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Hotel Cortez Azul

Avenue 5, between Calle 2 and 4, Alajuela ., Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We slept 2 times in both locations, both great locations and great services! everything what we needed! Its clean and we felt home!! both places have enough space and a nice garden. and thelocation is perfect, near the airport.

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I'd initially planned to stay at Cortez Azul for three nights, but had to leave first thing in the morning after only one night. So many things were terrible about this hostel... On the afternoon of my arrival I was laying on my bed, doing a good job of avoiding the afternoon thunderstorm, when I noticed I was getting bites.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My favorite hostel I stayed at in all of central america. The hostel itself has everything you could ask for without unnecessary luxuries at inconvenient costs. It is inexpensive. The rooms are clean and have plenty of character. The facilities (toilets, showers, sinks, etc.) all worked perfectly. The breakfast in the morning is a wonderful spread for a low-budget hostel... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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22 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Nice hostel. Charming service. The place is very safe and close to excellent local restaurant, but a little expensive, which belongs to the same owner. Cheap hostel prices include simple room with shower is very simple. There is also a very simple breakfast. It is recommended to eat carefully. There is a kitchenette for guests and TV room. Suitable for... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

The owner recommends you to go to his restaurant nearby but it's crap food. It was the noisiest place I have EVER stayed in all my trips! Even with earplugs I was woken up multiple times during the night. The bathroom smelled like sewage and there was no toilet paper. It was the worst place I stayed in Costa Rica... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Very relaxing place with a nice patio and outdoor kitchen. The father and son who run the hotel are so friendly and helpful. The gate to the hotel is always locked so you feel totally safe. The only drawback is that the house is sort of falling apart, they really need a carpenter to fix all the broken parts...But it... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

It is a nice hostel with an open air communitity kitchen and a small garden. We liked the room and the staff. There is only one bathroom so that you have to wait sometimes. The hostel is located very close to everything you need.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I know you can get better accommodation than this near the airport for the same $35 price--at Vida Tropical. First, the positive: Marc at reception (the owner's son) was great--very helpful. I had a private room with a strange little bathroom arrangement--the sink was in the shower! Bed was OK and room seemed clean. I certainly wouldn't want to spend... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

we stay there the 1st and last night in Costa Rica; very close to the airport ( 5 USD for taxi ride!!), close to the centre, the owner will bring you to eat or drink something in Monteleone restaurant just accross the corner. The hostel is clean and simple, the problem is that's very noisy, if you have problems to... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I realized I was booking a hostel for our first night in CR but the glowing reviews on TA just don't match up to our experience. The room was very clean. That was great. The staff were very nice. That was great. The biggest problem: the rooms didn't have walls that go to the ceiling so we listened to the... More

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Address: Avenue 5, between Calle 2 and 4, Alajuela ., Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
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Cortez Azul Hotel Alajuela
Hotel Cortez Azul Costa Rica/Alajuela

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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 
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