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Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I only stayed one night at Alajuela backpackers to wait for my flight the following day. The 6 person room was okay and included a shower and sink that were both decent. Staying for one night was fine but I wouldn't want to stay here for much longer. As other people have mentioned, there is very little atmosphere here and...

Thank leo b
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Ridiculous place. Completely overpriced. They charge 19 dollars per night, that's 5 dollars more than most hostels in the area. The place has no vibe, no communal area, no breakfast. Don't let the free shuttle fool you! Go somewhere else!

Thank Sofie B
Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I had saved some porridge I wanted to cook (aka add hot water to) before my long travel day. They didn't have a kitchen, but they also could not provide me with a cup of hot water to add to my oatmeal. I found this quite annoying. But, the beds were fine, and the free airport transfer is a huge...

Thank JaimeC214
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The best part of this hostel is the small rooftop bar. My bed was awful, bunk bed didn't have a ladder,had to ask for a top sheet for bed, building is very tired. It's cheap but not cheerful in my opinion.

Thank Nikki4300
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Standard accommodation 5 minutes from the airport with a free shuttle. Sanitary but not especially clean. Dorm rooms feature squeeky as hell bunk beds with a metal child size ladder to get to the top. Not much socializing or sightseeing going on but overall a decent place to crash if you have a flight the next day.

Thank morgankarly
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Overall, just "meh". $15/night per person for a 6 bed dorm that's small and crowded. Some mattresses were decent, others were so flat you could feel the metal of the bunk bed beneath you. The AC was okay, but it made a loud clicking noise all night while it was on. Bathroom in the dorm had shower and toilet together,...

Thank Kristina B
Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had one of the private rooms. Sheets and bathroom were clean, and staff were polite. Asked for another blanket and that was no problem. Floors were dirty so we wore our shoes inside. There were 3 windows in our room, facing the street. One had no covering, one the blind was closed and wouldn't open, 1 blind worked as...

Thank Wendy S
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Stayed there twice. The first time, we asked for a 6-bed dorm but were given a 8-bed dorm. The second time, the room didn't have windows and was very stuffy. US$15/night, US$1 for a towel, no handsoap in the bathroom in the rooms, no water nor toilet paper in the bathrooms at the reception, no kitchen, no fridge... Very expensive...

Thank Jessica B
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I read a review of this place that said it was good and was sorely disappointed. No blankets, smells like bleach, everyone's else room is very audible..... It actually wasn't worth a good choice for the one night before flying out.

Thank lbs2015
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The hostel was really good for spending my last night in Costa Rica before returning to home. After staying in jungle and beach hostels, the showers and the AC felt really nice. They have a decent rooftop bar and restaurant where you can hang out. Ask for a blanket though since they don't provide one by default.

Thank Munir C

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Additional Information about Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

Address: 4th Avenue and 4th Street, Alajuela 6824 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $18 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Try to get a room where all the window coverings will close”
A7308TUwendys, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay in other place is the best option!!!”
  • there are only 2,5 bathrooms for the guests' use. And all time are busy.
185laylam, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are "en-suites" which means a group room with private bathroom and hot shower!!”
dixiered33, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Setting a new standard of filth and poor service, management photos are not the facilities you get.”
greenluck007, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Skip the restaurant, unless you just want a drink.”
heatmcle, 28 Aug 2015 | Read review
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