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Gringo Pete's Too

off the main road, 350m from bus stop away from volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 11000, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to start? OK. This places main plus point is it is cheap. At $6 for a dorm and $7 or $8 for a room it is a very cheap place. But you get what you pay for... I am a backpacker on a small budget and I would NEVER go back here. Pay more, go elsewhere and enjoy your... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Gringo Pete's was what it promised to be. Affordable, accommodating of large groups and close to town-but that's about it. We were a large group of 19 teenagers all travelling together and the owners really tried to take advantage of this. We had to push to get what we were 'entitled' to according to their advertising and were refused top... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Ahhh, Gringo Pete's. Unlike many other reviewers I did not personally have an altercation with the owner, but I must say this: he is a strange and angry man. Maybe he is the angriest man in Costa Rica. I pick this hostel for how close it is for the bus station. When I arrive, everything is normal, nice even -... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

On our first night he was very friendly and upbeat we spent three nights there and had no issues. When we went to check out at 10am we waited for several minutes and called out to find out where he was, but there was no answer. We assumed that because it was Sunday, he must be at church, so we... More 

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Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Gringo Pete's is a cheap hostel in La Fortuna. It was our cheapest private room during our trip. The room did not have shelves or a wardrobe for our clothes, so we had to put our stuff on the bed above us. Shower with hot water. In general, the room was clean, the kitchen however was so dirty I only... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

The hostel itself is fine, simple but not different from other hostels in this price categorie. But the hostel does not feel comfortable because there are rules taped on the furniture litterary everywhere you go, threatening with fines if you don't follow them (we're talking about seperating the garbage in 5 different garbagediaposals, writing your name on your food in... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Of you are looking for a cheap, convenient stay, this is the place for you! We stayed in one of the private room! The staff is very friendly, if you have the chance, do the free hotsprings! The open kitchen lacks a little bit of cookware but get the job done!

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night. It looked like a nice and comfortable place. For $16 a night, we got our own room with private bath. What a deal right? Well guess what? You get what you pay for! After cooking a hot lunch for me and my boyfriend, I left the hot ceramic pan in the sink to cool... More 

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Eichstatt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

La Fortuna is a touristic town near the volcano Arenal. The hostel is cheap and good, you can start day trips and go swimming in some rivers with a rope swing or visit the hot springs. Everything is offered and organized by the hostel. In the evening you can chat in the big living room and kitchen with new people.... More 

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Encinitas, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's all I needed. Pleasant to go with the small group for dinner. I enjoyed hiking up to Fortuna Fall & the night hitch hike back. Volcano "flow" is speck size boulder at night you pay to see on a mini bus ride - no big deal.

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