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Boutique Hotel Calle 20
Boutique Hotel Calle 20
7.0 Good
Calle 20, Entre Avenidas 3 & 5, San José, Costa Rica
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0.7 mi from city centre, San José 
GoodBased on 218 reviews
7.0

Boutique Hotel Calle 20 is located in San Jose and is close to La Sabana Metropolitan Park. The numerous amenities this modern hotel features include luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and a safe.

Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
8.6 Excellent
Sabana Norte, San José, Costa Rica
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0.5 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 334 reviews
8.6

Crowne Plaza Corobici provides 4-star accommodation in San Jose. It also offers a heated pool, a sauna and a beauty centre.

Nayara Springs - Adults Only
Nayara Springs - Adults Only
9.6 Excellent
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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56.2 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 103 reviews
9.6

Nayara Springs offers 5-star accommodation in La Fortuna. It also features an outdoor pool and a sauna.

W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal
W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal
8.8 Excellent
Reserva Conchal, Brasilito, Costa Rica
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120.9 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 65 reviews
8.8

W Costa Rica Resort - Playa Conchal provides a comfortable setting when in Cabo Velas. It also offers meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool.

Prado Inn & Suites
Prado Inn & Suites
9.0 Excellent
3 Blocks North, 1 Block West, San José, Costa Rica
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0.6 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 38 reviews
9.0

This comfortable property in San Jose offers free Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a tour desk. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned apartments.

Hotel Pibi Boreal
Hotel Pibi Boreal
9.5 Excellent
Calle el Comun, Rosales, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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9.3 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 154 reviews
9.5

Hotel Pibi Boreal provides a comfortable setting when in Alajuela. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access.

La Riviera Hotel Bed and Breakfast
La Riviera Hotel Bed and Breakfast
8.7 Excellent
100 Metros sur del Cementerio de San Antonio de Belen, Heredia, Costa Rica
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7.1 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 900 reviews
8.7

Situated in Alajuela, La Riviera Hotel provides 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Condo Casa Inn
Condo Casa Inn
San José, Costa Rica
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3.9 mi from city centre, San José 

Located in San Pedro, Condo Casa Inn offers 3-star accommodation, as well as a Jacuzzi. It also provides luggage storage, a terrace and a safe.

Posada El Quijote
Posada El Quijote
9.2 Excellent
1 Km E, 25 Meters S, 50 Meters E, Escazú, Costa Rica
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2.3 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 687 reviews
9.2

Posada el Quijote provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Escazu. It also offers free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a swimming pool.

Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana, Costa Rica
Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana, Costa Rica
9.0 Excellent
Boulevard de Rohrmoser, La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica, Bv. Ernesto Rohrmoser, San José, 1019, Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
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1.0 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 599 reviews
9.0

Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana Costa Rica is a comfortable base while in San Jose and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace and a sauna.

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Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:December
Average price in San José:$172/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$6/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$90 - $279
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$80 - $103
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Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa
Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa
8.3 Excellent
Rincon de la Vieja, 47 Kilometers From The Daniel Oduber International Airport (Lir), Liberia, Costa Rica
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12.2 mi from city centre, Liberia 

Featuring a sauna and an outdoor pool, Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa is located in Canas Dulces and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers a kids pool, a sun deck and massage services.

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Hotel Suites Cristina
Hotel Suites Cristina
8.9 Excellent
300 Meters North Ice Building, San José, Costa Rica
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0.7 mi from city centre, San José 

This comfortable property in San Jose offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a sun deck. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

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Isla Verde Hotel
Isla Verde Hotel
9.1 Excellent
200 Oeste de la Embajada Americana, San José, Costa Rica
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2.3 mi from city centre, San José 

Isla Verde Hotel is situated in San Jose and is close to the area's well-known attractions. It offers free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and a 24-hour reception.

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Hotel Sura B&B
Hotel Sura B&B
8.4 Excellent
Calle 20, Avenida 7a, San José, Costa Rica
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0.8 mi from city centre, San José 

Providing a shuttle to Juan Santamaria International Airport, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, Hotel Sura B&B is a comfortable base in San Jose. It also provides luggage storage, room service and a swimming pool.

5
Airport Rio Segundo Studio
Airport Rio Segundo Studio
9.4 Excellent
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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1.8 mi from city centre, Alajuela 

Rio Segundo Studio provides a comfortable setting while in Alajuela. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property.

6
Casa Jardin Del Mango
Casa Jardin Del Mango
9.0 Excellent
5801 Av 9, San José, Costa Rica
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0.8 mi from city centre, San José 

Casa Jardin Del Mango is a comfortable base while visiting San Jose and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers luggage storage, laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi.

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Boutique Hotel Jade
Boutique Hotel Jade
8.6 Excellent
250 mts. North of Autos Subarú; Barrio Dent Los Yoses; San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica
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2.5 mi from city centre, San José 

An outdoor pool, ski in/out facilities and 4-star accommodation are on offer at Boutique Hotel Jade. Close to shops and restaurants, the hotel provides an ideal base while visiting San Pedro.

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Trapp Family Country Inn
Trapp Family Country Inn
9.1 Excellent
400m West Of Soccer Field, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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1.7 mi from city centre, Alajuela 

Trapp Family Country Inn provides 3-star accommodation in Alajuela. It also features a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool and free wired internet.

Cheapest hotels in San José, Costa Rica

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TripOn Open House
TripOn Open House
8.5 Excellent
Calle 39,Barrio Escalante 400N 100E, San José, Costa Rica
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2.5 mi from city centre,  

Located amongst a variety of popular tourist attractions, shops and eateries, TripOn Open House is ideal for guests wishing to discover San Pedro and its surroundings. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi during their stay.

$10
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Hotel El Maragato
Hotel El Maragato
7.9 Good
Central Avenue, street 1 and 3, San José, Costa Rica
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1.2 mi from city centre,  

Offering a rooftop terrace, Nuevo Maragato Hotel & Hostel is situated in San Jose and is a brief stroll from Melico Salazar Theatre. It is a stone's throw from National Theatre of Costa Rica and is near the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

$10
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Costa Rica Backpackers
Costa Rica Backpackers
7.6 Good
Avenida 6, Between Calle 21 & 25, San José, Costa Rica
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1.9 mi from city centre,  

Costa Rica Backpackers is situated in San Jose and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, such as Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. It offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

$11
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Selina San Jose
Selina San Jose
8.2 Excellent
Ave. 9, Calles 13 y 15, San José, Costa Rica
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1.3 mi from city centre,  

Selina San Jose provides a comfortable setting while in San Jose. It also features an outdoor pool, a terrace and free Wi-Fi.

$12
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Relax Hostel
Relax Hostel
100 mts este de la Soda Tapia Sabana, San José, Costa Rica
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Located in San Jose, Relax Hostel San Jose is within a 20-minute drive of Juan Santamaria International Airport and offers a swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property.

$12
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Gaudy´s Eco Hotel
Gaudy´s Eco Hotel
8.8 Excellent
Avenida 5 Entre Calle 36 Y 38, San José, Costa Rica
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Gaudys Backpackers provides a comfortable setting when in San Jose. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

$13
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Hostel del Paseo
Hostel del Paseo
9.1 Excellent
Enfrente de Torres de Paseo Colon, San José, Costa Rica
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Hostel del Paseo provides a comfortable setting when in San Jose. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free wireless internet throughout their stay.

$15
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Hostel Pangea
Hostel Pangea
7.4 Good
avenue 7, San José, Costa Rica
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1.3 mi from city centre,  

Located in San Jose, Hostel Pangea is within a 30-minute drive of Juan Santamaria International Airport and offers an outdoor pool. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

$16
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Hotel prices in San José

2 stars and under

$10 - $2,037

Hotel Mango

#1 Most popular

Hotel Mango
8.2 Excellent
$84
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Gaudy´s Eco Hotel

#2 Most popular

Gaudy´s Eco Hotel
8.8 Excellent
$13
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TripOn Open House

Best value

TripOn Open House
8.5 Excellent
$10
Avg. per night
3 stars

$10 - $768

Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas

#1 Most popular

$77
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Tryp By Wyndham San Jose Sabana

#2 Most popular

$97
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Hotel El Maragato

Best value

$10
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4 stars +

$27 - $995

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
$995
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Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici

#2 Most popular

$89
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Boutique Hotel Jade

Best value

Boutique Hotel Jade
8.6 Excellent
$27
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in San José

About San José

San Jose, affectionately known in Costa Rica as “Chepe”, is home to colonial-era neighbourhoods that reveal weekend markets, live music and museums. Encircled by cloudy forests, San Jose captures your attention with its open-air plazas and charming Costa Rican cuisine.

Things to do

Let your legs lead you through Barrio Amon, one of San Jose’s more historic neighbourhoods. It’s here you’ll learn why the city is considered Costa Rica’s cultural capital, where you can spend hours in a range of 19th-century mansions turned into restaurants and various art galleries. See the largest collection of pre-Columbian jade in America at the Jade Museum or learn more about the city’s past at the National Museum, housed in an old fort.

Nature is never forgotten in San Jose, where you can stroll among lush trees and gardens at Parque Nacional. This central parkland also has historical monuments and plenty of places for a shady picnic. Enter a completely different environment at Mercado Central, an old-world indoor market with over 200 vendors ranging from meat and coffee to leather and herbal remedies.

Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar is popular among families for its collection of native and international wildlife, such as an ocelot, two-toed sloth, jaguar and Central American tapir. Looking for some live entertainment? Take in a musical or artistic show at the National Theatre of Costa Rica, known for its lavish Italian furnishings.

Adventurous travellers will find multiple attractions nearby that will lure them away from the city, such as the Irazu Volcano National Park, where you can see native wildlife and a picturesque green crater lake.

Getting around

Walking can sometimes be just as quick as catching a bus in San Jose, but the bus routes provide reliable transport around the city centre. Taxis are great for travelling at night, while rental cars give you the freedom of venturing beyond the city limits.

San José travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in San José?

    Pavas, Merced, and Uruca are some of the most favored places to stay in San José.

  • What are the best hotels in San José?

    DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose -Costa Rica (8.5/10 from 507 reviews), Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas (8.6/10 from 365 reviews), and Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo (9.4/10 from 15 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in San José.

  • What is a good hotel near Parque Metropolitano La Sabana?

    Reviews of Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici recommend it as a good place to stay near Parque Metropolitano La Sabana, scoring 8.6/10 from 334 ratings.

  • What is a good hotel in San José near San Jose Cathedral?

    Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas is rated 8.6 from 365 reviews and is close to San Jose Cathedral.

  • Is there a good hotel near Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica?

    If you’re planning to stay near Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, you should consider Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici, which has a score of 8.6 from 334 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in San José cost?

    San José hotels have an average price of $114/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days).

  • How much is a cheap hotel in San José?

    Over the last 3 days, San José hotels have been found for as cheap as $10/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.