We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

In & Basic Hostel Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
In & Basic Hostel Lounge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 76: English reviews
Start your review of In & Basic Hostel Lounge
 Click to rate
Balikpapan, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this quaint hostel twice during our time in Costa Rica. It's extremely clean, quiet and the owners are super nice. It is their house, so you feel like you are staying with family. I like all of the rules and procedures they have to ensure everyone has a good time and gets a good night's sleep. They...

Thank Megan H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely owners, big kitchen, lovely breakfast and super clean bathroom! Dorm was a bit small and it would've been great to chill in the lounge with a beer (not just the dinning area) ...would probably boost the atmosphere a bit too. All in all a nice spot to stay.

Thank SophGregBennie
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Paula is the most helpful woman I have met in Central America for the last 6 weeks. Lovely clean rooms, great location and fab breakfast. Very secure. Supermarket is close and there is also a shopping mall nearby.

1Thank Popedaisy
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for which nice comments and review. We do try every day in order to improve ourselves! Hope to see you again in Costa Rica. All the best! Paula// owner

Reviewed 18 June 2016

the place is Great. the staff is top like attention. first time give me a breakfast of this quality in a Hostel and for that price. when back to costa rica I will be back to the hostel thanks Paul and Erika

Thank Kaiser I
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Thnaks a lot for such a nice words and review! Will be a pleasure to help you and be your home in Costa Rica again and again! XOXO Paura Vida! Paula and Erika!

Reviewed 9 June 2016

First of all this is the cleanest and safest hostel that i have been in San Jose! There is 2 nice bathrooms, lounge area thats is amazing with comfy sofas! loved to be there laying over the sofas and listening the birds that arrives to the garden, seen the cats playing (lm in love with Pepe!), great different breakfast every...

Thank elviraniderer
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for such nice words and encouragement to me and my staff! We are delighted to serve! Always welcome and Pura Vida! XOXO Paula

Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I have just been staying at In & Basic Hostel. This hostel is situated in a great area, 5 minutes walk to a mall which has all conveniences, and about 10 mins walk to a supermarket which has a good range of food. Also only 20 mins walk into San Jose. Paula and Erika where a great hosts and couldn't...

Thank nickytakesontheworld
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for this amazing and well described comment about myself and Erika! Yes we are really proud on what we do every day and also about our Hostel and the way that we attend people..is our great pleasure! Hope to see you around once again! All the best and Pura Vida! XOXO Paula

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here after a week in very basic accommodation. The hostel seemed like luxury to us! The room was very comfortable and the shared bathroom was clean. The water was cold but we were used to that! We slept really well here, although there was a strange noise intermittently through the night which sounded a bit...

Thank 473HJM473
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

My dear customers: the hot water upstairs works in a clock or schedule, my apologies that it wasn't hot enough; we will fix that! and yes was a hair dryer from another customer... ladies! (shower and dry their hair) Thank you for such amazing words!

Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We changed our nights from two to three nights, for that we got a better room. Namely with a private bathroom. (We booked a room with a shared bathroom). So that was very nice! The rooms are very clean, so that's definitely a pro. The staff is friendly. I would definitely recommend you this neighborhood. It's a safe neighbourhood and...

Thank Lianne V
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Guests The Wifi is settled on purpose just in the common areas so you can get the chance to meet other fellow travelers and exchange information and tips..that's the idea; the same as communal TV set or public laptops..are just in the hand of everybody to enjoy! We do gratefully open the gate every time is necessary without complaint...

Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

The woman who was running the hostel was too amazing for words. We got in late and had to leave extra early and she was so accommodating to us despite being a pain to her. I can't explain how wonderful she is. The location was close to everything yet so quiet in an adorable area. The rooms were great, bathrooms...

Thank Anon12345679
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Never will be and might be uncomfortable for me to attend my customers; will be always a pleasure!!! My home is open to all travellers that sometimes plans are a little "extra# to work on...but was perfect!! Loved to help you!! Hope that you come back any time soon!! All the best and safe travels! XO Paula

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 January 2016

After getting lost in the public transpo system in San Jose, I was extremely exhausted from the day. Paula was so helpful in helping me get my bearings and every step of the way to ensure my girlfriend who was flying in later that night would make it in without issue. She even stayed up way past the hour to...

1Thank 160cast77
inandbasic, Owner at In & Basic Hostel Lounge, responded to this review

Dear customer! Was a great pleasure to help you out and also serve you! All the best during your travels! XOXO Paula

15 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (5)
Dining (1)
Room/Suite (1)
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (10)
Bathroom (1)
Room/Suite (3)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Dining (1)
Other (4)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Jose hotels
0.1 km away
Hotel Casa Cambranes
Hotel Casa Cambranes
#13 of 85 in San Jose
132 reviews
2.2 km away
Hotel Santo Tomas
Hotel Santo Tomas
#8 of 85 in San Jose
922 reviews
3.6 km away
Hostel Casa Colon
Hostel Casa Colon
#28 of 85 in San Jose
280 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.0 km away
KC Hotel San Jose
KC Hotel San Jose
#42 of 85 in San Jose
228 reviews
3.9 km away
Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
0.3 km away
Hostel Bekuo
Hostel Bekuo
#3 of 80 in San Jose
260 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One hostel - One home - A different way of living in San Jose...In&Basic is a beautiful custom made hostel, the owners have created an amazing experience in a suburb called "Los Yoses" they want to invite all the travelers to experience a one of a kind Family & Friends Hostel, we want you to see for yourselves a little bit of two small worlds that combine nature and a glamorous House. In&Basic has the doors open to create a new family everyday!..We want you to be part of our family!!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about In & Basic Hostel Lounge

Address: 200 m South and 75 m west of Spoon, Los Yoses | Fatima's church North side, San Jose 10511, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: ₹ 2,771 - ₹ 2,900 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com, HostelWorld and Agoda so you can book your In & Basic Hostel Lounge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from In & Basic Hostel Lounge staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from In & Basic Hostel Lounge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“talk with paula or erika”
kaiseri2016, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“i satyed in Pop and Classic, very good dorms!”
elviraniderer, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were good. The one I stayed in up the first flight of stairs on the right had its own bathroom though, which I liked.”
336zackb, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Try and get one of the rooms upstairs. The one with the shelves”
albertf538, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you are with friends, choose dorm. There are private rooms for couples.”
MaxLainez, 2 Nov 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
Check these sites for availability
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates