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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
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived at 10am having taken the bus from the brother hostel Monteverde backpackers, I knew the check out isn't till 2pm so I went away and came back at 12 as we waited in the lobby for check in. At 1.45pm I was told the cleaner was on lunch and the room was still not ready even though check... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed here on the first and last nights of our trip to Costa Rica, in a private room, and it met our expectations for a basic cheap hotel (room was fair sized and clean, had AC, towels provided, lock felt secure, had wifi). Plus, the airport shuttle was included in the price of the room. I... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need a dorm room near the airport then you may not have other options. If you're looking for a double room, then there is nothing here to recommend - you'll find better and cheaper options elsewhere in Alajuela. Our double room was dirty, ugly, towels looked like towels left by other travellers, the sheets looked about ten years... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time round i stayed i needed wifi to contact home, the wifi provided wasn't connecting to my phone very well along with many other residents at the hostel. Additionally i stayed in a room with 5 other people with their Air conditioning not working, it took much convincing to get an additional fan to be moved into the room... More 

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Somerset,UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kind of place holidays finish. Functional & handy for the airport. Don't expect much sleep, the traffic is noisy & seems to keep going all night. The bar, that seems to have been built on a fire escape, has some great views, good price on beers, but indifferent food, I'd go so far as to say the nachos were... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bathrooms were dirty, the wifi didn't work, the lockers were too small to fit a larger camera or tablet, there was no common kitchen and no proper common area. But never mind that - the worst thing about this place was the staff - they were incredibly unfriendly, unhelpful and almost a bit aggressive at times. When I asked... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could go on and on about the unprofessional ways of this hostel. I stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm with 5 other people, and our room's "guaranteed" AC was broken. After realizing that the whole building was a safety hazard due to the fact that not a single window opens, we had to beg for a fan to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stayed here for two nights before flying out. The only way we would stay here again would be if we were to come into Alajuela late at night and fly out early the next morning- do not spend a full day here. We were in a dorm and the bathroom was very dirty and had bugs. The common room was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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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Sliedrecht, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

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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