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Georgia
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My sister & I, both middle-aged, stayed at Pete's Too for 4 days. We had a private double room with a private bathroom, & we were perfectly comfortable. Well, except for the humidity. It was hard to get cross-ventilation in the room. We found everyone there perfectly pleasant & helpful. If you turn your nose up at European/American budget hotels,...

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Chester
Reviewed 12 June 2014

As we travelled south through Central America, we were preparing ourselves for the notoriously expensive COSTa Rica but our time at Gringo Pete's Too has really helped our budgeting! We arrived off the bus mid.evening and were greeted by a really friendly and happy 'Gringo Pete' (it's probably not him but I like to think it is!). He gave us...

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2Thank FNathalieA
Reviewed 28 May 2014

At a first glacé it look nice. Unfortunately this fades away very fast. Herr Pete's attitude towards its 'inmates' is shocking. The amount of rules is staggering. Here's my top six... - 5 USD if you throw away green trash in the wrong basket - 10000 colones is you borrow (yes borrow, thus not stealing!) food from a fellow traveler...

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4Thank masikh N
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We stayed at the hostal Gringo Petes Too for too nights, as its awesome value for a private. The hostal has a great view for sunset, a really large kitchen (one of the best Ive seen) and was great value for money. Unfortunately though, they don't seem to take care of there accounting very well. We paid first thing in...

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1Thank Dora_Adventure
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We spent our first two nights in La Fortuna on the main strip, and ended up paying a lot more money for our hotel/hostel (around $40-45/night). Then we found Gringo Pete's Too. We'd read mixed reviews, but after meeting Juan Carlos and checking out the rooms, we decided to give it a go. Wish we'd found it sooner, and I...

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1Thank Ashley R
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Stayed for one night at Gringo Pete's Too...ample space in room, clean sheets and towels, bathroom satisfactory. Only complaint would be management - the woman there when I arrived was very unfriendly, and the other guy was extremely rude with me and several other guests. Close to bus station and good value overall for the $7.

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4Thank Tom G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Wow, such a good price for a clean room with private bathroom. Only $7p.p. is briljant for Costa Rica. The staff is super friendly and helpfull. Nice big kitchen (Unfortenatly old pans). Upstairs they have a couch to chill out. We did a night hot springs tour with them. The guide really did his best to make it an enjoyable...

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1Thank rhialto7148
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 March 2014

If you value the power of your conscious descisions and care for where your money goes, don't go here. Actually if you value your time Just try any different place. This guy is on a power trip. He treats his customers like flies and his workers look absolutely abolished. Hes a control freak, doesnt listen, does not allow room for...

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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

Unfortunatly we ended up at Gringo Pete's nr 2 which was the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. Our room was tiny and extremly humid. We did'nt get any information about the hostel at our arrival and we ended up getting thrown out because I accidently threw the garbage in the wrong bin. The staff was incredibly rude and we...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 February 2014

The manager at Gringo Pete's Too was very unprofessional. When checking in, the lady told us we could smoke in the courtyard and told us that the kitchen didn't close. They also didn't tell us what time they expected us to return to our rooms. When returning from a night out, the manager came down and started yelling at us...

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Additional Information about Gringo Pete's Too

Address: off the main road, 350m from bus stop away from volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 11000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Gringo Pete`s Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Gringo Pete's Too Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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