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Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna Reviews

La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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81%

Rating
110 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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97%

Other than the humidity dampness the stay was very enjoyable and the hammocks were a huge highlight. Would definitely stay again!!

  • 1st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

There was mold all over the bathroom and even some in the room!! The aircon was broken and there was no fan in the room. There is a safe for your passport etc but they don't lock it all the time.

  • 19th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

There aren't too many amenities but it was still a great place! The wifi worked well in the common area and it was in a great location.


77%

Had a great stay here! The staff are super friendly ( extra shout out to Alesandro for making our stay unforgettable), there are beautiful common areas and a nice bar. The washroom wasn't the cleanest but the showers were hot! I would definitely recommend it.

  • 29th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Love the hammocks and friendly staff at the bar. Hugo, Brandon, and Linder are awesome!


100%

Great place!!


66%

LA Fortuna is a busy tourist/tours town and Hostel Backpackers is in the middle of it. Can be loud at night depending on the guest mix, and night staff don't seemed concerned. At 1 am I had to go out and ask a group to move to a less central area where their noise didn't disrupt every room. On positive side - lots of hot water, and for people who want to be in a central location, it is right in the middle of things. A little expensive, but then Costa Rica gets more expensive each year.

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

I wouldn't recommend staying in the dorms here, although it seems like dorm options are limited in La Fortuna. I found the room to be cramped, humid, and the bathroom was not cleaned frequently enough. The common area was comfortable and the bartender, Albero, was extremely friendly and personable.


77%

If you're used to the average Hostel-Standard we can recommend this Hostel. We stayed for two nights in a mixed dorm for six people. Got some nice tips from staff members (except from one), we liked the pupbic area and the shower and kitchen were great. Rare: no lockers. Positive: + clean room + big and warm shower + comfortable beds + nice public area with bar + really big shared kitchen Negative: - check-in at 2pm - no public toilets (bad when your room isn't ready) - NO LOCKERS in dorms!!!

  • 21st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

eThe hostel room that we had with my boyfriend was very nice, more of a hotelroom than a hostelroom. The location was good. Would propably not stay again though: one of the staffmembers was super-annoying, at all times you had to wear a paper-bracelet in your wrist, a deposit (towels, room key..). I'm on a vacation, not in kindergarden, so cannot recommend this hostel. And it was very loud until 10pm, because there was loud music playing in the hostelbar.


83%

Good value for money in an excellent location close to all of La Fortuna's facilities. Reception staff were helpful, friendly and accommodating. The room (double) was clean and spacious and probably the quietest of them all (room 9) with a daily housekeeping service. The on site bar closes down about 10-11pm which was ideal for early morning activities and the hammocks provide a good area to chill after a busy day.

  • 11th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Value for money! Nice hostel and very god and clean kitchen.




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