I'd read the somewhat mixed reviews about both Gringo Pete's and Gringo Pete's Too, but decided that for the price, it was worth giving it a try (I stayed in the latter). And I have no real complaints - yes, there are rules displayed, but they weren't unreasonable and following them was hardly an imposition. I had a small private room with shared toilet/shower facilities for just $7 which was a bargain. The kitchen was fine, location was good - first night I was there coincided with the hostel being full, mainly with 1 group, so I sometimes had to wait for the shower or toilet to be free, but the next 2 nights were quieter and accessing the facilities wasn't a problem.
Pete's Place Too was just 5 minutes walk along from the bus terminal, so really easy to find. I'd recommend taking earplugs, as the noise from the road outside can be pretty loud (2-stroke motorbikes sound like tractors at 5am!). All in all, if you're happy to put your waste in the right bin in the kitchen and to check out on time, you'll find this hostel good for the price; if you want somewhere more flexible, pay more to stay somewhere else.
- Also Known As:
- Gringo Pete`s Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Gringo Pete's Too Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos