We pride ourselves on our privileged location:

Quiet residential area not too far from the city center, with a bus stop half a block that takes you straight to SJ Downtown.



Find within walking distance:

                             La Sabana Metropolitan Park

                                     National Stadium

                              Costa Rican Art Museum

                      Local Restaurants and Fast Food

                                Convenience Stores



We are located just a couple of blocks south from La Sabana Metropolitan Park in San José (Mata Redonda district). Very easy access to/from the airport, San José downtown, Escazu area and more.


Conveniently located half block from "Sabana-Estadio" bus stop, which takes you directly downtown and connects you to any other bus stop in San José.


Also, urban train stop is located a few blocks away, connecting you to San José downtown and cities such as Belen, San Pedro, Cartago and more.



Friendly reminder: Costa Rica has no street name + number addresses, we mostly provide directions by reference points. We recommend using apps such as Waze or Google Maps which will be extremely helpful throughout your trip.

From Juan Santamaria Airport


By Taxi

The official airport taxis are the orange cars located right outside the arrivals main exit. They usually use a fixed rate which at certain times of the day (depending on traffic) is more convenient than the taximeter.

The rate may approximately be $30-$35.


By Bus

Public buses can be taken outside the terminal, you can just walk to the main road (on your front left as soon as you walk outside the arrivals main exit) and then on the main street turn right to spot the bus stop. Make sure it says San José (route name is San José-Alajuela), the bus has a frequency every 10-15 minutes and they have a cost of approximately $1.30, the ride may take around 35 minutes.

Instead of going all the way until the last stop in San José, let the driver know you will need to get down at La Sabana. Usually they stop in front of the Crowne Plaza Hotel where there's a taxi station outside with official taxis (red cars with yellow triangle on the door).

A taxi from there to our place will cost around $5, and remember to have our address handy.


Private Transfer

You can contact us to arrange your private transportation service. It has a cost of $25 USD for the ride. Send us an email with your flight number and arrival time, and we'd send you further information on how to meet the driver.

From San José Downtown


By Taxi

Regular taxis are red and have a yellow triangle on the door. They are safe and they use a taximeter, so the rates may vary not only depending on distance but on traffic too. 

Tip 1: Always ask for the meter to be turned on, otherwise they can make up the price and you'll have a surprise at the end of your ride.


Tip 2:  If you have Uber, you can use it and save about 50% the price of a regular taxi.


By Bus

Look out for Sabana-Estadio bus stops near you or contact us to send you the map with every stop for this route. The ride may take from 5 to 25 minutes (depending where you started) until you get to La Sabana Park.

You will first see its north side, then its west side and then head to its south side, where we are located (Sabana Sur). Let the driver know you will need to get down at COTEPECOS.

From here, walk west about half block, you'll spot us on your right hand side between Av 16A and Calle 60A.

Tip: Sabana-Estadio buses are yellow (half-up) and purple (half-down).


50 metros Oeste del Cotepecos (Colegio Técnico Profesional), Sabana Sur, San José, 10108.

Av 16A y Calle 60A.

info@lacapitalhostel.com  |  Tel: +(506) 4001-7399

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