Best Hostels in Quepos

3 BEST Hostels in Quepos – Yoga Lessons, Lazy Day at Hammock & Pool Parties

Staying in Quepos, Costa Rica, is a travel hack. Why? Well, the town is located a few km north of the ultra-popular–and expensive–coastal town of Manuel Antonio.

Choosing a room in Quepos will cut down the prices and get you away from other tourists but keeps you close enough to all the action–what more could you ask for?

Good To Know: We have guides about the best hostels in Manuel Antonio and the best hostels in Costa Rica.

Your Shortcut:

  1. Planet B Hostel - best for social butterflies
  2. Wide Mouth Frog - best for solo traveler
  3. Villas Jacquelina - best for digital nomads

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We went ahead and put together the best hostels to stay at in Quepos to make sure your vacation is the trip of a lifetime. So, consider us your personal travel guides, and let’s go to Costa Rica!

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

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Quick Introduction to Quepos

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Quepos cost 12€ – 17€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 23€ up to 47€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelz.com or Hostelworld.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Take the bus to Quepos: Part of the allure of Quepos is how conveniently located it is to Manuel Antonio. But it’s a bit too far to walk, and taking the bus is your best and cheapest option. The bus runs along the main road and costs less than a dollar. It might take a little longer compared to a taxi, but it will save money you can spend on activities later on!

More affordable/local experience: Everything about Quepos is more affordable than Manuel Antonio. There are more local restaurants, known as Sodas, and fewer tourist traps with overpriced avocado toast. Getting off the tourist highway will give you an authentic perspective of Costa Rica, and that’s what traveling’s all about, right?

Buy National Park tickets online: Going to the national park in Manuel Antonio is a must. But the park limits how many people can enter/buy tickets a day. So, buy your tickets online in advance to avoid getting turned away. If you don’t want to buy tickets online, try to get to the park before it opens. 

Try the local beer: Coming to Costa Rica and not trying the local beer is a crime! It might not be as famous as the beer from countries like Mexico, but it ain’t too bad! Pilsen and Imperial are the two main beers of the country. Both are light lagers that go down easy when relaxing on the beach. Keep an eye out for the local artisanal beer in grocery stores and bars.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Quepos are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Quepos.

  1. Planet B Hostel – best for social butterflies
  2. Wide Mouth Frog – best for solo traveler
  3. Villas Jacquelina – best for digital nomads

We put all accommodations on the map, incl. our own tips for restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Wide Mouth Frog
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Planet B Hostel
🥳 Party Hostel:Planet B Hostel
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: Wide Mouth Frog
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Villas Jacquelina
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Villas Jacquelina
🧘 Cozy Hostel: Villas Jacquelina

1. Planet B Hostel

Are you backpacking through Costa Rica and looking for fellow travelers to link up with?

Then, Planet B Hostel is the place to be! It accommodates visitors who are looking for a hostel that’s not going to break the bank but still offers a wonderful experience.

Besides the one private bedroom, all the other room options are dorms with either four or eight beds.

The hostel boasts using new luxury mattresses that feel like sleeping on a cloud, but knowing you’re getting more value for your money by staying closer to Quepos will also help you get a good night of sleep.

Planet B is all about being in the here and now and helping guests check in with themselves. The facility has a massive, open-air yoga studio where guests can join in on free(!) classes.

The hostel is loaded with other great free activities like waterfall tours, gym classes, hikes, and meditation sessions.

They’re a great, cheap way to mingle with other backpackers and have a little fun!

Book Planet B Hostel here

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Planet B Hostel

Planet B Dormitory

To make your wallet–and belly–happy, the hostel offers a complimentary breakfast to start each day!

The community breakfast is a great time to sit down with the hostel’s other guests and make new travel buddies.

So, book your stay with Planet B for an unforgettable experience in Costa Rica that’s budget-friendly.

Location: Planet B is located right outside the center of Quepos along the road that connects to Manuel Antonio.

You can walk to the center of town in about 15 minutes for grocery stores and restaurants.

If you want to eat as close to the hostel as possible, try out Restaurante El Arado, which is a popular spot for travelers with great food!

The best choice in Quepos for

  • social butterflies
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Join yoga class at Planet B

Common area at Planet B Hostel

2. Wide Mouth Frog

Wide Mouth Frog is a hostel for backpackers created by backpackers. A British couple first started Wide Mouth Frog in 2003, and it has since remained a top place to stay in Quepos.

The property is on the outskirts of the center of Quepos in its own little green oasis. It might not be the jungle experience other accommodation options offer, but for the affordable price, convenience, and hospitality, it makes up for whatever may be lacking!

The room styles are geared toward people who don’t mind sharing a room with other travelers.

Most of the bed options are in 8 to 10-person dorm rooms with comfy twin-sized mattresses. However, this is also a private room with bunks for two people.

It’s a great option if you don’t mind paying a bit extra in exchange for your own space.

Book Wide Mouth Frog here

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Wide Mouth Frog Private Bedroom

Wide Mouth Frog Swimming Pool

At Wide Mouth Frog, you won’t want to stay in your room long anyway because the property includes a refreshing pool with relaxing lounge seats.

Grab a book or pull out your headphones, and soak in some rays.

When it’s time to eat, you can chow down at the onsite restaurant that serves up tasty meals like hamburgers, fish, nachos, quesadillas, American breakfast, pastries, and more–come with an appetite!

Location: Conveniently located next to the bus terminal in the city center of Quepos, everything in town (restaurants, grocery stores, and bars) will be within walking distance.

From the hostel, Manuel Antonio is about 7 km away. All you need is to exit the hostel, hop on the bus, and–bam!–you’re at the national park. 

A great choice for

  • solo travelers
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Wide Mouth Frog Common Area

3. Villas Jacquelina

Book your stay at Villas Jacquelina in the green hills of Quepos for an escape into nature!

The hostel is ideal for travelers who want something a touch nicer than a budget option with more privacy. Unlike many of the other accommodations in Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Villas Jacquelina is a bit off the main road.

The only sounds you’ll hear are the blissful ruffling of leaves and nearby wildlife. On the upper deck of the facility, there’s a trampoline-like net where you can lie down and drink in the views of the jungle.

You’ll have the option to stay in a range of private rooms. Whether you want a room with two beds, a garden view, air conditioning, or a private kitchen, you’ll be able to find it all here.

The property also includes a shared kitchen that’s fully stocked in case you feel like staying in and whipping up dinner.

Book Villas Jacquelina here

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Villas Jacquelina

Villas Jacquelina Bedroom

Oh, and the room rates also include a complimentary breakfast of local or international cuisine!

Arranging plans and booking tours is one of the hardest parts about traveling, but the staff at the hostel can take care of all that for you.

Just let them know which activities you’re interested in, such as ATV rides, zip lining, and rafting, and they’ll handle the rest.

Location: Villas Jacquelina is situated one km away from Quepos city center and about 8 km from the Manuel Antonio National Park.

Despite being off the main road, all the restaurants, bars, and shops in Quepos can comfortably be reached on foot. However, there aren’t many options directly next to the hostel.

This is one of the best hostels in Quepos for

  • digital nomads
Book Villas Jacquelina here

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Enjoy the view at Villas Jacquelina

Villas Jacquelina - Perfect for digital nomads

Best Hostels in Quepos for Solo Travelers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Quepos for solo-travelers? We think you know!

Backpackers will find a home away from home at Wide Mouth Frog, a hostel that was founded by other travellers. 

The property is located on the edge of the city centre of Quepos, inside its own little small sanctuary of greenery.

Although it may not provide the same authentic jungle experience as some of the other lodging alternatives, the fact that it is more convenient, less expensive, and friendly more than makes up for this potential drawback.

Book Wide Mouth Frog here

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Wide Mouth Frog Dormitory

Party Hostels in Quepos

Planet B Hostel is the best hostel for some beer with friends.

The hostel provides a free breakfast for guests every morning, which is sure to please both their stomachs and their wallets.

The community breakfast is an excellent opportunity to get to know the other guests of the hostel and to create new friends with whom you may explore the world.
Therefore, if you want an experience in Costa Rica that will stick with you forever and won’t break the bank, book your stay with Planet B.

Book Planet B Hostel here

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Planet B Party Hostel

More Hostels worth a mention

At the moment, we think you are all set with the hostels we just shared with you. We always try to keep our guides super fresh and up to date. We might add more hostels worth a mention soon here if we feel that it could enrich your travel and hostel experience.

Tips for Staying in Quepos

Bring binoculars: The exotic wildlife is a big reason travelers have been drawn to Quepos and Manuel Antonio for so many years. You never know where you’re going to spot a toucan, monkey, or iguana going about its day. Bring a pair of binoculars to ensure you don’t miss any wildlife sightings (especially if you visit the national park).

Rainy season is rainy: If you’re traveling between the months of May and November, get ready for rain! October and November are the rainiest months, and you can expect daily downpours. Usually, the day starts nice and sunny before the clouds arrive in the afternoon. Make sure to pack a raincoat or poncho for when the rain hits. Don’t let a little water stop you from exploring!

Sign-up for Spanish classes: One of the best parts about traveling in Costa Rica is that English is widely spoken. But not practicing your Spanish while in the country is a wasted opportunity to get a more in-depth cultural experience. Located on the way to Manuel Antonio from Quepos, you can sign up for Spanish classes at Maximo Nivel. The school has part-time classes and intensive courses for a reasonable price!

Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Tuesdays: Before you book your trip to Quepos and Manuel Antonio, know that the national park is closed every Tuesday. So, plan your trip accordingly so that you have a chance to see one of Costa Rica’s top nature attractions. Oh, and remember to book your tickets in advance or arrive early!

What about the cheapest hostels in Quepos?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Quepos.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Quepos
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

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We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Quepos best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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All Top Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the map. Below, we list all three best Quepos hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

In Quepos we absolutely enjoyed:

  • Rainmarker Park
  • Savegre River Whitewater Rafting
  • Manuel Antinio National Park
  • Palay Espadilla Sur Beach
  • Canopy / Zip Line Tour

FAQs

Here we share with you the most asked question:

What are the best hostels in Quepos?

The best hostels in Quepos are:

  1. Planet B - best for social butterflies
  2. Wide Mouth Frog - best for solo traveler
  3. Villas Jacquelina - best for digital nomads

Where can I find a good and cheap accommodation in Quepos?

Hostelworld.com and Booking.com are the easiest way to find cheap hostels.

How much are hostels in Quepos?

Hostels in Quepos cost 12€ – 17€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 23€ up to 47€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays.

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