should have read some of the other reviews before i went to this place since it seems that i am not the only one having had trouble with a person of their staff.
first, the hostel itself is not a bad deal at all. paid 7 $ for a little private room which was very basic but clean.
shared bathrooms are kept quite clean and the kitchen area is pretty good.
the downside of it is as many other reviewers mentioned the staff. i had the "luck" to deal with that juan carlos bloke...
was renting a bicycle today (which luckily i did not pay in advance for). after not even 1 min when trying to switch the gears the chain came off and the guide (nice guy) was not able to fix it so we returned to the hostel where i was told by the manager that i had broken the bike and that i was supposed to pay for repairing it. from the first moment on he was pretty aggressive.
telling him that i had not even cycled 500 metres and not done anything else other than trying to switch gears did not help me much either. he called me a "bad boy" for not paying and kind of kicked me out of the place....
after reading the other reviews am glad that i actually only had to pay what i owed them for the room and did not get ripped off even more...
- Also Known As:
- Gringo Pete`s Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Gringo Pete's Too Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park