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Hotel Dorothy Reviews

200 mts south from the central park, San Carlos, Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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166 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Greeted by friendly and helpful staff who arranged our horse trip for the following day. Our room was a bit dull but clean. If you want more natural light, and a volcano view, you need to ask for an upstairs room. But ours was fine since there are lots of nice rocking chairs on the upstairs sitting area. I was also impressed with the large and well appointed shared kitchen and free coffee. 24 hr front desk attendant a plus. Close but not in the hustle of the main road. Good value.


Nice enough room with two fans but the window didn't have a screen in it so you had to choose between being eaten by bugs or being super hot. Wifi didn't reach our room. Pillows were unnaturally stiff and the mattress cover would not stay on the bed. Communal kitchen was nice enough.

  • 3rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel was basic, clean and perfect for our stay in La Fortuna. Communal kitchen was great. Location is close to Grocery Stores and the Center of Town - all walking distance. They also offer tours from reception. Wi fi works pretty well too.


Really nice place and very good value for money. Very close to everywhere, really nice and helpful staff, clean. It's got all you need for your stay, even a big supermarket 1 minute away. 24h concierge. I'd stay three again with no hesitation.


Nice well maintained facility. We enjoyed the location being off the main strip but still very close. Was in the immediate proximity of grocery stores and bus stations as well.


We stayed in Dorothy for 2 nights. The location is good in downtown la fortuna but we were really disappointed by the standard of this hotel. First of all our room smelled funky and there was something in the corner that looked like mold. There were also tiny bugs all over the beds and during our stay our room wasnt cleaned once, they didnt even empty the bin in the bath room.

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