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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't come with high expectations. The place wasn't crawling with bugs but there were a few hairs in the bed we're pretty sure didn't come from my GF or myself. There was no AC in our room, but a strong fan. There were no screens on the windows so we didn't want them open all night. The Tico breakfast I'm...

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Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, it's a hostel so one cannot expect much. The first night we could not get clean towels but we got them the second night. The front desk attitude was rather up and down and unpredictable. I felt as if they were no more helpful that they had to be; no one giving the extra effort to be nice or...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel was comfortable and the staff were pretty friendly. It is set back from the main street and so is nice and quiet. Breakfast was ok but not fantastic and we supplemented with fruit. The kitchen is quite well equipped but a bit too small.We enjoyed our trip to the hot springs, which was free as advertised. However, staff...

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Choza Inn delivered as promised. We had a triple room with a double bed and a single and it was tight but comfortable. Everything was as you would expect for a lower price. A little run down and simple, but not bad. We had a lot of issues getting a third towel even though we had booked and paid...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

++ PROS very friendly staff good lockers comfortable beds nice kitchen area free ride to hot springs close to restaurants, bars, banks, grocery store scrambled eggs and orange juice for breakfast -- CONS didn't have hot water on one day a whole day of construction work in our room (no light, no electricity but lots of workers and dust on...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the dormitory, but it was very clean, quiet, and easy to access after hours. The guy at the front desk was very helpful, suggesting how to get around and where to go, and he was really friendly and enthusiastic. They even provide free transportation to a local free hot spring, which was awesome. Great basecamp for exploring...

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Fuveau, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well located in town, good and helpful staff. The rooms are clean, the breakfast is included and nice. They helped us when we lost a thing for the baby and when we wanted a good price for hot springs water.

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Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been backpacking through Central America for two months now and this was by far the worst experience that I have had at a hostel. Let me explain: In Guatemala I stayed at a few $4 hostels that you knew were going to be a little rough around the edges when you walked in. So when the wifi went...

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed @ La Choza Inn for three nights in a private room. Beds were comfortable, air conditioning working perfectly and hot water shower. It also had a mini coffee maker which worked well and cable TV. Space in the room was also good and the price included a complete breakfast (eggs, fruit, toasts, juice and coffee) which is extremely...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The price for a double room was very ok the room was clean and big and the Staff was extraordinary friendly. The Hotel offers a great breakfast and a free Trip to some really cool Hot Springs. The city la Fortuna is very nice has lots of Restaurants and Shops and is a good Start point for hiking Tours.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel backpackers environment, La Choza Inn is a corner of paradise on earth. Located next to Arenal Volcano. in La Fortuna town near all services and attractions. Guests staying at the Hostel backpackers La Choza Inn will be gratified by its ideal location, only a few blocks from landmarks, and just beside the Corocodile Farm. Visitors will be within walking distance to important places such as waterfall, cafes, bars, rock pools, hot springs, National Park, Cerro Chato, restaurants, sodas, banks and casinos await visitors in their Costa Rica vacation while staying in the hotel & hostel -backpackers La Choza Inn in downtown Fortuna. Your stay at this premier hotel & hostel will give you the opportunity at tour desk give to you the whole information and tips of Arenal area, and to enjoy the active Fortuna nightlife after dark. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Choza Inn Hostel

Address: Avenida 331, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $16 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — La Choza Inn Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Upstairs was good.”
 of 5 bubbles SuZAnnemariposa, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The dormitory is a room with about six bunk beds, but they also offer private rooms”
 of 5 bubbles meds55, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Look elsewhere if you enjoy hot showers and well-lit rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles jahphoto, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Just go to another hostel”
 of 5 bubbles katiesY9490SJ, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Don't even bother with this hostel”
 of 5 bubbles katiesY9490SJ, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
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