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Maleku Hostel Reviews

50 mts oeste del Hospital Nuevo Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica

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240 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Close to the airport - free shuttleservice to the airport - breakfast is not so great (only cookies, banana's and orangejuice..), Albierro give is really friendly and gives you good information about everything


Very nice stay. Very clean. Provided lockers and towels. People were nice though quiet and kept to themselves. Wifi was good except for a 20 minute period it was down. Breakfast given is just a banana but you can walk somewhere else.

  • 1st Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great location close to the airport, everyone stayed for a night or day either coming or going to the airport. Clean, helpful staff, quiet. A good stop before the airport, would recommend.

  • 28th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Close location to the airport, right next to a grocery store and across the street from a hospital. Pretty quiet location. Unfortunately, there isn't much to see in Anajuela but it's very accessible to buses to most attractions. Great for a one or two night stay or longer if you're looking for a home base for day trips. Desk staff is attentive, helpful and approachable. Facilities cozy are fairly clean and lockers with locks are available for your valuables. Will definitely be recommending!

  • 22nd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff was good and very helpful and knowledgeable. The room was okay - the bad thing was the street the hostel is on was very busy. So all night we were kept awake by speeding cars and lots of honking. So we weren't able to get much rest at all.

  • 15th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Maleku Hostel is one of the best hostels in Costa Rica... friendly family run...good travel information.. quiet at night..clean...supermarket and large shopping mall close by...and don't forget the free shuttle to the airport


Comfortable beds. Nice place to stay.


Perfect place for a quick stop over, the staff was extremely helpful. Would recommend for anyone who needs a place to stay in San Jose.


Hotel close to the airport with free transfer. If we weren't heading to the airport I'm not sure we would stay here again but for what we needed it was perfect.


Great location, clean, friendly and helpful staff, no complaints!


nice staff, very good location. everything needed close by


Great little hostel near the airport, perfect for late landings rather than having to go straight to San Jose. If you are going north straight away to La Fortuna/Monteverde then ideal location as the bus passes through and saves you going to San Jose and having to come back through. The rooms are clean and bathrooms clean. Good kitchen for cooking too, free basic breakfast provided of biscuits and fruit

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