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Hostel Trotamundos

Av 5, between street 2-4, One Block north and half block west from Juan Sant, Alajuela 1614050, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a night in a private room with bathroom for $25. The owner was really nice and very professional. He gave us good directions as to where we wanted to go. Very attentive to our well-being, he made sure we had breakfast before leaving for Poas despite running very late (we made it to the bus!). The room we... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I stayed here on a Monday night and found it very peaceful and quiet. It's about a 7 min cab ride from the airport.I paid $10 for one of the dorms and the mattress was surprisingly very comfortable. One of the ladies who works there, Matilde, was super nice. She let me know the bus schedule to La Fortuna and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I am glad I found this peaceful, charming hostel in Alajuela. The man who ran it was very friendly and helpful. Excellent price for a private room with bathroom. A huge bonus was the free shuttle to the airport in the morning. I'll definitely go back there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My wife and I had visited Costa Rica for about a week before going to the airport to find out a volcano had erupted effectively canceling all flights. To top it off, there were no more seats available on any flights until Friday. After sitting at the airport for hours getting drunk on Ron & Colas and feigning hope for... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The staff here are super friendly and helpful. The location is prime since it is so close to the airport and it is near the central parks, bus stations, market, and restaurants. The breakfast was great and for the price you can't beat it. They had fruits, bread, cereal and coffee which is more than some hostels offer. All in... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

After nicaragua infected me with mites, I went to Alajeula to heal and see a doctor. I stayed here mainly for the airport shuttle and breakfast. The mattresses are nice in the dorm with a mattress cover. Wifi isn't strong but you can get it strongly in the front. Kitchen is available. Breakfast is bread, fruit, cereal and coffe or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

So we thought this place was awesome since it had cheap dorms and a free shuttle to airport. All websites and even their signage outside says this! We arrived at 4pm and it wasn't until 9:30pm that they told us dorms were actually $12 and the shuttle is not allowed for those in dorms. We were really annoyed by them... More 

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Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I spent 3 nights in a private room with bathroom (for lack of other availability). It was a comfortable and quite big room, but it was facing the road and the window couldn't be closed so it was really noisy. Even far into the night trucks and motor bikes drove by. The bathroom was small but clean. The shower only... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I stayed here with a friend for one night as my friend was flying out from San Jose. The hostel staff were very friendly and the hostel was basic but had everything you needed. It is a very good choice for for budget travellers on their last night in Costa Rica. They provide free airport shuttles from 5am to 11am... More 

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nuremberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

close to the airport san jose, nice helpful staff, breakfast included, privates or dorm. i would definitely stay there again. they even got up to weak us up at half past three in the night so that we were able to catch our flight

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