Casa Girasol

From MacDonald Restaurant 100 meters west, 100 meters south, 50 meters east, Casa 11, Sabana Sur, San Jose, Costa Rica, .

Overall Rating: 82

Casa Girasol is the perfect home base for backpackers, independent travelers and small groups, unique in its style in San Jose.


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk


Rating Type
82 Overall
75 Atmosphere
89 Staff
75 Location
93 Cleanliness
78 Facilities
89 Safety
0 Fun
79 Value

Important Information

Casa Girasol is your home away from home while in Costa Rica, the perfect home base for backpackers, independent travelers and small groups, unique in its style in San Jose. A place where you can relax, cook your own meals, plan your excursions, talk to experienced backpackers and globe-trotters and have a lot of fun.

For your comfort we have 5 spacious rooms, some with double and some with single beds. They are clean, each with a bathroom with real hot water showers.

We are situated less than 5 minutes from bus terminals serving Costa Rica and Central America, we will be happy to assist you with schedules and directions.

For you to get the most out of your journeys, we have tour operators that pick you up at the door every day to most tourist attractions: Volcanos, National Parks, Canopy tours, Biking, Horse Back Riding, Mountain Climing, Hot Springs, Rafting, Diving, Surfing, Beaches, Sports Fishing, Overnight Trips and Much Much more...

For small groups, we organize personalized tours and hire first class, fully insured, private transport, to every places in the country at economical rates.

After booking your room at Casa Girasol and need forth-hand with your planning send us an e-mail and we will gladly help.

For those who enjoy basketball, volleyball, football, tennis or just a walk in the park to feed the ducks feel free to mingle with the locals in Sabana Park and make some real friends. Walking distance you'll find fine restaurants for all budgets with national and international cuisine. Four blocks down the road learn about exotic fruits and vegetables and become fully immersed in Costa Rican culture in the biggest, safest and cheapest outdoor market in San Jose from five in the morning until midday.

On some occasions we light up the BBQ and talk about everything and anything.

We offer first class transport from the airport to Casa Girasol at taxi on going rates or $20.00, all you have to do is send us an e-mail with your flight number and arrival time and we will have a driver waiting for you at the airport with a sign with your name, simple convenient for late arrivals and travellers with lots of luggage. Also there is an excellent public bus service from the airport that will let you off on Paseo Colon four blocks from McDonalds Restaurant in Sabana Sur, just follow the instructions, you are five minutes walking distance from Casa Girasol good if you are arriving during the day and travel light.

So come to Costa Rica and discover much, much more...