As the average vacationer will tell you, accommodations are usually the most costly part of a trip. Sure, you can save a lot of dough with your plane ticket (we’re all about those last minute flight deals), but accomodations add up to quite a hefty sum. Hasta la vista, savings.
Well, us backpackers know that this is absolutely false.
Hostels. Ever stayed in one of those? Not exclusive to backpackers, hostels offer any and all travellers a truly immersive experience, one you wouldn’t necessarily get out of staying at a hotel and at the fraction of the cost. Social and cultural, you’ll find bonding moments with fellow travellers within a culturally authentic environment.
Heading to Costa Rica? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out these incredible hostels. You can thank us later.
Room2Board – Hostel and Surf School
Location, location, location. This hostel is your happy middle between sandy beaches and city life. Situated in Jaco, Room2Board offers facilities that closely resemble a more conventional hotel stay. We’re talking a swimming pool, lively bar and party atmosphere. But if the near-by restaurants and clubs aren’t your thing, hit the beach for some yoga or surf lessons. The cost per night? Dorms starting at less than $20. Mind-blowing.
Cascada Verde – Hostel at the Waterfall
Situated in Uvita de Osa, the name says it all. If you’re looking for an exotic stay that’s far away from tourist traps, this treehouse-style hostel should do it for you. The facilities include a large open kitchen and great communal spaces—the perfect place to make life-long friends. Starting at less than $20 a night, Cascada Verde is a must-try. Just ask the tucans.
Hotel Costa Verde’s 727 Fuselage Home
No, you’re not looking at an airplane crash site in the jungle. This vintage Boeing 727 was refurbished into one of the most interesting suites. Sporting two bedrooms and an ocean view, you’ll be surrounded by the jungles of Manuel Antonio National Park. Okay, so maybe this last one is a little more expensive. But seriously—how many of us can brag about living out our Lost fantasies?