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350 meters west of central park, towards volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Vaasa, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars NEW

After 3 backpacking trips, living in some bad places, and now I finally got bedbugs in my bed in a Backpacker "Resort". Second night i slept in the lounge area because I saw the bugs and found the eggs. The whole mattres was infested. Fine, No money back, no apology, they did not even go an look at the room... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visiting La Fortuna and stayed for a total if 3 nights. Rooms were clean and the crews do a great job keeping common areas clean and the pool was really nice to have as well. There are plenty of places to hang out and chill around reception area and great WiFi too! This was the 2nd time I... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in the heart of La Fortuna offers a great price per night. 10 kms away from thermal waters and 30 kms from local amenities. Rooms are simple but nice; good parking lot; 24/7 security and CCTV; Prices for food and drinks are cheap; it has a nice pool and good areas to relax.

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I take full responsibility for booking a backpacking resort for a family vacation. This was my error. Believe I learned my lesson! In my defense, there are many reviews on TripAdvisor that state this facility is good for families. For the record, it IS NOT. Posted quiet hours are 11PM. This was not at all observed during our stay. The... More 

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Cape Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked the double room we'd booked - comfy bed, nice balcony with a good view of Arenal, clean and spacious. Our room was right on the end of the block so we were next to trees, so we could watch birds from bed. However, the walls are really thin so you hear everyone else in their rooms -... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this place for 2 nights, in tents. There was some confusion upon check-in but was quickly resolved. Staff was friendly and helpful with any questions that we had. There was so much to do at this place if you were just wanting to hangout for the afternoon (which we didn't really do). There was a little playground/outdoor... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the sitting area in the hostel, it’s a great place to sit back with a beer and meet fellow travelers. The front desk was helpful in booking our excursions and the food/drinks are cheap. We had a private room with an ensuite bathroom, it was clean and quiet and the beds comfy. The location was great too, just... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please don't expect this hotel to honor your reservation. I booked a private room at the hotel on Feb. 11th. I was told that everything was confirmed and I had a reservation number. When I arrived on the 14th I was told that there were no rooms available and I would have to stay "across the street". Well, across the... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First.. Pay in Dollars, by law in Costa Rica, when you pay in any bussiness, the exchange rate will always be teh amount provided by the Banco Central, it does not matter where in the country you are... I registered on the 2/10, on that day the exchange rate was ₡ 544.68 per $1USD. They charged me the dollar at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Confusing since they don't seem to sell much alcohol or food, like advertised. But we stayed in a tent for three nights and it was pretty cool. Tents are loud. You hear everything around you. Bugs animals cars and your neighbours *ahem. Beds are not awful, but not great. Loud to move around on in general. Pool and lounge areas... More 

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Address: 350 meters west of central park, towards volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Number of rooms: 11
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