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La Paz, Bolivia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed in multiple hostels (as cheap as possible) in Costa Rica and compared to the others, this double room with private bath for only 8 dollars each is totally worth it! It is clean, calm and there is a kitchen; everything we needed.

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is an OK place for budget backpackers. I got a bed in dorm room for 6$, which is suprisingly cheap for Costa Rica. Pete is a bit of a character with his remarks, but overall I had a good experience.

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Thank Rok K
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

There were 3 of us so 2 stayed in a room with bunks and i had a small room at the front upstairs. Traffic noise started early but yougot used to it. Stayed 2 nights here and had no problems, rooms were clean and had private bathroom. Spacious kitchen and upstairs chill area. Woman was friendly and helpful, maybe we...

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Thank Lynne Z
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I repeat: do not stay here. Now let me explain. I hadn't read any reviews about this place. We just arrived to La Fortuna and someone at the bus station recommended it as a budget place and we thought we'd check it out. The place looks good enough. Nothing to write home about, of course, but we were surprised about...

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2Thank Nicolás V
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty good hostel. The kitchen area is great for cooking in although not that clean - there are ants and flies everywhere. We stayed in a dorm and the beds are very comfortable. The fans keep the room cool. There are a lot of rules about noise and cleaning so it kind of feels like you're staying...

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Thank Jeri C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Great value for money hostel in a great location. Mainly wanted to thank Pete for driving to the bus station at 6am to give me my key deposit back. Very honest owner and a good bloke makes for a great, honest no frills hostel for the budget traveller. Would deffo stay here again👍🏻

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1Thank michaelaiello
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

It is incredibly cheap for Costa Rican standards, but it comes with a price. The owner seemed nice at first, he talks a lot and very energetically. But after I checked out a little later than the checkout time, I had to pay for an extra night. I can understand that, but still a disappointment. At one point the cleaning...

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2Thank Taco d
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The hostel is very nice, and we only paid 14 dollars per night for a private room, I think it's ultimately the most cheap place in town. But the owner Pete is a crazy person, he seriously needs help. He talks to himself all the time, and one night when we came home a bit late from downtown, he was...

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6Thank Simon B
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Gringo Pete's was the worst hostel I have ever stayed at. Pete is rude to his employees and his customers alike, insinuating that I did not know how to perform basic cooking duties (???) and was openly condescending to the girl working at the front desk in front of me. To top things off, we got bedbugs from staying here....

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5Thank Paula T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We moved here after going to another place in town which was far more expensive for a dorm than this was for a private and were very happy. The private rooms were clean, comfortable, en suite shower and very reasonably priced. There's some very conflicting reviews on here but we couldn't fault the place especially for the price. The kitchen...

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Address: off the main road, 350m from bus stop away from volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 11000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Gringo Pete`s Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Gringo Pete's Too Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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“we chose a private room for an extra $2.00 each a night”
 of 5 bubbles 923shelleyl, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Second floor is a little quieter, though the stairs are treacherous”
 of 5 bubbles Corriannder, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There in 2008 when price was $2/nightly for a dorm bed. No worries. All went well, 3 nights. Treat Pete well, thanks.”
 of 5 bubbles akg96, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
“kamers op de bovenverdieping hebben een goed uitzicht, verder achterin is het rustiger”
 of 5 bubbles FrykeK, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles P8975KAjessical, 7 Dec 2014 | Read review
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