Chillout Escalante Hostel, San José

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Really nice hostel, does what it says on the tin. Staff are lovely and made us feel very at home on our last night travelling before going to San Jose airport. San Jose isnt the safest place in the world but youre locked in by gates so its fine and all the rooms lock. We had a private room and it was nice, bathroom was clean but there could have been more plugs.


Nice and clean hostel. Very friendly and helpful staff! Good vibes. Nice kitchen. Good price.

Downside: the madresses in dorms are quite thin. And the walls are thin so you can hear everything spoken outside the room.

Would still stay there again though!


Brilliant location, staff so helpful and friendly, prices very affordable and rooms very clean. Staff were so helpful from the moment we checked in, gave great advice. Will be back again!!


Great location, safe, close to the main areas and restaurants. Pretty chilled vibe.


10/10 would recommend. The location is really good, can walk into town, but also near lots of bars and restaurants. The staff were so kind and helpful. They gave us ideas of what to do in San Jose, and Costa Rica in general. The breakfast was delicious, and really filling. Would definitely stay again. Thank you!


The hostel is really modern with a colourful and warm atmosphere. The staff was very helpful for all our questions about activities, recommendations and how to get around and interested in what we were planning to do. Thanks a lot for the accommodation. The neighbourhood is escalante has a lot of restaurants and bars where you feel safe. To the city centre you have to walk 20 minutes.


Fabulous hostel! Would 100% recommend. Its very new so the decor and furniture are lovely, and the owners are fabulous. Its also in a really nice neighbourhood with places to eat and drink, supermarket nearby and in walking distance to the centre.


10/10 unequivocally the most pleasant hostel I've been in, and I've been moving between hostels for almost a year. I felt like at home, the kitchen, the rooms, everything is so clean and beautiful Excellent staff always available and so friendly! Everything I needed they really helped me! warmly recommended !!


Such a nice place! They just redid the entire thing after the pandemic and it looks class. Lovely stuff and very nice area. Especially good that all beds had chargers and courtains for that extra privacy. Would definitely repeat if I ever go to San Jos again


Pretty cool hostel with a friendly and helpful staff, simple and clean rooms, brand new comfy beds. I would definitely come back!


I enjoyed the location, in a cool neighborhood. I can walk to the art side of the city with a bunch of cool restaurants and shops. I liked the kitchen, very spacious. Very helpfull staff.


Only here for 1 night but it was perfect. Amazing location, beds have curtains, staff explained everything, Large common space to interact & do your thing as well.


Place is new.Located in a nice neighborhood of San Jose, about a 15-20 minute walk to the center by walking.Great facilities. Many common areas. Back patio was nice to chill.


I loved staying at Chill Out! Very friendly staff, friendly people and well designed hostel. I slept in a 8 persons room which was quite good beds with curtains.


Brand new hostel that has been decorated with great taste! Beds are comfortable, very secure lockers and with clean bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped and big.

The staff is so friendly and helpfull. Furthermore the location was awesome, Barrio Escalante. Very safe area. I really recommend this place!



Travelers hungry for a warm place to rest, welcome to Chill Out Escalante, the Happy House of Barrio Escalante. Come chill with us and enjoy art, culture, coffee & craft beer in safe and exciting Escalante.

We are located Barrio Escalante, hip, and safest area of San Jose. Home to unique restaurants, craft coffee and quirky galleries, it is the ideal place to embrace the culture of San Jose. You can walk to city center in just 15 minutes. Visit some museums like Jade, Gold or nacional museum. You can taste real Costa Rican food at the central market or buy some souvenirs. We have outside and inside communal areas where you can chill and enjoy before or between your trips in Costa Rica.

We offer rooms with 6 beds, 4 beds, 8 bed dorms and double and single private rooms. We provide free Wi-Fi, free personal lockers for guarding valuables, free fresh bed linens, free towels in private rooms and towels for rental in dorms, free maps and advice and free tea/coffee-making facilities, shared kitchen. There is a two big Supermarkets close by to the hostel just 3 minutes' walk. You can also withdraw money from the ATM inside the supermarkets safely.

Chill Out Escalante Policy and Condition:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged for the first night of your stay.

Check in from 14:00 to 03.00
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes not included - 13.00%

24h Reception
No curfew.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days.

Location and Contact


• By Taxi
• A decent taxi driver would charge 25-30 dollars Max for this ride from the airport
• Instructions to the driver in Spanish:
• Calle 37 75m south of Sapporro Restaurant San Jose Barrio Escalante
• By Bus
• There is a local bus TUASA with 600 colones( around 1 dollars fee). It comes to city center then you need to take a taxi at the bus stop it should cost maximum 5-6 dollars from there to the hostel.



Address: Calle 37 75m South of Sapporro Restaurant San Jose, San José, San José Province, Costa Rica

Chillout Escalante Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Chillout Escalante Hostel San José (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +50 672 888 748
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


Board Games

Cable TV

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible


Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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