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Reviewed 21 January 2015

What I loved most about this place was its simplicity! It is a stone's throw to the edge of the forest. We were really excited to see the biggest lizard we'd ever seen hanging out on the top of a tree near the forest edge. We thought it was some sort of cat at first because it was so large...

Thank Beth C
Oak Park, California
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

we got to the place ( located in a neighborhood) and were greeted by 5 8yearolds at the reception that laughed at us and tried speaking english. they called their mom and she checked us in. the son brought us to our room and the room was dirty and the ac didnt work. There were brown handprints on the wall...

2Thank philipwester
Cahuita, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 February 2014

I stayed at the El Buho with my girlfriends for two nights and it was great. Before, we were a little freaked out by past reviews but when we got there everything was good. The beds were as clean as possible, it was very quiet and amazing for the price that we paid! The shower and bathroom are only separated...

Thank Anonymous A
Vancouver Island
Reviewed 3 February 2014

For $25/night you get clean basic room with private bathroom, fan that works and that's all you need. It's within walking distance to the main street with all the amenities. The Wifi didn't work from our room but we went out on the balcony, sat on a bench and the connection is stronger there.

Thank nicademusVI
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 19 January 2014

I had to change some money in the bank and I asked for some recommendtion where to stay in La Fortuna. El Buho is clean, the bed was comfortable, the street was quiet. The owner and her family is very kind and helpful. The walls of the room are quite thin and the bathroom is not very well separated from...

Thank Bloomabonyeg
Reviewed 20 May 2012

Cozy little place, hot water, balcony with view of the volcano and cable (if you need to know what's going in the world). We paid what I believe was a local rate which was $12/night...we both speak Spanish but are not Costa Ricans. What this means to you is that the price is obviously negotiable. It was a great spot,...

Thank cpragalz11
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Mmm so i´ll start with the positives....friendly staff,fairly cheap, free Pura Vida soap, towels. But there are plenty of other Cabinas around for the same price and I would recc going to one of those.Just grotty room i´m afraid, bathroom with clear glass(didn´t matter much as I was on my own).However the shower water was piping hot which was great.But...

1Thank Livvyinthestars
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2012

I only stayed one night, but the room was clean, the shower hot and the view of Arenal was great! Also, the owners were friendly, helping me book activities and showing me the iguanas that live in a nearby tree! My only (minor) complaint was that the curtains didn't block the light from the streetlight nearby.

Thank tara42
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 7 February 2012

We stayed at El Buho for 2 nights. It was pretty difficult to find, since it is a few blocks away from the main drag of La Fortuna, off of a dirt road. The room was fine if you aren't planning on hanging out there are all, it is fine for sleeping and showering. Our sink was outside of the...

Thank Christin B
Sheffield, UK
Reviewed 3 May 2011

When we booked El Buho we were rather apprehensive, as $10 each a night for the double room, en suite, seemed too good to be true. However, when we were shown to our room (Room 8) we found it to be clean and with a great view of the Volcano. The en suite facilities were adequate, with plenty of hot...

Thank etlddfm

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Additional Information about Cabinas El Buho

Address: 150 m north east of the Catholic church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Number of rooms: 9
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“We had the corner room, great view! (there is no pool or fitness center, that's what the hot springs and cloud forest is for!..i had to pick something)”
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