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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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Galway, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was fine, it did not have AC as advertised and the windows do not seal in the bathroom so mosquitoes can be a problem, but the room was clean and comfortable and we had hot water in the bathroom. The kitchen was literally filthy, there were insects in swarms over ever surface it must never be cleaned -... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The receptionist (male) had a really bad attitude. He was basically treating us like dirt. We talked with several other people in the hostel and they had the same experience. Otherwise the room was full of mosquitoes as it was extremely humid. The kitchen was infested with bugs. We went to get coffee in the morning, opened the sugar jar... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I was looking for my hostel and mistakenly took the first left instead of the second. This terribly rude and unfriendly guy basically shooe'd me away. I was amazed that this guy worked in the hospitality business. I was obviously in the wrong place, but kind instruction from this guy would not have killed him. Why on earth does it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We booked a double room. Despite what is advertised (and what is written behind the reception desk in big letters), it did not have a/c or hot water. A/c you can live without (in March) although the rooms get quite stuffy (even with the window open all day). But no hot water as a bit of an issue. We stayed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

All in all its an okay hostal. The place is really, really clean and the dorms are big so you have a lot of space for yourself! But the girl at the reception was kind of unfriendly (or lazy i dont know), she didnt show me the room or any of the facilities when i arrived. So i didnt feel... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Booked an private room but it ended up to be overbooked, booking.com was to blame she said...doubt that! But after all she was helpful and arranged 2 beds at the dorm, but it's still strange and it's not the first time that they were overbooked so always check your reservation over here!!!!

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Cuba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Been there one night. Clean, cheap very basic motel style hostel with friendly stuff. As everything in Costa Rica is expensive, it's nice to find this little motel with reasonable prices which is in the middle of the centre. Save your money and spoil yourself in one of the expensive spas instead! You are welcome 😉

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed here for a couple of days. Room was ok (decent for the price), but there was a strong stench of bleach. Beds are not uncomfortable and AC was ok. It is conveniently located if you want to just walk around and explore restaurants and all. A water purifier or something similar in the kitchen area would have been... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at La Amistad. The room was clean and reasonably priced. We booked a double with A/C. We didn't really need the a/c--except as someone else pointed out, to drown out the noise from other guests. One of the days we were there, a group was getting ready for an early morning activity (like 6 am.) They... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

6 of us arrived at Hotel La Amistad last night and not only did they not have our reservation, but the front desk receptionist woman was extremely unhelpful and rude. She said that this was Hostelworld.com 's fault and that "this was not her fault" and "not her problem" after we traveled for almost 24 hours and were looking for... More 

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