Maleku Hostel



50 mts oeste del Hospital Nuevo Alajuela AlajuelaSee nearby area


per night
Book a room

For rates, enter dates/guests

    Rates provided by

    Lonely Planet review

    This super-friendly, family-run backpackers’ abode has five spick-and-span rooms tucked into a vintage home between the airport and downtown Alajuela (opposite Hospital San Rafael). There's a communal kitchen, plus free storage for items brought from home that you don't need while in Costa Rica (winter coats, bike boxes). Free airport drop-off service is available hourly between 5am and 5pm.

    Our independent authors have visited Maleku Hostel and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Alajuela.

    Description provided by property

    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.


    * 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!

    Services & facilities

    • Breakfast
      • Free Breakfast
    • Recreation
      • Book Exchange
    • Housekeeping
      • Linen Included
      • Towels Included
    • Guest services
      • 24 Hour Reception
      • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Luggage storage
      • Security Lockers
      • Luggage Storage
    • Air Conditioning
      • Ceiling Fan
    • Restaurant/Café
      • Cafe
    • Wi-Fi/internet access
      • Free Internet Access
      • Free WiFi
      • Internet Access
    Image disclaimer: It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Lonely Planet is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.