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Alajuela Backpackers Boutique Hostel

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 15 April 2013

My boyfriend & I stayed 1 night due to having a super early flight the next morning. We arrived at 9:30pm Saturday night and needed to leave to go to the airport by 4:15AM Sunday morning. The 1st airport shuttle picks up at 4:10AM so we scheduled it. The 2 gentlemen working when we arrived we're very nice & helpful....

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Although we informed this hostel of our airport arrival time AND they got back to us to confirm that they would be picking us up, no one was there! After a long flight and arriving in the dark in a new country this was not a good start. We ended up getting a taxi which we were overcharged for. When...

Thank Rachel M
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 April 2013

This hostel left me stranded at an airport and then charged my credit card despite never spending a night there. Before my trip, I made a reservation with them based on their advertisement that they offer a free airport shuttle to and from the San Jose airport. When I called them from the airport around noon to ask them to...

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Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The big plus is the convenient location near the airport when leaving or arriving in costa rica, the pickup and drop-off at the airport. Otherwise the hostel is below average: towels weren't always clean, air conditioning doesn't keep the rooms cool, insects running around, even found something metallic in my towel and the rooms definitely need to be refreshed. The...

Thank WillemvL
Liberia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 29 March 2013

Loved the building, rooms, and the free shuttle, but double-check everything! They charge extra if you pay in colones, the national currency, but don't tell you before. Staff is not friendly at all, bordering on rude. Everything looks clean, but our tub was dirty, and there was underwear in the bathroom. WiFi was very hard to use anywhere. Good location...

Thank Igointernational
Reviewed 10 March 2013

At first, we wanted to stay at Alajuela backpackers because it was a convenient location where we would receive a free ride from the airport. We were being picked up for bungee jump at the hostel and going to a yoga retreat that would pick us up from the airport so we needed to be close by. Right when we...

Thank lilsydster
Reviewed 9 March 2013

Just a regular hostel. bad matrace, unfriendly staff, aweful food, aircon didn't work, ... so wa have been really dissapointed, especially as the price is very high and it was promised to be a 5 star hostel - definitely not !!!

Thank Gerhard G
New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 February 2013

The highlight of this hostel is the patio bar that opens in the evening. It serves food and drinks and has a great view of the city. I've always met really interesting people here and gives you the opportunity to socialize without having to walk the streets alone at night. The staff has always been extremely helpful booking shuttles to...

Thank kdsNYC_11
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 3 February 2013

Fancy for its name: Backpackers hostel. About the Boutique Hostel, I don't know what does that really mean, yet it catches certain attention to people. Location is good, 3 minutes from the airport. Excellent for flying out. Service was good. Prices were a wee higher than average and nothing wrong to pay a bit extra. Not much of a backpackers...

Thank RoundandAround1981
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 January 2013

This hostel is in many ways like a hotel: its fancy interior, the facilities (good hot-water shower, free airport shuttle, free internet access from wifi and 4 computers), the restaurant, the lobby... Also on a good location in the surprisingly nice town Alajuela (I liked it a lot more than San José). The rooms are large and have only 2...

Thank MatsKB

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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: £10 - £39 (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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