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“Disgusting” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Posada del Tope Hotel

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La Posada del Tope Hotel
Ranked #10 of 15 Liberia B&B and Inns
Maarssen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Disgusting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

By far the most disgusting place I have ever seen. I know you should not expect much from 25 dollars a night but the black mold was literally falling from the walls. The room(We stayed in the 'newer' part of the hostel) looked like it had not been cleaned in years. Under one of the two beds there was even a pile up of black mold. Very unhealthy if you ask me. The mattresses where not changed since ever and where absolutely horrible. When you lay down you sank to the bottom and every movement could be heared. The net that should protect against mosquitos was full of holes and because you we where laying with our feet outside the bed and against the net we where getting stung a lot. Do not go to this place. There where only two positive things about this place and that is the very affordable and good food of copa d'oro around the corner and the taxi driver they sometimes hire to drive around tourists. This guy was very nice and would wait at every location till you are done.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bordeaux
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We spent just one night in la posada del tope, it was the only hostel we found when we arrived a 7pm. Our room (double bed and private bathroom for 30$) seems nice but it was before we go to bed... We could feel every sprung of the mattress, and ear it at any movement, we had to turn with our feet at the top of the bed for sleeping. The fan was old and so noisy. The mosquito net covered half of the bed ans was very dirty.
We did not have the choice, but we were really angry to pay 30$ and sleep worst than in a 10$ dorm.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights in total, and had a double room with a shared bathroom for $20 a night.
The rooms are relatively clean, comfortable, and even have a TV and mosquito nets.
The sitting area outside is really nice although make sure you have some insect repellant because the mosquitoes will eat you alive.
Staff members are very friendly and helpful in case you need any information.
The location is also great, being only 1.5 blocks from the main square.

Overall, we had a great time and would come back here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Liberia, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed at the Posada del Tope because Hotel Liberia where we stayed the last time was full. Our double bed room for $25 was a hut in the back garden. The window has to be closed during the night (according to the sign on the wall) but the fan was efficient and loud. The room was quite dirty with cracks in the concrete floor, a cockroach in the sink, a few ants and lots of mosquitos. Definitely not worth $25 per night.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

$8 for my own private room with a fan is hard to beat in liberia. They also organise trips from here as well which is nice. It was a little bit dingy because the lighting inside was pretty poor.

It does lack a communal area to socialise in and there is no kitchen or restaurant so you are forced to eat out.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I've stayed here on 4 separate trips through Liberia. 3 out of the 4 I was with another person and stayed in the building across the street. These rooms were basic, but certainly good enough for the price. All are shared bath. The best room in my opinion is at the very rear of the property. Once I was on my own and stayed in the "main building" where the front desk is, and that room was very dark and cramped. Kinda creepy, but I survived.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were excited looking at the pictures on the hotel website but it wasn't as good as the pictures, although this lodging is built inside a heritage house/building and can be homey and good for backpackers. It's a sort of hostel, I should say.

I called in the night before we arrived but the next-day we didn't find our reservation. Luckily there was still a room, which after, we had to leave because we found a better place to stay. It was just because we needed a little more luxury on our holiday.

Yes, the buildings are to admire, as well as its knick knacks from old times. But that was just about it. The room reminded me of my grandmother's house in the village.

What I would recommend about this place is their tours, they seemingly have more tour options than others. But for this, then coming is better in the afternoon/evening before the night you want to do the tours.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: La Posada del Tope Hotel
Address: Calle Real, Liberia, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Liberia
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Ranked #10 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Liberia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Posada del Tope Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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