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Hotel Vagabondo

2 km oeste del parque de la Fortuna | Sobre Carretera al volcan, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 00123, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I stayed a night therewith my gf. Very nice and decorated room for the price, huge TV, clean pool and very private in general. The bathrooms are very nice with normal shower so no worries of waiting for hot water like other places. The restaurant offers a tasty breakfast for both of us included in the rate. Refilled drinks for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Unbelievable!!!! THEY'RE WORST service in the world...cannot believe that the stupidata blond lady that was supposed to SERVE didn't even have the decency of waiting on us just because she did not want to work because we were 8 (4 adults, 4 kids) and there was a free table for 6 and said we would have to wait an hour... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nice little budget hotel just outside of town with a good breakfast.The staff was very friendly and helpful. Even though they cleaned the room it was very musty. The property is well kept and has a hammock outside sitting area. There is a night club nearby and we could hear the bass well into the night.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We loved staying at Vagabondo. The back room by the pool was awesome. One of the best value hotels that we found in all of costa rica on our trip. The free breakfast was great, and the rooms were very clean. We miss Vagabondo!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband & I stayed here for 4 nights last year around Xmas. This was a good budget option given the busy tourist season around that time. The property is pretty and well kept with a small garden, pool, common areas, an in house pizzeria and gift shop. The rooms are on the smaller side but adequate. The staff is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised by the room here, for a budget hotel in Costa Rica it was quite nice. They advertise come a stranger and leave a friend, and I do feel that the entire staff had that attitude they were gracious and friendly. The owner told us from the beginning, MI casa es su casa. and it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed here for 5 nights in Jan 2015 as part of a 21 day trip around Costa Rica. We were backpacking for 3 weeks and trying to keep costs under control in what is a very expensive country (for UK tourists). Room - we had one facing the small pool and was a decent size, clean and the bathroom... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Two of us stayed here for three nights in early November. It was a good deal for the price we paid ($55 per night), but the bugs in the room and the discoteque/late night restaurant next door made me rethink my stay at times. I wouldn't mind staying here again next time I visit Arenal but would definitely look into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Vagabondo for 2 nights and absolutely loved it. The rooms are clean and the beds are super comfortable with nice linens and pillows. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was great. We had pizza and it was very good. Even though it is right on the main road, there was no... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My sister and I went on an 8 day costa rican vacation together. We are budget conscious but didn't want to end up at one of the hostels in la fortuna , our shared dorm party days are over but we still need a decent price. Hotel vagabondo was perfect for us. The room was clean had ac and opened... More 

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