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 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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 8.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Nov 2020
    This is the best hostel we stayed at in Costa Rica as far as cleanliness, helpfulness of staff, and amenities. The location is great for in and out of the airport but the actual city is not that great. I have stayed here before when the restaurant and bar is open (pre covid) and it was even more fun then. Will be back if I ever fly in or out of San Jose for sure!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Dec 2020
    Excellent location to the airport and the highway to get out of san José. The staff is friendly and accommodating. I landed at 1am at SJO and they made sure someone would be up at 3am when I arrived. Super helpful. Would definitely stay here again
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Dec 2020
    My experience here was great. The hostel was mostly empty so I had my room to myself. The staff was incredibly friendly and kind. I felt very safe. It was definitely a hostel: sort of clean bathroom, hot water, clean sheets, air conditioning, bunk beds. A common area in the lobby with a TV, microwave and wifi. Free shuttle to and from the airport. The building was very beautiful. Childrens park out front. Shopping all around the area. Mountain views. I will be staying here again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Dec 2020
    Great hostel, don't bother going to San Jose, just stay here. 3km from the airport and it has hot water and is in a really good location to get a SIM card, food, and just anything you need. Staff are really helpful and friendly. Stay here!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Oct 2020
    Stayed an additional night in the end, was in a good location from airport plus for shops, bank and restaurants. Staff very helpful. Would stay again
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    07 Jan 2021
    The hostel was incredibly clean, the staff were incredibly helpful, and there were absolutely no bugs or dirty spots in our room. They included towels which was a nice touch, and I wish I took advantage of the facilities more, because it was the cleanest hostel I’ve seen in CR so far. I am 19 from the US, and the hostel staff helped me navigate buses, banks, and more. Someone even made us a homemade pizza after the shops closed(I arrived late and w/o dinner). They spoke amazing English too!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Nov 2020
    Great stay, clean beds and bedding, floor wasn’t completely clean (small dust bunnies). Luis makes a great pizza. Perfect after flying in
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    27 Dec 2020
    Stayed during covid so there was no one there. I suppose it's not the hostels fault. The workers are great! Even the free shuttle to airport is nice. Next door there's a place to get a sim card. Showers are nice and hot. 5 minutes from airport. I highly recommend.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    04 Nov 2020
    Communication with hostel was excellent when arranging free shuttle from airport. Driver spoke good English and was helpful. Reception guy was extremely helpful and very pleasant. Helped me find a nearby ATM because they couldn’t process a card payment - didn’t understand why. Private room at £34 was a letdown. No hot water (apparently you need to leave the water running for 5 minutes but we weren’t advised so were unaware) and also the toilet wouldn’t flush because of a broken link.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    01 Jan 2021
    We waited for the shuttle at the airport for a while and ended up getting a taxi because it turned out the shuttle stopped running at 7 pm due to the vehicular restrictions. Unfortunately, this was not communicated to us in advance. Although the location of the hostel is convenient due to its proximity to the airport, the area itself felt unsafe and we were recommended to not leave the hostel after 9 pm. The hostel lacks light and was empty of people, making the atmosphere very unpleasant.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
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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