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La Fortuna Backpackers

75 mts Norte del Banco Popular | Frente a la Escuela La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Paderno del Grappa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Very affordable price, incredible location in the center of town near shops and bus station, extremely engaging and helpful staff, loved the hammocks and tiki bar, free wifi is pretty weak in the room

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Quite a big hostel, centrally located in the town of La Fortuna. It's close to the many restaurants, bars and tourism offices. It's quite expensive (like everything in La Fortuna) but it's a nice and well maintained hostel. The dorms are large but have no windows. The bathroom is clean and has hot water. There's a big garden with hammocks,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Stayed for two nights, nice courtyard with hammocks and a bar to chill at, clean community kitchen, laundry service and a central location. Stayed there during green season and were delighted about it lacking the common hostel-alltime-party crowd. Recommended.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

No hot water, ants, uncomfortable beds, nonexistent staff, very few amenities; I struggle to come up with anything positive except maybe the location. We stayed here because it was ranked highly and featured in lonely planet, but there are dozens of better options (and better locations) in town.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I will start by saying that I ended up walking out of the hostel at about 10pm as the thought of spending the night there appalled me. After having stayed in the awesome Pension Santa Elena the night before this was the opposite end of the hostel spectrum. It has a horrible atmosphere. There were dead cockroaches in my bathroom... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was a great place to stay - centrally located in la fortuna close to all the restaurants, shops and ativities. It is fully equipped with a kitchen with all the food tools you might want to cook and a cozy living room that was so spacious we could all hang out and enjoy the evenings cooking and organazing for... More 

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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Before you go here make very sure that you don't actually want Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna. Very close in name but that is where the similarities end. We turned up expecting a lively, funky hostel with a bar and ended up staying the night in what essentially appeared to be a garden shed because we felt stupid and a bit... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

La fortuna backpackers is not the most luxurious place but it is quiet, clean and most off all, the owner is amazing!!! he helped us book tours and even got us a pretty good discount on transport. He was very happy and helpfull, I higly recommend this hotel for the quality of the service and for the nice and quiet... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Spent a night there. Since the dorm room I booked was full, they gave me the single room with private bathroom. Nice on their part. It is a small hostel and did not get to hang out much as most of the guests where family members traveling together. The host (a young woman) is very nice but not a good... More 

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The owner made the end of our trip just what we needed. He took care of us from the moment we arrived to booking us our way out. Travelling gets exhausting when you don't plan ahead and just go with the flow so it was a nice break having someone book everything for us. Thanks Andrew, we had a blast!

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