For pure positive energy, you won't find a nicer hostel in San José. This restful spot, in a hip area of Los Yoses just a block south of Av Central, feels extremely homey, thanks to frequent backyard BBQs, a living room with piano and guitar, and a kitchen equipped with good knives, appliances and an inviting work space.
The airy modernist structure has nine unique and colorful rooms with high-quality beds and mattresses (including four dormitories, one reserved especially for women), along with large tiled bathrooms, an expansive TV lounge dotted with beanbags, and an interior courtyard slung with hammocks. Well-traveled owner Brian Van Fleet and his staff go the extra mile for guests, with colorful and well-conceived information displays and evening outings designed to show visitors the best of San José's nightlife. Yet this remains a place where you can get a good night's sleep; quiet time is respected from 10:30pm onwards.