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Alajuela

Alajuela basically is a suburb of San Jose and closer to Poas Volcano and has some nice small B&B's and hotels.

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Cheapest month September

Guest Reviews

Maleku Hostel

Maleku Hostel

Great hostel for great value and most importantly very secure place. The employees here are very friendly and helpful, the best place to spend your last day before you fly back, since it's really close to the airport and they provide a free shuttle service! ... more

Overall
4
Alajuela Backpackers

Alajuela Backpackers

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. ... more

Overall
1
Hotel Villa Dolce

Hotel Villa Dolce

We stayed overnight and we choose it because it is very close to the airport. The taxi is only 10$. The owner hs reserved us a very warm welcome. We liked the place though our room (#10) was next to the highway (at the back of the property) and it was very noisy during the night. We could't kept the window open and it was a llittle bit hot. ... more

Overall
4

Alajuela Discussions

  • Accomodations in Alajuela/Heredia area
    I would appreciate input/opinions on any small independent/B&B's in the Alajuela/Heredia area. I am planning a trip for July of 2005 and want to stay in a small place with hopes of getting a better feel for the local culture and people. ...

  • Need lodging in costa rica!!
    Budget accommodations can be found in Alajuela, which is closer to the airport than San Jose. You don't indicate your budget, but you can use the accommodations link at the top of this page to find places in Alajuela. Greg ...

  • San Jose Aiport
    There are plenty of hostels and hotels very near the airport. The twon of Alajuela is 2 km from San Jose (COSTA RICA) airport. ...

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Alajuela Blog Entries

  • Alajuela
    Met 2 fellow travellers, Rob and Eva, who had come down from Vancouver with snowboards in tow. We explored Alajuela's downtown together and it was nice to have some amicable comanions along while we acclimate to being strangers in a strange land. Not that Costa Rica is especially strange, but anyway ...
    Posted in Sinusoidal Planetary Circumscription by olin

  • Alajuela
    One last windy drive back to Alajuela with more adventures on the road. Yikes! We stay near the airport to settle in for the night before our early departure home. Lots of great memories created in the last 20 days from this beautiful country. Knowledge of the country that we've aquired includes ...
    Posted in Costa Rica by rjjrb

  • Alajuela
    A few delays later...WE´RE FINALLY IN COSTA RICA! It's nice being enwrapped by a blanket of heat and humidity after the long winter. There is a nice breeze that makes the 28C completely bearable, even pleasant! We arrived in Costa Rica in the early afternoon and took a quick taxi ride to Alajuela, a small ...
    Posted in Astray in Costa Rica by gfied

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Price Popularity
Maleku Hostel
85 %

Maleku Hostel

50 mts oeste del Hospital Nuevo Alajuela (Map) - Hostel
Great hostel for great value and most importantly very secure place.
Hotel Mi Tierra
84 %

Hotel Mi Tierra

350 m este del Costado Norte del Parque Juan Airport International Juan SantaMaria (Map) - Hotel
The hotel was not fancy but nice. Staff were friendly and spoke English. The hotel has a lovely courtyard with a small pool, and a yummy breakfast was served there.
Arilapa Bed and Breakfast
84 %

Arilapa Bed and Breakfast

Imas 2 (Map) - Guesthouse
Mangifera Hostel
84 %

Mangifera Hostel

Costado Norte del Parque Central de Grecia Grecia (Map) - Hostel
Excellent hostel to stay either on your way into Costa Rica or on your way out.
Hotel Pacande
84 %

Hotel Pacande

200 mtrs norte y 50 Oeste del Parque central de Al (Map) - Hotel
Villa Pacande
82 %

Villa Pacande

Itiquis de Alajuela (Map) - Guesthouse
Alajuela Backpackers
78 %

Alajuela Backpackers

Alajuela right side of National Monument Juan Sant 4th Ave , 4th ST,infront of parque de los ninos (Map) - Hostel
Airport Hotel Berlor
78 %

Airport Hotel Berlor

Rio Segundo (Map) - Hotel
Hotel Santamaria
77 %

Hotel Santamaria

St. 2 and Ave. 4 50mts west from Popular BanK Downtown Alajuela, Next to Juan Santamaria Park - Hotel
A NICE PLACE TO STAY IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR CLEAN FACILITIES. ALSO VERY STRATEGIC LOCATION IN CASE YOU WANT TO VISIT ALL ALAJUELA. TOURS AND RIDES CAN BE COORDINATED THROUGH THE ADMINISTRATION.
Hotel Cortez Azul
76 %

Hotel Cortez Azul

Avenida 5, btwn Calle 2 & 4 Del museo Jan Santamaria 100 mts norte y 75 oeste (Map) - Hotel
It was an ok place. A bit dark and smelled moldy = a bit more then the usual mold spell of a wet area.
B&B Vista Atenas

B&B Vista Atenas

Atenas Sabana Larga (Map) - Guesthouse
Hotel Old House

Hotel Old House

Del restaurante la princesa Marina en el Barrio de 1 km antes del Zoologico de Aves ( Zooave) (Map) - Guesthouse
Guapinol  Ecological Farm

Guapinol Ecological Farm

San Pedro de Poas (Map) - Guesthouse
Hotel Cala Inn Alajuela

Hotel Cala Inn Alajuela

Frente al Parque Juan Santamaría (Map) - Hotel
Airport Hotel Rio Segundo

Airport Hotel Rio Segundo

Rio Segundo Aeropuerto Juan Santamaria (Map) - Hotel
Eden Atenas Costa Rica

Eden Atenas Costa Rica

1 Km inside Calle Mimi, Barrio Fatima Atenas (Map) - Guesthouse
Siempre Joven B & B

Siempre Joven B & B

Barrio Barroeta At th 15 (Map) - Guesthouse
Hotel Catedral Casa Cornejo

Hotel Catedral Casa Cornejo

Calle 1ª, Avenue 1ª (Map) - Hotel
Hotel Villa Dolce

Hotel Villa Dolce

995 mtrs west of church-across from Rancho Maba El Coyol-Alajuela, San Jose (Map) - Hotel
We stayed overnight and we choose it because it is very close to the airport. The taxi is only 10$. The owner hs reserved us a very warm welcome.
Santa Mara Inn

Santa Mara Inn

Alajuela Ro Segundo (Map) - Guesthouse
Condo Portofino

Condo Portofino

400 mts North East de Auto Rectificacion Guido. (Map) - Guesthouse
Hotel La Rosa de America

Hotel La Rosa de America

100 mts Sur y 75 Mts Este de La Mandarina Barrio San Jose de Alajuela (Map) - Hotel