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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed in a room with private bath. We had a complimentary breakfast as we booked our Arenal volcano hike with hot springs with them.The staff speaks little English but was very friendly. We had to switch on the fan as it was hot and mosquitoes were buzzing around. It was quiet at night. A typical backpackers hostel.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We experienced a lousy night in this noisy place. We stayed in one of the private rooms. One of the mattrasses was very smelly and the blankets were not very clean. No attempt was made to add any atmosphere to the hostel. The room most likely used to be a storage room. The owner is very helpful and friendly, though.... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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60 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We experienced a room with private bathroom. All very simple but nice.  There's no breakfast included but the kitchen is well equipped and there is a pleasent outdoor dinning area. We loved the fact that they give free laundry with 3 nights stay - super convenient!  Recommended!

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Address: 75 mts Norte del Banco Popular | Frente a la Escuela La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna Backpackers Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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La Fortuna Backpackers, is a familiar Project, with the idea of creating a place where the visitors can lodge in a friendly, clean, safe and low budget space; where they can enjoy all the natural attractions offered by La Fortuna, San Carlos; here converge big touristic attractions, including the majestic Arenal Volcano, accompanied by the hot spring, whitewater rafting, waterfalls and the tropical rain forest. ... more   less 
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