Long layover at San José airport (SJO) or in nearby hotels

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Possibility to spend the night at San José airport (SJO), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

San José airport (SJO)

Spending the night at the airport

San José airport is relatively small, but it is still a practical and safe place where to spend the night. Even so, it can be noisy and cold, so it is recommended to have headphones, earplugs and blankets for a better rest.

Where to rest: Although there are not many seats, you will be able to find a few comfortable benches throughout the terminal. In any case, the floor is also a viable option. Meanwhile, next to boarding gate 5 there are two VIP lounges with more amenities and privacy. However, keep in mind that they close at night. SEE VIP LOUNGES Finally, some of the hotels in the city operate shuttle services to and from the airport.

Baggage: The terminal does not operate luggage storage offices.

Eating and drinking: Options open during the night both before and after the security control.

Wi-Fi: The access is free for 3 hours. There are also pre-paid premium choices.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, commercial stores, medical emergencies center.


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Nearby Hotels

The closest options are: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport (Tel +506 2436 0000), Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport (Tel +506 2443 0043), Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela (Tel +506 2429 2700), Costa Rica Airport Lodge (Tel +506 2442 8859), Melrost Bed & Breakfast (Tel +506 2431 0909), Hotel Mango (Tel +506 2443 1200), Hotel Dos Palmas (Tel +506 2430 4258), Hotel Casa Antigua (Tel +506 2441 1024), Hotel Millenium (Tel +506 2430 5050), Mitamon Airport Hostel (Tel +506 7034 5238). Some hotels operate courtesy shuttles for their guests.

Latest updates: April 12, 2019

  Scoring of San José airport

Overall Scoring:
Scoring in Stay Overnite at The Airport (sleeping conditions):
VIP Lounge Pass