The Purple House International Backpackers Hostel is located in the new commercial district of San Mateo, where supermarkets, restaurants, bars and hospitals are in walking distance. The hostel offers private and shared rooms and private and shared bathrooms with showers. Hot water and air conditioning are available in some rooms, at an extra cost. There is free coffee and tea all day, free Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen area equipped with oven, fridge, and microwave. The common room features cable TV, DVD and free DVDs. Tourist information and book exchange for guests are available. The outside garden has a unique refreshing splash pad where guests can soak up the sun’s rays and stay cooled down. The hostel also has a laundry service and cheap international phone calls. Enrique Malek International Airport is 3.7 miles away.