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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I've stayed at Alajuela Backpackers twice. Both times was the night before my flight back home. The front desk staff are kind and considerate. The place is clean, tidy & comfortable. They have a free shuttle service to the airport with lots of options for times. The intimate rooftop bar is the best view! most of all, loved the disrupted...

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I had a 7:45 a.m. flight to catch at Juan Santamaria Airport just outside of San Jose, Costa Rica, and Alajuela Backpackers worked fine for this. We had made reservations online, very easily, a few days before. We got a private room with en suite bathroom. When we checked in, we signed up for the free shuttle...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Decently priced hostel, convenient location - good for travellers coming/going to airport. The bus (~1 USD) stops right beside the hostel. Note - 535 colones to get to alajuela or San Jose on this bus. Taxi drivers will tell you there ARENT any busses to downtown alajuela but there are. Catch the bus on the main road right in front...

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Our stay at Alajuela Backpackers was the worst we have ever had. The service from the employees is horrible - they speak bad English, can't help you with any questions you might have, and are unfriendly and rude. The AC doesn't work, you have to pay extra for the towels, the airport shuttle is only at certain hours in the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The hostel itself was very clean and has a lovely rooftop bar which overlooked part of the town. The rooms were also very plain but very clean and felt comfortable sleeping there. I would only really stay here for one night, probably the first or last night of my travels because it just didn't have too much to offer but...

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stayed Aug 2016. Avoid this Hostel at all cost. The management photos are of the previous hotel at this location and do not represent what you get. The facilities were filthy, uncleaned, and level 3 bio hazard. The staff didn't even try to provide service. Online reservations were not received or just not honored. Floors in rooms had dust bunnies...

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Didn't reserve befoo, got there and it was more expensive that I had seen online, but paid $17 for a 4 person dorm. Small room with its own bathroom, had air-conditioning and free shuttle to airport. Very close to airport, good place for one night. Apparently if you book your first and last night here, they give you a discount....

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Alberta
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Pros: picked us up from airport as promised (was a little confused as two different people gave us rides), arrived late so was very happy to have a simple dinner at roof top patio, clean room, AC, hot shower (let it run for while first) Cons: our tour group would not pick us up from this location so we had...

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Glasgow
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Fine if your 17 and happy to rough it. It wasn't clean and has seen better days. There are many other choices to stay for a similar price which are much better. The whole place needs an overhaul and a decent clean.

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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I was a little disappointed from this hostel compare to other ones of the same company. The beds are really uncomfortable very cheap beds. There is no hot water in shower and AC is set to a temp and only work from 7 pm to 7 am so you'll not want to stay during the day in the room. On...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $20 - $71 (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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“Setting a new standard of filth and poor service, management photos are not the facilities you get.”
 of 5 bubbles greenluck007, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Skip the restaurant, unless you just want a drink.”
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“do Not stay here. =)”
 of 5 bubbles pamelas817, 6 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I would never stay again.”
 of 5 bubbles Nicsmom8, 20 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The private room was excellent, and we ended up with a great view of the neighborhood!”
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