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Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Unfriendly attention at the reception, dirty humid room, dirty sheets (if I can call them like that), UNHEALTHY CONDITIONS at the showers and bathrooms in general. In this point, I wondered if they working legally or not. I was afraid to get a BACTERIA if taking a shower

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel is good for a night stop over to the airport. They offer airport transportation. It's not a social shuttle. There is a bar on the fourth floor. I upgraded to a private room. I had one of the best hot full pressured showers I have had in Costa Rica, so extra star for that. The only down side...

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Thank Erica H
Cahuita, Costa Rica
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Short version: I made a reservation, but when I arrived they said I had to pay 25% more because they had rented my lower price room to someone else. It felt like a bait and switch scam to take advantage of me when I had already arrived with nowhere else to go. Longer version: I've stayed here several times over...

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Nice, clean hostel. Airport transport was an added bonus which we really appreciated. Only negative was that the bar was already closed when we got back at 10pm. We were in a room for 10 people and, as everyone was asleep, we felt obliged to be really quiet and go straight to sleep.

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Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Traveling takes a lot of time if one is covering a lot of territory but also enjoying the journey. From Puerto Viejos it's prudent to take the public bus system to San Jose the night before one's flight. 5-6 hour ride, very cheap, just make time. Another time saver and very good deal was to stay at this hostel. Very...

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I want to just preface this by stating that I'm very privileged with my lodging experiences - I usually stay at relatively nice places. This was also my first hostel experience, so I really have nothing to compare it to, but I thought, "Hey, I'm going to Costa Rica with a friend...let's dive right in!" It was easy to book...

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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Rude and unfriendly staff, no AC. The only good thing of this place is the bar at the 4th floor. There are better options in heredia. We did not like it so we chose a boutique hotel in heredia in our night prior departure. Not recommended even for one night stay.

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I've stayed at Alajuela Backpackers twice. Both times was the night before my flight back home. The front desk staff are kind and considerate. The place is clean, tidy & comfortable. They have a free shuttle service to the airport with lots of options for times. The intimate rooftop bar is the best view! most of all, loved the disrupted...

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Thank Jay9m
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I had a 7:45 a.m. flight to catch at Juan Santamaria Airport just outside of San Jose, Costa Rica, and Alajuela Backpackers worked fine for this. We had made reservations online, very easily, a few days before. We got a private room with en suite bathroom. When we checked in, we signed up for the free shuttle...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Decently priced hostel, convenient location - good for travellers coming/going to airport. The bus (~1 USD) stops right beside the hostel. Note - 535 colones to get to alajuela or San Jose on this bus. Taxi drivers will tell you there ARENT any busses to downtown alajuela but there are. Catch the bus on the main road right in front...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

Address: 4th Avenue and 4th Street, Alajuela 6824 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $34 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Try to get a room where all the window coverings will close”
 of 5 bubbles A7308TUwendys, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay in other place is the best option!!!”
  • there are only 2,5 bathrooms for the guests' use. And all time are busy.
 of 5 bubbles 185laylam, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are "en-suites" which means a group room with private bathroom and hot shower!!”
 of 5 bubbles dixiered33, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Setting a new standard of filth and poor service, management photos are not the facilities you get.”
 of 5 bubbles greenluck007, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Skip the restaurant, unless you just want a drink.”
 of 5 bubbles heatmcle, 28 Aug 2015 | Read review
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