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La Choza Inn Hostel Reviews

300 mts west from the post office in La Fortuna, 200 mts south and 300 mts west from La Fortuna Bus, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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55 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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On of the best hostels I've ever stayed in!!! Don't believe to those haters, who write bad reviews ! Everything was great! Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is delicious and stuff is super friendly (actually like everybody in Costa Rica) Enjoy your stay there!


Since the very first night the personal at the hotel was very kind, advising us where to eat and what tours to take, the pool was very clean and the room had its own bathroom and cable tv. The price was great and the location very nice. I highly recommend this lodge if you want to have fun without paying too much.


When I arrived at the hostel, it was much further out of the way than expected, down a dark, lonely street. I went into the office and tried to show the person working my reservation on my phone. He then took my phone and wouldn't give it back, which was creepy. I finally got it back, and he didn't apply my deposit on hostelworld to my booking, so I had to pay extra. Our room didn't have sheets, just weird scratchy curtain like things on the beds, and the walls and floor had holes.

  • 21st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


An OK value for the money. Most hostels that are less than $10, aren't perfect. You pay for what you get. The room was good, the beda comfortable enough for a good night sleep. I really liked the ensuite bathroom. It was a big plus for me. And very a very hot shower. The breakfast was awesome, one of the largest I ever seen for a hostel. I didn't like the absence of lockers. There are some at the reception, but they don't all work. It was an honest place to stay. Don't worry about going there.


Staff member who did our check in was quite unfriendly and unhelpful. Tried to sell us tours that were much more expensive than other tour operators in town. Location is good and close to main town area.


This place is awesome!, located down town and minutes from any attraction. Beautiful garden basic served breakfast or snaks and kitchen for those who wish to prepare their on meals. Crowd predominantly young with some young at heart adults, easy going style. Beautifull. Daniel welcomes you with a smile and tours the facility, yuaner (cool) Ronny is always there to assist you (this guys impacted our stay in a great way). NOTE: BREAKFAST FREE


Nice staff, big room, well located. It was good for a few nights.


Unfriendly staff and smelly sheets. Cloaks did not work properly. Stay away if possible, mat be cheap but not even worth the money.

  • 4th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The breakfast was fresh and delicious. Located really close to the bus stop and walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Since a tour operates out of the reception, it felt that the recommendations tended to be a bit biased. None the less he helped to identify activities that suited our budget instead of pushing for more expensive alternatives. The waterfall is about an hour and a half walk and portions are uphill with a lot of stairs, it cost $11 us when we were there.


Nice and clean

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This hostel was one of my favourites. They had a free breakfast with eggs, fruit, toast and coffee and overall an amazing atmosphere at the hostel. I would definitely go back!


The location and the breakfast was perfect. But, one of the employee was not very friendly to us. He was trying to sell us some tours even if we didn't want to. Also, he was trying to tell us we only reserved for 3 days even though we had paid for 4. The dorm we stayed in was smelling very bad. Even though the price was cheap, I don't recommend this hostel.


My private room was spacious and clean. It had a fan which I used, but I think I could have opted for AC. Internet available in my room - a little unreliable but fine over all. Nice place, decent breakfast. Location was fine, La fortuna is relatively small so everywhere is close. it was up a short dark road, but i didn't feel unsafe walking on it (I was a single female traveller)


While we enjoyed the location of the hostel and the general experience, we would not stay here again. We were in a room with a private bathroom, and the bathroom had a sewage smell that was so strong that I felt nauseous. When trying to dry the clothes in our room, they all retained the sewage smell. This meant that for the remainder of our trip, we could no longer wear anything worn/dried in the room since they smelt atrocious. Upon arriving home, we needed to wash those clothes 3 times.


The stay was ok. The location is good but the thing we didn't like at La Fortuna at all is that everyone tries to get your money. There is no public bus going to the volcano or any interesting spots. You always need to book a guided tour or take a taxi for 2$/kilometer!! The staff was nice but they offered us the boat-jeep-boat tour to Monteverde for 30$ instead of 25$ ( last year the price was 12$ by the way!). When we figured this out we discussed with the guy at the reception and gave us 5$.


It is a cheap place to stay and it is comfortable and clean enough and the beds are fine, with soft linen. There were a few downfalls, eg trip advisor says there's a pool.... There isn't!! Also there was a man in our female only dorm and also the staff gave incorrect information, regarding taxi fares and entry prices, even though we asked him in Spanish. But the breakfast is nice and the housekeepers work hard to keep it clean.

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Rooms are clean and spacious with wifi, ac and tv. Our room had a balcony which was nice. The staff didn't speak well English except for 1 guy but he's never around. Also up a dark road at night. The bathroom had a foggy glass window that led to hallway and you could see my outline while I showered if I had the light on because I am tall. I left the light off. Average experience.

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