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Guanacaste Hotel
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Liberia
Wellington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Cheap and good for a night”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Convenient location and adequate room at a very good price for Costa Rica suitable for a single night stay. Staff were actually helpful but it does feel like a bit of a motel. Very cheap though for an acceptable room.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

I stayed in Hotel Liberia before, and it was nice, clean and affordable. i didnt reserve unfortunately so i had to look for an alternative as there was no room there, i came across hotel guanacaste. This place is a hole, the staff was unfriendly, and the room extremely tiny and overpriced. The only benefit was that it was close to the public bus terminal. Also,I'm canadian, I had 2 tico friends with me, and the staff was rude to them and would not let them into the hotel to visit me, even though i was a paying customer.

Room Tip: There are better more affordable places in liberia. I quite enjoyed hotel liberia, it was centrally...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2012

This hotel is more an hostel than an hotel. the cleanliness is poor and the room looks like a prison and you have the feeling to sleep on the floor cause the mattress are so thin... Moreover, i could not sleep because of the noise of the karaoké party at the restaurant of the hotel and we were thursday and friday !But... the hotel is well situated, near to the bus station, some fast food and other shops and supermarket !

So, it's nice to sleep there for one night, no more !

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Would not recommend this place. Shabby decor and maintenance, horrible hill and many steps to the pool and restaurant, no immediate beach access from hotel and lacking security.

Nice people & nice view from upper level rooms but that's not nearly enough. Better to pay more and get more.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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paris
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

My boyfriend and I were backpacking on a budget and flew into Liberia. This was one of the cheapest places we could find when we showed up to the airport - I think we paid around $35 a night,
When we arrived in our room we dumped our bags and went to eat. When we returned, there were bedbugs crawling all over the bed. We went to reception to point this out and ask what they could do for us. The receptionist didn't see a problem with the bugs, and would only move us to a different room that was the same price (without a/c). When we moved to another non a/c room there were more bedbugs. Finally, we asked to see a room with a/c and there didn't seem to be any bugs (I guess it's too cold??) We had to pay the extra fee to change rooms.
We stayed at much cleaner and cheaper places than this in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua. If you decide to stay here I would seriously recommend a room with a/c, and to book in online through hostelbookers because it will be cheaper.

Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nicaragua
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Very unfriendly girl at the receptionat night. Waitress hides as she sees you approche the bar to order a drink, Rooms are small and far from clean.

Didn't she the coke dealer offering prostitutes mentioned in an other post, but I wouldn't have surprised me. For $35 there are far better options.

Best thing about it is cheking out.

Room Tip: Look some place else
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Quebec City, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

We paid more at this hotel than other hotels in other locations during our 3 week stay in Costa Rica. We were shown a very small room, with a private bathroom. The room was not as clean as we would have liked, and there was only cold water in the shower. The shower head did not exist and the water fell from a tube. The woman at the front desk was short with us and not very friendly. We only stayed one night, and there was a party going on in the rooms beside us. Cigarette smoke was coming into our room from outside. We will not return to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Guanacaste Hotel
Address: Liberia, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Liberia
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Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Liberia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Guanacaste Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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