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Reviewed 2 August 2015

I arrived and the desk staff was not very helpful or friendly. The room was cramped with only a bed and side table. Not clothes bar to hang clothing in the tiny closet. The shower drain was high, so there was standing water in the shower stall. I tried to use the communal kitchen, but was appalled at the dirt and grime. The drawers were black with dirt and moisture, and as they were empty, they now house spider webs. Yikes.

I had planned to stay 6 nights, but left after one night. The hotel, lobby Rea is dark and damp. I also fell on the open air patio upstairs, standing water on the tiles. I slid and fell right at the top of the stairway.
I will not stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Pros:
Cheap
Hot water in the shower (takes a few minutes to heat up)
New mattresses (they sink in a bit but are better than described in previous reviews).

Cons:
Pretty stuffy. Some of the rooms have a mouldy smell. We asked to switch right away and the second one we got was much better.
Stains on the towels.
No breakfast.

In all, it's a simple place that covers necessities, with no extras. You get what you pay for.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank 229royb
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

I was skeptical due to the price, but after checking one hostel that was $43/ person I decided to have a look. It was exactly the same type of room I have been paying $20 - $25 for. My room was big, bright and clean. Hot water was hot. There is a deck with tables and chairs upstairs if you want to sit outside. Coffee was free in the morning, and there is a kitchen for guests to use. Staff were pleasant and helpful.

Room Tip: front rooms upstairs have big windows
  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

Dorothy has cheap rooms ($22 for a double with privat bathroom), and has a kitchen which is very nice if you are a budget traveler. Good wifi connection and a computer available. Location is good, it is near the busses and supermarket, center is also walkable in 5 minutes or so.

The room itself is basic, nothing fancy. In our case, because the water in the shower didn't completely dry, we got a kind of mellow smell after one shower/night. Solvable by drying the shower, and acceptable because of the price of the room.

Staff helpful if we had questions, they also offer tours.

Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

We only stayed one night as we were just passing through from Monteverde to get to Tortoguero. Searching for accom was hard - so many hostels charge hotel rates & our budget cannot afford US$60 for a hostel.

On arrival to La Fortuna we went to Hotel Dorothy to check it out, we had the choice of many rooms. Some are definitely smaller & darker but we chose upstairs first on the right. Close to the communal balcony but bigger than other rooms & nice & bright. Hot water worked perfectly - one of the better showers we've had in Costa Rica. Room was basic but clean. Wifi worked well in our room & on the balcony. Nice view of the volcano from there as well.

It's 2 blocks from the Main Street so nice & quiet & only a short walk to restaurants & supermarkets.

Good value ($22) and they helped us organise our transport to Tortuguero. If you're on a budget, this is a good value option.

Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Lani_B85
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