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“Nice owners - Nice place!”
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Posada Del Arenal
Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Nice owners - Nice place!”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

The owner Derrick is very helpful and a great guy, so is his son! They helped us with contacting guides and even drove my sister to the doctor when she got sick at night. A perfect budget hotel. Nice rooms, just in the center. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2014
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PosadaInncr, Gerente at Posada Del Arenal, responded to this review, September 6, 2014
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Hola amiga...
Gracias por sus buenos comentarios y me alegra mucho el haber podido ayudarles ese dia. Nuestro pequeño Hostel a cambiado un poco pero sigue siendo grande en calidez humana. Las recordamos con cariño y ojala puedan volver a visitarnos Atte Derrick y Familia
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights while visiting many attractions near la fortuna and volcano Arenal. This place is perfect, quiet yet close to the center of la fortuna.

Rooms are very basic, with a hot shower. Outside there is a common kitchen area which is great to make breakfast. At the moment it's only shared by 4 rooms.

The owner, David, recently took over the place and was working on the yard a few times, I assume he wants to upgrade the place. He speaks perfect English and has many tips on what to do in the area!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Daniel V
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PosadaInncr, Gerente at Posada Del Arenal, responded to this review, September 6, 2014
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Hola amigo.... Reciba un cordial saludo. A pesar de que ya a pasado tanto tiempo queremos agradecerle por sus tan buenos comentarios y tambien decirle que las cosas han cambiado un poco por aca, seguimos siendo un hostel pequeño pero con el gran afan de que la estadia de nuestros clientes sea recordada con cariño... Atte Derrick y Famila.
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Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed 4 nights there. It is not the typical Hotel Backpackers but there is everything you need. Rooms are clean, spacious, and we had our own bathroom for 10$ per personn. Also it is a great way to meet locals who live and work in the area. The owner is really helpful, he booked baot jeep boat for us for a very good price (beating everybody in town, we did check) and took us to a car rental company. A hotel I would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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LONDON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Stayed here for three days as a solo traveller and was well looked after by Dadeo the hostel owner, who made sure I got my brekkie on time every morning, and got my laundry done on time. It was the cheapest place I stayed during my entire trip in Costa Rica and I would highly recommend it. It is basic but it is clean, peaceful, the staff are helpful and friendly and its less than a 10 minute walk from the main bus station, restaurants and supermarkets.

Would stay here again. Thanks Dadeo for your hospitality! :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank SOPHLAM
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sweden
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

I had booked 3 double rooms for our family of 6, through Hostelworld. Booked it 4 months before as I was worried about getting rooms just before Christmas. One month before our arrival I mailed with the manager, Carmen, and confirmed that we wanted 3 rooms. When we arrived at the hotel in the middle of the day she was not there, but one of the hotel guests told us that there where no empty rooms. I phoned Carmen and it turned out that our rooms had been let out to others, all they could offer was one room for 4 people! Carmen did help us to find another place to stay, but we thougt it was so badly organized especially after all that confirming and mailing!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank SwedenFamilytravel
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PosadaInncr, Gerente at Posada Del Arenal, responded to this review, September 6, 2014
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Hola...
Somos los nuevos dueños de la Posada Inn. Mi esposa, mis hijos y yo tomamos este Hostel a principios de este año y queriamos hacerles saber de que son bienvenidos y que si deseaban volver a La Fortuna nos dieran la oportunidad de recibirlos y hacer todo lo posible para que su viaje sea placentero. Atte Derick y Familia
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Lancaster
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2012

My review will be a little biased because the owner was not here when we stayed, so I'm sure it would have been better. First off, the sheets were dirty, the pillow had mold, the room smelled musty, and overall it just wasn't clean. I'm not sure if this was due to the rain or what, but regardless it wasn't pleasant. Small bugs were throughout the bed. The fan barely worked, one of the light bulbs was out...it just goes to show that the room isn't well kept. We even stored our stuff in one of the single rooms after we checked out, because our transportation didn't come until 2:30 and that room looked even more dirty and smelled worse than ours. There are many nicer places to stay in La Fortuna for the same price. $35/night for this is a huge rip off. It was worth maybe $15. If it wasn't for the fact that we were here close to Christmas when everything else was booked, I would have left and stayed somewhere else immediately. The $70 we spent on 2 nights is chalked up as a waste of $$ on this trip. Luckily my husband and I speak Spanish, because unlike most other places here, the staff did not speak English. For such a huge touristy area, I would consider this a necessity. It's out of town and nothing is really close. So if you want something late at night, you're going to have to walk 5-6 blocks to get to town. Also, across the street is a roller skating park that is loud and obnoxious...blasting it's music into all hours of the night. There's no really good spot to hang out either. If you're young, looking to meet other travelers...this is NOT the place for you. Only positive was getting a free breakfast because everything in La Furtuna is pretty high priced. There is also a kitchen where you can cook your own food. Also, there was no hot water for the showers like it stated, and our sink leaked, so our bathroom was a slip and slide our entire stay. Overall...there's so many other better places to stay in La Fortuna...I do not recommend this one.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank bebsoc22
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Santos, SP
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Posada Inn is very well run by Carmen.
She hosts you and gives all information and support you may need.
Clean rooms with hot shower were OK, but her attention and the breakfast was what made the difference.
The breakfast had the best Gallo Pinto we eat in all Central America.
It was also important for us to have secure parking and a good central location, as well as a full kitchen available.
We highly recommend Posada Inn.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank animauro
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Property: Posada Del Arenal
Address: Calle central | Main road, 250m east of La Fortuna central park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Posada Del Arenal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada del Arenal, we are located in the center of La Fortuna. 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 
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