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La Fortuna Backpackers
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

When I stayed here rooms were clean, beds were comfortable and showers were hot. It is conveniently centrally located and staff are extremely helpful, especially beautiful Ksenia who went above and beyond to assist me with tours, transport and other queries with genuine care and compassion.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

When we arrived, the personnel was very attentive, the kitchen was clean and many things to use. the Wifi is super fast and the beds are really comfortable, hot shower and A/C. for me it was a really good option considering the price was not high.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

There are 4 Backpacker Hostels in La Fortuna. Which makes it even more confusing. "La Fortuna" Backpackers Hostel is NOT a Hostel!! 4 crappy rooms no hot water, dirty sheets slept in my clothes on top of the sheets, kitchen outside full of trash and old food, bugs everywhere.
Get worse!!! This place is 3-4 blocks from anything! NOT SAFE... special at night walking back at night.
Manager would not budge on moving me to another "Backpackers Hostel" or refund me.
As the pictures show: NO PEOPLE, NO RECEPTION DESK ( small table in the laundry mat ) to take your $!
Nothing about this place resembles a Hostel.
And don't book a tour with ANY of the Backpackers Hostels. Over priced!!
On the street tour guides are a lot better

Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
Thank Natalie B
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

As a first time backpacker and also as a solo backpacker this is all in all a great place. Very open and easy to meet new friends, rooms we're real nice and inexpensive and the nightlife was awesome too! Absolutely no complaints in my stay here!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
Thank Kevin R
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The staff were extremely unorganized and had my girlfriend and I running all over the place to just get a room. We reserved a room online days before arriving yet they didn't have a room for us when we went to check in. They sent us to their sister hostel down the road, where the receptionist tried her hardest to rip us off an insane amount of money for what we were getting. When we finally got a room at a decent price, it had limited kitchen access (couldn't get our food at night or early in the morning), and no hot water (not to mention huge cockroaches).

Just don't go here.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Leon M
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Additional Information about La Fortuna Backpackers

Address: 75 mts Norte del Banco Popular | Frente a la Escuela La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4417, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: ₹ 648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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La Fortuna Backpackers Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos

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