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Posada Del Arenal

Calle central | Main road, 250m east of La Fortuna central park (downhill), La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

In past 6 years stayed here many times... - -New people have more than doubled prices.- A true ---TOURIST TRAP Wrote reviews of this place before with high praises, no more. Also in supposed "coin laundry" it cost me $10 USD just to dry 1 load of clothes.

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Posadadelarenal, Propietario at Posada Del Arenal, responded to this review
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Estimado cliente, como usted debe haber notado La Posada tiene muchos años de existencia y para poder mantener y mejorar... More 

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Private bathroom, a huge room, nice garden: all for a very modest price! Plus: not a hostel where they try to sell you tours (since nobody speaks English!). On the other hand, rooms were a bit basic and the kitchen was poorly equipped (wonky frying pans and such)

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the PoSada Inn for two nights at the beginning of our trip across Costa Rica. We didn't communicate much with the owners since there was a language barrier, however they were fantastic hosts. The inn is located just a few hundred metres from the heart of La Fortuna, which made it a very conveniently located place to... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Posada Inn is pretty standard as far as basic hostel accommodations, but there are a few things that made this place great. The location is two-ish blocks away from the town center, so everything is close but the hostel is still quiet at night. And there's a cute little outdoor covered kitchen and seating area. No breakfast, but free wifi... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you're looking for a cheap hostel, this is your place. The price is unbeatable. However, you certainly get what you pay for. When we arrived, there was a dead cockroach on the floor. One of the bed frames was being eaten by termites, as evidenced by the pile of wood dust on the floor. The other bed was full... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

First, the positives: The owner was very friendly and provided great advice for affordable things to do in La Fortuna. Also, the hotel was very very cheap, which is exactly what we were looking for. The price made up for all of the negatives, but I could see how other travelers' priorities might not match up with my "budget first,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My friend and I stayed here for several nights while exploring the area around Volcán Arenal. The owner (Derek/Derrick) was very helpful, and the rates were very inexpensive. The room was simple but more than adequate for what we paid. As someone else mentioned, Derek knows a wildlife tour guide (his name is Giovanni), and we decided to accept the... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The rooms are simple yet very clean. You have everything you need. The place is very well maintained and safe. Derrick (the owner) was so helpful and kind. He went well out of his way to ensure we were able to enjoy our time in Fortuna. He hooked us up with an impressive night hike with a local to see... More 

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PosadaInncr, Gerente at Posada Del Arenal, responded to this review
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Hola Reciba un cordial saludo de parte de sus amigos de La Posada. Se que ya a pasado mucho tiempo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The rooms are simple and clean. Quite a good location for wandering La Fortuna and a great deal in order to save money for the activities on and around the volcano. The owners were really pleasant and helpful.

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PosadaInncr, Gerente at Posada Del Arenal, responded to this review
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Hola... Queriamos darle las gracias por tomarse la molestia de comentar a cerca de nuestro hostel. Estamos trabajando para mejorar.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Derek is an absolute legend, our friend had walked in enquiring about free rooms, they were full so Derek let us use the spare rooms at the front of his house. The backyard is huge and the communal kitchen has everything you need. A mini detour in terms of our travel plans but Derek made it for sure! Only thing... More 

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PosadaInncr, Gerente at Posada Del Arenal, responded to this review
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hola mis amigos... Gracias por sus buenos comentarios y me alegra que su estadia haya sido tan buena y emocionante.... More 

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