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Hotel Cortez Azul

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Avenue 5, between Calle 2 and 4, Alajuela ., Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dover, New Hampshire
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here on a layover in Costa Rica. It was pretty empty and dark. Towels are not provided. Bed was not the comfiest. Good for a layover but I wouldn't recommend staying any longer! We paid $30 for private room with shared bath but it certainly wasn't worth $30.... I stayed in far cheaper, nicer private rooms in nicaragua.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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141 reviews 141 reviews
15 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night. I booked a private room with bathroom. The place is pretty much what you'd expect for a "backpacker" type hotel. The staff is nice and helpful. Breakfast was cereal, toast and fruit. There was a safety issue with the hot water shower head. Otherwise, I'd stay there again. It was really inexpensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I stay there in November. im not really like big cities, thats why i was looking for a hostel around the airport. Alajuela its small, quiet, nice and safe, and only 10 min. away from the Airport. When i arrived on the evening in the Hotel Cortez Azul, (more a Hostel) there welcome me, evan without any booking. The workers... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

but if you have time to find a better alternative for the price I would recommend to do some more investigation. At least they have a kitchen for free use, clean beds and rooms, hot showers and if you tell the staff in advance that you want a room with a window you should get one if available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This little cozy hotel is my home away from home. I live in Costa Rica and everytime I fly in I go straight to Hotel Cortez Azul ... The receptionist is always friendly, rooms always clean, I love the central downtown location, only 5 minutes from the airport, and you can't beat the price. This is by far the nicest... More 

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Leon, Nicaragua
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16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The staff is very nice, interior of the hostel is decorated with various arts, very interesting. But very big of the hostel are bugs and clean. We were leaving with my girlfriend with many bits on hands and face. Not the best experience. Till when they don't sort the problem, not re- commanded.

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Luis G, Gerente at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hello , we apologize for the inconvenience caused by bed bugs, only we want to tell you that we have already solved the problem and bought new mattresses and we hired a company specialized in this type of animal, I also tell you that the problem was in two of the rooms and not in the hotel, we apologize again... More 

Carolina, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We arrived early in the morning and Rolando was very welcoming and helpful. We were going for a dorm which was $12 per person but he told us it was better to go for a double private room for $11 per person. It was a great idea plus we saved some money. There is breakfast every morning (fruits and cereals).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I was only staying in this hostel for less than 24 hours before flying out if San Jose airport. If I had been there longer I am afraid I would have asked to look at other rooms or gone somewhere else altogether. I arrived in the dark and did not get a good feeling from Alajuela as a whole (clearly... More 

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Luis G, Gerente at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hello , we wait you stay good, i want to tell you that now we have a new recepcionist and he speaks english , about the water is because maybe you didn't know how to work because is a old system and if you open a lot the water is goint to be cold , you must open little ,... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We checked in late in this hostel and so the receptionist gave us a better price for a private room. It's a very beautiful pace with a nice atmosphere, beautiful outside area and garden, very friendly and helpful stuff, nice balcony etc. we immediately liked the place a lot. Unfortunately we realised after maybe 1-2h that the bed in our... More 

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Luis G, Gerente at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hello, we apologize for the inconvenience caused by bed bugs, only we want to tell you that we have already solved the problem and bought new mattresses and we hired a company specialized in this type of animal, I also tell you that the problem was in two of the rooms and not in the hotel, we apologize again and... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am not sure this place was designed to be a hostel. The room we stayed in had no window, seemed like a makeshift room. It was so hot in the room (no fan) that we had to keep our door open at night. The front is a locked gate (but no wall) and back is entirely open so breeze... More 

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Luis G, Gerente at Hotel Cortez Azul, responded to this review

hello , we feel so bad about your comment, but you have the rigth , this build was a old house is not a hotstel constructution , about the guy we goint to serch about this because we always try to help and make people feel like home but sorryabout this to, about your spanish i dont understand because if... More 

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Address: Avenue 5, between Calle 2 and 4, Alajuela ., Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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