Hostels In Alajuela

11 Hostels in Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Hostel La Cascada
Hostel La Cascada is located in the heart of La Fortuna de San Carlos
Hostel- 24.39km from city centre
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Las Carmelas, Airport Juan Santamaria
All units at the hostel are equipped with a seating area. At Las Carmelas every room is fitted with bed linen and towels. La Sabana Metropolitan Park is 19 km from the accommodation, while Barva Volcano is 29 km away.
Hostel- 48.87km from city centre
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Gardens House
We are located near the center of Alajuela, a few hours from beaches and mountains with high tourist demand.
Hostel- 48.82km from city centre
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Mangifera Hostel
Mangifera is located in the clean and cozy city of Grecia just in front of the famous metallic church Las Mercedes.
Hostel- 38km from city centre
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Alajuela Backpackers Airport Hostel
Alajuela Backpackers has been built and designed to provide you with the best location in the entire country.
Hostel- 48.6km from city centre
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Global House Hostel Costa Rica backpackers
Set in Alajuela City, 1 km from Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium. Features accommodation with a terrace and private parking.
Hostel- 47.99km from city centre
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Dreamcatcher House Sarchi
Dreamcatcher House Sarchi to be in the middle of the nature with all the facilities that you need for a perfect stay.
Hostel- 35.3km from city centre
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Hotel Pacande
Hotel Pacande, Costa Rica is located in the city of Alajuela, just 5 minutes from Juan Santamaria Intern
Hotel- 48.15km from city centre
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Hotel Alajuela Costa Rica Airport
We are a 28-room hotel located in the city center, just 1.5 km from the Juan Santamaría International Airport. Our location is unique, in front of the Central Park of the city of Alajuela.
Hotel- 48.47km from city centre
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Hotel Bristol Aeropuerto
Hotel Bristol Aeropuerto is the perfect match for your holidays in Alajuela and Costa Rica.
Hotel- 47.77km from city centre
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Hotel Palmera Real Hot Springs
Located in Fortuna, 4.9 km from La Fortuna Waterfall. Rooms include a patio with a mountain view.
Hotel- 27.44km from city centre
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About Alajuela

Known as Costa Rica's "City of Mangoes", Alajuela is the capital of the country's most important coffee-producing region. Its lively streets are full of flowers, colourful markets and landmark colonial buildings such as the richly decorated Alajuela Cathedral. With a major international airport a few minutes from the city, it's a perfect jumping-off point to explore the surrounding beaches and mountains, as well as national parks and high-altitude cloud forests. 

Hostels in Alajuela tend to be laid-back and most are conveniently located. You can stay in spacious accommodation close to the airport, cosy rooms in the heart of the city's downtown area or a family-run Alajuela hostel midway between the two. Look out for hostels with gardens, barbecue facilities or even an outdoor swimming pool where you can relax. A few options have extra touches of comfort such as individual reading lights and orthopaedic mattresses, and there's usually air con or fans to keep you cool. Some Alajuela hostels offer a free airport pick-up service.

Alajuela's downtown is at the centre of the city, and this is where you'll find the busiest nightlife, shops and markets selling local food. There are also places to eat and drink in the neighbourhood around the airport, to the south. Outside the city, other areas to explore include Sarchí town, known for traditional wooden handicrafts, and La Fortuna, which is home to some hot springs at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. The province is split into the Northern Plains (Llanuras del Norte) and the Central Valley highlands. 

For a taste of local life, spend an afternoon in Tomás Guardia Central Park. This popular hangout spot is surrounded by historic buildings and dotted with mango trees. Other attractions include misty Monteverde Cloud Forest, which is full of lush greenery and diverse wildlife, and wetland Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, with its endangered species such as jaguars, ocelots and howler monkeys. Alajuela town hosts vibrant festivals, including Juan Santamaría Day in April and the Mango Festival in July. 

Juan Santamaría International Airport is a few minutes' bus ride from downtown Alajuela. Buses within the city and province are reliable and frequent, making it easy to get around. Buses from capital San José leave several times an hour and take around 40 minutes. You can also hire cars and taxis, and the downtown area is small enough to explore on foot. 


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