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off the main road, 350m from bus stop away from volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Gringo Pete's
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Aarhus, Denmark
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two people, double room with private bath: 14$ This can't be done any better! Common area with kitchen and hammocks, wifi and semi-clean rooms with a few bugs. Quick laundryservice as well. Would definately go there again.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, we walked in, the guy showed us to our rooms and told us to come up and pay whenever we were ready (It was only $14 plus a refundable $10 deposit for towels and sheets that only one person had to pay). I walked up to pay my share with my three roommates coming shortly behind me... More

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Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister & I, both middle-aged, stayed at Pete's Too for 4 days. We had a private double room with a private bathroom, & we were perfectly comfortable. Well, except for the humidity. It was hard to get cross-ventilation in the room. We found everyone there perfectly pleasant & helpful. If you turn your nose up at European/American budget hotels,... More

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Chester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

As we travelled south through Central America, we were preparing ourselves for the notoriously expensive COSTa Rica but our time at Gringo Pete's Too has really helped our budgeting! We arrived off the bus mid.evening and were greeted by a really friendly and happy 'Gringo Pete' (it's probably not him but I like to think it is!). He gave us... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

At a first glacé it look nice. Unfortunately this fades away very fast. Herr Pete's attitude towards its 'inmates' is shocking. The amount of rules is staggering. Here's my top six... - 5 USD if you throw away green trash in the wrong basket - 10000 colones is you borrow (yes borrow, thus not stealing!) food from a fellow traveler... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed at the hostal Gringo Petes Too for too nights, as its awesome value for a private. The hostal has a great view for sunset, a really large kitchen (one of the best Ive seen) and was great value for money. Unfortunately though, they don't seem to take care of there accounting very well. We paid first thing in... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We spent our first two nights in La Fortuna on the main strip, and ended up paying a lot more money for our hotel/hostel (around $40-45/night). Then we found Gringo Pete's Too. We'd read mixed reviews, but after meeting Juan Carlos and checking out the rooms, we decided to give it a go. Wish we'd found it sooner, and I... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Stayed for one night at Gringo Pete's Too...ample space in room, clean sheets and towels, bathroom satisfactory. Only complaint would be management - the woman there when I arrived was very unfriendly, and the other guy was extremely rude with me and several other guests. Close to bus station and good value overall for the $7.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Wow, such a good price for a clean room with private bathroom. Only $7p.p. is briljant for Costa Rica. The staff is super friendly and helpfull. Nice big kitchen (Unfortenatly old pans). Upstairs they have a couch to chill out. We did a night hot springs tour with them. The guide really did his best to make it an enjoyable... More

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you value the power of your conscious descisions and care for where your money goes, don't go here. Actually if you value your time Just try any different place. This guy is on a power trip. He treats his customers like flies and his workers look absolutely abolished. Hes a control freak, doesnt listen, does not allow room for... More

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Address: off the main road, 350m from bus stop away from volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Also Known As:
Gringo Pete`s Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Gringo Pete's Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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