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Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed Aug 2016. Avoid this Hostel at all cost. The management photos are of the previous hotel at this location and do not represent what you get. The facilities were filthy, uncleaned, and level 3 bio hazard. The staff didn't even try to provide service. Online reservations were not received or just not honored. Floors in rooms had dust bunnies... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't reserve befoo, got there and it was more expensive that I had seen online, but paid $17 for a 4 person dorm. Small room with its own bathroom, had air-conditioning and free shuttle to airport. Very close to airport, good place for one night. Apparently if you book your first and last night here, they give you a discount.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: picked us up from airport as promised (was a little confused as two different people gave us rides), arrived late so was very happy to have a simple dinner at roof top patio, clean room, AC, hot shower (let it run for while first) Cons: our tour group would not pick us up from this location so we had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine if your 17 and happy to rough it. It wasn't clean and has seen better days. There are many other choices to stay for a similar price which are much better. The whole place needs an overhaul and a decent clean.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I was a little disappointed from this hostel compare to other ones of the same company. The beds are really uncomfortable very cheap beds. There is no hot water in shower and AC is set to a temp and only work from 7 pm to 7 am so you'll not want to stay during the day in the room. On... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We booked double room for one night just for waiting for our flight. The room was clean. NO Hot Water! NO AC ! We arrived to tge room at 13:20 and had to wait till 14:00 for getting the room. The AC is not controlled by us. The management turn it on only from 19.00 till morning. So as advertised... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The receptionist was quite friendly and helpful on check in and you can pay in US dollars too. The wifi worked really well for me on the bottom floor and on the first floor in my room. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and to have a hot shower after 3 weeks was amazing. There were lots of plugs... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I am VERY disappointed in Alaujuela Backpackers hostel, and would not recommend it to anyone. To explain the situation from the beginning, my friend and I had hopped in a taxi to get to our hostel we had booked. Our taxi driver, instead, took us to Alajuela claiming that it was our hostel. I truly believe that Alajuela Backpackers is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Receptionists were moody and very unhelpful. "Free Coffee" was advertised...however, they do not provide Milk. Asking for food or direction advice from the receptionists felt like I hit them with a car with the way they responded and reacted. Location was the best part. The room however was fairly clean which was a plus.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I have been staying several time at the Alajuela Packpackers, last time the room and the bathroom were very dirty but their cleaner was on training and the receptionist promptly send him to clean it again. The Restaurant is very good and the couple running it are very friendly! Today May 10th 2016, at 8.50 am I called to see... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

Address: 4th Avenue and 4th Street, Alajuela 6824 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $23 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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