Backpacker’s Dream

Costa Rica hostels and surf hotels can be just right for young (and young at heart!) travelers on a budget.

The good news is, there are plenty of great places to stay in Costa Rica that fit even the tightest of budgets.

Sometimes the best accommodations are the simplest accommodations; the ones where guests gather in the common room to play the guitar and sing at night, where you jump in line for the co-ed showers and bathrooms in the mornings, and you share a communal kitchen.

We’ve been all over Costa Rica in the last 20 years and have experienced the best of these; and, created some of our dearest memories while at it.