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Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bertem, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the cheapest private room, fan cooled, no A/C. The main reason for scoring 4 instead of 5 is that I felt for the price we paid you might be able to get an A/C room in other places. But that's the only thing, as our experience overall was very positive: Compared to some owner operated small B&Bs...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hostel! The pictures on here don't do it justice, we booked it via a recommendation.. probably wouldn't have otherwise! Really spacious and such nice garden and hammock area. We booked private room which was probably one of the best hostel privates we've stayed in! V clean and nice bathroom, felt almost like a hotel room. Location is really good,...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WATCH OUT RESERVING WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD! To reserve a room upfront you need to give your credit card information. Although credit card info is only supposed to be needed to ensure reservation, they charge your credit card as well as make you pay cash upon arrival. I realized the booking on the credit card too late and does not...

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Thank ChrisDaTischler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hostel, all the rooms are private and have air conditioning. Very clean rooms and bathrooms, polite and very informed staff. The rooms are a bit small but have either a queen size bed and a single bed or two queen size beds. There is a pool, a cool bar and lounge area with hammocks as well...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Maximum profit with minimal maintenance A large hotel complex that also includes the Arenal Hotel Resort, this place seems paradise, pools, floating bar, communal kitchen but under this flash, the wi-fi network does not reach the rooms with a 40% And noise at 60%, a simple misplacement of the antennas. In our first room, the hot water faucet could only...

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Thank normandquinty
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I was traveling with 2 friends who booked a private room (for 2) ahead of time so arrived on the day of check in without a proper booking. The reception staff was very accommodating and had an open bed for me in a 6 bunk dorm (small room but cheap ~$17/night). The next night they were able to move all...

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I spent two nights here, this hostel is beautiful I stayed in a 8 person dorm and it was very clean. The staff was very knowledgeable and very friendly... this hostel is HUGE, it has 2 bars, hammocks and fountains everywhere! The swim up bar is very lively at night, and the bartender Fabio is so much fun! If you...

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Westport, Ireland
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I stayed here for two nights in March 2017. Booked through Hostelworld.com. I arrived at reception and paid the balance in cash. They seemed to have a mix up with rooms so they moved us to the sister hostel next door, just down the street and around the corner. During my stay I noticed that the hostelworld balance had been...

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Not only did they "lose" my reservation and blame it on Hotels.com, but then they said they would give me a good deal on tours. Well I got prices from all around La Fortuna, and they quoted me MORE than EVERYONE in town! HA! do not stay here and do not book tours through them. I was super nice about...

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Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We booked online via hostelworld, showed up, and they're full. They got our online reservation but didn't have space for us, and also wouldn't give us our despite back. The only solution was to check into another hostel up the street for one night and come back the following night so we didn't lose our deposite. When we came back,...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel Backpackers la Fortuna was born with the idea of creating a new concept in the zone, where the good Price and the quality of lodging where the fundamental aspects that will make us be known. Also a meeting place to meet friends. Is a perfect lodging place for those travelers that are searching the proximity of the town La Fortuna, we are in the heart of town, which give the chance to find pharmacies, supermarkets, stores, souvenir shops, ATM’s, banks, churches, schools, clinics among other things. As well as offering the guest an excellent location, we work daily as a team to offer a unique lodging experience and adventure. We are characterized for the charisma of our team members and their renowned service, which makes Hostel backpackers La Fortuna a returning place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna

Address: La Fortuna, Main Street | 100 mts west from the Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $31 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Do not reserve rooms with your credit card”
ChrisDaTischler, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“for 2 persons take a room for 3”
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  • one faucet on both side
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normandquinty, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book a different hostel”
lovesfuninthesun88, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The hostel is divided in 3 parts side by side. Right side : best ambiance is (music until 10-10h30pm) Left side : best pool and breakfast.”
pamelav411, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose the room on the corner, away from the bar if don't want noise”
chiquibabe, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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