La Botella de Leche is a very chill hostel. You'll find its residents lazing back in the hammocks, chairs or porch swings whenever they are not surfing.
The hostel is about two minutes from the main street and the one of the bus stops at which the San Jose-bound buses stop. You'll reach the beach after about five minutes, as well. The location is perfect -- far enough from the downtown that you don't hear the karaoke until 5 a.m. and close enough that it's perfectly convenient.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms tend to be rented out to groups, though they do have the option of public dorm rooms. If you're in a public dorm, you won't have lockers for your belongings. The rooms are incredible nice and clean, and the AC is turned on after 6 p.m. every day. Each room has an attached, ensuite bathroom.
The one main common space is extensive, covering a large kitchen, communal table, porch, several computers, and plenty of couches. It's easy to strike up a conversation with someone else watching one of the sports games constantly on on the TV.
You'll feel casual and relaxed here, as it is a great place to meet interesting characters, though not necessarily to party.