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Maleku Hostel

50mts west of Nuevo Hospital | SJO Airport area, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I made a reservation two weeks before my flight. I recommend you make a reservation, they were full the night that I stayed. Clean and convenient. They provide breakfast (coffee, juice, and food, but I only had coffee and juice) and transportation to the airport. I had a private room that I used for my San Jose overnight for my... More

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed at Maleku Hostel overnight the first night we arrived in Costa Rica & the last night before we left the country. Location is perfect. Literally 5 minutes from the airport. We arrived late and were happy to be so close to our accommodations. Also very close to a grocery store and some fast food joints. The rooms are... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed her twice just to grab some sleep before a flight the next morning, and this place is pretty much fine for just that. It's cheap and has a free shuttle to the airport (don't be lured by "breakfast," its coffee/bananas/crackers which is great, but not breakfast for me). The big Mas por Menos supermarket 1 block away has... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Somehow this is lonely planets top pick in town? So many tourists are now deciding to stay in alajuela (near the airport) instead of at San Jose, that there is simply not enough accommodation in town. I spent 90 minutes walking around town one morning looking for a budget private room but every single one was booked so I ended... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed here both on our first and last night in Costa Rica. It was extremely close to the Airport, Cab should cost you less than $5 US. Clean comfortable rooms, never used the kitchen or common area much as it was just a place to stay after we flew in and before we flew home. Staff were friendly and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

When I arrived at Maleku hostel, I've got straight away all information I needed. I went for a walk and when I came back they offered me a coffee. Really a friendly place. Clean and well located, 5 minutes from the airport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The hostel was clean and Pamela, at the front desk was nice and very helpful. All the amenities you really need are there: fridge, dishes, simple breakfast, computer for internet, a fan in the room. We chose the private room and had a lot of room. The location isn't the greatest in terms of finding things to do - but... More

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Additional Information about Maleku Hostel

Also Known As:
Maleku Hotel Alajuela
Maleku Hotel
Maleku Hostel Alajuela
Maleku Hostel Hotel Alajuela
Maleku Hostel Costa Rica/Alajuela
Address: 50mts west of Nuevo Hospital | SJO Airport area, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 22 Specialty lodging in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maleku Hostel is run by a Costa Rican Family. It is located really close to the International Airport Juan Santamaria, San Jose. that actually is in Alajuela Town. Our location is really convenient for all those traveler arriving or Departing Costa Rica. 3-5 minutes Taxi ride from the airport SJO.Next to big Super Market with ATM, walk distance to restaurants, stores, movies & public transportation.Our Facilities:•Free shuttle to the airport (from Hostel TO Airport, starting 5am to 5pm)•Free internet &WiFi•Breakfast 7am to 10am (coffee, tea or orange juice, Cookies and fruit)•Lockers•Towels•Full Kitchen•Hot Shower in Sharing Bathroom, all rooms in our hostel have share bathroom.• Great location •Free travel information •Public transportation and cabs a cross the street•Parking: On the street(Please Note we don't offer Airport pick up)We have:2 Dorm Rooms with 6 beds3 Private rooms available All with Share Bath. We offer the best recommendations in Local transportation, tours, rentals, other great hostel around Costa Rica and more.We are open 24 hrs. But our Information staff usually is available to help you with questions from 8am to 8pm. Hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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