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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
msyu10 Vancouver, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was just what I hoped for when looking for a quiet spot with breakfast. The ladies there were extremely helpful, making sure we were well taken care of, especially when my boyfriend was sick. The breakfast was simple but good, with three options to choose from which were the traditional Costa Rican meal, fruits with toast or croissant... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brief stay at Hotel Vagabondo has been my worst accommodation experience to date after 6 months travelling through Central America. I made a reservation in good faith according to what their website had advertised, but found the hotel did not provide the services it promised. There was no WiFi when I arrived, although they did fix it a few... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The hotel is a 15-20 min walk from downtown La Fortuna, which is a pretty good location, since it's not as noisy or crowded. The room (number 8) I got was a tad bit small and only fit a bed and a nightstand. But the facilities were pretty clean. One concern I had was that, since all of the rooms... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Vagabondo for two nights. It was a great little spot and breakfast is included. There's a little pool in the back, which was perfect as it was really hot out. The room we had did not have AC (they do have AC rooms) but the fan over the bed was fine. The hotel is a few... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great place for a great price. Good location, very near many hotspring, arenal park, and the waterfall. easy walk to la fortuna. friendly staff. Good breaktfast, nice clean rooms. Very good & safe. Fun souvenier shop

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Difficult to find (stopped about 5 times for directions) - turns out they had a sign on the ground painting it by hand as we were trying to find it....but there are two small banners indicating the hotel and pizzeria. Not enough signage, in my opinion. Once we checked it, we were pleasantly surprised by the size of the room,... More

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Post Falls, Idaho
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We only spent one night here, on our way from the North back to Alejuela. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms in back by the pool offer a pleasant get-away from the highway. Were traveling with another couple and so we had a long dinner at the Pizzeria, even played cards. The staff was fun to interact... More

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West Hollywood, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at how lovely this tiny one story hotel was. When we were dropped off I was just expecting a clean bed, warm shower and not much more! Then they took us to our lil bungalow style room in the back...with the pool right outside the gorgeous spacious room!!!! The street is lined with tons of restaurants... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Great little hotel to come back to at the end of a long, active day in the Fortuna area. Breakfast is pretty standard. The Tang is great. The attached restaurant is ok for dinner, but there's better food (and bang for your buck) close by. Showers weren't always hot, but that's ok. We had one issue in that the hotel... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Overall, a very great hotel. Our double room was perfect and spacious. The location was great considering we had a car and were easily able to get around to activities in town as well as further away. The stay included complimentary breakfast, which was delicious, but the same every morning. We went to town to celebrate New Years; the locals... More

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Address: 2 km oeste del parque de la Fortuna | Sobre Carretera al volcan, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 00123, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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We are the Vagabondo Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos and gives us a taste you contact us The rooms have a simple decoration to Italian style, with wooden furniture, feature garden, pool, restaurant and parking Also include Air conditioning or fan, TV, WIFI, safe, private bathroom and shower, plus breakfast included ... more   less 
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