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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gringo Pete's has got a nice atmosphere, knowledgable staff and a cute dog, Pelusa. Good communal kitchen, good location, just 4 blocks from the center and clean rooms. The only setback is that they don't give you sheets, only a blanket and it is quite short for tall people.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stayed at Gringo Pete's too and for considering the price we paid ($8 each for a private room) it was good. Don't expect anything flashy but it was clean and we'll operated. Try and get a rear room as the one we had at the front was a little noisy - we went on a hike to the Arenal... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The owner show me a private room for the cheapest price you can find around here... Then I started to look the matress, explaining him my allergy to bed bugs... He got weird and told me that he didn't want to rent me the room, because he was afraid that I would make a bad reputation... I guess that was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Pete gave us a concise but friendly initial tour. Everything was extremely tidy with a lovely common room; complete with cribbage and other games. He made us feel welcome and comfortable, giving us all the information we needed without being overwhelming. Martha did an excellent job keeping everything in line and providing efficient customer service. Pete really does provide prices... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We (two young couples) stayed in one room at Gringo Pete´s two. The room was small but sufficient eqipped with two bunk beds and really cheap. Shower and bathroom have been inside the room but seperate. We didn´t deal that much with the host, so that we´re not able to judge him/her.

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Gringo Pete's hostel #1 is great, very clean, nice kitchen and chilling space for backpackers to be social. Great location and walking distance to the shops and supermarket. However, Pete himself only cares about one thing, MONEY$ He is paranoid about guests steeling his towels and blankets. These blankets are a pathetic excuse, they didnt even cover us, they were... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I traveled with a group of friends, and this hostel was the last place we could find with vacancy. We were teaching English here (and had been for over a year) so we were familiar with the town, customs, and how to travel around. Pete was the RUDEST MAN I've ever met in my entire life. He was BEYOND mean... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stayed for two nights. We were in Gringo Pete's Too which i think is the newer one. Really clean, quiet and good location. We had a private room for a bargain in low season. The dorm was quite dark and dingy but that ma have had more to do with who was staying in there! We had an ensuite... More 

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Marlborough
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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I gave this place an excellent rating is not because it is a '5 star' hotel. This is a very cheap place to stay at. It is clean and the person that was running it was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are as pictured above. There is no AC but most places in La Fortuna don't have AC.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

First things first, this hostel is nice. Rooms are clean and big, and also very cheap. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is a hammock area. ** BUT ** DON'T give your money to such a man. This Juan Carlos is a bad guy. He was nice with me the two nights we were there, altough he insisted... 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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