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Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

2.0 of 5 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
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Darmstadt, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel can be a very good choice if you just arrived or will leave at/from the Alajuela airport. There is a TV and available computers downstairs and a roof top restaurant in the 4th floor. The staff is very helpful to organize anything you need but you will also feel that it is a hostel with a lot of... More

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Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent the night here before I left for Costa Rica. I took the bus from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Alajuela. The hostel is only three blocks from the bus station. The front desk staff was extremely helpful. She pointed out the way to restaurants, the grocery store and a tourist souvenir shop for some last minute shopping.... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived late at night to catch a flight the following morning very early. Was perfect for that purpose. Met some nice people to have a drink with. Setting up the airport shuttle was a bit complicated, but worked out in the end

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alajuela Backpackers was perfect for what I needed because of the airport shuttle. I was in a private room. I did have to be switched because my first room started to leak when a storm rolled in, but the front desk was very helpful about making sure my stay was comfortable. Wifi was spotty. The rooftop bar is cool and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights-one when I first came from the airport, the second on my last day. I booked through hostelworld.com (I paid 2 dollars and then 14 when I arrived). Their directions as to where they're going to pick you up are a little confusing, especially if you've never been to their airport before. I... More

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Sturtevant, Wisconsin, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I stayed at this hostel the night before my flight out. Nice, clean, friendly place but very sparse accomodations for a private room. I had an ok pizza from the bar but the mango smoothie was excellent and as I said, everyone was very friendly. If you are looking for a bed and a shower in noisy downtown Alajuela, this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Like many other reviews have said, the 'free shuttle service' is pretty complicated. There is a man at the airport with Alajuela backpackers sign. You have to wait a long time to actually get the shuttle. You have to give the hostel 24hrs notice of your arrival time otherwise the free shuttle service is not valid (& actually we still... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A good central position; rather nice bar- cafe ; ours was a large room, clean with a view; but the stay was let down by indifferent uncaring staff and a reception area that could have been so much more, it needs someone to shake it up someone with drive and a stake in the business

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Vail, Colorado
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I arrive to the airport, I see a sign for Backpackers hostel, approach the man and he says he can take me. Than 5 minutes later he says because I did not make a reservation I must take a cab to the hostel (even though he is going there). Enter the hostel. I booked a $12 a night room through... More

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Lodz, Poland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The hostel is nothing special and totally lacks atmosphere. The guy at reception desk was pathetic - all he could do was to sell his overpriced shuttle tours. He said that the best way to get to Poas is to take his 40 USD tour and said it is a very good price. He didn't mention that you can also... More

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Address: 4th Avenue and 4th Street, Alajuela 6824 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel 2*
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