5 and 10 blocks away. A bus stop to Alajuela SJO International Airport is around the corner. The closest bus terminal is the Ticabus terminal 4 blocks away. Pulmitan Terminal for the buses that go to Liberia is 5 blocks away. The famous La Coca-Cola bus Station, also located 6 blocks away is the place to take the buses to Jaco, Manuel Antonio and Quepos, Orotina, Atenas, Montezuma, etc. Tracopa-Alfaro bus Station located 7 blocks away has buses to Tamarindo, Nicoya, Golfito etc. At 1 Km (Half mile) away but in different locations, you have: the Caribbean bus terminal where you take buses to Puerto Viejo de Limon, Cahuita, Guapiles, Limon, Bataan (to get to Parismina), Matina, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui; and to Cariari, where you get the bus to Pavona and then the boat to Tortuguero; The San Carlos bus station, where you take the buses to La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano), Monteverde and Ciudad Quesada; Puntarenas Bus Terminal; the Musoc Bus Terminal with the buses to San Isidro del General; and the Turrialba bus Terminal.

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 Full breakfast included
  • Free Coffee (Export Quality) and Tea all day 24/7
  • 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 Access to huge fully equipped 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 (femal and mixed)
  • Single Private Rooms
  • Twin bed Private Rooms
  • 3 or 4 Persons Private Rooms
  • Double Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Children friendly
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Special Price for Groups

Quality Service

Kabata Hostel is owned and operated by young Costaricans. 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!!!


Paseo Colon, de la Toyota 75 metros Norte, Calle 36, Avenida 1 - 3.

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Kabata Hostel has been Rated as the best hostel in San Jose, Costa Rica by the customers at hostelworld.com!!


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