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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa Rica is an expensive country but the rates at Cortez Azul were reasonable with private bathroom, wifi, breakfast and airport transfers included. Our room was quite small and the walls are thin, so you get noise from the street or other guests. Good location and the owner was helpful. There was an old dirty American who seemed to be...

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The main thing here is the service. The owner is willing to help you with everything and he seems to know everything. The hostel did not have enough beds for my group of 8, but we were allowed to place our own matrasses in the rooms and use one of the sofas. We could pay at any given moment and...

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Auckland
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The place looks like a prison from the outside but conditions are worst inside. The photos of this place on various website must be very very old as it was unrecognisable. Rooms are dirty (splattered bugs on wall etc) with thin walls some with holes in, the kitchen was filthy and unkept. We asked for a refund but the owner...

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Thank volre
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a little late but I totally forgot to do this for Luis and Hamlet a few years back! My buddy and I were backpacking through central america for a few weeks, and Hotel Cortez Azul was by far the best we stayed at. It was affordable, well kept, and had the best staff. Luis and Hamlet were the...

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uk
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I have stayed in hostels all over costa rica, and travelled a lot on a budget and this is by far the worst place I have ever stayed. Costa Ricans are lovely people, but not here. Rude, aggressive and intimidating staff member, dirty kitchen, massive holes in walls so very noisey and broken windows allowing mosquitos in, and doors with...

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Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This is probably one of the worst hostels I have visited. There was noise all through the night, very stale air in our room, a big hole in the floor and cockroaches running around. Do not go here to enjoy your holiday - go here if you need to leave on a plane from the nearby airport. For some bookings...

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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This is our second time here, it's cheap and convenient for the airport. Rooms are basic but clean and the staff are really helpful. I'd recommend it if you're not fussy and just need a reasonably comfortable bed for one night. Check out Monteleone restaurant on the corner for a cook meal.

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Dearborn, Michigan
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This hostel is cheap, clean, and has comfortable beds. I only stayed one night with a friend, but met some awesome people while there (our new buddy, George!) We tried to stay here on our way back, but they were booked, and we were very disappointed in the hostel we were forced to stay at (that was also twice as...

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New York City
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Spent 2 nights here on 2 different occasions. The rooms were both reasonably clean, beds comfy, linens clean. Some things didn't work properly. Management fixed the toilet but not the light/fan combination. Could only turn on and both at the same time. If you wanted the fan on to sleep you couldn't turn off the light. Was told to ask...

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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

This place is totally underrated! Cool little spot with super cool staff. Room was a little warm but nothing opening the door and a fan didn't help. Had a rental car and they were very accommodating with parking. I've paid more to stay in higher rated places and was way more satisfied with Hotel Cortez Azul. Exactly what we needed-...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
To fly in and out of Costa Rica for convenience may need to stay near an airport and the Juan Santamaria in Alajuela. The hotel is conveniently located Cortez Azul near the most important airport in Costa Rica. Alajuela is located only 2 km away and about 5 minutes from airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Cortez Azul

Address: Avenue 5, between Calle 2 and 4, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $17 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Cortez Azul 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Cortez Azul Hotel Alajuela
Hotel Cortez Azul Costa Rica/Alajuela
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“Don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles TheWormish, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have private bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles patnatros, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I recommend a private room such as number 3”
 of 5 bubbles J7120SXjorgec, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Room number 5”
 of 5 bubbles E4423XIdanielb, 10 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a window!! I actually asked to switch rooms to second floor when first shown my room but guy told me I would be fine..”
 of 5 bubbles 540justinez, 4 Mar 2014 | Read review
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