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Fort McMurray, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

The owner made the end of our trip just what we needed. He took care of us from the moment we arrived to booking us our way out. Travelling gets exhausting when you don't plan ahead and just go with the flow so it was a nice break having someone book everything for us. Thanks Andrew, we had a blast!

Thank Erica M
Menlo Park, California
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2013

We stayed in a room with private bath. We had a complimentary breakfast as we booked our Arenal volcano hike with hot springs with them.The staff speaks little English but was very friendly. We had to switch on the fan as it was hot and mosquitoes were buzzing around. It was quiet at night. A typical backpackers hostel.

1 Thank PinkBear2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2012

We experienced a lousy night in this noisy place. We stayed in one of the private rooms. One of the mattrasses was very smelly and the blankets were not very clean. No attempt was made to add any atmosphere to the hostel. The room most likely used to be a storage room. The owner is very helpful and friendly, though.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

We experienced a room with private bathroom. All very simple but nice.  There's no breakfast included but the kitchen is well equipped and there is a pleasent outdoor dinning area. We loved the fact that they give free laundry with 3 nights stay - super convenient!  Recommended!

1 Thank zararock
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2012

Stayed there during the rainy season. Very fair prices.... even better that we where the only occupants there. The lady made some GREAT breakfast for us each morning for a very little charge. Would go back anytime! There was no "cooling" system working in our room and the beds where not the best...so at nights it got very hot and... More 

1 Thank Natalie S
2 reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

Nice backpacker with fair rates (compared to others in La Fortuna). Clean rooms with private bathroom and shower. Breakfast at additional 4$. WiFi free and fast. Electricity in the room. No hooks on the wall. Friendly staff. Lockers in sight of reception, bring your own lock.

1 Thank WorrrldTraveller20xx
san francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2011

Nice, clean and cheap hostel. Close to the main street in La Fortuna and very safe. Close to restaurants, bus station and banks. Stayed in a private room with 1 double bed and 1 single bed and was very clean. I paid about $55 for 3 days. Safes are available but you need to bring your own lock. There is... More 

3 Thank swordfish82
Columbus, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 3 December 2011

The owner is incredible and can help you with Anything you need. The room was worth the price and very clean. Of course being a spoiled American I hated not having AC but we didn't spend much time there at all. The Breakfast was INCREDIBLE!!! The fresh pineapple juice was so delicious. If you're a backpacker, you just need a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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160 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2011

Stayed with a group of friends The staff were very friendly hooked us up with good tours for much cheaper than outside - definitely recommend staying here

1 Thank ThiaTravelvast
Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

La Fortuna Backpackers was the best place to stay in La Fortuna without a doubt. Hostel owners are very nice and helpful. Do arrange activities--such as repelling or Baldi--through this hostel! Rooms and bathrooms were very very clean. The stay was only $10, and towels are included (This was one rare occasion in Costa Rica where towels are provided!). You... More 

1 Thank Nari S
Fortuna_Backpackers, Propietario at La Fortuna Backpackers, responded to this review

for us is very important to know you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you very much for your good wishes and hope you to return in the future!!! Thank you very much !!! Roger & Lilo 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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