Situated in northern Costa Rica, Liberia is a hub for tourists visiting the Guana Caste Province. It’s got a little bit of everything – historic buildings, nearby beaches, energetic city life, and nature right on the doorstep.

Nicknamed “La Ciudad Blanca” or “The White City” thanks to its gleaming whitewashed buildings, you’ll find it hard not to be enchanted wandering the streets of this city.

If you’re looking to save some cash, you’ll be pleased to know there are plenty of hostels in Libiera. We’ve prepared a list of some of the best ones below, so you can pick the one that’s right for you!

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The Best Hostels in Liberia

Overall Best Hostel in Liberia – Hospedaje Dodero

Hospedaje Dodero Liberia
  • $$
  • Meals available
  • Garden
  • Communal kitchen

Located just 100 metres from the main bus terminal and the city market, this is a clean and affordable hostel that’ll suit your every backpacking need. It’s run by a friendly team of knowledgeable staff, offering up plenty of recommendations for eateries and activities in town.

The facilities at this top hostel are well maintained. The best thing about it is the little garden, where you can tuck into meals, chill in a hammock, or get to know a few fellow travellers over a beer or two.

Best Cheap Hostel in Liberia – Hospedaje AM

Hospedaje AM Liberia
  • $
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi

Hospedaje AM is a clean, simple place to stay. It’s no-frills, but it’s an ideal spot if you’re in town for just a couple of days. The rooms here are fairly spacious and come with everything you’ll need. It’s great value for money, ideal if you’re backpacking Costa Rica on a budget.

It’s easy to get to the airport from this hostel, so you won’t have to worry too much about organising yourself onto multiple buses or taxis. For those in transit, you could do a lot worse than this affordable guesthouse.

Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Liberia – Grande Fresca

Grande Fresca Liberia
You’ll feel right at home here
  • $$
  • Lock on bedroom door
  • Free parking
  • Hot water

If you’re travelling to Liberia by yourself, chances are you’ll want to stay somewhere friendly. Staying at Grande Fresca, with its clean private rooms – there are two on offer, one of which overlooks the garden – means you’ll get just that.

The host is very welcoming and is always on hand to help with directions or getting to grips with the city. Solo travellers will feel at home here in no time, getting to experience a very local side of town. You’ll be sad to leave!

Top Party Hostel in Liberia – Chana’s Room

Chana’s Room
  • $$ 
  • Air conditioning
  • Communal kitchen
  • Cable TV

With private rooms on offer in this family house, it may not be the most happening place for partying, but the location sells it for us. Located in a rustic colonial house in Downtown Liberia, Chana’s Room puts you in the middle of all the action.

It’s just three blocks away from the centre of the city, with nightlife in easy reach. At the same time, though, you’ll be staying in a residential area that’s one of the safest areas of Liberia. So it’s a win-win situation!

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Best Hostel with a Private Room in Liberia – Hotel Villa Hermosa

Hotel Villa Hermosa
  • $$
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Communal kitchen
  • Free breakfast

This bed and breakfast in Liberia offers up a friendly place to stay in the city. Complete with a cosy plant-filled courtyard and colourful guest rooms, Hotel Villa Hermosa boasts a laid-back atmosphere to match.

If that wasn’t enough, this place is very conveniently situated, too. There are eateries and shops within walking distance. Plus, it’s just a 15-minute drive to the airport. Score!

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Best Hostel for Couples in Liberia – Hostal My Green House

Hostal My Green House Lioberia
  • $$
  • Communal kitchen
  • On-site parking
  • Shared living room

Hostel My Green House is a bright spacious house right in the heart of the city, offering up four different guest rooms. Each of these is light and well decorated, and comes with a shared bathroom (which is just as sparklingly clean).

This is a great spot for couples staying in Liberia – rooms feel private, and the hosts are kind and easy to chat to. This place is ideal if you’re looking for a short stay or an overnight sojourn before catching a flight.

Top Hostel for Digital Nomads in Liberia – Ciudad Blanca, Family and Sun

Ciudad Blanca, Family and Sun Liberia
  • $$$ 
  • Garden
  • Communal kitchen
  • Air conditioning

If you’re visiting Libera as a digital nomad, you’ll want somewhere that makes for a good base for your work. Ciudad Blanca, Family and Sun certainly has that, with lots of space in its private rooms for you to stretch out and get work done. There’s even access to a private work area on site, and a courtyard for when you want to relax.

Location-wise, you’ll find this hostel just a five-minute drive from Downtown, and a 45-minute cruise to the beaches of Liberia. That’s when you can tear yourself away from your laptop, of course.

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Final Thoughts on the Best Hostels in Liberia

There are plenty of places to stay in Liberia to really get to grips with local life and get to know local people. Not all of them are strictly hostels, per se, but they do offer up a great experience staying in this pretty Costa Rican destination.

It’s definitely possible to stay in Liberia on a budget. And there are different styles of accommodation to suit everyone here – from bed and breakfasts to our top pick, Hospedaje Dodero.

Let us know where you end up staying in the comments below!

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