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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Durango, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hostels I've stayed in so far ! Pete was very friendly and has great information, and he can get some sweet discounts and deals. It was clean, bright, and comfortable, and in a great location. The prices were great and we stayed longer because we liked it so much.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop in Costa Rica, and was a great introduction. We stayed in a very clean private room with a private shower which had hot water (a luxury in Costa Rica) for $14 a night! A steal! The kitchen was clean and well equipped, and the common area was nice. The backyard is well kept and Pete... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have stayed here twice. Once in 2005 and then the last time Dec 2013. Yes there is no AC but what do you expect from a budget hostel. Staff is great. Pete has his quirks (he is sarcastic) but it didn't bother us. If you have banter back and forth with him, he opens up and is very knowledgeable... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Spend 2 nights here. Had a dorm bed for 5 usd. Included free use of a towel and a padlock! Showers were hot and clean. There is some information about things to do and you're always able to ask for more information. The kitchen is pretty well equiped and was always clean. Wifi worked throughout the hostel and was fast... More

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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I'm not one to stay in backpackers but came across this little gem and i am so glad I stayed there. Absolute bargain, rum and coke on arrival ;) Then for $5 we had a little private tour - the hotel staff took a few of us to one of the volcano pools and they brought as esky full of... More

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Brisbane
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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I stayed at Gringo Pete's 2 as it was closer to where I got off the bus. The prices for accommodation and tours were the same as when I later dropped past the other Gringo Pete's. I paid $7 for my night in the "dorm" which ended up being a little single room with shared showers and bathrooms. Wifi worked... More

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Michigan
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11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I stayed at Gringo Pete's Too for three nights. I had a 'dorm' room. It was a private room with a twin bed. There was a shared toilet and a shared shower. The price is was only $7.00 per night. There is a large common area upstairs with a couch, chairs, table and hammock. There is also a large common... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
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12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed here one night after spending our first two nights in La Fortuna at the Hotel La Fortuna which was comparable to a Holiday Inn in the US. This is an older backpack hostel with character, and the room for 3 was small, dark, with shower/sink in a tiny, dark closet. For one night it was okay. The kitchen... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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 July 8, 2014

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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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
Number of rooms: 27
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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