Reasonably good reviews led us to stay at Maleku the night we arrived in Costa Rica.
The manager on duty was courteous and informative. We felt welcome.
We found the dorm area to be quite a cramped space. At least there was a window. The stair way up to the dorm was steep and also head low head clearance.
The private rooms were also quite small.
The shared bathroom was reasonably clean and functional. Same for the kitchen.
Overall the Maleku is suitable for emergency purposes, but not really much fun otherwise.
Several repeat guests claimed to love the place, I can't really see why. We moved on and stayed a week at the next place.