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Reviewed 4 September 2014

Very nicem, clean spacy rooms. Perfect facilities. Very peacefull place (no rumours at night). Good locetion near wonderful center. Wifi in the lobby. Good staff. I forget my notebook thare and they are still keeping it for me. If somebody from Czech Republic would be there. Could you contact me, to take it back :)

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Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Great place to stay if you are just arriving or leaving. There's a nice rooftop bar and the food they serve is decent and not too expensive. They offer free airport shuttle services which I guess makes up for the fact the rooms are pretty expensive at $19. The staff are pretty helpful and the staff who work in the...

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Darmstadt, Germany
Reviewed 31 August 2014

This hostel can be a very good choice if you just arrived or will leave at/from the Alajuela airport. There is a TV and available computers downstairs and a roof top restaurant in the 4th floor. The staff is very helpful to organize anything you need but you will also feel that it is a hostel with a lot of...

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Michigan
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I spent the night here before I left for Costa Rica. I took the bus from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Alajuela. The hostel is only three blocks from the bus station. The front desk staff was extremely helpful. She pointed out the way to restaurants, the grocery store and a tourist souvenir shop for some last minute shopping....

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Arrived late at night to catch a flight the following morning very early. Was perfect for that purpose. Met some nice people to have a drink with. Setting up the airport shuttle was a bit complicated, but worked out in the end

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Alajuela Backpackers was perfect for what I needed because of the airport shuttle. I was in a private room. I did have to be switched because my first room started to leak when a storm rolled in, but the front desk was very helpful about making sure my stay was comfortable. Wifi was spotty. The rooftop bar is cool and...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights-one when I first came from the airport, the second on my last day. I booked through hostelworld.com (I paid 2 dollars and then 14 when I arrived). Their directions as to where they're going to pick you up are a little confusing, especially if you've never been to their airport before. I...

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1Thank APonce2009
Sturtevant, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 31 May 2014

I stayed at this hostel the night before my flight out. Nice, clean, friendly place but very sparse accomodations for a private room. I had an ok pizza from the bar but the mango smoothie was excellent and as I said, everyone was very friendly. If you are looking for a bed and a shower in noisy downtown Alajuela, this...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Like many other reviews have said, the 'free shuttle service' is pretty complicated. There is a man at the airport with Alajuela backpackers sign. You have to wait a long time to actually get the shuttle. You have to give the hostel 24hrs notice of your arrival time otherwise the free shuttle service is not valid (& actually we still...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2014

A good central position; rather nice bar- cafe ; ours was a large room, clean with a view; but the stay was let down by indifferent uncaring staff and a reception area that could have been so much more, it needs someone to shake it up someone with drive and a stake in the business

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff

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: $37 - $70 (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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“Stay in other place is the best option!!!”
  • there are only 2,5 bathrooms for the guests' use. And all time are busy.
 of 5 bubbles 185laylam, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are "en-suites" which means a group room with private bathroom and hot shower!!”
 of 5 bubbles dixiered33, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles heatmcle, 28 Aug 2015 | Read review
“do Not stay here. =)”
 of 5 bubbles pamelas817, 6 Feb 2015 | Read review
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