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Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

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4th Avenue and 4th Street, Alajuela 6824 1000, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in a dorm bed on my way in from the airport and on my way out of the country again. The one dorm I stayed in had very little air circulation and the a/c didn't work very well, it wasn't overly hot but stuffy. This dorm had a shared bathroom and I don't think there was hot water.... More 

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Baschi, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went there because I had stayed in Arenal Backpckers which was nice. Being part of the same network, I just trusted them, and it was close to the airport. Disaster !Old, dirty, and with unfriendly staff. Over over over priced. Noisy, filty dirty. Find something else, it's easy. And forget about the shuttle to the airport, only 3 rides... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a pretty average hostel in a very average city. It certainly doesn't offer any hostel atmosphere and seems rather cold. Dorms were alright though and even though it's not super cheap it's reasonable for Costa Rica. Good enough, if you're arriving from the airport or staying there to catch and early flight. Breakfast not included. Nothing more though.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great lil hostel to stay at. It was my first time in Costa Rica and i was alone so i was rather nervous when i exited the airport and got out of the taxi. The staff were friendly and welcoming and i felt relaxed also the open top bar was pretty cool. Theres also free internet to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried to book this reservation on the hostel's website, but after entering all my information twice, I got an error page both times telling me my transaction wasn't processed. So I booked through Hostelworld. When I arrived, I gave them my name and was told to pay the rest in cash, which I did. A few days later, two... More 

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I am not one to write a complaint but this hostel and staff is my most unwelcoming stay in a hostel. Do NOT stay here, you'd be better of elsewhere. The receptionist was very rude and the hostel looks deserted and barren. I payed for a room with air conditioning but the hostel does not turn it on until "8pm."... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

If you don't plan to spend some time in San Jose, but you need to spend a night after flying in, this is your place. It is quiet, staff members are nice, wifi excellent. The best part is the free airport shuttle, which saves you about 10$. You can also take buses to different places in the country from Alajuela.

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Provo, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I stayed at Alajuela Backpackers per recommendation from a group. I thought the price was okay, but there are cheaper hostels. However I believe that it's not as cheap because of the airport shuttle amenity. I checked out their website first and it clearly states their prices for their different rooms It also clearly states that you must email them... More 

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Arezzo, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I'm not sure if the prices are like this in the whole area or just here but the price for a dorm was double than the rest of Costa Rica! A little disappointing as I only stayed one night before my 6am flight out of Costa Rica. The place looks more like an hotel with cards to get into the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was by far my least favourite place I stayed in Costa Rica, yet the most expensive dorm bed. The staff were extremely unfriendly and unhelpful. There was no hot water. My room was dark and smelt musty. The wifi connection was poor and the food very average. Do yourself a favour and find somewhere else to stay.

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