Men and women generally live on separate floors at the International House. However, exceptions are occasionally made based on demand. Bedrooms are fully furnished and include “bed, desk, chair, dresser, and walk-in closet.” Each floor has its own bathroom facilities.

Residents are responsible for the upkeep of their bedroom. The bathrooms and common rooms of the House are cleaned daily Monday through Friday.

Residents provide their own linen which can be bought upon arrival in San José. Although we recommend purchasing your own linen, linen can be rented from the International House and costs $50 for a refundable deposit, plus a $50 non-refundable use fee. A linen packet includes sheets, pillowcase, blanket, bedspread, and pillow.

On each floor with bedrooms, residents have access to an ironing board and iron. There is a public telephone on the first floor, and residents also have a phone line in the bedroom