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 14 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.
*Taxes not included 13%.
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 8.1

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 7.9

  • Atmosphere 6.8

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    Last minute booking, and really happy with this choice! Wil DEF stay here again!
    Bermuda, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    Excellent❣️ Loved it💞 So happy to have found such a wonderful, reasonably priced place to stay so close to SJO. I will be back. Thank you❣️
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2020
    Great rooms and service with a fantastic roof top bar for food and drinks. Awesome location and shuttle service.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Feb 2020
    I loved my stay! The staff was very friendly, the room was clean and tidy and comfortable. I definitely will be back again.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Mar 2020
    Great hostel to wind down from our 2 week trip in Costa Rica! Awesome bed, good AC, nice view from their rooftop patio -- FREE shuttle to the airport. It's about 30mins from San Jose and a 5 minute shuttle to get to the SJO airport.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    02 Mar 2020
    Very friendly helpful staff Great location in town near the central market and buses. Overall very good value John from San Diego
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    27 Feb 2020
    Seems more like a hotel but I really liked it. Comfy beds, pretty clean, basic bathrooms, friendly staff. Free shuttle to the airport and it’s only about 5 minutes away so perfect for the beginning or end of a trip to CR.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    08 Mar 2020
    The hostel is clean and safe. Close to bus stops and airport. Airport shuttle service is free and on tume. Good value.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    20 Feb 2020
    Basic and convenient to stores, a good soda, busses and the airport. The rooftop bar has a good view of the sunset! I’ve stayed here a couple of times.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 5.1


    10 Mar 2020
    I booked this hostel due to the free transfer from the airport. The hostel confirmed my transfer but never showed. When I checked in their excuse was that I should have called. But they never provided this info. Basic facilities. No lock on bathroom. No lockers. Wouldn’t recommend.
    England, Female, 25-30
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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