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Maleku Hostel

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50mts west of Nuevo Hospital | SJO Airport area, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A group of 6 of us stayed here for our first night in Costa Rica. It was very conveniently located and the staff were helpful and friendly. They saved us a trip into San Jose by letting us know that you can catch the bus to La Fortuna right down the road from the hostel instead of going all the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a really quaint little hostel that is perfect for those departing/arriving in Costa Rica. It has a really homely feel to it with a well equipped kitchen, adequate "chill out area" and a fairly welcoming/very helpful staff. My only complaint is that there are only two bathrooms for everyone in the hostel (I think I read on their... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Perfect if you need to stay near the airport when you arrive or before your flight leaves. Clean, safe, staff is courteous and helpful. The town shuts down by evening so get your shopping and food early.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Clean and convenient location, friendly and helpful staff. We stayed in a room for five which was very comfortable. Clean communal shower rooms / toilets. The basic breakfast was just fine. Although there is no dedicated parking, we left our car outside on the road with no problems (there is a security guard opposite, although no connection to Maleku, who... More 

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Leon, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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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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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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

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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