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“Clean rooms, close to town and friendly staff” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Choza Inn Hostel

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La Choza Inn Hostel
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Clean rooms, close to town and friendly staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The rooms were clean, the staff helpful, and the breakfast great (though the eggs seemed a bit off, may have been our imaginations though.) A very reliable tour agency in the hotel, use them if you can, we didn't and got burned.

Room Tip: Decent price, clean and close to town. Stay in the private rooms though, the dorms were apparently a...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Hotel was clean, quiet, and had hot water. Information desk was helpful in setting up the ever infamous volcano hike/hot springs combo. Even worked it out for us so that we could go to the hot springs twice in the day. Location is great as is right in town. Our room was a simple room (no tv) but was all we needed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Bjrose9
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Milan
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Friendly staff, good prices, breakfast included, clean and beautiful rooms.
There is a communal kitchen and 2 computers.
They offer you a coffee you can make yourself in the room. Close to the centre!
I will come back and stay there, definitely.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Guys nothing negative at all-walk to town centre, room was clean and tidy, breakfast included, internet-not bad!!

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
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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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Birke_b
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Chateauguay, Canada
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

At first sight, the room was nice. At first, we had a reservation made with hostelbooker and it seems they didn't have it. Fortunately, I had print my reservation so we were able to have a room for the night. They gave us a room with a balcony and repeat us a lot of time that we didn't pay enough for the kind of room that we have on our reservation. We stayed there 3 nights and there was no hot water for half of our stay. The fridge was also very very noisy. We unplugged it for the 1st night as we had nothing to put in it. The sheets smell bad like very old ones. The mattress was ok and the rooms were clean. As for the breakfast, it was a poor one. Only white bread with jam and pineapple. We had breakfast at an hotel in San Jose that cost us half the price and was twice better.

Normally, it's not very hard to satisfied us but we had better expectation of this hotel. As for the positive part, the staff was very friendly and eagle tours was very usefull. The rooms were also very clean and it was not to close from the main place but close enough to reach it in 2 minutes by foot.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ihajoa
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New York City
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

La Choza Inn is a great value if you want a simple, peaceful place to stay in La Fortuna. The concierge was very helpful and friendly and made booking reservations for different activities easy. Breakfast was basic, but the dining area was like an open air cafeteria. La Choza is away from the main drag, but only a few minutes away - it´s in a quiet location. The bed was comfortable and cleaned daily with fresh linens. The bathroom was a little dark and the shower head was missing, but it really wasn´t a big deal. I´d definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Get a room on the second floor for even more quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about La Choza Inn Hostel

Property: La Choza Inn Hostel
Address: Avenida 331, 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
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 #16 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — La Choza Inn Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel backpackers environment, La Choza Inn is a corner of paradise on earth. Located next to Arenal Volcano. in La Fortuna town near all services and attractions. Guests staying at the Hostel backpackers La Choza Inn will be gratified by its ideal location, only a few blocks from landmarks, and just beside the Corocodile Farm. Visitors will be within walking distance to important places such as waterfall, cafes, bars, rock pools, hot springs, National Park, Cerro Chato, restaurants, sodas, banks and casinos await visitors in their Costa Rica vacation while staying in the hotel & hostel -backpackers La Choza Inn in downtown Fortuna. Your stay at this premier hotel & hostel will give you the opportunity at tour desk give to you the whole information and tips of Arenal area, and to enjoy the active Fortuna nightlife after dark. ... more   less 
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