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Charly's Place Hotel

200 mts north, 25 mts east from Central Park, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Charly's Place Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Guayabo, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I paid $30 for a private room with hot water--bathroom was shared. Met the owner Charlie,a Colombian fellow who lived in Florida for 30 years and speaks excellent English. This is a great first stop arriving into the country--the airport is less than 10 minutes away. The area around here is very bohemian--cafes,museums,parks, music,etc. i spent a couple days chilling... More 

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Salt lake city
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stayed for one night. It's a nice little place EXCEPT we all woke up to the sound of mosquitoes flying in our ears. None of us slept well and we all woke up with tons of bites. Lots of roaches as well. Charley was very nice though

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Owner told me $15 for a room. Went to bank to go to ATM and left our things there while we walked. Got back and then he changes price of room so I politely say never mind I will go elsewhere can I have my things back. We had not been in the room yet just left our stuff cuz... More 

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Zonhoven, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The worst hotel ever ! The taxidriver at the airport totally ignored the hotel we were asking for and drove us first at La Guaria Hotel. When we made him clear that we won't stay there, he drove us to Charly's. Because it was late and dark, we got out and stayed there for one night. Unfortunately for the host... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We heard of this hotel from one of the random guys at the airport. (Didn't do our research). Our flight landed around 10pm and we didn't have many options. The hotel was semi-nice but definitely over priced. $55usd. The hotel host was very friendly with pretty good English. Breakfast was minimal. Toast. Jam. Some fruit. NO SLEEP. Our room was... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We came into Alajuela late and had our reservation at another hotel cancelled, we chose to give Charley's a try and it was amazing! Charley was so friendly and the room was reasonably priced. I slept very well. Breakfast is included- which for me is always a plus! It was a light affair with fresh fruit toast and coffee. It... More 

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We enjoyed this place very much. It has an open and welcoming personality thanks to Charly and his family. Everyone is always upbeat and engaging without getting annoying. English is spoken here. Located in Alajuela only a short taxi ride from the airport. Within 4 blocks you have easy access to excellent restaurants, the farmer's market, the central plaza, museums,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My friend and I ended up staying here by chance. Charlie is a super nice guy, who's always so patient with people do not speak Spanish like me :) Rooms are spacious, and the one we stayed last night can hold 6-7 people, with a bath room inside. There is also a beautiful garden where you can have breakfast. Lovely... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We were looking for a low budget place to sleep and at Charly's we found a average (small) room with no window to the street for a fair price. The owner is very helpful and friendly. The breakfast in the nice garden was good, WIFI in the room. All together a good first night in Costa Rica.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Stayed at Charly's Place in late July 2012. It was low season so we managed to bargain a huge room (actually 2 rooms that were adjoined) with cable TV and hot water private bath for $30!! The floors looked like they hadn't been mopped in a lonnnng time (I confirmed that by wetting the bathmat and wiping the floors down... More 

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