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Fortaleza Guest House

303 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has great location, is clean the people are nice and very good price. I would come back here for sure. The little patio is a little small, but good enough for see a little bit of San Juan. I didn't use the kitchen but it looks very clean and has all you need for a quick breakfast. What... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I would definitely recommend here for a couple to stay a night or two. The place is in a fantastic location in Old San Juan. Don't be alarmed by the look of the outside. The place is very well kept and very clean once you got inside! We pretty much only used our room to store luggage while we toured... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This hostel is everything you need from a guest house. Dorms if you're budgeting and private rooms (some with balcony) at very reasonable prices. Clean bathrooms, several kitchens and an owner who couldn't be any more helpful, accommodating and nice. There is not really a common area, but not needed in San Juan. You are literally in the center of... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Right in the heart of Old San Juan. It's an old cement building. There's nothing pretty about it but it was clean and safe. I would stay here again. Very affordable at $27/day. Host did not speak English (Spanish only).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I can't think of a better place to stay in Old San Juan. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment. The place is cute, comfortable and clean and in a perfect location. Beds made daily and abundent clean towels were provided. Our host helped us several times with tour arrangements. I loved the place and will recommend it to friends... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I stayed here for 8 nights and have ZERO complaints! Very affordable, extremely clean, friendly and helpful staff, and fantastic location! The first night, the A/C was out and that was a HUGE concern, but within an hour, they had the problem resolved and from then on everything went without incident. The place is kept immaculate! If the kitchen was... More 

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Right in the midst of Old San Juan with its history and atmosphere, the Fortaleza Guest House is actually a backpackers' hostel. If you know what you're getting into--a shared bath and kitchen, old but adequate lodging, stairs to haul your bags up--it's more than adequate. The bed was great, having a balcony was lovely, and we had lots of... More 

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I wanted to be in the heart of San Juan with a balcony. Can't complain about the noise, b/c that's what I asked for. Stayed on the 3rd floor. Kitchen and bath sinks back up, so they are always dirty. Guy didn't clean my room once while I was there. Roaches in the room, and ants in the dirty kitchen.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This place couldnt be in a better location for San Juan. The place is kept clean and the house manager is nice, no English though. But if you need to know something important, his sister works next door at the gift shop. okay so, I'm a solo female traveler and was put in a dorm with men, which is not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

The Good: location- close to shops, bars, restaurants, supermarket, famous sites, nightlife. Price- for those on a super tight budget and who are very low maintenance. Mostly Clean, old building but tidy. Bring flip flops to shower in! The Bad: not so bad, if you don't mind seeing ants, an occasional roach, and are not afraid of a few mosquito... More 

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