We stayed here in September 2009, the first 2 nights of a week+ long trip around Costa Rica and really enjoyed it. The hotel is basic, but to be honest, we were so busy during the day, it really was just a place to crash at night. The rooms were clean & the beds comfy. Our room was at the right end of the 2nd floor, so when we stepped out of the front door, we had an amazing view of the volcano. Sweet!
The breakfast was really good. A perfect way to begin a long day white-water rafting, hiking or rappelling. And the location, while a few blocks off the main strip, is convenient. Don't let the sliding chain-link gate out front scare you...the place is definitely safe. We walked around late at night and had no problems at all. We also liked that we could walk to the stores, cafes & the post office in just a few minutes.
The only negative I can think of is the phone situation. There is no phone in the room, at least there wasn't one in ours. When friends of ours, who were staying at another hotel, tried to contact us, someone from the front desk just ran up to our room with a cordless phone. Looking back, that's our own fault for not getting mobile phone that would work in CR. But, a very small complaint in the scheme of things and definitely NOT a dealbreaker.
So, if you are looking for a nice place to stay, but want to stay on a budget, you can't go wrong with the San Bosco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Bosco Inn, is located in the center of La Fortuna, in the nicest tranquil area of this beautiful charming town, just 15 minutes from the majestic Arenal Volcano.Our strategic location in the town of La Fortuna allows you easy access to all of the services of the area.Our friendly staff is always available to serve you and advise you. We assure our guests an unforgettable stay in La Fortuna. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Bosco Inn Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park