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Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

0.5 km from Alajuela centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Bar/Lounge
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Apr 9 Apr 10
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
4th Avenue and 4th Street, Alajuela 6824 1000, Costa Rica
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    All reviews rooftop bar is top floor a free shuttle service hot shower air conditioning
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    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...More

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    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    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...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Shuttle Bus Service
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    • Multilingual Staff
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    cutloosetracy
    Hello, I will be landing in Costa Rica at around 8:40 pm so I was wondering if your shuttle picks up that late?
    27 September 2016|
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    TigerTravels70
    Thanks for the info. I was considering staying here in November, but the free airport shuttle to/from as mentioned on their website doesn't say anything about it only being so many times a day or just in the morning :-(
    22 July 2016|
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    Response from J-canada2 | Reviewed this property |
    When we were there, they just asked what time we needed a ride, and had someone pick up the 2 of us even though it was at like 4:30 am.
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    "Try to get a room where all the window coverings will close"
    Wendy S, 1 month agoRead review
    "Stay in other place is the best option!!!"
    Layla M, 2 months agoRead review
    "There are "en-suites" which means a group room with private bathroom and hot shower!!"
    dixiered33, 2 months agoRead review
    "Setting a new standard of filth and poor service, management photos are not the facilities you get."
    greenluck007, 7 months agoRead review
    "Skip the restaurant, unless you just want a drink."
    heatmcle, over a year agoRead review
    "do Not stay here. =)"
    Pamela S, over a year agoRead review
    "I would never stay again."
    Nicsmom8, over a year agoRead review
    "The private room was excellent, and we ended up with a great view of the neighborhood!"
    annalisa1218, over a year agoRead review
    "Rooms on the upper floors might be quieter as far as street noise levels."
    Traversecity4961, over a year agoRead review
    "I enjoyed my private room. It was spacious!"
    Sarah S, over a year agoRead review
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