a pop-up Hostel that saves turtles

Located in the trendiest area of San José, Costa Rica
20% of your stay goes directly to saving endangered turtles.

City hostel in hipster zone

San Jose’s Turtle Saving Hostel offers both dormitory style accommodation and comfortable private rooms just footsteps away from all the action of the capital’s rapidly expanding creative neighbourhood of Barrio Escalante.

 

Subscribing to the functional bed, bathe and breakfast model our aim is to deliver a clean, comfortable stay in one of the capitals safest areas whilst doing our bit to support Costa Rica’s marine turtle conservation efforts.

 

20% of the cost of your stay goes directly to saving endangered sea turtles.

Conscious Travel

If you are sensitive to your worlds needs then you will be happy to know that your stay at the Turtle Saving Hostel San Jose will generate financial support for a community based sea turtle conservation program on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

 

La Tortuga Feliz non-profit foundation was established in 2006 and, through its volunteer program, has made huge steps with improving the living conditions of the local community as well as saving hundreds of endangered leatherback, green and hawksbill turtles.

 

Did we already mention that 20% of the cost of your San Jose hostel stay goes directly to saving endangered sea turtles?

Location Location Location

What was a loud, bustling, confusing Central American capital nearly a decade ago is now a grown up city that’s voted number 7 in Tripadvisors Top 10 trending destinations worldwide 2018.

 

Home of the Turtle Saving Hostel, Barrio Escalante, is the city’s hippest area with it’s dense concentration of independent Gastropubs, Bars and cafes where food is artfully constructed, the beers are craftier, and coffee creation is taken to a whole new level.

 

A pleasant walk downtown will bring you to museums, shopping malls, theatres, handicraft markets, pedestrianised shopping boulevards and China Town.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do we get to the hostel from the airport?
We offer a personalised private pick up service or you may take one of the many airport taxis.
Are there cooking facilities at the hostel?
There are many dining options on your doorstep suiting all budgets and tastes. We will be happy to sign post you in the right direction depending on your requirements. There is a microwave in the  coffee zone for reheating snacks.
Can I help save turtles while in Costa Rica?
La Tortuga Feliz is always on the lookout for keen and enthusiastic individuals at their popular volunteer program. More Info
Do you have laundry facilities?
For a small fee we can wash and dry your clothes.
Is breakfast provided?
We provide a complimentary breakfast. Expect delicious local flavours, combined with home country favourites and unlimited world renown Costa Rican coffee. Breakfast food adaptations are happily made for vegetarians, vegans, gluten and dairy intolerances.
My flight arrives early to San Jose how early can I show up?
Check in is at 2pm however if you show up early you can grab a coffee and chill out in the lounge or in the outside patio area and use the free wifi. We can also store  your baggage if you wanted to check out the city.
Do you provide wifi?

Yes there is free wifi throughout the hostel.

Is there somewhere to store my valuables

We have individual lockers with keys.

Who is your hostel suitable for?
We are a perfectly positioned base for travellers wishing to get to know San Jose as well as those looking for a pleasant first night in-country experience before setting off to discover the rest of Costa Rica. Spanish Language school students find our monthly private room rates very good value.

Volunteering Experience to Save Turtles

In addition to supporting turtle conservation by staying at the Turtle Saving Hostel San Jose you can also tick a box on the bucket list by having a hands on and rewarding experience  volunteering at La Tortuga Feliz. More Info

Hostel amenities
Availability
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Dormitory style accommodation

Dormitory style accommodation

Dormitory style accommodation

Comfortable Private Rooms

Comfortable Private Rooms

Comfortable Private Rooms

Shared bathrooms

Shared bathrooms

Shared bathrooms

Complimentary Breakfast Included

Complimentary Breakfast Included

Complimentary Breakfast Included

Airport Pick Up

Airport Pick Up

Airport Pick Up

Free wifi

Free wifi

Free wifi

Outside Patio Lounge

Outside Patio Lounge

Outside Patio Lounge

Free all day Coffee

Free all day Coffee

Free all day Coffee

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