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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

Easy to get to from the bus stop and close to ATMs, park, shops, supermarkets, restaurants etc. You can book trips and onward shuttle buses, lots of info. Staff nice, wifi patchy but generally good I stayed in a 4 bedded dorm which was tiny, one of the most cramped rooms I've seen. But the beds were comfy and the... More 

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Volcanolakeadventure, Manager at Chill Out Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi everyone! We have MOVED and are around the corner 100 meters from the bus stop! We have asked TripAdvisor to change the location but as many of you know that can take some time. Please see our new location which is around the corner and we'll take great care of you like we did when we managed the location... More 

Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

The rooms are well equipped, even with a tv but our first room was very clammy and in the bathroom there were fungis on the wall and it smelled very strangly. The kitchen was very disorderly and there was not enough space to put your things to andeven no table for eating. The stuff is very friendly. One thing we... More 

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Volcanolakeadventure, Manager at Chill Out Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi everyone! We have MOVED and are around the corner 100 meters from the bus stop! We have asked TripAdvisor to change the location but as many of you know that can take some time. Please see our new location which is around the corner and we'll take great care of you like we did when we managed the location... More 

Swift Current, Canada
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2013 via mobile

Loved this place! Lots of tours available through this hostel at a great price, (including a pretty cool free tour to a rope swing over a waterfall!), plus all the information and help you could possibly want. The staff was extremely friendly and accomodating, and worked in coordination with a restaurant across the street - Just Good Food - which... More 

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Granada, Granada, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

Chill out backpackers is a fun cheap place in La Fortuna. It's clean and tidy. They have hot water and a clean kitchen...if you have been traveling through central america for a while this is very exciting. The owners and stafff are very nice and super accomadating. Everyone always asks you how you are and is always ready to invite... More 

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Reviewed 16 January 2013 via mobile

Very clean rooms, fan, tv, great area of town. Was only going to stay one day, but these guys have the best tours and prices available. We booked everything though them and saved alot of money and time by doing so. Very friendly people, free tours to Hot Springs and an awesome rope swing. Best prices on tours through the... More 

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Reviewed 16 November 2012 via mobile

Central location in the happening. Part of la fortuna, clean rooms and bathrooms, very personal staff who will help you out with anything you need including tours and tranfers Can't ask for much more. Close to all the good restaurants and supermarkets. Great option for those on a budget! Enjoy

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Calamba, Philippines
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Reviewed 25 October 2012 via mobile

We stayed with their sister company in monteverde an they give you a promo price if you do make this reservation thro them. We were greeted right away and we were given the room that was recommended to us bec it is quieter there. We were in LaFortuna during the earthquake so its aplus its still standing when we got... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

The name says it all. Cheap, adequate accommodations. Okay breakfast. The hostel next door was noisy. They also arranged an excursion that included a guided hike in Arenal Volcano NP, dinner and an evening at Baldi Hot Springs for $50 a person (we had 17 people), which was perfect. First, if you have priced these separately, you know this is... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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69 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

For $20/night we had a basic private room, we were received by a friendly host that gave us free breakfast the next morning.The location is near a major intersection in La Fortuna, and the room is far from sound proof. Unless you're a very heavy sleeper expect to be woken up by trucks, motorcycles, and roosters at all hours of... More 

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San Salvador
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2012

we stayed there for 2 days, the owner is really nice to us, the room was clean, and really near to the down town, and also you can find the cheapest tour in this hostel i like the free breakest, if you have only little budget in la fortuna i will recommend you stay in this hostel

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chill Out Backpackers is under new ownership and moved location. We are the ultimate and economical place to stay in La Fortuna with rooms only 10 dollars per person. Free Breakfast, Free Internet and Kitchen use is included. Located in the center of La Fortuna, only 100 meters west from the bus station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chill Out Backpackers

Address: 100 meters W of the bus stop | Next to Gringo Pete's II, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 119-5655, Costa Rica (Formerly Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $38 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“The room described in the review was #207.”
 of 5 bubbles MelissaL24, 6 Mar 2012 | Read review
“It might be worth the money (5$ or something) to get a room with bathroom, as these are upstairs with nice open windows and a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles BryceK_12, 1 Mar 2012 | Read review
“Fast internet connection”
 of 5 bubbles yossfb16, 4 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Ask for the private room. $9 a night at the time we were there. Padlock, barred windows, and the outside door is locked at night, too.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveKeddy, 2 Sep 2011 | Read review
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