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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Moscow Ru
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is not expensive small hotel near volcano Arenal. We paid 65$ per night for two adult and one child, breakfast was included (breakfast was good). Shower was not good, because heater for water was directly on the pipe and worked not properly. Not so far from hotel, you can find park with different kind of local animals, hot spring... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We've spent there only one night when we chose a trip under Arenal Volcano. Location is ok, the area is really quiet, but for the city centre you need to take a taxi for 4$. Excellent staff, very helpful and polite. Great coffee in the hotel's restaurant. The room was big and comfortable. Small but very nice garden with pool,... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

It's clean and quiet. They've gone to some effort to make the rooms interesting, with the walls painted funky colors and lots of art hanging on them. The adjacent restaurant is comfortable; I particularly enjoyed a salad I had there my first night. The water pressure in the toilet was low. There are a few other restaurants in walking distance,... More

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Metro Detroit, MI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Vagabondo for 7 nights at the beginning of January. At the beginning of our stay, we had a very small room containing a full sized bed and a twin sized bed with barely enough room to walk around them, and no room to walk in between them. However, the room was clean, with A/C and a... More

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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights and had the best time. It's a 20 minute walk from the town square and has a fantastic view of the volcano. It's a great location because we were so close to everything but had a more private quite atmosphere.The breakfast is sooooo good and they had a few options which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Really nice, small and quiet hotel with pool and great rooms. If you choose a "tipical breakfast"- I guarantee you will not regret it. Really nice and clean place, great staff and good prices and you have a very good view to Arenal volcano from here! Also- if you are planing to by a food in the shop- the big... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Hotel Vagabondo is quiet (for a while we wondered if any other guests were even there!), friendly, and beautiful. Our room was extremely spacious, exquisitely furnished and very comfortable. The staff cleaned our room thoroughly and changed our towels daily, and were super accommodating and as helpful as could be. We had a dream-worthy pool in front of our room... More

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife, father in law, and sister chose to stay at the Vagabondo for 4 nights in January 2013 after deliberating between this hotel and La Bijagua which is down the street and priced similarly. WE chose Vagabondo primarily b/c the # of great reviews it had and available pics, Bijagua seemed to be newer and less established. We have... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

There are no words to describe how great the food here is, we stayed a couple of nights (me and 2 friends), the staff and owners were really friendly, the place is so relaxing, hot showers, comfortable and nice rooms! all very clean. And has a nice view of the volcano arenal. I would definetely come back here on my... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Basic room with pleasant service. Stayed there with my sister in a room with A/C and 2 single beds. We had to wait an hour for room on first arriving but the front desk person watched our bags and sent us out to relax in a hammock in the quiet garden courtyard while we waited. Small pool in backyard was... 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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