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Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

4th Avenue and 4th Street, Alajuela 6824 1000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for a night before flying out of SJO. The staff were friendly and attentive in reception and at the rooftop bar. The pizza was delicious in the bar and served very quickly. Rooms were clean and tidy. Three computers for free use and a nice lounge area with TV. Just a few small issues - Airport shuttle... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in this hostel for three times so far without any trouble and always had a positive experience with the service and staff. But this time me and the group I was with got scammed big time by the owner who appears to be in financial trouble or something. Upon our arrival we dropped out of the airport... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel was conveniently located close by the airport and volcano if one wants to explore the city outskirts. Hostel was clean and the staff were very very friendly. It's also walking distance from restaurants and bars. The in-house bar and restaurant served good food with a beautiful view.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Alajuela Backpacker Hostel is a great place to stay when you need to get to or from the airport. There is not much to do in the surrounding town so I think 1 night is about max at this place. It was clean and had hot water so I was happy.

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Visiting from the states for the first time I did not know what to expect from the backpackers hostel, but I have to say I am impressed with the service and cleanliness of the place. I was unable to reserve through the online website because I waited until the last minute ( same day). However, the owner confirmed via email,... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

As we were due to land into San Jose at around 20:00, we decided to book one night in Alajuela near to the airport. The gap year company that I work for uses the dorm rooms at this hostel for the first night of the customers trip. We stayed in a double bedroom with ensuite. The arrival was a little... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Arriving at the hostel and checking in was all fine, the room was $19 which was kind of expensive as there are no kitchen facilities or anything, but the room is clean. Included in that is a transfer to the airport which is brilliant! My friend and I checked in at the same time and were only given one card... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We stayed in this hostel the night before we left for the airport. It's very close and offers a shuttle service. We rented a private room with bathroom. Upon entering, the room smelled pretty bad.... We were able to air it out by opening a window. The bed was comfortable, but there was no top sheet for covers. They have... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Central location so ok for a night or two to visit volcan poas. The room was ok but the place in general was pretty souless and dark. The staff were friendly enough but not particularly helpful. We found it expensive as well after staying in much nicer places for less on the rest of our trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The area in general didn't feel very safe but the hostel had 24 hour reception and only allowed guests inside. Even the restaurant upstairs was just for guests which was a plus. The restaurant had good prices and a nice view. The shared rooms are very small and mine smelled like feet and the a/c was broken. I was told... More 

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