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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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78%

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655 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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100%

A simple hostel mostly of travelers spending a night for transit to and from the airport and other cities. Very friendly and helpful staff!


91%

This hostel was huge! They had a rooftop bar and even served food. It was a great place to mingle and meet people while having some drinks. The rooms were decent sized as well, but the bathrooms could have been cleaned more often. I would stay here again, shuttle to the airport is about $5.


91%

Ticos are amazing and super friendly people so that is already a big bonus. If you need somewhere near the airport, this is the place to stay. PURA VIDA

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Venezuela
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

We only stayed for one night but the hostel was amazing. It was super close to the airport. They have a free convenient shuttle service to the airport. The room was clean and had a semi hotel feel to the location. The rooftop bar was amazing. Beautiful view of the city. Overall we were pleased!


94%

Fantastic place and staff. Clean, bright, and welcoming atmosphere. Close toady attractions, transportation and airport. My ONLY feedback would be NO promotion in lobby of RESTAURANT on FOURTH FLOOR. I happened to overhear someone mention it, otherwise would have missed it altogether. Cool view and atmosphere for evening. Enjoy! Well worth the $.


77%

Nice place to stay one night if you leave the next day from the airport San Jose. It's more a mix between hotel and hostel. Everyone was very friendly. The music in the rooftop bar was unfortunately horrible and too loud that you couldn't understand a word. The rooms were clean and the bathroom was fantastic.


89%

The staff were very friendly and helpful. I am not of the young hipster crowd, but, despite the somewhat noisy atmosphere at times, it wasn't too disruptive, and I enjoyed my stay. Super nice and close to the airport, and it was good to walk around a bit in Alajuela. The nearby market and central park were fun to visit and hang out at a bit.

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

Nice private room. The hostel was quite and I liked how there was AC in the room. The only thing was that our bed sheets were dirty. They had small blood stains on them. Eww. Also the outside of the hostel looks kind of sketchy but the inside is actually nice. I did like the free airport ride service though.


63%

This is a good location for people coming and going from the airport. One thing that is not ideal is that the airport shuttle only leaves four times per day, so if your flight doesn't match with their schedule, you will have to take a taxi. The rooms are okay, but nothing special. There was NO breakfast, contrary to what their website says. There were cockroaches in the bathroom, and not a single towel or bath mat. It is definitely bare bones, but you get what you pay for.


89%

Feels more like a hotel than a hostel. No lockers and no kitchen which is inconvenient. Roof top bar is nice. Rooms are big and clean with nice large windows. Nice bathrooms and hot water. Wifi works good in the lobby but only ok in the rooms.


89%

Misleading about free shuttle to the airport, as latest shuttle was at 11:30 and I didn't need to be there til the afternoon.

  • 11th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


37%

The worst hostel I've ever been ! The owner is the rudest person ever and all he wants is money , without caring about what costumers need . He makes people pay 5$ Just to sit on the couch while waiting for their flights, after the check out. He doesn't let you keep the luggages in the storage after 2pm and if yes, you will have to pay . Courtesy is not a part of this hostel. I don't recommend it .

  • 11th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


51%

The large dorm room had no air-con or fans, not a single piece of furniture except bunks to sit on or place your luggage, and no secure lockers. Neither bathroom had a single hook to hang your belongings while showering. Everything had to be balanced on top of the toilet tank. Using the small, dirty sink-counter was unthinkable. My concern was if one of my belongings should fall off of the slippery tank-top onto the filthy bathroom floor. There was no WIFI. Daimundo (staff) was very good.


77%

Very helpful to be able to get the shuttle to airport at an "off schedule" time ,, and we appreciate it. Overall experience was what we expected. Enjoyed the rooftop bar and atmosphere.

  • 8th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

Easy to find in Alajuela. Provides a free airport shuttle service. The ideal place to stay at the end of your journey, the night before having to get to the airport.


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