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 8.2

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2021
    Nice hostel to stay near the airport. Free shuttle included, beds are comfortable and it wasn’t loud. 100% recommended
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2021
    I just needed to stay the night to catch a flight out the next day. The hostel is conveniently located close to the airport. There is the central market just blocks away for food too.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    11 Aug 2021
    Quick stay for the night between flights out of SJO. Staff was very helpful and nice. Super easy for what I needed it for. Provided a shuttle back to the airport. Super close to the airport. Staff gave me a good recommendation for breakfast near the hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Aug 2021
    I loved La Choza Inn! Rommel was fantastic and very useful in planning both trips and even things such as arranging shuttles. I stayed at a private room and it was more then I could ask for. The location is good as well and security was also well. Breakfast and the people I met were also good. Only piece of advice is to keep your clothes clean or your room may smell. (La fortuna does rain a lot so your clothes will be wet). Definitely worth the stay!
    Dominican Republic, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    11 Sep 2021
    Great value for money ! We stayed there twice. Nice staff and the hostel proposes free shuttle to the airport ! Not far from our bus stop and next to a park, which is nice. The restaurant is cheap and very good. Too bad there is no locker in the room and no kitchen with table,... There is a balcony where you can eat though. A bit freezing in the room => But the beds are really comfortable ! :) We recommend ! :)
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Aug 2021
    This hostel was a nice enough stay for one night. Close to the airport and free shuttle service was a big plus. Just don't forget to reserve one ahead of time or you'll end up paying for an overpriced taxi like I did. Showers were definitely not hot, though. Not a dealbreaker, just not what they advertise.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Aug 2021
    The bed was the worst I've ever slept on. Could see the metal coils from the sheets. Put towels and blanket down but definitely not recommended if you have back issues. Whatever, it's cheap! I'm quite sure they downgraded the room I booked on the website (from 'Superior Double Bed Private Ensuite') to their standard 'Double Bed Private Ensuite' room. The photos of the superior room look better. Website says 'On-side parking' but nope. Bar was great. Absolutely amaaaazing view of San Jose.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    12 Sep 2021
    Good location if you’re transitioning to/from the airport, and good mattress, but that’s about it for me.. Room was not well aired so it smelled a bit (AC was not working), bathroom was not clean. A lotttt of noise coming from the street during the night. Pickup only works during the day so I had to take a taxi when I arrived at 10pm. Overall not incredible but works for the night.
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    03 Sep 2021
    Someone came into my room while I was sleeping. They gave me my room but apparently they didn’t mark it properly and gave someone else my room too.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.6


    09 Aug 2021
    Dungeon-esque accommodations. Does not accept card for payment. Close to airport, but not in a great neighborhood. Would gladly spend more money for a nicer hotel the next time I need a place to crash for a few hours.
    USA, Male, 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