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.
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 7.8

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 6.8

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    02 Apr 2019
    Perfect hostel for arriving into San Jose or flying out the next day! Free airport shuttle too. Neighborhood isn’t anything exciting... wasn’t much restaurants in walking distance in the bits I walked other than fast food but there is a restaurant upstairs of hostels which we didn’t find until after we ate. But looked nice and had a great view. Also the hostel had an awesome balcony to hang out on.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 May 2019
    It was a good place. Not a lot of personality, but the staff were very helpful, and it offered everything I needed on a night before an early flight. Didn't have a lock box, but the key-locks on the doors made me feel safe. Overall a good experience.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.6


    29 Apr 2019
    + Very friendly, helpful staff. + Clean room with comfy bed. + Very close to airport (5 mins drive) & free shuttle is provided! + Free morning coffee. - Staff advised area is not particularly safe to walk in at night. - No lockers in 4 bed dorm room.
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    07 Jun 2019
    This is a great spot if you have a very early/late flight. But all it is is a spot to crash for one night there is no social vibes. The staff were incredibly helpful in arranging a free shuttle that fit my flight. They also helped me sort out a few other issues. Super easy to get to/from the airport and on the local but into San Jose. They had lockers at reception but they were tiny so couldn’t fit much in them.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    08 May 2019
    Good for a stay before or after the airport! Very friendly staff, accommodations are basic but the location is fantastic. Lots of cute shops, the main markets and museum all within walking distance. Average rooms, clean but sparse. Would stay again for a night.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    31 May 2019
    No Kitchen, which was a first ever. No Computer Desktop to search out travel options. Being able to cook is what brings the journey full circle.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    15 Apr 2019
    Very chill hostel, free airport shuttle was awesome. The bar upstairs is pretty cool, would recommend for a short stay and if needed close to airport!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 May 2019
    Place was very clean and tidy. Evening staff member was kind and helpful. The next shift however, was very rude. Every time I asked him a question he was visibly irritated and curt. His tone was such that he resented having to put up with such an idiot (me). I may be a little clueless at times, but I nevertheless resent the attitude, as I was nothing but kind and solicitous.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Apr 2019
    For a one night stay before a flight, this place is perfect as it is so close to the airport. Staff was nice, my first room didn’t have a working AC so they moved me to another and better room. The restaurant was very small but very convenient, would stay again for one or two nights.
    Denmark, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Apr 2019
    Fine if you need to be near the airport.
    England, Female, 31-40
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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