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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Good location, walking distance to markets and shops. Pretty cheap it was $15 a night per person for the dorm. The dorm was for 6 ppl and one bathroom which was good. Kind of dirty tho. The shower didn't have a rack or anything to place your shampoo or soap. The door was such a hassle because it did NOT... More 

Thank Alizon P
Paderno del Grappa, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Very affordable price, incredible location in the center of town near shops and bus station, extremely engaging and helpful staff, loved the hammocks and tiki bar, free wifi is pretty weak in the room

Thank Lucas C
Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

Quite a big hostel, centrally located in the town of La Fortuna. It's close to the many restaurants, bars and tourism offices. It's quite expensive (like everything in La Fortuna) but it's a nice and well maintained hostel. The dorms are large but have no windows. The bathroom is clean and has hot water. There's a big garden with hammocks,... More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights, nice courtyard with hammocks and a bar to chill at, clean community kitchen, laundry service and a central location. Stayed there during green season and were delighted about it lacking the common hostel-alltime-party crowd. Recommended.

Thank Lowrense
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

No hot water, ants, uncomfortable beds, nonexistent staff, very few amenities; I struggle to come up with anything positive except maybe the location. We stayed here because it was ranked highly and featured in lonely planet, but there are dozens of better options (and better locations) in town.

2 Thank Erik S

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

I will start by saying that I ended up walking out of the hostel at about 10pm as the thought of spending the night there appalled me. After having stayed in the awesome Pension Santa Elena the night before this was the opposite end of the hostel spectrum. It has a horrible atmosphere. There were dead cockroaches in my bathroom... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2013

This was a great place to stay - centrally located in la fortuna close to all the restaurants, shops and ativities. It is fully equipped with a kitchen with all the food tools you might want to cook and a cozy living room that was so spacious we could all hang out and enjoy the evenings cooking and organazing for... More 

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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Before you go here make very sure that you don't actually want Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna. Very close in name but that is where the similarities end. We turned up expecting a lively, funky hostel with a bar and ended up staying the night in what essentially appeared to be a garden shed because we felt stupid and a bit... More 

Thank pinchoholic
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2013

La fortuna backpackers is not the most luxurious place but it is quiet, clean and most off all, the owner is amazing!!! he helped us book tours and even got us a pretty good discount on transport. He was very happy and helpfull, I higly recommend this hotel for the quality of the service and for the nice and quiet... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Spent a night there. Since the dorm room I booked was full, they gave me the single room with private bathroom. Nice on their part. It is a small hostel and did not get to hang out much as most of the guests where family members traveling together. The host (a young woman) is very nice but not a good... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • 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: RM44 (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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