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Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hostel was really good for spending my last night in Costa Rica before returning to home. After staying in jungle and beach hostels, the showers and the AC felt really nice. They have a decent rooftop bar and restaurant where you can hang out. Ask for a blanket though since they don't provide one by default.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and friendly place. The location is great to walk around Alajuela if you have some time to kill before your flight. Breakfast was great and staff very friendly and helpful. Very good value. I would definitely return.

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Toronto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Alajuela backpacker hostel is located about 8 minutes from the SJO airport. They gave us a free taxi to the hotel which was great. We didn't want to go into San Jose so it was the perfect spot to catch a bus out in the morn. Bus stop is within walking distance from the hostel as well as a...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close to the airport and a very reliable free airport shuttle. Not a great location except for proximity to airport. My private room had a very comfortable king sized bed. A very pleasant roof top cafe with well priced and very tasty food is great option for dinner.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Amy_SC1988
Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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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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“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
“do Not stay here. =)”
 of 5 bubbles pamelas817, 6 Feb 2015 | Read review
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