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“Best location in la fortuna” 5 of 5 stars
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La Choza Inn Hostel
Squamish, Canada
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Best location in la fortuna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The inn is located very close to the center of la fortuna, but far enough from the main road. A quiet place with very clean and nice rooms.
The owners and the staff are very nice and welcoming (say hey to Carlos zikokim...)
And they also have a very good laundry service with the best prices in town.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salzburg, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stayed here for three nights in a double with ensuite in the main building. The last two nights we moved into a room with aircon. This is US$45 instead of 35 a night, but we managed to get it for the same price for the last night :)

The place is clean, wifi is good in the rooms and the free breakfast is good, too. There's eggs, toast, fruit, coffee... the usual. Staff is friendly and the kitchen is well equipped, if you want to cook your own meals.

It's located one block behind the main street, which means it's very close to all the action but still very quiet.

The only thing we didn't like was the fact that the rooms smell a bit musty because the bathrooms don't have a window (but a fan). We tried to air the room as much as we could and hang the towels outside to dry, but there's only so much you can do. But I guess you don't spend that much time in the room anyway.

We would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

La Choza is in a good spot, a couple blocks from the town center and quiet at nighttime. The staff was very kind and accommodating, especially Yuaner.

I did not like the room I stayed in-- it was in a rustic side building with dorm style rooms upstairs. They were not particularly clean (the top bunks were dusty and had dead bugs on them), swarmed with mosquitoes, and the shared bathroom was very rustic. As it was only $10 per night I can't complain too much, but I would recommend staying in the nicer rooms in the main building, or trying a different place if you're backpacking. The breakfast was nice to have, but lacked variety, and yes, as someone else commented, the eggs were a little off.

I would recommend this place for couples or people looking for a less expensive hotel, but not for backpackers. Also, everything in town was pretty expensive and tours were really spendy. If you are looking to travel on the cheap, La Fortuna is not the place to visit.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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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.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank wmrtravels
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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Milan
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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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
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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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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