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“Excellent budget choice” 5 of 5 stars
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75 mts Norte del Banco Popular | Frente a la Escuela La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417, Costa Rica   |  
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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Excellent budget choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

A very nice young owner who, I think, recently started this and the place doesn't seem well known yet. We only paid 6 USD per person in a 6-bed room and we were only three in it. The owner is very helpful, and he has a very good price not only for beds, but also for tickets to Baldi hot springs for exampel. His English was not very good but certainly understandeble and he really liked to practice the language. The kitchen could have been a little more cleaned, but it was alright. He could also maybee have a book-exchange just to make it even a little more cosy. But he's on a very good way and I'm sure, and I hope, this will be a good business for a local nice and helpful guy. A good budget choice, and the good marks is due to the price and for the helpful owner.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

The hostel is just a couple blocks from the bus station. I suspect many people don't know about it yet, because it opened in February and hasn't made it into books yet. The owner, Lilo, is extremely nice and helpful. I arrived with an injured knee and a cane and he went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable, carried my stuff, gave me ice for it, ordered me food, etc. He renovated his family's home, and has a new bathroom with showers, toilet stalls, a couple of sinks, all very clean and well designed. There's a place in the back with a small garden, hammock and a fooz ball table (for free), free wi fi, television, etc. I haven't seen this kind of quality for this kind of price in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

I just spend 4 nights ( first week of sept 10) with these guys,it's well located,clean,good atmosphere, Internet, washing and dry machines,they do the best for you until the last minute ! The rate is very interesting. They can organize for you any trip around Arenal Volcano and more !! I strongly recommend them for your backpack trip !

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2010

the hostel is in the center, on a quiet street. they have only dormitories (but they let us have the 4-bed dorm just for the 2 of us), the showers are new and clean, the internet was fast and free and the staff were really nice and helped us with everything we needed (for example booking a shuttle for 5 am in the middle of the night).
excellent budget choice!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 75 mts Norte del Banco Popular | Frente a la Escuela La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417, 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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Fortuna Backpackers, is a familiar Project, with the idea of creating a place where the visitors can lodge in a friendly, clean, safe and low budget space; where they can enjoy all the natural attractions offered by La Fortuna, San Carlos; here converge big touristic attractions, including the majestic Arenal Volcano, accompanied by the hot spring, whitewater rafting, waterfalls and the tropical rain forest. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
La Fortuna Backpackers Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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