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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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529 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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They didn't have a kitchen, so was forced to spend a little more money and eat out every meal, but other than that was a great place to stay. Staff was friendly but not very helpful when it came to bus schedules for different activities. Place was clean and easy to find. I'd probably stay again.

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I had an amazing last night there. Connecting with amazing like minded people. Amazing service!

  • 8th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Really could use a better bus route. It was really expensive to get there. There were no towels. The internet did not work. The bunks were tiny and cramped. There were roaches.

  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It was nice hat the hostel was located to the airport. However, the free shuttle only runs at certain times so since we had an early flight we had to take a taxi to the airport. The staff was very accommodating though, and called the taxi for us. Our room also didn't have an air conditioning unit as it was supposed to, but the staff at the front desk again were very accommodating and gave us a fan to use. The bathrooms weren't very clean, which was disappointing.


The hostel was nice and quiet except for the street noise which cannot be helped. It was very clean but for a private room and the price of the private room, it didn't have any ammenities. One towel and a small bar of soap was all that was included. It was a great stop-off before catching my flight the next morning due to the free shuttle to the airport.

  • 29th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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