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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 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 hotel reviews
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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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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Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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