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Hotel La Amistad

Avenida Central | La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica,, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at La Amistad Hotel late and were welcomed by Jonny and Sophia who have extensive knowledge of all activities in the area. They were always willing to give us advice on places to go and things to do throughout Costa Rica. Furthermore they were able to organise tours instantly and at great prices! Their fundamental philosophy of supporting locally... More

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Berlin, Germany
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were here during low season. Stayed one night got a comfy room cheap. Had tv and ac. Wifi worked good. Could park the car in front of our door. Could imagine it being noisy during high season. Nothing to complain about when we lived there. Friendly local owner.

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Saginaw, Michigan
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'm really glad we stayed at Hotel La Amistad. I'm big on supporting locally run businesses and there are a lot of choices in La Fortuna, but La Amistad was a great choice. The room was very affordable and very clean. We had a private bathroom and a TV! Upstairs there is a community kitchen and a pool table as... More

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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

One of the more chill hostels we've been to this trip. Clean, central and quiet. Was finally able to make food and save money (which is hard to do in Costa Rica) They hooked us up with a canopy tour and white water rafting deal that was better than anywhere else we could find. Made some good new friends from... More

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Ashdod, Israel
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We've booked through booking.com a night at La Amistad. When we got there, we paid for the room, and only then saw it for the first time. Big mistake. The room was tiny (~9 m2) and smelly, breathing was close to impossible. The toilet and shower room was tiny as well, and uninviting (understatement). We decided not to spend the... More

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JonnyTee, Manager at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

The customer is upset because Bookings.com cancellation policy and wrote this out of spite; Please disregard. They checked in, used the shower, left their bags and came back hours later looking for refund. The receptionist does not speak English, this is Costa Rica and not everyone speaks English, she explained best she could, when I saw the customer and her... More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The room is probably the cleanest I was in while I was in Costa Rica. Especially for a hostel. It was simple but very quiet and secure. This place would have been outstanding were it not for an unpleasant experience with the tour salesman at the front desk who is also the owner and manager. Bottom line: shop around for... More

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JonnyTee, Manager at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, happy you enjoyed you time in La Fortuna. We give tour discounts to clients on tours that have room to play and Costa Rica Descents Rafting tour is worth every dollar; being an owner operator of a tour myself I respect their service and pricing. I spent over an hour with you sharing my flirts... More

Sturtevant, Wisconsin, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

If you are on a budget and aren't looking for luxury, this is a great place to stay. The rooms are small but comfortable and really if you're in La Fortuna, how much time are you spending in the room??? We will definitely choose to stay here again if we make it back to La Fortuna.

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Sacramento, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We arrived in La Fortuna with our fingers crossed that we would be able to snag a hostel saying as we couldn't get into the neighboring hostel where our friends were staying and low and behold, Hotel La Amistad came to the rescue! For an expensive town, it was a great budget hostel for my traveling buddy and I. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for over a week in the summer. Albeit, would not have stayed that long if I didn't absolutely love it. I stayed in both the private rooms and the dorms. Both kept adequately clean. It's the guests that make them dirty! The location is ideal as it is right in the heart of town. Close to buses... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

PROS Good value for money in an expensive town ($30 a night for a double) Plenty of secure parking Friendly staff that are very helpful for organising any tours They had a kitchen Good shower with plenty of hot water Clean rooms with TV Good location CONS: Although rooms had hammocks and rocking chairs outside, the view was of the... More

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JonnyTee, Manager at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

We value your feedback and use it to make positive changes. Hotel La Amistad has secure parking many other central locations do not. The roof top Common Area is equipped with kitchen ,billiards table, plenty of space and a better view. More plants are being placed around the perimeter of the rooms providing more privacy and a better view as... More

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Address: Avenida Central | La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica,, 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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Number of rooms: 18
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