Ratings based on 69 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Inexpensive hotel near the airportPosted Feb 24, 2015
I was looking for an inexpensive hotel near the airport with a free shuttle, and that's exactly what this was. I stayed in a four-bed dorm room with bathroom, and it was exactly as described. The free airport shuttle worked. Two minor points - 1) you can't use credit cards in the restaurant, and I was short on cash at the end of a trip. 2) Interbus doesn't go right to the hotel, so you'll have to take a cab from a nearby restaurant (~$6)
for Business Travelersby Leandro from San Diego, California
It's was a pretty bad experiencePosted Feb 23, 2015 on Hotels
It's was a pretty bad experience I ever have had. I could not sleep at all. I got there at 1:00AM and I left at 5:00AM, there were 4 long hours. I won't be in that place ever. No more comments.
for Personal Eventby Tara from Asheville, NC
Great hostel, kind staff, 5 mins to the airportPosted Feb 18, 2015 on Hotels
I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. I was flying in and out of Alajuela. The hostel is a 5 min drive from the airport which was nice. Several days before my stay I emailed the hostel with my flight information and got an email confirmation stated that Mauricio would be there to pick me up. This alone is valuable offering! The hostel itself is basic but clean with hot water (which is not always the case in Costa Rica), free wifi, and a rooftop bar where you can watch planes fly into the city. Great drinks and decent food as well. Free coffee in the mornings and they also have a free shuttle that runs at specific times to and from the airport so that you can make your outbound flight. I enjoyed my stay so much that I also booked to stay where on my way back through. Very enjoyable stay and the staff is so kind. Will happily stay there again!!
for Getaway With Friendsby Damien from Rotterdam
un bon backpackers !Posted Feb 10, 2015 on Hotels
Hotel très pratique pour les premières et dernières nuits de votre séjour au Costa Rica ! vous pouvez même laissez des affaires encombrantes à l hotel si vous prévoyez d'y revenir ! le bar est sympa avec une vue relativement belle (plutôt de nuit). Un peu bruyant mais après tout c'est un backpackers ! Les chambres privatives sont vraiment grandes !!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from isle of man
the hotel is in a good location ,in the centre ofPosted Feb 1, 2015
Pros: beds location
Cons: a kitchen for backpackers to use
Location: airport nearby,safe to walk about,carhire nearby and bus station
hotel ok,but interior rooms are very noisy,with noise from the bar upstairs,we had mould on the ceiling of the bathroom,we stayed on three occasions,the third time we stayed we had a room on the outside wall,which was a lot lighter and quieter,we had room 33,rooms 35,36 are good,its looking a bit tired now,the beds are comfy
for Personal Eventby Pierre from Montreal
Bien, mais sans plus.Posted Jan 23, 2015 on Hotels
Hôtel bruyant si vous avez une chambre sur la rue. Les corridors et les chambres son très échos. J'ai loué une chambre privée, a 70 $ et, a ce prix, je me serai attendu a avoir des draps ! Décoration inexistante. Le petit resto-bar au quatrième est bien. Bref, un peu cher pour une chambre privée considérant ce que la compétition offre.
for Personal Eventby Kristian from Wodonga
Accurate review, pleasant surprisePosted Jan 6, 2015 on Hotels
So pleasantly surprised by Alajuela Backpackers! I had seen the hostel on 2 different websites. Interestingly on a hotels website it looked really shabby but on a hostels site it looked really up market. When I got there I was super impressed with just how nice the reception, the lounge and the hallways were. I thought "let's wait to see how the dorm is though," but it was fine. It was clean with really comfy beds and not overly noisy. It also had an AC. The staff I dealt with were great; really helpful and friendly. It has a rooftop bar which is really cool. Even though San Jose is a pretty awful city, they have a view of the sunset which is nice. The menu is decent and reasonably priced but don't get the hamburger. It probably wasn't meat haha. The pizza is good and so is the casado. They have wifi throughout but I don't think it's strong in all the rooms. They also have a FREE shuttle from and to the airport which is great. I basically used this place to fly in, stay for 1 night and leave. I didn't want to be in San Jose, this place is a little away from it, and actually okay as a neighbourhood. It's not as dense, yuck or busy as San Jose. There is a smoothie and juice bar over the road which does amazing things for really cheap. I'd stay here again if I was passing through San Jose.
for Couplesby Malcolm from Victoria
Close to the airport and cleanPosted Jan 4, 2015 on Hotels
Good location close to the airport. The only downside is that there is no kitchen or fridges available to store and make food.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Dec 29, 2014
This hostel is nothing fancy but a great place to spend a night or two, especially if coming from/going to the airport. Rooftop restaurant is excellent!
for Couplesby A verified traveler
NoiseyPosted Nov 15, 2014 on Hotels
The room was clean and the staff pleasant but there was a lot of street noise during the night.