Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

If you cancel 72 hours in advance you wont be charged. After that you will be charged 100%.

Additional Info:

We have 40 beds for groups and 2 private rooms for liders in the same floor.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Alajuela Backpackers is the number one option for backpackers and travelers in Costa Rica. Because we know you are sick and tired of backpains from worn- out mattresses , hot tiny rooms like boxes and cold showers , we offer what the rest can't .

*Spacious rooms
*All rooms with complete bathroom
*Hot water showers 24/7
*Thick orthopedic mattresses
*White fresh linen
* Air Conditioning , State of the art units, quiet a/c
*All rooms with a window

And on top of all that

*FREE High speed internet 4 brand new stations
*FRRE wireless connection for your laptop
*FREE shuttle to the airport: 4:10am, 5:30am, 8:40am, 10:15am, 11:30am
Please take note that the shuttle for the pick ups at the airport runs till 10pm.
We would love to pick you up no problem, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 4AM TILL 10PM but if you exit the airport after 10pm you have to pay for a cab, it´s about $6 or $8. We will be waiting for you.
*FREE airport pick up-You have to send all your flight information at least 24 hours in advance to your arrival and please wait for our confirmation to give you details about meeting point.

What Lonely Planet, latest edition, (2011) says about us :
This brand-new 21-room inn facing the Parque de los Niños is less a hostel than a full-blown hotel equipped with a smattering of dormitory rooms. An interior atrium is draped in plants and a 4th floor bean bag lounge offers a prime opportunity to sip beers while watching the planes take off at the international airport in the distance.

Dormitories are wonderfully uncluttered ( only four people to a room ) and each come with their own bathroom , while the private rooms are graceful, decorated in serene earth tones and equipped with cable TV and double-pane windows.

More expensive junior suites have plasma TV and comfy king-sized bed.
Plus there is wi-fi all over the hotel .

We are the author's choice as the best budget option in Alajuela for plenty of reasons, but just to put it in a few words : We know what you want and that is : good , cheap and great money value and that is what we have waiting for you so book now !!

Important note: We have to check credit card info first in order to guarantee booking. If there is any issue we will contact you in order to get right credit card details View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 7.5

  • Atmosphere 6.6

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 6.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    22 Jul 2019
    The hotel and room were very nice and accommodating. I was impressed with how cute the room was and clean the bathroom was. The bed and pillow were very comfortable as well. The air conditioner did not seem to work however, and I could not leave the window open due to the noise of the traffic. Otherwise, I liked the room very much and enjoyed my stay.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    24 Aug 2019
    Excelente atención del personal.
    Panama, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    25 Jun 2019
    Proximity to the airport is the biggest plus for this hostel, I've never stayed here except for flying in/out of the country. There is a nice rooftop bar, and a great Mexican restaurant called Jalapenos within walking distance. I've stayed in both dorms and privates and always felt safe and in a clean space. If you're staying several days, I'm not sure how much there is to do nearby, but as a transitory hostel, it's perfect.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3


    07 Jun 2019
    This is a great spot if you have a very early/late flight. But all it is is a spot to crash for one night there is no social vibes. The staff were incredibly helpful in arranging a free shuttle that fit my flight. They also helped me sort out a few other issues. Super easy to get to/from the airport and on the local but into San Jose. They had lockers at reception but they were tiny so couldn’t fit much in them.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    28 Jun 2019
    Great place to land between flying in or out of San Jose. The free airport shuttle was super convenient with the hostel being 10-15 mins away. The mild pitfalls for me were that it was cash only payment, no real lockers/ security for your belongings and there was no soap or towels but no deal breakers. I easily rented a towel for $1 at the front desk. The beds were surprisingly comfortable. The patio on floor 2 was a great place to get fresh air and people watch.
    Trinidad And Tobago, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Jun 2019
    This a great hostel if you are coming from or going to the airport. There's not much atmosphere, but the free shuttle to and from the airport is really convenient. The hostel feels very safe, as there is a doorman 24 hours, and you need a key card to enter each individual dorm. However, there weren't lockers in the dorm rooms to lock up your things in. The dorm and attached bathroom seemed clean, and the beds were pretty comfortable. The biggest benefit was the proximity to the airport.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    07 Sep 2019
    Pros: If you need a bed close to the airport - this is the place for you. They are about a 5/10 minute drive away and offer a free shuttle during the day. Cons: it lacks any atmosphere. It is a transit hostel where you don’t really stay more than a night.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    04 Aug 2019
    Worst hostel experience ever. The shuttle never showed. When I called to check on it, the guy said he’d call the driver & never called back. So I called & he said it wasn’t working but didn’t know how to contact me? You have my booking info... This took over an hr & still had to take a cab. I finally arrived & asked for lunch options & was given 1. The AC was not working in my room; he said it doesn’t come on until 630? Totally apathetic front desk staff. I left & booked a hotel. Not worth it.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    15 Aug 2019
    This hostel was built for one sole purpose: as a quick accommodation for people coming into or leaving the country. As such, it lacks almost everything that would make for a decent hostel-experience. The greeting at the reception is cold, there's nothing worth calling a common area and the rooms are built for no more than to sleep a couple of hours (no lockers). Additionally, this place makes quite a business off people in need for a first/last place to sleep and charges double the normal price.
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 2.6


    28 Aug 2019
    The room wasn't clean. The curtains didn't work, letting everybody look inside the room. The front desk was listening too loud to music so we couldn't sleep. As indicated, you are here only because of the airport.
    Spain, Mixed Group, 41+
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  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant