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Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I stay at the El Cacique several times a year when I travel in and out of San Jose. If I don't have a lot of luggage I can walk there in 10 minutes from the airport, otherwise a taxi is about $3-5. John is the owner/manager and speaks excellent English and his parents help out as well. Very relaxed,...

2Thank nickvolando
Pilsen, Czech Republic
Reviewed 7 December 2013

This place is so close to the airport, that you can literally sometimest watch the runway and planes to get up. But the airport is not so busy, so you can have a nice sleep. It's probably the best place to stay if you arrive late at night to San José or if your flight leaves early in the morning....

1Thank KatkaSamkova
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here the night we arrived in Costa Rica, the room was clean and the host Johnny is really friendly and helpful, the place is real Costa Rica life, so cool!! We loved it, the coffee was awesome, and Johnny even helped us find a rent a car calling himself, with no extra charge! We recommend it!!!

1Thank DaniSarge
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Johnny's place is an excellent option for arrival and departure days at the San Jose airport, SJO. His place is simple, spotless, safe and literally within walking distance of the airport though I highly recommend spending $4 on a cab that Johnny can arrange for you. Johnny's English is excellent if you prefer to communicate in English. We did not...

3Thank Gerald H
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The "Hotel El Cacique" offers clean rooms, close to the airport. You can walk to and from the airport, but you have to cross two bigger streets (for the adventurous once) or take a taxi 4-5$. For 30 dollars a night you can get much more in Costa Rica! It is quite loud because of the traffic, and everything is...

2Thank James A
JohnnyHotelElCacique, Owner at Costa Rica Airport Lodge, responded to this review

Among Holiday inn express, the Hampton inn & the Marriot (by the way all these cost over a hundred USD) , the ONLY affordable choice in the airport area is my home, hotel el Cacique! It is a very small airport, planes & traffic do not go all night, rest is guaranteed! What you should've done was sit on my...

Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

If you have a quick layover or stop in the san jose area, stay here. You are within walking distance of the airport (4 dollar taxi ride) and would spend less in total (one night and taxi) than you would riding a taxi into the San Jose. The rooms are comfortable and clean and there are places to eat nearby.

1Thank TrotaAye3
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Very near from the airport ,In a safe naiberhood notting like san jose, The place is not new but its very clean and cozy. Amazing dog! Johny the owner was very kind and was happy to help us with our trip. Had nice talk on the balcony enjoying the ''imperial'' and a shot of cacique =) We did not esitate...

1Thank jean-francois l
JohnnyHotelElCacique, Owner at Costa Rica Airport Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the possitive feedback!...That was a pretty nice funny evening!..I´m really glad you & your girlfriend enjoyed staying at my place! -Johnny

Pollock Pines, California
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Less than 10 minutes hike from the international airport! Very peaceful, relaxing, safe, clean, simply comfortable, affordable, easy to find. Perfect for budget traveller's first or last night in Costa Rica. John is a wonderful host, very helpful and friendly. His mom is a nice person also. It is a warm welcoming relaxing "oasis" in hectic airport atmosphere and somewhat...

1Thank Marina B
Boulder Colorado
Reviewed 15 June 2013

The good: Right in front of the airport terminal. Taxi $4 to airport. Can't get any cheaper. Very inexpensive room rate. very friendly owner. Rooms are upstairs of a private home. The not so good: Very basic accommodation, a bed a fan and a clean bathroom. Clean where you can see. Not so clean where you can't see. Check below...

1Thank EnjoytheJourney
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Stayed three times there. Nice, safe, clean rooms, afforable, very close to the airport. If you don't plan to go to San Jose this is the place to stay. Friendly family atmosphere and very nice guy named Jonny in charge speakes good english. Pura Vida

1Thank FonziBelafonte

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are the closest & most affordable lodge to the Costa Rica Int. Airport! Locally known as El Cacique Lodge, Since 2004 we have been known for our great location, clean cozy rooms with private bathroom, (fan,cable tv & wi fi), friendly service & the best rates in our area! We are just a short walk to all rent a cars offices, domestic flights, shuttle & tour buses, banks, stores, pharmacy, etc. We are your home base when you arrive, in between & before you leave paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Costa Rica Airport Lodge

Address: Peaje Alajuela, 1, Alajuela 20109, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: €28 - €65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Costa Rica Airport Lodge Alajuela
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“If you have problem with night noises bring earplugs. We liked the front room upstairs to the left.”
 of 5 bubbles malonetravels2, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“there is a quieter room in the back but there few bucks more, the dorms are cheaper and the chances are would will have them for your own”
 of 5 bubbles jean_francoisl486, 23 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Rooms on the back are probably quiter”
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 of 5 bubbles u_n_i_v_e_r_s_e-2013, 21 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Just trust this place despite, don't judge the book by it's cover.”
 of 5 bubbles Guamokolatoking, 10 Jan 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are adequate and convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles DaddyBruce, 11 Jul 2012 | Read review
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