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Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Great price and a great help with booking and adventure advice. We arrived at mid night and still got a room and a tour of the place, Pete is a great guy. His tour information was spot on open and honest and he had the best value ones in town.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Simple place, with basic rooms, and good value for money. Nice garden at the back, and the facilities are reasonably good. Quite close to the centre, so most things can be easily accessed. Excellent choice for those on a budget.

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Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at Gringo Pete's for 3 nights in La Fortuna. You won't find a better place for this kind of money anywhere in Costa Rica! The rooms are simple, but since you're spending most of your time out doing activities in the area it doesn't matter. The kitchen is well stocked and very clean. Pete...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

Great price and a great help with booking and adventure advice We stayed here after leaving another hostel near by. Great to have Pete openly admiring he takes commission on things you book through him, but not as much as others. His tour information was spot on open and honest and he had the best value ones in town. Night...

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London
Reviewed 23 December 2013

I nearly cancelled my booking after reading mixed reviews of this place, but I'm so glad I didn't. It offers brilliant value for money in the incredibly touristy Arenal/La Fortuna area. Sure , the rooms are basic, (a small bed, side table and no air con), but as La Fortuna is the kind of place where you'll be out on...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2013

We kept on asking what the catch was since its only $5 a night to stay in this lovely hostel. Its spacious and it has everything a hostel needs to function properly. Tours can also be organised from here too at a discounted rate. The kitchen is well equipped and the owner gringo pete is quite an interesting fella as...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2013

I'd read the somewhat mixed reviews about both Gringo Pete's and Gringo Pete's Too, but decided that for the price, it was worth giving it a try (I stayed in the latter). And I have no real complaints - yes, there are rules displayed, but they weren't unreasonable and following them was hardly an imposition. I had a small private...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 3 December 2013

We only paid unbeatable 14$ for a double room with private bathroom. From the upper rooms you even have the view of the vulcano (if not in clouds). Rooms and kitchen are absolutely clean. There's a big supermarket 1 1/2 blocks down the road and a cheap soda on the way with casados for 2000 Colones. Juan Carlos will provide...

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

First the positive: The hostel is clean, rooms big enough and there's also spacious lockers to keep your things safe. Also for a touristy place this is definitely the cheapest accommodation you can get, no matter if you rent a dorm or private room. The kitchen is very well equipped and has everything you may need for cooking. The negative,...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 17 November 2013

This review does not relate to Gringo Pete's, but Gringo Pete's Too,which is the second hostel in the town owned by the same guy. I had a private room for 7 USD, which is cheaper than a dormitory in other hostels in La Fortuna. Yes, the house is full of stupid written horrifying rules (e.g. you throw an organic waste...

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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
“Don't choose any of these”
 of 5 bubbles P8975KAjessical, 7 Dec 2014 | Read review
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