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.
  • Wonderful 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 8.0

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 6.8

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2021
    It was a convenient stay next to the airport. We had an early domestic flight to meet in the morning. And they provide a free shuttle to the airport. And free coffee in the morning.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    13 Dec 2021
    Hostel in such a great location for the airport. The shuttle they provide was excellent and made our stay very straightforward. Decent shops and food nearby but nothing spectacular. Hostel mostly catering to the airport so not a huge atmosphere but pool table and balcony are great.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    14 Dec 2021
    Very good stay before, after or between flights. Close to airport and I needed a pick up and drop-off which were included and otherwise would have likley cost more than my dorm room. Near to airport, lots of restaurants as well as convenience/grocery store in walking distance. Wouldn't really want to be there more than a night but if you just need a quick stop near SJO this is good value.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    12 Jan 2022
    Perfect hostel for a quick stop in San Jose if you are travelling to the airport or from the airport.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Dec 2021
    10 minutes from the airport and therefore the perfect place to stay before or after your flight. No communal kitchen or communal hang out spots besides the bar. The walls are really thin and you can hear the other guests through the walls.
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Jan 2022
    Perfect for a one night stay on your way in or out of costa rica. Very basic, no kitchen but microwave available. Stayed there for the free shuttle to the airport and it was great to take in the morning.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Dec 2021
    good for just one night; very close to airport. not really for backpackers - no kitchen, no welcoming common room. apparently a bar/cafe but was already closed. nothing nearby is open late to get food/snack and you are not allowed to have any food in the hostel?? more weird/strict rules - no guests in a private room? room itself was pretty good, adequate space, bathroom inside, great hot shower. not close to bus stop but in decent part of town. note: didi stops around the side of the building.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 6.9


    08 Jan 2022
    I was a great location to the airport. Wonder place to start or end your trip. **They DO NOT have a kitchen**.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.7


    02 Jan 2022
    Roof terrace closed, lock did not work on the dorm room door, no lockers in the dorm. Staff were a bit odd and not that welcoming. Seemed very impatient with us, not the best welcome to a new country. Vibe seriously lacking.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.3


    28 Dec 2021
    Don't trust the night shift front desk more than you would a random person on a street. Night shift front desk tries to trick and intimidate to pay the fee that the website takes out. Yelling, slamming fist into counter. Solution is don't stay there, or tell them you will pay- but will tell website if paying more than receipt. Then, suddenly, you don't have to pay! Avoid if you can. To be fair front desk during the day is polite, helpful. Night is scaaary...and they have access to your room
    USA, 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