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“As helpful and clean as can be close to the Airport” 5 of 5 stars
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Hostel Trotamundos
Av 5, between street 2-4, One Block north and half block west from Juan Sant, Alajuela 1614050, Costa Rica   |  
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“As helpful and clean as can be close to the Airport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This is as good a place as your going to find near the airport, A Hostel run and owned by a couple who both worked in the tourist industry before they bought this place. It's about 5 dollars Taxi ride from the airport and they will get you back free. The wifi is strong and they have two extra computers for those who don't have them. He was a guide all over Costa Rica before he settled down to the Hostel hosting and knows all the best ways to get around safely. She worked in the Parks before and is also very helpful. The bed was great, the breakfast was excellent and the coffee better then Starbux.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boqueron,PR
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Excellent option. Nice staff. Clean, cheap and convenient....

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

This is a great little hostel. The owners Alex and Matilde are the most friendly and helpful people ever! The breakfast (included) is different every day but always yummy!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Very convenient place for exploring the town and close to the International Airport and day trips to great places. The owners (a family) were so friendly and helpful we felt at home straight away. It's a clean and tidy place and is good value for money with the breakfast included. I highly recommend it. The only comment I would have is that perhaps the private room we were in could have had a bedside table and small lamp.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

I stayed for a few days in Trotamundos, and everything went fine. The staff is really friendly and helpful - the manager has an extensive knowledge of wildlife in Costa Rica. The breakfast is good and filling (gallo pinto) and the rooms are ok. Several showers and bathrooms, wifi is available and you can use the kitchen. Probably one of the best places I stayed at in Costa Rica. Definitely recommended!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Backpackers, this is one of the best places to stay in Alajuela!
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, always willing to answer your questions. The owner makes a very good gallo pinto for breakfast, and they have a terrific kitchen you can use, with everything you need to cook your meals. The rooms and the shared bathrooms are clean. Free internet is also substantial, and you bcan get a free shuttle for the airport too. To sum up, everything was perfect and we had a very nice stay.

I highly recommend Trotamundos hostel!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

Hostel is simple but it has everything what a budget traveler needs: cheap accomodation, nice , informative owners, price includes brakfast, free computers with internet connection, great location, small shady patio, never too crowded, airport transfer, just a few steps from the town markat - dont forget to visit the big one held on Friday and Saturda! With all exotic frutis it is a paradise......

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hostel Trotamundos

Address: Av 5, between street 2-4, One Block north and half block west from Juan Sant, Alajuela 1614050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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