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Alajuela BACKPACKERS Boutique Hostel

Hostel | Alajuela 2miles from airport, 4th avenue 4th street, left side of National Monument Alajuela, Costa Rica 6824 1000 SAN JOSE

83.2% Overall Rating

36 out of 43 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/03/2015)

"The staff seemed very well organized, friendly and the whole check-in and out process was very quick and easy. It was a great set-up, the location, convenience of an on site food/ bar etc. The other very positive thing…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.01

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note : the time limit for booking cancellations will be 3 days before the reservation (72 hours) and modifications will be 2 days before the reservation (48 hours). SHUTTLE SCHEDULE: (ARRIVALS) from 4:00 am to 10:00 pm. If your flight arrives within this time, you just have to send us an email with your flight information. SHUTTLE SCHEDULE: (DEPARTURES), 4:10 a.m., 5:30 a.m. 8:40 am, 10:15 am and the last at 11:30 am. It is important for you to know that if you book the cheapest dorm that we offer $10-$12. You wont qualify to take our airport shuttle service, this is for the people that book the dorms that are $17 and up or private rooms.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Alajuela?

Contact us directly

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We are the number ONE option for backpackers and travelers in Costa Rica. We are located in Alajuela, only 5 minutes (you can check with your watch) away from the Juan Santamaria International airport, in the most beautiful part of the city.

We offer tours to all the country, Poás Volcano, Caribbean and Pacific beaches, discover Costa Rica with us! PURA VIDA!

For more information about tours ask in the lobby at your check in time.


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About Alajuela BACKPACKERS Boutique Hostel

Surroundings of the hotel include a National Monument, a newly constructed park, banks, restaurants, night life ,souvenir stores, and supermarkets. In addition, the main bus station that takes travelers to volcanoes, beaches and the rest of the country is just steps away.
This new establishment offers a unique service with the most comfortable rooms in a beautiful property. Each room has a private bathroom, hot water, air conditioning, orthopedic mattresses, hypoallergenic linens, and black out curtains. Attached to the hotel is a beautiful outdoor balcony that faces a park.This location is also equipped with a panoramic glass elevator.

Alajuela Backpackers offers to our guests:
Free shuttle service to the airport our schedule: 4:10 am / 5:30 am / 8:40 am / 10:15 am / 11:30 am

Please take note that the shuttle runs from 4:10am til 10pm.
We would love to pick you up no problem, but if you exit the airport after 10pm please take a cab here. It´s about $6 or $7. We will be waiting for you.

Free shuttle service from the airport, from 4:10 am to 10:00 pm, if you send us all your flight info one day in advance

·Free hot coffee in the morning
·Free High Speed Internet on new flat screen computers
·Free Unlimited Access to our A/C Cristal Cable T.V. room with 120 international channels
·Free maps and info upon arrival

Accommodation Information

Rates: We offer an incredible price for the type of accommodation you are about to book. We gladly accept costarican currency, us currency and any mayor credit card for the amount of $19 and over.
Our dorms: Our dorms are hotel rooms with 2 bunk beds ,so yes, you will have to share with no more than 3 people .
Our dorms have a private bathroom with steaming hot water , Air conditioning, our dorms come with bright big windows and black out curtains that will work perfect if you want to take a nap during the day time.
We provide all the linen so you don’t have to bring any sheets , blankets or a sleeping bag.
Yes, you will have a great orthopedic mattress !

Please note:the time limit for booking cancellations will be 3 days before the reservation (72 hours) and modifications will be 2 days before the reservation (48 hours).

Location Information

We are the huge beige 4 story building in front of the brand new park at the right side of the National Monument Juan Santa Maria in Alajuela, only 2 minutes west of the airport.We are located on 4th avenue and 4th street in Alajuela,just few steps away from a boulevard that offers , banks, restaurants, bars , pharmacies,supermarkets even the central market is only 2 bloks away.
Our property is located 4 blocks away the main bus station that will take you to the rest of the country, beaches, volcanos, colud forests and you dont have to go to San Jose.