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Maleku Hostel

50mts west of Nuevo Hospital | SJO Airport area, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hostel has really good connection to the int.airport, they offer free shuttle buses. The hostel is quite small, but very comfortable with friendly and helpful staff.Offer some dorms and private rooms.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here on my last night in Costa Rica, its a great location near the airport, staff were friendly, good rooms, clean place, even had a basic breakfast. Also transfers to the airport were included within the price of the stay. I would recommend this place.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed in Maleku as our first stop in Costa Rica. It is very clean and home-alike. The staff was very friendly and informative. Great place to start/end your trip. A bit noisy from the road, but it didn't bother me from sleeping good....

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Belize City, Belize
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Staying at Maleku hostel will save you a ton of time and money by sleeping less than 5 minutes from the airport. They have really clean rooms and facilities. The kitchen is small, but fully equipped. They have 24 hour reception staffing. Free breakfast includes coffee, juice, bananas and some packaged cookies. The common area has a T.V. and computer... More

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I stopped there as i wanted to say good bye to a friend who was leaving the next morning. First i arrived and the receptionist told me the price for the nigth in colones with a rate of 560 colones for a dollar. I told him that the rate was wrong and i showed him the rate of the bank... More

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melbourne australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stayed here on 2 different occasions, has a great location, not in San Jose itself, great location if you need to get to the airport for an early flight. Hostel has a homely feel & thankfully is not a party hostel, use of kitchen was great & breakfast was fine, would stay again.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Maleku Hostel is not a typical hostel, in that it's more of a small house converted into one. The feeling is cozy and chill. There's a small living room to sit back, watch tv, and/or peruse their collection of Costa Rica guidebooks. It's on the outskirts of the city center, next to the hospital, with nothing much around it except... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Great hostel if you plan on flying out the next day! They won't pick you up from the airport but taxis only cost around 2000 colones!! That's around $4, its not a party hostel and within walking distance to a few sodas so its nice, although I would reccomend getting out of the larger cities as soon as you can

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Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Very friendly staff who made my overnight totally enjoyable. Rooms were sufficient for sleeping and the free shuttle service to the airport was awesome! Comfortable accommodation if you need a night in Alajuela before a flight.

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Medellin, Colombia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

A no frills hostel but does the basics very well. First off great location, 5 minute taxi from the airport and close to a mall if you have time to kill before a flight. Fresh sheets and decent bunks gives you a decent nights sleep if you have an early flight. The breakfast is basic but there are some biscuits... More

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Address: 50mts west of Nuevo Hospital | SJO Airport area, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
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