Fortaleza Guest House Reviews
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Look, with a location and price like this, you just can't complain.
I stayed in a room with a king size bed. It had A/C but no window. The hostel not too cosy but ok, has a kitchen and two bathrooms on the first floor. Wifi is included and they have a computer that guests can use. Since it's located on busy Calle Fortaleza, it's a bit noisy. You can hear the pub next door and the shop downstairs.
The stuff was really nice, I felt very comfortable staying there ;)
When I arrived at Fortaleza I was greeted by a group of travelers enjoying a communal meal. The rooms were simple and clean; definitely splurge for AC! The bathrooms were clean and the kitchens had minimal ware. The location is central and safe; there is a good amount of street noise from nearby night life. The staff was friendly, helpfun and kind, and kept the area very clean.
Ideally situated, right in the middle of downtown San Juan, only minutes' walk from most points of interest. No English spoken, and when the internet went down (for the last two of the three days I was there), your man had no interest in trying to get it back working, but would just smile, as if to say "what's an internet? Apart from that it is a good hostel!
I have 3 things to say location, location, location.
The first time I stayed in OldSan Juan, I stayed at a hotel that cost $170/night. Who knew that RIGHT NEXT DOOR was the Fortaleza Guest House which costs a fraction of that! The rooms were clean, comfortable, and there was a nice kitchen with fully stocked utensils to do all of your cooking. The location is great, right in the heart of San Juan and easy access to most things you would like to see. This hostel has definitely more of a low-key and chill atmosphere.
Great place to stay! Would definetly go there again! Small hostel, but best location in old san juan!
Wonderful location! Our wall fan had a bit of an implosion in the middle of the night, but who can predict that? It was a neat old building and our room had a balcony overlooking Fortaleza. I would definitely stay again. Very basic (no air conditioning in our room, no TV, no telephone, and a shared bathroom down the hall), but perfect. They have a kitchen and fridge you can share, as well as a secure door downstairs. Just a heads up, speak some Spanish. It's worth it!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 31-40
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Quiet hostel for those looking to be in walking distance of shopping and nightlife, but without the noise of loud clubs when you want to sleep. They had secure key entry to the building and staff there 24-7 to ensure there weren't any unwanted visitors. It was nice to have air conditioned rooms after a long day in the sun. Wouldn't recommend it for single people, as there aren't many places to hang out and meet others at the hostel.