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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is very nice, and we only paid 14 dollars per night for a private room, I think it's ultimately the most cheap place in town. But the owner Pete is a crazy person, he seriously needs help. He talks to himself all the time, and one night when we came home a bit late from downtown, he was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Gringo Pete's was the worst hostel I have ever stayed at. Pete is rude to his employees and his customers alike, insinuating that I did not know how to perform basic cooking duties (???) and was openly condescending to the girl working at the front desk in front of me. To top things off, we got bedbugs from staying here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

We moved here after going to another place in town which was far more expensive for a dorm than this was for a private and were very happy. The private rooms were clean, comfortable, en suite shower and very reasonably priced. There's some very conflicting reviews on here but we couldn't fault the place especially for the price. The kitchen... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

All in all, our experience at Gringo Pete's Too was okay. There was a cockroach in our room, which we didn't appreciate. The kitchen was not well equipped: We couldn't find any mugs (only plastic cups), the plates-situation was similar (all plastic). The major reason for feeling unwell in the kitchen were ants. I'm not talking about some ants passing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

we stayed here two nights. cheap basic private or dorm rooms. clean and quiet with huge share kitchen and friendly service. we had two young children with us who were made to feel welcome by the staff. close to everything.

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

The title says it all Go find better place to stay pay a little more and be happy Don't give your money to such a bad hostel The women on the desk need to fix up her life She need to get a new job where she doesn't need to interact with people To many rules in this place the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Where to start? OK. This places main plus point is it is cheap. At $6 for a dorm and $7 or $8 for a room it is a very cheap place. But you get what you pay for... I am a backpacker on a small budget and I would NEVER go back here. Pay more, go elsewhere and enjoy your... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Gringo Pete's was what it promised to be. Affordable, accommodating of large groups and close to town-but that's about it. We were a large group of 19 teenagers all travelling together and the owners really tried to take advantage of this. We had to push to get what we were 'entitled' to according to their advertising and were refused top... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Ahhh, Gringo Pete's. Unlike many other reviewers I did not personally have an altercation with the owner, but I must say this: he is a strange and angry man. Maybe he is the angriest man in Costa Rica. I pick this hostel for how close it is for the bus station. When I arrive, everything is normal, nice even -... More 

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Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Gringo Pete's is a cheap hostel in La Fortuna. It was our cheapest private room during our trip. The room did not have shelves or a wardrobe for our clothes, so we had to put our stuff on the bed above us. Shower with hot water. In general, the room was clean, the kitchen however was so dirty I only... More 

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Additional Information about Gringo Pete's Too

Address: off the main road, 350m from bus stop away from volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 11000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Gringo Pete`s Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Gringo Pete's Too Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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