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Hotel Pibi Boreal

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Panoramic Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds, Mountain View | Terrace/patio
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
Panoramic Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds, Mountain View | 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

233 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
Calle el Comun, Rosales, Desemparados, Alajuela, Provincia de Alajuela, 20110

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Desamparados
  • Sabana Park - 45 min drive
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 47 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 50 min drive
  • Poas Volcano National Park - 117 min drive

Getting around

  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 52 min drive
  • Heredia Station - 18 min drive
  • Santo Domingo Santa Rosa Station - 23 min drive
  • San Jose Cuatro Reinas Station - 26 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • El Banco de los Mariscos - 7 min drive
  • Marisqueria San Juan - 9 min drive
  • Delicias Mamina - 10 min drive
  • Pizzería Son de Cuba - 10 min drive
  • Pizzería y Antojería Vegana - 11 min drive

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 available daily. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travellers.


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 or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing 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 sanitiser 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 until 10:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • 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) are not allowed


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured on-site self-parking


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • 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 (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)


  • 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 shower heads
  • 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 sanitiser; 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).


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.</p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p> <p>State tax ID – 3102765133</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Pibi Boreal offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Pibi Boreal does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Pibi Boreal?
As of 4 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Pibi Boreal on 7 February 2023 start from €140, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Pibi Boreal?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Pibi Boreal?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Pibi Boreal?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Pibi Boreal?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Pibi Boreal?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Pibi Boreal and nearby?
Hotel Pibi Boreal has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Pibi Boreal?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include El Banco de los Mariscos (2.7 mi), Delicias Mamina (3.1 mi) and Marisqueria San Juan (3.1 mi).
Does Hotel Pibi Boreal have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Hotel Pibi Boreal like?
Hotel Pibi Boreal is located by the river in Desamparados. Popular attractions include Ojo de Agua Spa Park, which is 29 minutes away by car.







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10/10 Exceptional

Exceptional Experience...
Jae Uk, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great to enjoy natute...
Yoomi, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hidden Gem Just Book It!
The best decision we ever made was to stay at Hotel Pibi Boreal upon arrival at SJO. It gave us an opportunity to get a great night's sleep, and a delicious breakfast, before getting our rental car (which the hotel arranged!) and driving to the Arenal Volcano area the next day. Although a short drive from the airport you feel like you've stepped into the Costa Rican countryside when staying at this small family owned and operated property. Wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in the San Jose area.
Toni, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Tamara, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

First Night in Costa Rica
A great start to a family trip. We landed late, picked up a rental car, and made the 15 minute drive to Pibi Boreal. The host was so cheerful and helpful — even at midnight helping a hungry family finding dinner! The room was clean and comfortable, and the view from our deck was beautiful. Great place to stay!
Godfrey, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sarah, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Private, modern and peaceful
Very private with fantastic open view and privacy deck. Very nice breakfast and safe parking. Nice walkable trail around to a river. Bird song and nice cool elevation.
John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place.
Anton, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place to stay! Close to airport but you'd never know it. Your balcony is in the tree tops of the rainforest. The owners are so sweet and helpful. I can't recommend this place enough. I would give it 10 stars if I could
Geramy, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

An Oasis in Alajuela with an incredible view
This B&B is an Oasis in Alajuela, near the airport. The surroundings of the room were filled with beautiful views, and it was quiet. If you have the time, walk around in their garden all the way to the river down below. It is a fantastic walk with incredible vegetation. The room was large, the bed sheets and towels were nice. It had a small refrigerator with some free beverages. The bathroom was efficient and everything worked. The whole room was super clean. The breakfast was served in the room and it had plenty of fresh fruit, croissant, toast, marmalade. I highly recommend this B&B.
SILVIA, 1-night trip with friends
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