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Hotel Dorothy

Barrio Pilo | 75m south from the Bus Station, 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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Guelph, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived and the desk staff was not very helpful or friendly. The room was cramped with only a bed and side table. Not clothes bar to hang clothing in the tiny closet. The shower drain was high, so there was standing water in the shower stall. I tried to use the communal kitchen, but was appalled at the dirt... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Pros: Cheap Hot water in the shower (takes a few minutes to heat up) New mattresses (they sink in a bit but are better than described in previous reviews). Cons: Pretty stuffy. Some of the rooms have a mouldy smell. We asked to switch right away and the second one we got was much better. Stains on the towels. No... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I was skeptical due to the price, but after checking one hostel that was $43/ person I decided to have a look. It was exactly the same type of room I have been paying $20 - $25 for. My room was big, bright and clean. Hot water was hot. There is a deck with tables and chairs upstairs if you... More 

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Boxtel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Dorothy has cheap rooms ($22 for a double with privat bathroom), and has a kitchen which is very nice if you are a budget traveler. Good wifi connection and a computer available. Location is good, it is near the busses and supermarket, center is also walkable in 5 minutes or so. The room itself is basic, nothing fancy. In our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We only stayed one night as we were just passing through from Monteverde to get to Tortoguero. Searching for accom was hard - so many hostels charge hotel rates & our budget cannot afford US$60 for a hostel. On arrival to La Fortuna we went to Hotel Dorothy to check it out, we had the choice of many rooms. Some... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Hotel Dorothy might be one of the cheapest offers in town but definitely not worth it! The rooms are very small, many of them are not completely dry which means that you find mold in several places. We stayed 3 nights, after the first two nights I was coughing so much because of the mold, that I asked to switch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This low budget hotel is great, I stayed several days and have nothing to complain about. Located conveniently in the center of Fortuna, hot water,Fan, Free WiFi. The Manager Rolando was friendly and knowledgeable. I will be staying in this Hotel on my future trips!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed in room 18 which consisted of a private bathroom (hot water) a double bed and single bed all for 22$ a night. Its found a little bit off from the main road but it was no hassle. 3 minute walk and your in the middle of all the action. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. And just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

This review is strictly for the hotel - NOT for the tour of arenal and the hot springs that runs out of here (that was five stars for sure). Hotel Dorothy is very cheap and you certainly get what you pay for. My sister and I stayed for one night. Behind the toilet in our room was covered in mold... More 

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Chur, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Dorothy for three nights. The first night we where the only guests. The room on the second floor was simple with some mold on the wall to the bathroom. There was no locker/safe. The communal kitchen was average. The staff almost didn't care at all that there were guest (some didn't even greet...). Location is good,... More 

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