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Maleku Hostel is run by a Costa Rican Family. It is located really close to the International Airport Juan Santamaria, San Jose. that actually is in Alajuela Town. Our location is really convenient for all those traveler arriving or Departing Costa Rica. 3-5 minutes Taxi ride from the airport SJO.Next to big Super Market with ATM, walk distance to restaurants, stores, movies & public transportation.Our Facilities:•Free shuttle to the airport (from Hostel TO Airport, starting 5am to 5pm)•Free internet &WiFi•Breakfast 7am to 10am (coffee, tea or orange juice, Cookies and fruit)•Lockers•Towels•Full Kitchen•Hot Shower in Sharing Bathroom, all rooms in our hostel have share bathroom.• Great location •Free travel information •Public transportation and cabs a cross the street•Parking: On the street(Please Note we don't offer Airport pick up)We have:1 Dorm Rooms with 6 beds, 4 Private rooms available All with Share Bath. We offer the best recommendations in Local transportation, tours, rentals, other great hostel around Costa Rica and more.We are open 24 hrs. But our Information staff usually is available to help you with questions from 8am to 8pm. Hope to see you soon!
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The staff is friendly and very helpful in setting up taxi and bus reservations. They are knowledgeable about the different tours you can go to during your visit to Costa Rica. The Hostel is in close proximity to restaurants, banks and a grocery store. They have new couches and
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Maleku Hostel is a great place to sleep before heading to your next destination in CR. We chose this hostel because our flight arrived @ 2AM and we needed a place to stay before heading to San José the next day. They have a 24 hour reception and are only a 5 minute drive from/to
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This hostel is very basic. All showers and toilets are shared. It is close to the airport and they have a service to bring you to the airport (they do not pick you up) that is very handy. Staff is friendly.
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Maleku Hostel is a very cozy place. I was received very warmly by the staff and got all the necessary information. The hostel is located 2min from the airport, which makes it an ideal option when arriving/leaving Costa Rica. It's small but has all the needed facilities, and the
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The style is oldish and a little basic but comfortable, clean and friendly. Location is excellent for Juan Santamaria airport and hourly shuttle provided to there. Staff are super helpful and prices excellent. Everything thing I needed was available. New mattress on the bed is
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Is there a free parking space for our car?
Hello Daniel We have a parking space in front of our door, we are in a close street. Also there is a parking space close to us, of course this is not from us and you have to pay a fee for this service.
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"Best location"
"Location location location!"
"Private would be better than the poor dorm room?"
"Road out front is very loud from rooms right by front desk - but might be unavoidable."
"Private and shared rooms are both available (3 ppl can sleep in a private)"
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