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Maleku Hostel

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here before flight and continued journeys. Very basic, but clean and safe. Taxi to from airport is not far. Also took the bus from the airport to here. Easy, no fuss. Calm neighbourhood. Hospital just over the street which is a good landmark (for taxis), and there's some mini-markets and also a bigger supermarket around the corner.

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Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

I wish I'd found this place on my way rather than on my way home. I only spent one night, since i had an early flight to catch, but the staff were super friendly and helpful, the room and bathrooms were very clean and comfortable and there's a well-equipped kitchen for those who want to use it. It was so...

1Thank Carrie R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We go a private room at the Maleku Hostel and were more than satisfied with it. The room was simple, but more than enough for what we needed. The only thing we didn't like about the room was that the window was right next to the road, so the traffic was loud all night long. The hostel does offer free...

Thank Diana V
Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

this hostel feels like home! the most amazing staff make your stay just great. the kitchen is one of the best I found in Central America- free food bin, stove, kettle, microwave, all of the spices and extras you need. aswell as in the mornings they have fruit and milk and juice for you. the rooms were clean and quiet....

1Thank Taylor E
Reviewed August 31, 2016

We wanted a place to stay for one night on our way out of Costa Rica to Panama. The workers were excellent and helped us with a taxi driver who tried over charging us. Rooms were comfy and clean and there's a grocery store very close by and a bakery/corner store across the street.

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

When I got in really late from the airport, all I wanted was a quick drive to a hostel. This hostel was 5 minutes away, which was really nice. I got a single room, which had a comfortable bunk bed and a fan. Breakfast was really simple, just cookies and juice/coffee. Great hostel for a one night, in-and-out stay. Staff...

2Thank Smoratz
Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Maleku is the place to stay if you want to rest before your flight the next day. It all looks very new and it is kept very clean. Free coffee and tea are provided as well as a little breakfast and free shuttle to the airport from 5am to 5 pm. The staff is really nice and helpful, recommended.

1Thank Elena S
Cancun, Mexico
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

They are very clean. Thats pretty much the only good thing about it. We stayed here only for one night, on our way out of Costa Rica, and I guess after such a beautiful connection with nature, people who care about nature, this place felt more like a jail cell. The energy in this place sucks. It's ugly looking, and...

Thank Yulia E
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is the perfect hostel for those looking for a low-key quiet experience. It felt like someone's home or a bed and breakfast. I can't imagine making a ton of random friends here but it was perfect for the end of my trip. Within walking distance (15 mins) of La Radial bus station and bus station from San Jose. Free...

Thank Em910
Reviewed May 19, 2016

This hostel is very conveniently located near Alajuela bus station and a short ride from the airport to which they provide a free shuttle. It has very basic facilities and no air con so don't be surprised. I would recommend this for a stopover due to its prime location for a night but don't expect any luxuries, you get what...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maleku Hostel

Address: Mts West Of Nuevo Hospital 50 | 50mts west of Nuevo Hospital, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $17 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Maleku Hotel Alajuela
Maleku Hostel Alajuela
Maleku Hostel Hotel Alajuela
Maleku Hostel Costa Rica/Alajuela
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“Best location”
Yasvanbuuren, May 19, 2016 | Read review
“Location location location!”
Corriannder, Dec 8, 2015 | Read review
“Private would be better than the poor dorm room?”
davidhughtaylor, Feb 8, 2014 | Read review
“Road out front is very loud from rooms right by front desk - but might be unavoidable.”
kootenaytourist, Feb 2, 2014 | Read review
“Private and shared rooms are both available (3 ppl can sleep in a private)”
LauraBranch2013, Dec 8, 2013 | Read review
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