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La Choza Inn Hostel
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Great place
close to everywhere, kitchen full with everything you need
free internet
free tour information

we got involved in some activities, arrange by eagle tours which office is located right there

we loved our stay here

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Todd W
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Dunno what to make od this place. Rooms are fine, tours provided by the hotel are good value too. However, the staff are very poor, Lying and things are being stolen. We were told that this hotel provides laundry for 1usd per kilo. When my girlfriend wanted go to our room they told her she has to pay double or keys wont be handed to her. Today when we put wine into the hotel fridge in kitchen it was stolen within minutes. Staff dont seem to care whatsoever. If you only need to stay here 1 night or so, its fine but for longer stays please go somewhere Else!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Pavel H
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

This review is regarding staying in the 4 person dorm. Although my boyfriend suffered little to no bites I was covered in them! Upon further investigation found a few under my mattress/on the bed frame. When we tried to explain the situation they seemed to think we were referring to other types of bugs and informed us if we left the door one with a light on this happen (which wasn't the case at all). So I doubt this problem is being addressed. I can handle Mosquitos and other insects, but not Bedbugs!

The Positives: Cheap, great breakfast included, good communal kitchen, close to town but on a quiet side street.

Other Negatives: Hot water didn't work so communal shower is freezing (we asked a few times, but other than being told it should work nothing was done), some of the dorm beds are missing the supporting slats so choose your beds wisely, thin walls, 4 bed dorm had an opened area which led right down to the kitchen area so you can hear everything going on. Also the 4 bed dorm was tiny, it was fine for 2 of us but would hate to be in it when it was full.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Jenna R
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Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

If this is La Choza Inn owned by Daniel with employees Danilo, Carlos, and Marta: these are the sweetest, nicest people with the prettiest rooms for just $5 or $10 above hostel prices. They are extremely helpful in arranging activities as well, have their own van, offer some tours, and serve an egg, fruit, toast, juice, and coffee breakfast included. The big kitchen and living room is charming and always open. The garden is beautiful. The location is very close to center of town and down 10 meters of dirt road from Wave Expeditions, my other favorite organization in La Fortuna. I am not sure why there are 2 La Choza Inns listed in La Fortuna. The other one listed in Trip Advisor is Hotel La Choza. Is this the same place?

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank eugenieadler
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

We stayed at La Choza inn by recommendation of friends who have stayed here before
the place is located right by La Fortuna but away from the street or noise
right there we were able to arrange transportation and tours as they have a travel agency right in there

the rooms are clean and comfortable, you can take rooms with or without private bathroom
there is a communal kitchen and other facilities

hope to be back some day

Room Tip: we stayed at rooms 8 and 207
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Melanie B
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

we spend a few nights in la fortuna, we decided to stay here, because the place is close to any thing, bank, central park, sodas, taxi stop or bus stop, any thing

Yuaner was very helpful always with good information

they have private or shared bathroom rooms

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Diana H
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Reviewed 3 March 2013 via mobile

This place was 10 USD and I got exactly what i paided for. They offer dorms or private rooms.

The dorms look like a summer cottage from 1945. The plugs didnt work. Walking made the floor move. He communal showers didnt have hot water when i tried itn

The guys who worked the desk were great and sympathetic.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Janner519
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Additional Information about La Choza Inn Hostel

Address: Avenida 331, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: £18 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — La Choza Inn Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel backpackers environment, La Choza Inn is a corner of paradise on earth. Located next to Arenal Volcano. in La Fortuna town near all services and attractions. Guests staying at the Hostel backpackers La Choza Inn will be gratified by its ideal location, only a few blocks from landmarks, and just beside the Corocodile Farm. Visitors will be within walking distance to important places such as waterfall, cafes, bars, rock pools, hot springs, National Park, Cerro Chato, restaurants, sodas, banks and casinos await visitors in their Costa Rica vacation while staying in the hotel & hostel -backpackers La Choza Inn in downtown Fortuna. Your stay at this premier hotel & hostel will give you the opportunity at tour desk give to you the whole information and tips of Arenal area, and to enjoy the active Fortuna nightlife after dark. ... more   less 
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