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Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

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4th Avenue and 4th Street, Alajuela 6824 1000, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Haifa, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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2 Thank Kayla K
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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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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Crested Butte, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Skybar is not open, ac not working. I have stayed here many times before and always had a good experience, probably won't be back. Not sure what has happened. Skybar was one of the main perks, starving and no place to go without another taxi ride.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Fail to understand what makes this hostel 'Boutique'. AC did not work well enough in the room, only 1 person felt it, the one lying next to the unit! Very hot and uncomfortable night. Food took 1h30 minutes to arrive. Staff were often rude and not very helpful. The best thing was the view from the bar, amazing at sunset.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Good points: Location if you need to be near the airport Dorms for 4 were clean (bathroom too) Hot water and wifi were working Restaurant staff was nice Bad points: Dont have common kitchen Dont have nice common areas (just the bar that opens at evening) Staff from front desk is not helpful

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The place itself was just what my friends and I needed- a bed to sleep for cheap before leaving on our flight the next morning. The downside was that the spare tire on the back of our SUV rental was stolen in the middle of the night. $370 fee to replace! We parked in front of the hostel, as was... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $24 - $55 (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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