Our Story


Hostel Casa del Parque brings you more of everything wonderful about San José, Costa Rica!

More convenience! More comfort! More nature! More adventure!

Old picture of the house

The family owned jewel is centrally located in the heart of San José’s downtown historic district and right across the street from the Parque Nacional.  Nightlife, shops, museums, and restaurants are just moments away!  Trains, taxis, and buses are within walking distance and are readily available to transport you to your next destination.  Should, you need help planning your next adventure the multilingual courteous staff will help you customize your travel based on your individual budget and interests.

You don’t have to travel far for an authentic Costa Rican experience.  The restaurant Maza Bistro next door serves gourmet local cuisine at budget friendly prices. Enjoy a meal, happy hour or performances from local artists from the restaurant’s patio and enjoy the authentic glimpses of Costa Rican life.

Once inside the hostel, you’ll be awed by the architecture of the beautifully restored Spanish Revival villa with Midcentury Modern features.  Even more impressive, however, is the meticulous attention that is paid to ensuring the comfort of each and every guest. Deluxe accommodations in our suites with a king size bed and private bathroom overlooking the garden is available for travelers desiring a more private and more luxurious experience.  For our more budget conscious guests our 12 bedroom and 6 bedroom dorms offer a more modest and comfortable option.  The dorms are thoroughly cleaned daily and the linen is changed every morning.  Extra blankets are provided at no additional cost.  Laundry service is available upon request.

Whatever option you choose, you’ll enjoy amenities such as free WI-FI, luggage storage, cable TV, a fully equipped kitchen and fresh Costa Rican coffee and tea at no extra cost.

Have breakfast in the lush flower and foliage filled garden. Chat with our fascinating guests that range from students to families to business travellers from all over the world. Or enjoy a quiet cup of tea while admiring our resident hummingbirds.

Hostel Casa del Parque is committed to ensuring that every aspect of your stay is a memorable experience!