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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
HeatherMW99 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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24 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this hotel based on location and price, whilst the volcano can be seen from the car park on a clear day that is the only good things that can be said about the place. We totally agree with previous reviewers that say that the owner is only after your money, not only did he completely rip us off... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Fortuna is a pretty rustic place mostly and this hostel was no luxurious resort, but it was a very good experience. Everything was clean and the beds were pretty comfortable. Francklin, the owner, helped us book the tours we wanted and all our transportation. When we wanted to go to the waterfall and asked him to call us a... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

All the reviews who talk about the owner trying to coerce you into taking him up on one of the tours on his list. Luckily my spouse is Costa Rican and we just said she had a headache and we were going to take it easy and sleep. He was clearly frustrated, but reluctantly did not press further. Our room... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I'm not one to leave a bad review, but I believe it is my duty to do so in this case. The owner/manager was a nightmare. Sure, if you spend hundreds of dollars on his tours, he'll love you. But if you plan on just being a guest at his hotel, prepare for a very unfriendly experience. We cannot recommend... More

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San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is an awesome place to stay if you're just looking for a quite room to sleep in between adventures. The staff is very helpful if you're looking for stuff to do, and the rooms are clean and quiet. The upstairs rooms have an amazing view of the volcano. The rooms have a fan and a tv.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

16 friends and I went to this place recommened by the school we are studying at in San Jose. This hotel was wonderful and clean and there was even AC and hot water. Francklin the owner, was so nice to all of us! We were able to go to Baldi Hot Springs because of him and he drove us there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed here 3 nights during our honeymoon. The hotel is clean and well priced but only the upstairs rooms have views of the volcano. The salesman, Tony was friendly but his constant talking got tiresome and he got very pushy over booking tours etc - he would find us around the town and start telling us what to do... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We (3 females) stayed there for 3 nights, we got a really nice deal. The room was nice and clean with a fresh smell, not humid. Top scale compared to some of the other places around the block. Frank the owner was really nice and friendly, even gave us a ride to a car rental place and then back to... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Room was GREAT... only 20 bucks a night for a private room with a private bath and HUGE shower, fans, and TV (didn't use the TV, don't know about the quality). It was clean, not much more you could ask for for the price. HOWEVER, we booked a tour with the manager for $40 a person which he told us... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We paid 20$ for a double room in the high season. The room was fairly clean. the towels- you use your own. there was a TV in the room and hot water in the shower. it's not the place you come to enjoy the hotel- but to go out and travel and save on lodging. The manager was for me... More

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Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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