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La Fortuna Backpackers
Lisbon, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Free laundry with 3 nights stay”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We experienced a room with private bathroom. All very simple but nice. 
There's no breakfast included but the kitchen is well equipped and there is a pleasent outdoor dinning area.

We loved the fact that they give free laundry with 3 nights stay - super convenient! 

Recommended!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Stayed there during the rainy season. Very fair prices.... even better that we where the only occupants there. The lady made some GREAT breakfast for us each morning for a very little charge. Would go back anytime! There was no "cooling" system working in our room and the beds where not the best...so at nights it got very hot and hard to sleep. Other then that it's an easy place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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world
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 27, 2011

Nice backpacker with fair rates (compared to others in La Fortuna). Clean rooms with private bathroom and shower.
Breakfast at additional 4$.
WiFi free and fast.
Electricity in the room.
No hooks on the wall.
Friendly staff.
Lockers in sight of reception, bring your own lock.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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san francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2011

Nice, clean and cheap hostel. Close to the main street in La Fortuna and very safe. Close to restaurants, bus station and banks. Stayed in a private room with 1 double bed and 1 single bed and was very clean. I paid about $55 for 3 days. Safes are available but you need to bring your own lock. There is always some staff at the hostel until 10 pm everyday. Owner is very helpful and can book trips for much cheaper than online and outside. Not much common area to hang out or read.
Would recommend for solo travelers and bunch of friends traveling too.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Columbus, Georgia
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

The owner is incredible and can help you with Anything you need. The room was worth the price and very clean. Of course being a spoiled American I hated not having AC but we didn't spend much time there at all. The Breakfast was INCREDIBLE!!! The fresh pineapple juice was so delicious. If you're a backpacker, you just need a safe place to hold your belongings during the day and lay your head at night. This is it! walking distance to restaurants. And it has a washer and dryer! Again, great service. Worth more than every penny!

  • Stayed June 2011
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Stayed with a group of friends
The staff were very friendly hooked us up with good tours for much cheaper than outside - definitely recommend staying here

  • Stayed November 2011
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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 30, 2011

La Fortuna Backpackers was the best place to stay in La Fortuna without a doubt.
Hostel owners are very nice and helpful. Do arrange activities--such as repelling or Baldi--through this hostel! Rooms and bathrooms were very very clean. The stay was only $10, and towels are included (This was one rare occasion in Costa Rica where towels are provided!).
You will never regret staying here!! I guess the only bad thing about this hostel was cold shower...but really, it's not that bad.

Room Tip: Dorm rooms are fine!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Fortuna_Backpackers, Propietario at La Fortuna Backpackers, responded to this review, November 9, 2011
for us is very important to know you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you very much for your good wishes and hope you to return in the future!!!

Thank you very much !!!

Roger & Lilo
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Property: La Fortuna Backpackers
Address: 75 mts Norte del Banco Popular | Frente a la Escuela La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4417, 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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Fortuna Backpackers, is a familiar Project, with the idea of creating a place where the visitors can lodge in a friendly, clean, safe and low budget space; where they can enjoy all the natural attractions offered by La Fortuna, San Carlos; here converge big touristic attractions, including the majestic Arenal Volcano, accompanied by the hot spring, whitewater rafting, waterfalls and the tropical rain forest. ... more   less 
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