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Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
Alajuela, 2nd. Av., 1st. Street, Del Teatro Municipal 200 m. al Este, Alajuela, Alajuela
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£45
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9
3.7/5Good! (292 reviews)

"Airport Shuttle Yes! Within walking distance of many places to eat."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Hotel El Maragato
3 out of 5
Ave Central, between street 1 and 3, San Jose, San Jose
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3.6/5Good! (462 reviews)

"Great location, great breakfast, dated facilities friendly service"…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2019

Hotel El Maragato
Hotel Luisiana
3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
£41
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3
4.2/5Very Good! (1,934 reviews)

"Great bed and pillows , a great stay like always ."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Hotel Luisiana
Hotel Posada Canal Grande
3 out of 5
Del cruce de Piedades 400 sur, 100 oeste, Piedades de, Santa Ana, San Jose
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£46
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,081 reviews)

"No ac wifi was very weak. Otherwise great location. Staff and owner very attentive to your needs. Food orders takes long time so if you are super hungry you will have long wait."…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2020

Hotel Posada Canal Grande
Best Hostel San Jose
3.5 out of 5
Avenida 9 - Calle central, San Jose, San Jose
£19
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26
3.3/5 (432 reviews)

"Friendly staff, basic and cheap and very close to Caribe bus station"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

Best Hostel San Jose
Hotel Quinta Avenida
2.5 out of 5
Paseo Colón, 300 Norte y 200 Este, Calle 20, 22 y Av. 5, San Jose
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£18
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26
3.3/5 (87 reviews)
Great stay for the money

"This is a great place, good people and there's a lot of restaurants around and walking distance to everything. They have free water at the front desk. It would be nice if they keep some tea or coffee too."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2019

Hotel Quinta Avenida
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
4 out of 5
Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, Calle Blancos, San Jose, San Jose
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£82
per night
Mar 22 - Mar 23
4/5Very Good! (1,847 reviews)

"The staff at the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel is beautiful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Hotel Novo
3 out of 5
100m N. del Hospital San Juan de Dios, Calle 14 Av Central y Primera, San Jose, San Jose
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£34
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28
3.8/5Good! (159 reviews)
Solid deal

"Solid hotel in the center of the city. Nice room, nice breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2019

Hotel Novo
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas, 3 Miles South of Intl Airport, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
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£80
per night
Mar 20 - Mar 21
3.9/5Good! (2,046 reviews)

"Great location if looking for overnight close to San Jose airport. Welcoming staff, free airport shuttle and easy access to rental car service (Alamo). Nice grounds and pools and comfortable rooms"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
Morazán Hotel & Casino
2.5 out of 5
1st avenue and 7th Street, San Jose, San Jose
£56
per night
Mar 7 - Mar 8
3.6/5Good! (456 reviews)

"Its centrally Located, the food is awesome, The Night Club & Casino Makes it even better"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2020

Morazán Hotel & Casino
Hotel Suites Cristina
3.5 out of 5
300 meters north ICE building, Sabana Norte, San Jose, San Jose
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£63
per night
Mar 6 - Mar 7
4.4/5Wonderful! (401 reviews)

"The Italian restaurant on the property was the best Italian restaurant I have ever been too' the food and atmosphere was superb! The service was ok Considering they were super busy for valentine's!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Hotel Suites Cristina
Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
2 out of 5
Avenida 6, between Calle 21 & 25, San Jose, San Jose
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£15
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26
3.8/5Good! (121 reviews)

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Reviewed on 10 Feb 2020

Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
Costa Rica Guesthouse
3 out of 5
Avenida 6, Entre Calle 21 y 25, San Jose, San Jose
£25
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27
4/5Very Good! (296 reviews)

"Liked: location, breakfast, outdoor patio, comfy bed, spacious room. Didn't like: sparse hit water for shower, noisy with train during day and club music at night,"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

Costa Rica Guesthouse
Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu
3.5 out of 5
San Rafael Escazu, West side of Play & EPA Store, Escazu, San Jose
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£83
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29
4.2/5Very Good! (963 reviews)

"The staff is not well trained! The telephone in the room did not work. Housekeeping was spotty, forgot to leave towels one day. We requested a lamp for a sitting area and never got one. Room was lovely, on the quiet side of the hotel,"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu
Auténtico Hotel
3 out of 5
Ave 5 and 7, Calle 40, Sabana Norte, San Jose, San Jose
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£62
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26
4/5Very Good! (440 reviews)

"Me gustó las comodidades de habitación y baño, zona de piscina, desayuno buffet y cercanía a aeropuerto."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

Auténtico Hotel
Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
4 out of 5
North Savanna adjacent to La Sabana, Metropolitan Park, Mata Redonda, San Jose, San Jose
Free cancellation
£78
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29
4/5Very Good! (414 reviews)

"Good service and great breakfast. Location is great."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2020

Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
Hotel Aeropuerto
3 out of 5
4 km west of SJO International Airport, Alajuela, Alajuela
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£68
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6
4/5Very Good! (895 reviews)

"Very spacious and staff are nice. Very old property and too much of dirtin the reception and in the room as well. No other restaurant other than the one with the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

Hotel Aeropuerto
City Express San Jose Airport
3 out of 5
Diagonal a McDonalds, del Centro Comercial Real Cariari, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£65
per night
Mar 20 - Mar 21
4.1/5Very Good! (851 reviews)

"We arrived at 3 am in the morning. Check in was easy. The room was clean and quiet. Staff was friendly. Local breakfast was great. We were happy with our stay."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

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What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in San Jose?

Based on reviews, Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici and City Express San Jose Airport.

What is staying in San Jose like?

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring San Jose, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, volcano viewpoints, and shopping. Tourists who journey to this vibrant city can discover its cafés, local tours, and entertainment choices. Top sights in the city include National Theatre, Gold Museum (Museo de Oro), and Jade Museum. In San Jose, there are 548 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

What's the best place for a stay in San Jose?

Peace Lodge is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4.5-star lodge offers a full-service spa and 4 restaurants. It is located a short 7-minute walk from La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Reviews from our site also recommend Hotel B&B Garden Grecia and Hotel Casa Primo CR as top choices for your trip.

La California is a walkable neighbourhood that travellers like for its restaurants and coffeehouses. Other favourite areas in San Jose include Chinatown and El Coyol.

What's the best hotel for a stay in La California?

Based on our traveller data, Hotel Casa 69 is one of the top choices for your stay in La California. This hotel is a short 6-minute walk from Parque Nacional, and it offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for your stay in the neighbourhood include Ara Macao Inn and Angels Hotel.

What should I do while I'm visiting San Jose?

Well-known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include National Theatre, Gold Museum (Museo de Oro), and Jade Museum. Attractions like Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, Ojo de Agua Spa Park, and Amusement Park San Jose are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like San Jose Cathedral, Plaza de la Cultura, and Plaza de la Democracia.

What's the best hotel to stay with easy access to University of Costa Rica?

Adjacent to University of Costa Rica, Hotel Ave del Paraíso is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and free breakfast. Other good choices within a short distance include Tico Rent Aparments 1 and The Garden Boutique Hostel.