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Hotel El Volcan

150M Norte del parque de la Fortuna San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Hotel El Volcan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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melaniehookuk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This small hotel is well situated in the centre of La Fortuna and the owner is friendly. The room is fine,clean with thin but clean bedding and towels. But the bathroom floor corners were greasy and grubby, although the toilet,shower and basin were fine. A cockroach made a brief appearance. So I would just say the owner should take a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

the hotel manager is super helpful and friendly, and is always prepared to offer advice and information. He can also help with booking tours (hot springs was good) and transfers to other places in Costa Rica. The rooms are a bit basic, but have good AC, are clean and have comfy beds. Overall very good value in this area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Luis at the front desk was incredible! He was polite, patient, and very accommodating. He helped us book many excursions, despite our several changes of plans. He also had some wonderful recommendations regarding activities to do in the area. The room was very clean and well-kept. The hotel is simple yet has everything you need, especially for the price. It's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

For the price it's ok. It's just 35$ when you book directly in the hotel. The owner is very friendly, polite and helpful. The rooms are very basic and simple, they are a bit rocked off... We had a room with two queen-size beds, so there was enough space for 4 persons. The mattresses were quite old and uncomfy, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Me and my boyfriend have been in hotel el volcan for a week. The place is very welcoming, the rooms are the cleanest we have ever been in costa rica. The ac works and there is hot water with good water pressure. Wifi is excellent. The area is at the centre and very quiet. There is a common kitchenette were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stayed at the hotel for one night. Helpful and nice staff, clean and simple room. AC worked, but made some noise. Some noise from neighboring rooms. It is by no means a fancy place but it is a great option who wants a cheap room. Hot water in the shower and nice wifi connection is also a plus!

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Bonn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed two nights in El Volcano. The rroms are basic but compared to what you find for a comparable price there is nothing to complain about. A big plus for the host. He was very friendly hand helpful. Others in town reproted about nasty hosts with the only intention to talk you into tours. Not at this place. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This place is ok to stay. It was musty. The attendant wasn’t there when I arrived but did explain he was called away on an emergency. It seemed to me no staff that stayed there overnight. I have to say as a woman travelling solo, this is the only place in Costa Rica I did not feel secure. There was... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The hostel is in the center of the city. The building is simple and the room are quite little and without Windows which you can open, so the temperature is higher than outside. Anyway the rooms are provided of air conditioning and moreover are cleaned every days. The owner is really friendly and available to help you to organise your... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Hosts were friendly, location is great. Rooms are somewhat closed without ventilation. Free wi-fi is great. There is a common area with a microwave, refrigerator and a table, disposable glasses, no cutlery, just barely enough.I stayed at room 7. There are 4 rooms and they are almost at the entrance of the hotel. The sound of the air conditioned of... More 

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