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Alajuela Backpackers Reviews

Alajuela right side of National Monument Juan Sant, 4th Ave , 4th ST,infront of parque de los ninos, Alajuela, Costa Rica

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540 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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The only problem I had was that the website wasn't clear about needing to reserve the shuttle from the airport in advance, so I and 2 other visitors had to pay for a taxi to get to the hostel.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Huge showers, good hot water, and they provided us each a fluffy bath towel which was a nice surprise. Not much in the way of common areas-- no kitchen and a sad little common room with tv and a tiny couch, not very inviting. They do have computers in the lobby, though you have to stand. One of the best features is the upstairs bar/restaurant, which has delicious, reasonably priced food. Also very kind about storing our extra bags in a secure room, even for a couple days while we traveled.


Perfect hostel to stay at if you're coming in from the airport or need to leave the next day for a flight. It has four floors with a rooftop bar which is a great place to hang out and meet other travelers. The rooms are well kept and have air conditioning but you are not able to open the windows, which would be nice when the room feels too stuffy or it needs to be aired out. There were some bugs crawling around the room and the bathroom. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly.

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