Maleku Hostel

50 mts oeste del Hospital Nuevo Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica, Distance from city centre: 49.3km
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Rating: 88%from 3 reviews

  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 100%Staff
  • 93%Security
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 100%Location
  • 93%Value for money
  • 73%Facilities
Maleku Hostel free Shuttle to the Airport, It is the best place to begin and finish your trip. Located just 3 minutes away from the International Airport of San Jos which is actually located in Alajuela.

With public transportation service available just a couple of blocks away from the hostel, there is no reason for you to go all the way to San Jos. All buses leaving San Jos to the beaches, volcanoes and mountains, or even to Nicaragua and Central America, stop in Alajuela, and the other way around.

Alajuela is home of many tourist sites, including the Butterfly Farm, Poas Volcano, the Serpentarium and the Aviaryto name just a few. Also Restaurants, parks, churches and a large supermarket are located only one block away

Our Hostel has good mattresses, pillows, sheets and towels.
It has 2 private rooms with 1 double bed and 1 single bed. 2 room with a double bed and 3 single beds Also, 1 Dorm rooms that can be either private or shared with 6 single beds. The house has shared bathrooms with hot showers, community kitchen, TV room, reading room, and benches outside. It is really cozy and Tranquil.

Facilities:

* Free Small Breakfast 7 am to 10am with coffee,tea, juice, bananas and cookies
* Free internet and WiFi
* Free shuttle TO the airport staring 5am to 5pm one every hour
* Free travel information
* Great location
* Public transportation and cabs a cross the street
* Hot Shower
* Towels
* Sharing Bathroom
* Common Kitchen
* Small Lockers
* Parking: on street

Please note our hostel DOESNT offer airport pick up, we offer just drop off.

We aware: Dont believe taxi drivers! They make fake phone calls (have people on the phone pretending they work for us! IT IS A BIG LIE) they will always try to take you somewhere else and say that we are full or close. Also if you are in San Jose and the taxi drivers tell you that the routes are close or there is a manifestation! it is a lie too!

Our Facilities
# Free shuttle to the airport (from Hostel to Airport)
# Free internet
# Breakfast (coffee, tea or orange juice, Cookies and fruit)
# Lockers
# Towels
# Full Kitchen
# Hot Shower in Sharing Bathroom, all rooms in our hostel have share bathroom.
# Great location
# Free travel information
# Public transportation and cabs a cross the street
# Parking: On the street, we don't have private parking.

Many travellers don't know that the airport is located in Alajuela.
So they travel back and forth to the beaches, to San Jose, to the mountains, to San Jose, to the Airport...
Let me tell you why you should stay in Alajuela.

* If you stay in Alajuela town you will be just 5 minutes away from the airport.Get rest, save time and troubles.
* From Alajuela you can easily take half day and full day tours (by both public and private transportation or by private tour).
* Alajuela is home of many tourist sites, including the Butterfly Farm, Poas Volcano, Doka Tour, and Bird Zoo... to name just a few.
* Buses leaving San Jose going to the beaches and mountains, even to Nicaragua, stop in Alajuela, and the other way around.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

we don't accept credit card payment. We DON’T offer Airport pick up. We Offer Free transfer Hostel TO the airport From 5am to 5pm one every hour.

You must tell us your arrival time. We are not responsible on keeping your reservation after that time.

Directions
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We are located: 50 mts oeste de la entrada principal del Hospital Nuevo de Alajuela, diagonal a la parada de taxis, Casa Esquinera.(50 mts west from the main entrance of the NEW hospital of Alajuela, house is on the corner)

NEVER believe taxi drivers! They make fake phone calls (have people on the phone pretending they work for us! IT IS A BIG LIE) they will always try to take you somewhere else and say that we are full or close.
Also if you are in San Jose and the taxi drivers tell you that the routes are close or there is a manifestation! it is a lie too!


REMEMBER!
If you are coming from the pacific coast or Central America, ALL BUSES stop at the airport. So DON'T go all the way t o San Jos� down town, get off at the Airport.

Directions from the Airport
By public bus:
The buses stop in front of the airport (yellow or red buses).Take the buses going to ALAJUELA.Tell the bus driver to stop at the entrance of the NEW Hospital of Alajuela. (Parar en la entrada del Hospital nuevo de Alajuela).We are located 200 mts from the bus stop, the hostel is on the corner.Bus rate $0.75.
By public taxi:
Reach for a red cab, tell the taxi our direction. Rate around $4. If you take a red cab, always ask to set up 'La maria' (Poner 'la Maria' por favor ). That way you will know how much is the ride and they won't charge you more.
By airport Taxi: We Recomment to take a Orange Cab
Give the taxi driver our direction.Orange Cab rate $4 -$6

If you are coming from San Jose or Heredia:
Take a bus to Alajuela por el INVU, tell the bus driver to stop at the entrance to the new hospital of Alajuela.If the bus goes non stop, it won�t stop at the airport. Bus rate $0.75

*Rates could change any moment with out notice

Located Near

Mall, New Hospital, Big Super Market, Movies, Central Park and Local Market, Bus Stations,Banks and Gas Stations. Many atractions like Volcano Poas just 45 minutes by public transportation, Buterfly Farm, ZooAve, Canopy and more.......

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