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Charly's Place Hotel

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

The worst place ever! They are working with a taxi driver, that stealing money from tourists with a story about demonstration in San Jose (he amount from me and my friend 90$, here we startedto suspect). The woman in the hostel is the worst, with horrible human relations! We want our money after 15 minutes in the hostel, and the...

Thank Alona A
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Taxi drivers are known to kidnap travelers and take them here where the place will force you to pay an exorbitant fee. This dump clearly works with the drivers to rob travelers Apparently in Costa Rica the authorities don't do much to ensure tourists safety.

Thank Connor S
Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Do not under any circumstances stay here, especially if you are a woman and/or traveling alone! Had no plans to stay anywhere in Alajuela and the cab driver took us here (I knew he'd probably get a commission, but we didn't mind, the price was still $35). When my sister and I went out in the evening to get dinner,...

2Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This place is a trap. A seemingly helpful taxi driver picked us up from the bus stop. Told us our hotel was full and the highways would be closed down so we had to go to his friend's hotel in Alajuela. Upon arrival in this disgustingly dirty part of town, he told us the 15 minute cab ride would cost...

3Thank Tallrichard
Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

First of all, don't catch a taxi to go there , they will automatically charge you more (because the driver gets a %). Secondly, to get to some of the private rooms you have to walk across the dorms, that sucks. The dorms (hostel like) are about $30 and does not include anything else but the bed. Third, had the...

3Thank CRINT
Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I had a layover over night. I was going to stay at the Airport but there weren't a lot of places to crash. I jumped in a cab and the taxi driver took me to Charly's place as other hotels were booked. It was $50.00 and when I woke up there was a light fruit breakfast. Owner was friendly.

Thank Sarah M
Salt lake city
Reviewed 12 February 2015

We stayed for one night. It's a nice little place EXCEPT we all woke up to the sound of mosquitoes flying in our ears. None of us slept well and we all woke up with tons of bites. Lots of roaches as well. Charley was very nice though

Thank patvicious1
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Owner told me $15 for a room. Went to bank to go to ATM and left our things there while we walked. Got back and then he changes price of room so I politely say never mind I will go elsewhere can I have my things back. We had not been in the room yet just left our stuff cuz...

1Thank Faerelf
Zonhoven, Belgium
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The worst hotel ever ! The taxidriver at the airport totally ignored the hotel we were asking for and drove us first at La Guaria Hotel. When we made him clear that we won't stay there, he drove us to Charly's. Because it was late and dark, we got out and stayed there for one night. Unfortunately for the host...

2Thank Nadine C
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We heard of this hotel from one of the random guys at the airport. (Didn't do our research). Our flight landed around 10pm and we didn't have many options. The hotel was semi-nice but definitely over priced. $55usd. The hotel host was very friendly with pretty good English. Breakfast was minimal. Toast. Jam. Some fruit. NO SLEEP. Our room was...

Thank DaveN131

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Address: Av. 5 Juan Santamaria S/N | 200 mts north, 25 mts east from Central Park, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Charly's Place Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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