If you are planning to come to Costa Rica or if you are looking for a place to spend a couple of days before you go home, NOMADAS is your best choice. We are located in a very good spot in the city, near to several city attractions, 15 minutes away from the International Airport Juan Santa Maria by car, and 10 minutes away from different bus stops.
You will feel as if you are at home. In addition you will have several restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, museums, bus stops, car rentals and many other sites of interest no more than 15 minutes away on foot. Please visit us and start your journey in our beautiful country, Costa Rica.
NOMADAS was founded based on the idea of showing our visitors how "Pura Vida" is Costa Rica. We would like to help you with your travel arrengements, making sure the time you spend in Costa Rica is going to be one of the best of your life.
Located on a traditional neighborhood called Rohrmoser, with clean and secure streets. We are very close to restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, banks, drugstores, supermarkets and the biggest park in San Jose, "Parque Matropolitano la Sabana", where you can do some jogging or just walk around.
We would like to be your main point of contact in order to help you with your itinerary in Costa Rica, we have all the information you need related to tours, car rentals, national parks, museums, beaches and ecotourism.
Close to the airport in a quiet neighborhood within short walking distance to the national stadium, running trails, stores & restaurants, you'd be hard pressed to find a better price and location. Gabriel and Magdalena's place is clean, has a warm atmosphere, quiet, and perfect location for your first or last nights in Costa Rica. As hosts they are extremely warm and helpful seeing that you're taken care of.
I will stay here, without hesitation, for any future San Jose departures/arrivals.
My boyfriend and I booked 3 nights at Nomadas at the beginning of our trip to Costa Rica, and 2 nights at the end.
Nomadas and its owners, Columbian expats Gabriel and Magdalena, embody the spirit of Airbnb. They are a couple of sweethearts who provide a safe and comfortable home-away-from-home for their guests. The hostel is actually the family's home, comprising the family's private area, one 10-bed dorm, one 6-bed dorm, one 3-bed private room (note: this one is one bunk bed and one twin bed, i.e., no double bed), and possibly another private room (?), as well as a kitchen used by both the family and guests, a lounge area with cable tv, wifi throughout the house, washrooms in the house, and a great washroom and shower facility in the back yard.
The washroom and showers are clean and well-kept, although there is no hot water. The water available isn't the freezing cold water you might have coming from your "cold" taps at home; it's a mild, refreshing cool, which backpackers traveling through Central and South America will need to come to terms with at some point in their journeys.
There are small lockers--about the size of a daypack--available for use, but no larger lockers. The hostel is generally quite safe, though. The lockers do not fit typical combination locks--the metal U is too thick--but small keyed locks work fine.
The weather in San José is considerably cooler than it is on the coast, so travelers may wish to bring some warm pjs for nights at any hostel in San José. Gabriel is happy to provide extra blankets upon request.
Breakfast is provided, but there is also a little grocery store about 2 blocks away, and it carries fruits, breads, juices, milk, and pastries, among other things. It also houses an ATM.
We stayed in the 10-bed dorm our first three nights, and in the private room our last two. Both are adequate. If you're trying to stretch your budget, even if you're traveling with a partner, go for the bunks - just remember to bring some earplugs. I always travel with a few sleeping pills for nights I share a dorm with snorers, and I'm glad I had them our first few nights.
Many tour companies know where Nomadas is and are happy to pick guests up right in front of the hostel; for those that don't, travelers can grab a taxi to anywhere in San José for a pretty nominal fee. The cost of a taxi to the airport is about $25 USD.
One of our favourite things about Nomadas is that it is NOT a party hostel. It's an ideal place for people like us - introverts who like to get a good night's sleep so they can spend the next day exploring. We definitely recommend Nomadas for similar travelers!
My husband and I had a wonderful 2 night stay at Nomadas! The accommodations were clean, welcoming, comfortable, and safe. Additionally, the location is perfect! There are many restaurants, sights, and conveniences near by not to mention the quiet, safe, and gorgeous walkable neighborhood. Gabriel and Magdalena were gracious hosts! They welcomed us with open arms and made sure they could provide us with whatever we needed or direct us in the right direction for whatever we needed. I would most definitely stay with them again or recommend their accommodations to anyone traveling to San Jose.
Magdalena and Javier were great!!! Loved the rooms. Very nice family run place. Clean. Javier gave us a ride into town. Highly recommended.
super clean. private room. really friendly and helpful owners. actually changed our plans on the fly based on their recommendations!!
Host and Hostess very friendly and quick to offer solutions to all my questions. I felt very safe there. The walk is a bit from downtown San Jose, but not that bad.
I stayed in the private room, which can accommodate up to three people. Room was tidy, clean. House amenities easily accessible.
Would recommend it to any backpacker.
(Thank you for sharing your home with me!)
Good stay at nomadas. These ppl are both very kind and welcoming. I arrived not knowing anything about CostabRica and they really helped me out with everything. The place is very close to downtown and also good sports bars and restaurants. They will answer any questions you have about anything really and do whatever they can to help. Great place to stay. I will def stay again. Thanks!
Estupendo trato de Gabriel y Magdalena, nos han ayudado en el itinerario e informado muy bien acerca de Costa Rica, ademas hemos podido disfrutar de su simpatía y nos hemos reído mucho con ellos. Desde aquí les mandamos un fuerte abrazo y les damos las gracias...esperamos volver!!
Denise y Daniel
Magdalena & Gabriel are great hosts — helpful and cheerful! Chances are good that I will visit them again someday.
A wonderful relaxing stay and Magdalena was an excellent host. I cant imagine anything better at the price in San Jose Costa Rica. Thank you.