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Posada Del Arenal

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

First you have to keep in mind that La Fortuna is, itself, a tourist trap. Everything in a tourist area is more expensive than other locations. The hotel is easy to pass, it took me three times before I spotted the place. It has a sign out front for laundry service. This is a family run small hotel within walking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

I found this place to be very nice and comfortable. The room was spacious and clean, with air conditioning for a good price. The family who run the hostel are very nice and most helpful in offering advice in visiting the national park. The communal kitchen is basic, but has just enough to get by.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

In past 6 years stayed here many times... - -New people have more than doubled prices.- A true ---TOURIST TRAP Wrote reviews of this place before with high praises, no more. Also in supposed "coin laundry" it cost me $10 USD just to dry 1 load of clothes.

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Posadadelarenal, Propietario at Posada Del Arenal, responded to this review
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Estimado cliente, como usted debe haber notado La Posada tiene muchos años de existencia y para poder mantener y mejorar... More 

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Private bathroom, a huge room, nice garden: all for a very modest price! Plus: not a hostel where they try to sell you tours (since nobody speaks English!). On the other hand, rooms were a bit basic and the kitchen was poorly equipped (wonky frying pans and such)

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the PoSada Inn for two nights at the beginning of our trip across Costa Rica. We didn't communicate much with the owners since there was a language barrier, however they were fantastic hosts. The inn is located just a few hundred metres from the heart of La Fortuna, which made it a very conveniently located place to... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Posada Inn is pretty standard as far as basic hostel accommodations, but there are a few things that made this place great. The location is two-ish blocks away from the town center, so everything is close but the hostel is still quiet at night. And there's a cute little outdoor covered kitchen and seating area. No breakfast, but free wifi... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you're looking for a cheap hostel, this is your place. The price is unbeatable. However, you certainly get what you pay for. When we arrived, there was a dead cockroach on the floor. One of the bed frames was being eaten by termites, as evidenced by the pile of wood dust on the floor. The other bed was full... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

First, the positives: The owner was very friendly and provided great advice for affordable things to do in La Fortuna. Also, the hotel was very very cheap, which is exactly what we were looking for. The price made up for all of the negatives, but I could see how other travelers' priorities might not match up with my "budget first,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My friend and I stayed here for several nights while exploring the area around Volcán Arenal. The owner (Derek/Derrick) was very helpful, and the rates were very inexpensive. The room was simple but more than adequate for what we paid. As someone else mentioned, Derek knows a wildlife tour guide (his name is Giovanni), and we decided to accept the... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The rooms are simple yet very clean. You have everything you need. The place is very well maintained and safe. Derrick (the owner) was so helpful and kind. He went well out of his way to ensure we were able to enjoy our time in Fortuna. He hooked us up with an impressive night hike with a local to see... More 

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Hola Reciba un cordial saludo de parte de sus amigos de La Posada. Se que ya a pasado mucho tiempo... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Posada del Arenal, we are located in the center of La Fortuna (Main road, 250 m east of La Fortuna central park (downhill)). The supermarket and local stores are only 200 meters west on Main Street and walk a little further to find a bank / ATM, cafes, excellent restaurants and bars, all within walking distance. We have a very safe and quiet environment, so come to relax and enjoy our hospitality.Parking.Tour Desk.Communal Kitchen.Wi-Fi and Free Internet.View of Arenal Volcano. TV on the Back Patio.Private Baths with Hot Water. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Posada Del Arenal

Address: Calle central | Main road, 250m east of La Fortuna central park (downhill), La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $43 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Posada Del Arenal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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Posada Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Posada Del Arenal Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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