Alajuela Mangifera Hostel
Costado Norte del Parque Central de Grecia Grecia
Note: It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travellerspoint is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.
Mangifera hostel invites you to discover a different part of Costa Rica. The quaint town of Grecia is off the beaten path and in close proximity to Volcan Poas, Los Chorros Waterfall, bungee jumping, and the artisanal town of Sarchi. Our Hostel offers you all the necesary amenities for your travel: free wifi, comfortables beds, affordable rates, breakfast included, and a beautiful garden complete with lounge area and hammocks. At Mangifera hostel, you are sure to experience la “Pura Vida!”.
This is a Trusted Review. Why?
For a short stay everything OK and very cheap
Excellent hostel to stay either on your way into Costa Rica or on your way out. Not only is it in a lovely town convenient to the airport (SJO), Grecia, but it is close to many attractions! The beautiful forest Bosque de Los Ninos is a bus ride a away, as are Los Chorros (waterfalls you can swim at!), and Volcan Poas (which you can hike to from Bosque)
Grecia itself is lovely, with a beautiful central park to sit and relax in. There are many stores around for all sorts of shopping as well as a large mall with a cinema!
Mangifera hostel is run by a very friendly property owner, who is gracious, accommodating, and engaging. The property is clean, bright and pleasant, with full use of kitchen facilities! The internet connection works great (wifi) and is the fastest I experienced while in Costa Rica. I like the upstairs patio overlooking the park where you can sit and relax. The living room upstairs is a nice lounge with a TV. Additionally, they are constructing a gorgeous setup in the backyard which I can't wait to see when I return! The water is hot and towels are provided. My only suggestion would be to get a new shower head to disburse the water more evenly
Breakfast is delicious comida tipica and the coffee is good!
Buses run from Grecia to the airport. This would be a much more pleasant base than in San Jose, which is quite a zoo and is actually further from the airport.
Have you stayed here? Write a review
Create your own travel plan and bookmark this hotel on your plan. You can even bookmark hotels found on other websites!
Do you have questions about Alajuela? You might try asking in our active travel forums and see if anyone else has been there.
Read up on what to see and do in Alajuela in the Travellerspoint guide, written by travellers for travellers.