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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Isaziga10 High Point, North Carolina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

As said in the title it is good value for the price, right in the city center, free shuttle. Well it is not very clean and the doors are not very safe, but as most of the visitors we took this hotel only for one night to depart early in the morning. The free shuttle was included. However, I would... More 

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Graz, Austria
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45 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

+ good location, the taxi is Col 3000,- from the airport, 15-minute walk to the bus station + friendly and helpful owners + relatively clean + wifi = so so breakfast - loud! - smoke area near the rooms - rooms are fusty and small - tiny bathroom in bad condition - smelly bed - very small bathroom All in... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed here last night before an early flight out of San Jose. Check-in was smooth and the airport transfer at 4am was perfectly arranged. The 2 reasons I'm giving only 2stars: -the private room didn't have windows and wasn't very clean. I thought it was a bad deal for USD 33 that we paid. -but the biggest problem was... More 

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Bovenkarspel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I Spent 2 nights here: basic and clean dorm for a good price. Breakfast was nice ( fruit, bread, coffee, and cereal) and personnel is friendly. Good pick for a airport shuttle early morning since its free. The toilet and bathroom are shared though.

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