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The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse

Costado Correo, Segundo Planta(second floor) | In the Center of Fortuna, Next to the Post Office, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly The Sleeping Indian Hostel)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I would like to start by saying that when you get there you want to stay forever. The atmosphere and positive energy is amazing. The house is an open concept have the kitchen, living room, a hammock and a very beautiful balcony where you can watch all the action of Fortuna. If you do not have transport this the safest... More 

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Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Stayed at this hostel for 3 nights and although the hostel & the room in general are nice and budget friendly, but my room had ants evreywhere which is the reason why I downgraded its rating. The location of the hostel is in the center of la fortuna town with lots of restaurants & shops right across the street, however,... More 

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Peter F, Owner at The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse, responded to this review

Unfortunately if you dont keep the food you have in your room in an air-tight container it will be invaded by ants in a tropical setting such as this More 

Senggigi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Sleeping indian When we first arrived we were greeted by a lovely young hostess from the USA. The room was very clean and all worked well and we felt very welcome. That welcoming feeling changed completely when the owner arrived at home (he lives in the hostel, no problem) and put on relaxing music at a rather high level. We... More 

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Peter F, Owner at The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse, responded to this review

unfortunately not every guest is a good fit for every location These particular individuals monopolized our house for days on end 24 hours at a time! They insisted on dominating the common space to the exclusion of others with an extreme sense of entitlment and became angry when asked to share the living room with other guests! I pointed out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed here for three nights. Clean room. Next to the main plaza, restaurants, grocery stores and the adventure companies. No need for any private transportation. Kitchen is spacious and convenient. It is next to the main road. So, from our room which was next to the road, we could hear some noise. It is a very convenient and safe... More 

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Newark Notts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for seven nights at the Sleeping Indian.It provided an excellent base for me to explore the Arenal Volcano area.The communal space is beautifully furnished and lit which gives it a very homely feel.The owner Peter is a great bloke who made me feel welcome as did Cassie who works for him during the day.It was a pleasure to... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed two nights at The Sleeping Indian and it turned out to be a great choice. It's an unpretentious place upstairs over some local businesses well located in the center of town. There is one large central space surrounded by six bedrooms, all with private baths. Everything was spotlessly clean and very secure. The host, Peter, is what makes... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

The guesthouse itself has potential and could be quite lovely, the owner however is not and made our stay extremely uncomfortable and unpleasant. This should be changed from a hostel/guesthouse to a bed & breakfast as you feel you are living in the owners home. We stayed 3 nights and were treated as if we were overstaying our welcome by... More 

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Peter F, Owner at The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse, responded to this review

As you can see, these guests have been the only individuals who had the alleged negative experience at our guest house. We should have expected something like this kind of perspective based on their conduct in our guest house. They generated a tremendous amount on refuse while dominating the kitchen and when politely asked to take some out, they visibly... More 

Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

we've been in the sleeping indian guesthouse for two nighs. the place was great - nice, clean, great location in the city center, well equiped, and very warming. the best part of the staying was the landlord - Peter. he helped ud with any questiong we had, booked a cheep tours for us, and helped us with many things -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The Sleeping Indian has a really convenient location and is a clean and comfortable guest house with a nice communal space and kitchen, but the new owner did not make us feel welcome. There is also a dog which is very friendly but wants to play and jumps up on guests a lot (including when I was carrying hot coffee... More 

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Sacramento, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Plusses and Minuses: + Very awesome midtown location to get to everything fast + Very awesome and knowledgeable host open to help you in the best way + Very open and comfortable common area right next to all the rooms providing a great way to meet other guests and see what they are up to - Room was a bit... More 

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