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“This guy is on a power trip..”
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Gringo Pete's Too
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“This guy is on a power trip..”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

If you value the power of your conscious descisions and care for where your money goes, don't go here. Actually if you value your time Just try any different place. This guy is on a power trip. He treats his customers like flies and his workers look absolutely abolished. Hes a control freak, doesnt listen, does not allow room for conversation and is fixated on controlling with his rules. We got kicked out on our friends birthday because we were not cleared up by 10:30pm (but we were clearing up). Catch my drift? And there was poop in my bed. Animal thank goodness. And more all over the yard. Even if this concerns only a little bit of money give it to someone who deserves it. This guy is stuck.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Samuel576
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Quito, Ecuador
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

Unfortunatly we ended up at Gringo Pete's nr 2 which was the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. Our room was tiny and extremly humid. We did'nt get any information about the hostel at our arrival and we ended up getting thrown out because I accidently threw the garbage in the wrong bin. The staff was incredibly rude and we gave up trying to ask for advice on how to find the cheapest/best way to get around since they where always trying to sell you things.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

The manager at Gringo Pete's Too was very unprofessional. When checking in, the lady told us we could smoke in the courtyard and told us that the kitchen didn't close. They also didn't tell us what time they expected us to return to our rooms. When returning from a night out, the manager came down and started yelling at us to go to sleep and that we couldn't be in the kitchen. The next morning he woke us up at 8:00am by banging on our doors very loudly. As soon as I opened the door he told me that we needed to leave. Check out is at 10:00am and he wouldn't let us make breakfast. When one of my friends was smoking in the designated area he came over told him not to smoke inside and that he needed to leave the hostel. The owner came and the manager started changing the story of what had happened and was being very rude to all of us. I would not stay there again, because they don't give you all the information you need and then yell at you when you unknowingly break a "rule." The fridge doesn't really work and when we told him that the light was out in our shower, the manager said we had to shower in the dark. All in all, it has been the worst hostel experience I have had. I would rather pay more than $7 and have good customer service, than to stay at Gringo Pete's Too.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Broome, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed 2 nights in early Jan and wish we stayed longer. The rooms are dirt cheap, the ensuites are clean and the kitchen is sufficient for all meal prep. The free coffee at breakfast is good. And somehow, they offer the best prices for any tour, even better than going direct to the company.
The place is simple, but for the price, it is well worth basing yourself here for your time in the area

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2014

The hostel was very nice located and the rooms were quite nice. But the people who worked there, eapecially the man, was so terribly rude that I have to write this review. He complained to us the first thing he did, about us not throwing the garbage in the right bin. Which was not right and even though, they should tell guests about the rules before accusing them. We asked to leave our bags there after checking out and all he said was "is best if you leave". No kind of hpspitality at all. So try to stay at the real gringo Pete's!!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Great price and a great help with booking and adventure advice. We arrived at mid night and still got a room and a tour of the place, Pete is a great guy. His tour information was spot on open and honest and he had the best value ones in town.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank gijoegijoe
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Simple place, with basic rooms, and good value for money. Nice garden at the back, and the facilities are reasonably good. Quite close to the centre, so most things can be easily accessed. Excellent choice for those on a budget.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marc C
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Property: Gringo Pete's Too
Address: Off the Main Road, 350m From Bus Stop Away From Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 11000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 75 Speciality Lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Gringo Pete`s Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Gringo Pete's Too Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos

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