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100 meters W of the bus stop | Next to Gringo Pete's II, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 119-5655, Costa Rica (Formerly Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Eindhoven
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chill Out looks a bit like faded glory. The rooms could use some new paint. The bathroom was okay, but smells moldy. The toilet didn't work right. The kitchen looks old and I wouldn't cook there. The sheets on the bed were torn and the pillows smell sweaty. The lady at the front desk only speaks Spanish. There is cable... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

At Chill Out Backpackers, the host was incredibly kind and very easy to work with. We paid $10 per person and breakfast was included. The rooms were very clean and the so were the bathrooms. It was a great atmosphere to chill out and lay in a hammock. It is close to the city center. There was a kitchen, wifi,... More

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Monteverde
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I stayed at this hotel a few days ago and I have to say that it was not bad, I had a good sleep even though is right next to the street, maybe i was tired. The room was ok, there was a cable tv, the bed was confi and the bathroom was very clean. I paid 20 bucks, maybe... More

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Chillout backpackers "hostel" IS NOT A HOSTEL! A hostel usually has a functioning usable kitchen, a common area, dorms, etc. None of which are an attribute of the Chillout. This is more of a motel at best. Street noise is very loud and last night one of the workers were getting drunk with his buddies and being loud until... More

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Volcanolakeadventure, Manager at Chill Out Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi everyone! We have MOVED and are around the corner 100 meters from the bus stop! We have asked TripAdvisor to change the location but as many of you know that can take some time. Please see our new location which is around the corner and we'll take great care of you like we did when we managed the location... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Easy to get to from the bus stop and close to ATMs, park, shops, supermarkets, restaurants etc. You can book trips and onward shuttle buses, lots of info. Staff nice, wifi patchy but generally good I stayed in a 4 bedded dorm which was tiny, one of the most cramped rooms I've seen. But the beds were comfy and the... More

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Volcanolakeadventure, Manager at Chill Out Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi everyone! We have MOVED and are around the corner 100 meters from the bus stop! We have asked TripAdvisor to change the location but as many of you know that can take some time. Please see our new location which is around the corner and we'll take great care of you like we did when we managed the location... More

Berlin, Germany
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11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The rooms are well equipped, even with a tv but our first room was very clammy and in the bathroom there were fungis on the wall and it smelled very strangly. The kitchen was very disorderly and there was not enough space to put your things to andeven no table for eating. The stuff is very friendly. One thing we... More

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Volcanolakeadventure, Manager at Chill Out Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi everyone! We have MOVED and are around the corner 100 meters from the bus stop! We have asked TripAdvisor to change the location but as many of you know that can take some time. Please see our new location which is around the corner and we'll take great care of you like we did when we managed the location... More

Swift Current, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place! Lots of tours available through this hostel at a great price, (including a pretty cool free tour to a rope swing over a waterfall!), plus all the information and help you could possibly want. The staff was extremely friendly and accomodating, and worked in coordination with a restaurant across the street - Just Good Food - which... More

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Granada, Granada, Nicaragua
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Chill out backpackers is a fun cheap place in La Fortuna. It's clean and tidy. They have hot water and a clean kitchen...if you have been traveling through central america for a while this is very exciting. The owners and stafff are very nice and super accomadating. Everyone always asks you how you are and is always ready to invite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Very clean rooms, fan, tv, great area of town. Was only going to stay one day, but these guys have the best tours and prices available. We booked everything though them and saved alot of money and time by doing so. Very friendly people, free tours to Hot Springs and an awesome rope swing. Best prices on tours through the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Central location in the happening. Part of la fortuna, clean rooms and bathrooms, very personal staff who will help you out with anything you need including tours and tranfers Can't ask for much more. Close to all the good restaurants and supermarkets. Great option for those on a budget! Enjoy

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Also Known As:
Chill Out Backpackers Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Address: 100 meters W of the bus stop | Next to Gringo Pete's II, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 119-5655, Costa Rica (Formerly Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 51 Specialty lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chill Out Backpackers is under new ownership (Erick Zelaya) and moved location. We are the ultimate and economical place to stay in La Fortuna with rooms only 10 dollars per person. Free Breakfast, Free Internet and Kitchen use is included. Located in the center of La Fortuna, only 100 meters west from the bus station. ... more   less 
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