Hotel Pibi Boreal

Photo gallery for Hotel Pibi Boreal

Primary image

Overview of Hotel Pibi Boreal

Hotel Pibi Boreal

3.0 star property
Beaux Arts hotel on river in Desamparados

9.6/10 Exceptional

180 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
The price is P6,322
Price available on 18/07/2022
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 sanitizer provided

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Desamparados
  • City Mall - 24 min drive
  • Plaza Real Cariari - 18 min drive
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park - 31 min drive
  • Zoo Ave - 33 min drive
  • Momentum Lindora Shopping Center - 23 min drive
  • Doka Estate - 45 min drive
  • Braulio Carrillo National Park - 122 min drive
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art - 25 min drive
  • Mercado Central - 27 min drive
  • National Theater - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 25 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 53 min drive
  • Santo Domingo Santa Rosa Station - 23 min drive
  • San Jose Contraloria Station - 25 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum 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.

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 (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

Languages spoken

  • 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

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • 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

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

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
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sandra, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The property was amazing and perfect for our quick stop over. The owners are SO nice and accommodating! We will definitely be back!!
MICHELE, 1-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

They picked us up at the airport at 11pm with no problems. Small family place. Check in took 2 minutes. A little further from airport , but worth it.
Belinda, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful view of the canopy from every room!
Russell D, 2-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amber, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely boutique-style built run hotel. Everything is exactly as described and pictured. We only stayed a night to break a long journey prior to flying out of SJO the following afternoon, but there's plenty to do in the area and it would make a great base if staying a little longer. Very comfortable beds, it was one of our best nights sleep of our trip! We had dinner in Alajuela, about 10 mins drive away with loads of choice, and went back to the town to kill a couple of hours the next day (museum was nice to visit). We did miss having a TV in the room, but the WiFi was good enough to stream. And breakfast brought to the room and eaten on the gorgeous terrace was a lovely touch. Recommended, definitely much nicer than picking a chain airport hotel. Good value. Thanks for the hospitality 😁👍
RICHARD, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Francesca, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review