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Choose from our best hostels in Alajuela, Costa Rica

  • 85%
  • 161 Total Reviews


  • Maleku Hostel

  • 50 mts oeste del Hospital Nuevo Alajuela, Alajuela
  • 80%
  • 23rd Jul 2014

This hostel is close to the SJO airport and provides a free shuttle rides to the airport on the hour starting at 5:00am. The room and bathroom we used here were clean and nicely maintained. There weren't lockers in the dorm style rooms, but we had a private room. The staff and other people More
Anonymous (USA) (Female) Avid Traveller
  • 80%
  • 14th Jul 2014

We had a nice time at Maleku. It's nearby the airport, just a few minutes by taxi. Next to a noisy road. The staff was really friendly and helpfull! More
Anonymous (Netherlands) (Female) Novice Nomad

  • 78%
  • 503 Total Reviews


  • Alajuela Backpackers

  • Alajuela right side of National Monument Juan Sant, 4th Ave , 4th ST,infront of parque de los ninos, Alajuela
  • 77%
  • 26th Jul 2014

This is more like a hotel, and a big one. There is no kitchen for guests to use and the communal areas are dark and small, so you're unlikely to meet anyone here unless you hang out at the bar. Saying that, the view from the bar is exceptional and the airport transfer is great too. More
Anonymous (Ireland) (Couple) Novice Nomad
  • 57%
  • 19th Jul 2014

TWO WORDS: BED BUGS!!! SO disgusting. First of all, I know it's a hostel so I'm okay with seeing a few bugs in the room/bathroom, but one was crawling away from the toilet seat as I was about to sit down. Then I wake up to find 20+ bed bug bites around my body after one night. Pro: More
Anonymous (USA) (Female) Novice Nomad

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