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Fortaleza Guest House

303 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Bronx, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

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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Providence, Rhode Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This place is one of the cheapest options in Old San Juan. It is basically a hostel with rooms instead of bunks. I had a room that opened up to the street. Even on Sunday night there were very loud people outside at 3 AM. Saturday night was constant noise for many hours. If it is just about price and... More

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This was our first time staying in a guest house. The room was small with a fan and balcony, and the bathroom was down the hall. The rooms have no TV. The place was very clean. I enjoyed my stay, I would stay there again. Tina and the staff were very friendly. Be prepared to pay with cash no credit... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

My friends and I stayed here one night, and that one was one night too many. We had a room on the third floor that overlooked the street. It was too loud at night to sleep because the only thing separating the room from outside was a rickety shutter. There were several cockroaches with other critters in the room with... More

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Garden Grove, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

A decent budget guest house in the middle of Old San Juan. It's in an old historic building, not a modern renovated hotel w/ elevators. The woman who checked me in was friendly and spoke good English. Be prepared to pay cash in full when you arrive, plus $10 deposit for the key. I stayed in a private deluxe room... More

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We may have just come at a bad time but this was not a good experience for us. The staff on shift was friendly but didn't speak any English at all and our little Spanish was not getting through. We had to use another guest/long stay local for translation. The whole building is very dark and quite dirty. We got... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I'm just leaving San Juan today and stayed here for 4 of the 5 days of my trip (the woman I spoke w/ incorrectly told me that the room was available for Saturday but turns out it was already booked and I had to scramble to find lodging for the night! -1 for them). The location is absolutely ideal -... More

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Address: 303 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
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Fortaleza Guest House is a small, old-fashioned style guest house for travelers looking for a nice, comfortable, clean place to stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico.Rooms vary from having fans, air conditioners, and balconies. There are 2 shared bathrooms and 1 kitchen on each floor, free WiFi, and coin-operated laundry.The guest house is in an excellent location, within walking distance of a variety of stores and restaurants, gorgeous plazas, and lively salsa clubs. We'd love to make your stay in Old San Juan unforgettable!Check in at 1pm and check out at 12 pmPay cash on arrival. ... more   less 
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