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La Choza Inn Hostel
2.0 of 5 Inn   |   La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park ., Costa Rica   |  
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
“Very friendly, helpful and honest staf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We stayed at La Choza Inn last November and had a great experience. The room was very clean, and perfect value for money. But I would recommend this place mostly because of the staff, and Yuaner especially. When we went on the rafting tour (great experience!!) the guides told us they had to take us to another river, because of the heavy rainfall in the previous days. That tour was cheaper, and we would get our money back from our agency. However, we were not going back to La Choza, but would continue to Cahuita instead. We didn't think we would get the refund, but Yuaner contacted us (we didn't even call or e-mail) and asked how he could best get our money back. He suggested to transfer it to the next hotel we were going to stay in, so that he would pay our hotel for us. Amazing service!! We would warmly recommend Yuaner, La Choza and the rafting tour!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

The staff is very useful, Eimey was especially helpful when booking a tour for us. The pros:
In town, great value for your money,in house tour agency, has a family feel to it and it has lockers if you pick a room without a safe box The cons: water could be hotter when showering and the walls are thin in the lower level. My advise is to pay the extra money and get a room upstairs.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Lenin T
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Daniel S, Gerente at La Choza Inn Hostel, responded to this review, May 14, 2012
Hello dear

Thanks for choosing

Lately we've been working on remodeling our facilities,
we now have a better system shower where you can get more hot or cold water according to your preference.

Please stay with us again, our staff will be waiting to serve you and give you all the information you need on tour, prices and offers.
A pleasure to greet
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

The staff at La Choza was very helpful and friendly and made us feel right at home. (Yuaner at the front desk was especially helpful and went out of his way to help when my father got sick). The prices are very reasonable for what you get which includes free internet, free breakfast and a nice common kitchen - being close to a lot of restaurants and one block away from the two major tour providers in town is nice as well. I would definitely recommend La Choza Inn for independent travelers who want a good deal!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BeardogExpeditions
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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

I had a lovely four night stay at La Choza Inn. I immediately felt right at home, and lucked out with a shared room all to myself with a view of the volcano. The staff and the family that runs it were all very friendly and helpful. It's a rustic place, which I mean genuinely and not as a euphemism for dirty. The building with the dorms felt like a log cabin. Sure, there were a couple of details that reminded me I was paying $8 a night - a bit of dirtiness here and there, and the bed wasn't very comfortable - but overall I really enjoyed my stay and thought it was a great value.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank starrynight114
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Daniel S, Gerente at La Choza Inn Hostel, responded to this review, May 14, 2012
hello dear starrynigth114

We are pleased to hear that you enjoy your stay at La Choza Inn.
we always like to make the customer feel at home, so our personal and rooms reflect the family feeling.
Thanks also for your advice to help us always to improve, we hope to see you in La Choza
Best regards
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San Francisco, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

This place is a very good value with a nice location and very friendly staff.

The rooms are a little on the smaller side, but clean and comfortable. There is free wifi, free computer/internet access, and most remarkable, free phone calls to the US (the use the internet I think). The breakfast consists of the usual, coffee, fruit, toast, and best of all, peanut butter.
The on-site travel agency is convenient and reasonably priced (though by no means cheap -- La Fortuna turned out to be a VERY expensive destination).

The staff were friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

The inn was a great choice. Not too expensive and the service was great! It was within walking distance of desafio adventure which was great since we decided to go with them for the tours and we didn't regret it. Eagle tours is also run out of choza inn and I would highly recommend using them for the volcano hike if you choose to do it because they were cheapest and the tour kind of stinks either way- being crowded and touristy it's really not a hike.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Aekelley
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Maine
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

Eagle Tours runs its operations out of this "hostel". My room was $25/night and was clean and adequate for a solo traveler. Not sure you would want to bring too much luggage - you would feel crowded. But the convenience of being within walking distance of restaurants, banks and town for that kind of money is great. I stayed 3 nights and took a tour arranged by Eagle Tours each day. I especially recommend the Cano Negro trip. The guides are excellent - cordial, informative and seemingly terribly interested in you having the best time in Costa Rica. There is also a kitchen for your use (thus the hostel designation) and community space with TV. But there is so much to see and so little time ! Who wants to sit in front of a television? Internet Access in the lobby.
I would recommend this hotel to people who don't need frills.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Loretta P
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Address: 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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Hotel Class:2 star — La Choza Inn Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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