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.
*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 6.7

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jan 2020
    Very helpful staff, clean and pleasant place.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Jan 2020
    I was grateful for a place to rest my head close to the airport and got a really good nights rest. Bring headphones and dissolve into your own music in any hostel. I liked how the building was like a hotel and for the option of same sex rooms.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    13 Jan 2020
    Probably the best place to stay (economically) if you are flying in or out of San Jose. Don't forget to check out the rooftop bar at sunset.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    19 Feb 2020
    Very comfortable beds and very secure. Helpful staff and good location for flying in/out of San Jose Airport. Sheets had a spot and seemed like they hadn’t been cleaned thoroughly. Room was functional but not cozy and had only one fluorescent overhead light. Rooftop deck is only open at night, which is a bummer because we weren’t looking to party there at night, but were excited to check out the view and read a book by day. Met our needs for a place to stay pre-flight but not exceptional.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Feb 2020
    Rooms are right on the road so it’s pretty loud, secure building in great location and free pool table
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Jan 2020
    The staff was nice and the location is perfect for those leaving the next day cause they have a shuttle to the airport for free. However, they have no lockers inside the rooms, only tiny ones downstairs, no lock on bathroom doors which made me nervous to shower while other people were in the room. It is a good place for one night.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    17 Feb 2020
    The staff was RUDE and NOT HOSPITABLE! My flight was at midnight and he told me I had to leave at 5pm after I got back from exploring San Jose. He knew my flight was at midnight and I could have went to the bar upstairs and bought food from them (win-win?). After some confusion on his comments he said if I didn’t leave he would call the police... I enjoyed the other locations, but this one was just unpleasant. Not a good experience. Close to the airport tho and little rooftop bar was nice.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    21 Jan 2020
    Too much city for me. A few good restaurants nearby. Close to the airport and cheap are the main draws.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.0


    17 Feb 2020
    We were looking for just a quick overnight spot before getting to SJO. We got a private room with ensuite, and there were sheets and towels included. Great location for the airport. Staff was a bit over it at check in and the common areas weren't much to actually hang out in. The bar was a nice touch, but not much outside that. There were a bunch of hairs on the bathroom floor when we got in there, everything else was decent for the price.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    12 Feb 2020
    Uncomfortable, noisy bunk beds. Also FYI must pay remaining cost in cash. The roof top bar is nice.
    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