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Chanthaburi, Thailand
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2011

A small hostel with a friendly owner. We had a private room with two beds. There are shared bathrooms and showers just off the "lobby". Not real private. Average cleanliness. We had little ants all over our room that invaded our bags. No A/C meant our room hovered around 85 degrees at night. Fan did little to help. Sometimes it's... More 

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Fortuna_Backpackers, Propietario at La Fortuna Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Supercords! we at La Fortuna Backpackers are really sorry that your 3 nights of lodging were not as pleasant as your expectations. With all respect, I want to mention that occasionally, when comes out that someone of our guests have some disappontment we try to solve it at once, if it is necessary we even change the room. Concerning... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2011

Clean, friendly hostel with well equipped kitchen and basic but clean rooms. But best of all is the owner, Lilo. He gaves us great advice and booked good value tours and onward travel for us. Currently a lack of areas to relax in but Lilo is working on the garden and once the plants all grow and a few more... More 

Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2011

Ist just simply the best place for backpackers in la fortuna. They got for sure the best prices and give the best dorms in the area. Don´t try others!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2011

I stayed here a couple nights during my spring break with my girlfriend and one other friend for a very low price. We had a private room and it was very clean. The bathroom and showers were also very clean. The staff is very friendly. They are always willing to help and they have a cookout most nights. We rented... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2011

I should start by saying I'm not a hardcore backbacker. When we first booked this place for 2 nights I thought "Well, if it's bad then we just lost $8 a night, no big deal, NOTHING anywhere was this cheap". We were SOO pleasantly surprised! for the price it was A STEAL. It was super super clean, basic, but clean.... More 

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Zermatt, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2011

Fortuna Backpackers is one of the best hostels I ever stayed. It's very clean, comfortable, cheap and the owners are very friendly and helpful with tours etc. There is a great kitchen and a nice place to watch tv. I can recommend this place to everybody who wants to stay in a cheap and great place. I would always return... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2011

A very nice young owner who, I think, recently started this and the place doesn't seem well known yet. We only paid 6 USD per person in a 6-bed room and we were only three in it. The owner is very helpful, and he has a very good price not only for beds, but also for tickets to Baldi hot... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2010

The hostel is just a couple blocks from the bus station. I suspect many people don't know about it yet, because it opened in February and hasn't made it into books yet. The owner, Lilo, is extremely nice and helpful. I arrived with an injured knee and a cane and he went out of his way to make sure I... More 

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St. Barthelemy
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2010

I just spend 4 nights ( first week of sept 10) with these guys,it's well located,clean,good atmosphere, Internet, washing and dry machines,they do the best for you until the last minute ! The rate is very interesting. They can organize for you any trip around Arenal Volcano and more !! I strongly recommend them for your backpack trip !

Thank David C
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2010

the hostel is in the center, on a quiet street. they have only dormitories (but they let us have the 4-bed dorm just for the 2 of us), the showers are new and clean, the internet was fast and free and the staff were really nice and helped us with everything we needed (for example booking a shuttle for 5... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Fortuna Backpackers, is a familiar Project, with the idea of creating a place where the visitors can lodge in a friendly, clean, safe and low budget space; where they can enjoy all the natural attractions offered by La Fortuna, San Carlos; here converge big touristic attractions, including the majestic Arenal Volcano, accompanied by the hot spring, whitewater rafting, waterfalls and the tropical rain forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Fortuna Backpackers

Address: 75 mts Norte del Banco Popular | Frente a la Escuela La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
La Fortuna Backpackers Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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“Dorm rooms are fine!”
 of 5 bubbles NariS_11, 30 Oct 2011 | Read review
“Might as well choose a dorm room. Odds are you'll have it to yourself and sleep just as poorly. There's a fantastic little soda around the corner, off the main road. We ate there many times.”
 of 5 bubbles Supercords, 29 Sep 2011 | Read review
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