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Maleku Hostel

50mts west of Nuevo Hospital | SJO Airport area, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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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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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Upon arrival to Maleku my friend and I had just encountered the taxi ride from hell, so we were very thankful to be welcomed by the owner of the hostel with a warm smile. The hostel was very safe feeling, extremely clean (which I gratefully appreciated after spending the last 21 days in Costa Rica in and out of dozens... More

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la playa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I have been in Costa Rica for 10 years and stay here most of the time on my way to airport or coming back to Costa Rica. Only 3 minutes from the airport and they have free airport taxi. It is in Alajuela which is close to many worthwhile attractions such as volcano Poas a great day trip. The hostel... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

It can be difficult to find a reasonably priced hostel/hotel near the airport that is clean and offers early morning shuttles. I've stayed in 2 other other hostels in Alajuela that were both fairly disappointing. Maleku is a bit more like an inn than hostel and appears to be run by a family. When we arrived the staff member on... More

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Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I highly recommend this hostel for anyone flying in/out of the international airport as it's only a $5 cab ride away (but they also offer a free shuttle to the airport). It's the cleanest hostel we stayed in while in CR for 3 weeks. There are private/dorm rooms, the prices are very reasonable, the staff is very helpful and downtown... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I stayed here 3 times during my Costa Rica trip. I have only positive things to say about it. It feels like a home, not a hostel. It was the cleanest of the 4 places I stayed in Costa Rica. The staff are extremely helpful and nice. The kitchen is well equipped, showers are warm, and they arrange transportation to... 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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