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The Garden

Barrio Dent, San Jose. De Taco Bell 300 mts oeste, 100 mts norte.


The Garden consists of five bedrooms. Two private double (or triple if needed) bedrooms, two consisting of three bunk beds each and a one room with 4 bunk beds. All of them share bathrooms (three showers for each gender with their individual changing room, four toilets and four sinks). The social area consists of Tv or social room, Dining room, community kitchen, terrace with grill, and our beautiful Garden.
The garden can be rented by individual bed, by room, or the full house. Maximum capacity is 24.
The Garden is located in the east side of San José, in Barrio Dent. A nice and safe neighborhood, Barrio Dent is in walking distance to University of Costa Rica, Centro Cultural Norteamericano, San Pedro Mall, Supermarkets (AMPM, Automercado), Restaurants, bars, and last but not least The Paseo Gastronómico Escalante, which is thriving with gastropubs, restaurants and coffee shops.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • PlayStation
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Wii



Traveler Reviews

“Small friendly little hostel in San Jose”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on January 06, 2020

A very friendly little hostel. The dorms were very clean, and the staff very friendly. It’s like a small house, with a great living room area to hang out. It wasn’t very busy when I was there which...

“Great base for exploring San Jose”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on January 16, 2019

Great base for exploring San Jose. This welcoming hostel provides an opportunity to meet others passing through or staying in the city. Great breakfasts (provided) and clean rooms and shared kitchen...

“Pretty great place to stay”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on December 24, 2018

Beautiful hostel with incredibly helpful hosts. We really enjoyed our stay and found the area quiet and relaxing. It’s also located in probably the best part of the city. We weren’t sure if breakfast...


If you arrive in Juan Santamaria Airport: Buses from The airport to San José pass on the main street right outside the airport premises. From the San Jose terminal it is better to take a taxi (5-8 dollars). Mall San Pedro is in Barrio Dent, it is a well know landmark in case you need to explain to the taxi were are you going. From there you take the boulevard towards San José (west) until you see the Hyundai and then turn North, from there continue North until the trafic light, then do West (left) 1 block and North (right) 1 block. The Garden then should be in the corner right in front of you.


Full refund 5 Days prior to arrival (except fees)
50% until 24 Hours before arrival
No refund less than 24 hours prior to arrival.

Check in time: 2 Pm
Check out time: 11 am from rooms (5 pm from Hostel)
Luggage Storage available
Travel Agency available (one day tours)
Yoga Clases Available
Fully equipped community kitchen
Breakfast complimentary from 67-0910
High speed internet
Local high quality coffee for sale
Entrance and exit: no curfew, but we suggest letting us know in advance if you plan on going out late, not only because of safety reasons, but maybe we can direct you so you can get the most out of it and who knows, maybe we´ll party with you.
Shared rooms are cleaned daily. Private rooms are cleaned upon request, no staff enters private rooms otherwise.
Smoking inside the house is strictly prohibited, in the terrace and garden it is allowed UNLESS it interferes with another guest comfort.
Alcohol can be consumed in a reasonable fashion in the social areas, no food or beverages are allowed in the rooms.
We make our best effort to reduce trash, recycle and compost.