Hotel Pibi Boreal

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Hotel Pibi Boreal

Hotel Pibi Boreal

3.0 star property
Beaux Arts hotel on river in Desamparados

9,6/10 Exceptional

198 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
Calle el Comun, Rosales, Desemparados, Alajuela, Provincia de Alajuela, 20110
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free airport pick-up
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Desamparados
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park - 30 min drive
  • Sabana Park - 41 min drive
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 44 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 46 min drive
  • Poas Volcano National Park - 109 min drive

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 23 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 48 min drive
  • San Jose Contraloria Station - 25 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 28 min drive
  • San Jose Pacific Station - 28 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

About this property

Hotel Pibi Boreal

A great choice for a stay in Alajuela, Hotel Pibi Boreal offers a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily between 7 AM and 9:30 AM. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travelers.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via airport shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 48 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18


  • Children (2 years old and younger) not allowed


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured onsite self parking


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Water dispenser


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2018
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony
  • Individually decorated
  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve sofa beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

State tax ID - 3102765133

Also known as

Hotel Pibi Boreal Alajuela
Pibi Boreal Alajuela
Pibi Boreal
Hotel Pibi Boreal Hotel
Hotel Pibi Boreal Alajuela
Hotel Pibi Boreal Hotel Alajuela

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Elizabeth, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect stay near the airport!
We stayed here on our arrival in Costa Rica because it is near the airport, and stayed again on the evening before our departure. The hotel had free transfer service from the airport (taxi was paid), and it was so nice to have someone waiting for us when we arrived after a long day of travel. The free breakfast in the morning was delicious, and the hosts went above and beyond to help us with ordering food for dinner (Uber Eats), and even drove us to the car rental agency to help get a rack for the car. The grounds around the hotel were also beautiful, and you feel very secluded, despite being in a busy area of town. We highly recommend this place, and plan to return!
Jennifer J, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Decent little place. Very nice hosts. Best part is feeling like you're way out in the forest sitting right up in the treetops. Still fairly close to everything. Bring a pair of binoculars for the birds!
Donald, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very safe, close to airport. Breakfast on the private deck overlooking the jungle was amazing. Proprietor is very helpful with any questions or plans. Would absolutely recommend anyone stay here!
Lisa, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The views from the balcony is amazing- lovely, quiet, very clean and relaxing
Elmar, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A perfect place to wake up in your first morning of a Costa Rica adventure. The complimentary airport transfer was so easy despite being at 11pm. Breakfast is great. Also stayed for our final night of our holiday and it was so easy, our breakfast choice from before was remembered and the friendly staff encapsulated just how amazing Costa Rica is and how easy and friendly the country is to travel in.
Aaron, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We arrived at a gated drive and were immediately ushered in after a little honk from our driver. It is located beside the owner's private home with lush jungle surroundings. Our building was sectioned into 5 rooms with a front and back door in each room, two double beds and a sofa as well as a full bath. The entire back wall of each room is a window overlooking the jungle with a door that opens onto the porch. Each room also has a mini fridge, water, and coffee machine all complimentary. There are other options in the fridge for a fee. The hosts welcomed us and graciously helped us hire a taxi to take us downtown for the afternoon. They were willing to store the bags and help friends that were not spending the night hire transport to the airport that evening. We did have some miscommunication due to language barrier with the taxi driver that took us downtown which was not the hotel's fault and worked out in the end but was stressful. The hotel owners were friendly and very helpful. Our stay included breakfast (toast, jam, butter, fruit bowl, tea or coffee) delivered to our room and a shuttle to airport. Rooms had a fan and night was cool. Beds are firm. Each guest gets a bath towel upon arrival. One hand towel is in bathroom. Included are shampoo and body wash. Water does seep out of shower easily causing wet bathmat. Trashcan in bedroom would be helpful. Overall, a wonderful stay with lovely owners!
jennifer, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This place is amazing. Nice to unplug from the everyday norm and a short Uber ride to do whatever. Room was cleaned everyday, breakfast was delicious and healthy. I didnt have to worry about things getting stolen from our room. There’s no iron or microwave in the room but no worries his wife ironed for us and warmed food whenever we needed. WiFi is top notch. Amazing place and family and we will be staying here again on our next visit to Costa Rica.
Marsha, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A nice quiet haven from the city, with a beautiful view of the jungle. Only slight disturbance was the occasional plane flying overhead (facility is in a flight path ).
York, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at this location. The front entrance is gated and secured via cameras and the property facing the road is fenced so we felt very safe overall. Our room was cozy but seemed large due to the floor to ceiling windows facing the forest and a stunning view from the balcony. The bathroom was modern and spotless. The bed was very comfortable and other guests were quiet, making for restful sleep. Wifi signal was strong with minimal lag time. The landscaping around the property is exquisite (see photos). A complimentary breakfast of fruit and toast was hand delivered at our pre-scheduled time. They even offer laundry service with folding included. An inexpensive local restaurant with good seafood, a karaoke DJ and disco lights is less than 5 minutes away. This is a great deal for the money in my opinion. Highly recommended!
David, 2-night romance trip
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