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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect place after zip lining! The Ceviche was fresh ,the tuna Tartare delicious! If the perfect way the end an adventure in the rain forest. Relax atmosphere in front of Arenal lake and the Volcano. Food is great clean fresh a joyful experience

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Livingston, Guatemala
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Very nice place to spend time in Fortuna, cheap and clean with a good kitchen and a courtyard with hammocks looking at the Arenal Volcano. Luis is a great host will give you the best advices on the area, a very nice guy : -)

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2015

I wish that I had stayed here longer the first night we were sent to a horrible place up the road. So in the morning I went looking for a better place .Luckily we found Chill Out Backpackers. This place is bliss it is easy to see why it has such high ratings. The rooms & the wonderful kitchen were...

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Reviewed 6 June 2015

This place was cheap and cheerful. The girl showed me the room we would have before we made any decisions. It was super cheap (10mil per private room with private bathroom in low season) sowas only 5mil pppn. The kitchen is fully functioning with a fridge and tons of utensils. Its very basic and yes there are bugs because we...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We had to hunt bugs in our small rooms, one even falling in the bed from to ceiling :( please do something about it ! Otherwise you get a private bathroom for 20$ so it could defintly be a good deal...

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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Loccated 2 minutes from the bus station and a few about 3 from the main road. The owner is very helpful. Keeps the area clean. Rooms are basic but have hot water and private baths. A nice common area with hammocks and swings, a kitchen. We paid $20 a night. ($10 per person)

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1Thank AKlausn
Eindhoven
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Chill Out looks a bit like faded glory. The rooms could use some new paint. The bathroom was okay, but smells moldy. The toilet didn't work right. The kitchen looks old and I wouldn't cook there. The sheets on the bed were torn and the pillows smell sweaty. The lady at the front desk only speaks Spanish. There is cable...

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1Thank Lieke86
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 February 2014

At Chill Out Backpackers, the host was incredibly kind and very easy to work with. We paid $10 per person and breakfast was included. The rooms were very clean and the so were the bathrooms. It was a great atmosphere to chill out and lay in a hammock. It is close to the city center. There was a kitchen, wifi,...

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Monteverde
Reviewed 24 January 2014

I stayed at this hotel a few days ago and I have to say that it was not bad, I had a good sleep even though is right next to the street, maybe i was tired. The room was ok, there was a cable tv, the bed was confi and the bathroom was very clean. I paid 20 bucks, maybe...

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1Thank Esteban M
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 18 March 2013

The Chillout backpackers "hostel" IS NOT A HOSTEL! A hostel usually has a functioning usable kitchen, a common area, dorms, etc. None of which are an attribute of the Chillout. This is more of a motel at best. Street noise is very loud and last night one of the workers were getting drunk with his buddies and being loud until...

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Volcanolakeadventure, Manager at Chill Out Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi everyone! We have MOVED and are around the corner 100 meters from the bus stop! We have asked TripAdvisor to change the location but as many of you know that can take some time. Please see our new location which is around the corner and we'll take great care of you like we did when we managed the location...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chill Out Backpackers is under new ownership and moved location. We are the ultimate and economical place to stay in La Fortuna with rooms only 10 dollars per person. Free Breakfast, Free Internet and Kitchen use is included. Located in the center of La Fortuna, only 100 meters west from the bus station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chill Out Backpackers

Address: 100 meters W of the bus stop | Next to Gringo Pete's II, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 119-5655, Costa Rica (Formerly Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $40 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“The room described in the review was #207.”
 of 5 bubbles MelissaL24, 6 Mar 2012 | Read review
“It might be worth the money (5$ or something) to get a room with bathroom, as these are upstairs with nice open windows and a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles BryceK_12, 1 Mar 2012 | Read review
“Fast internet connection”
 of 5 bubbles yossfb16, 4 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Ask for the private room. $9 a night at the time we were there. Padlock, barred windows, and the outside door is locked at night, too.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveKeddy, 2 Sep 2011 | Read review
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