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700 Metros Norte Del Parque de la Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 51007 Costa Rica
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#50 of 74 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Hostel Rio Danta, Hostels in Arenal Volcano Costa Rica : A special and unique place in La Fortuna. The Hostel Rio Danta is a small hostel surrounded by a natural river, crystal clear, tropical gardens. Our hostel is located just north of downtown 500 mts Fortune. We have private park, 24-hour bilingual staff. Daniel Oduber International Airport is 1 hour drive. Our hostel is a true tropical paradise surrounded by large tropical gardens filled with beautiful native Costa Rican plants and plenty of room to tan, play games and run around.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Aleksandra P wrote a review Nov 2020
Poznan, Poland2712 contributions53 helpful votes
When we enter the room in Rio Danta, it smells mustiness. It's because of the climate and high humidity, but they should air it once we make a reservation. Anyway, the room is big with a double bed and a bunk bed where we can keep our stuff. There is air conditioning, too. There is an ex-kitchen annexe with an old tv set. Towels and soap are provided. The bathroom is quite big and clean. The internet is quite good. We pay 21$/night and we stay two nights. They serve breakfast, too - toast, scrambled eggs, rice with black beans and coffee.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Jade T wrote a review Dec 2019
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The flowing creek beside our room was so peaceful and tranquil to listen to. Our hosts were super friendly and helpful and accomodated all of our needs, and were super flexible with our checkout time. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with 2 double beds-so easily accommodated myself, my husband, and our 2 children. The room had a bar fridge, microwave, TV, shower and toilet. A lovely typical breakfast was included, with amazing Costa Rican coffee. There was a squirrel, humming bird, strawberry poison dart frog, and many birds right on the property. Would definitely come back. Thank you Hotel Rio Danta💖. Love love love Pura vida
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
SamaraInfoCenter wrote a review Oct 2019
Playa Samara, Costa Rica1531 contributions72 helpful votes
This is a place for people that want to save and do some cooking themselves. The rooms are very clean. The staff, a family-owned hotel, was super sweet and accommodating. it is in a quiet neighborhood. The breakfast was included although not sure if that was because we were part of a group that took over the entire hotel or if they offered it all the time.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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CanadianCouple2008 wrote a review Feb 2019
Whitecourt, Canada40 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed here with a school group. We were very please with the price and Adrian was terrific. He went out of his way to help us and his wife was so kind. The property is in need of some upgrades but they are working on it and I can’t wait to return again.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
catherinevallieres wrote a review Sep 2018
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica1 contribution
If I could give this hostel a 0star I would... Awful service. We asked for several things and never got the service for them. In room16 nothing works properly, the shower was not clean and there are 2 holes in the wall. We disliked it so much we asked for one night refund and the man who only speaks spanish was frustrated at us and slammed our refund on the desk. We've been in Costa rica for several weeks and stayed at several other hostels and hotels and this was by far the worse stay we had here.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled
US$45 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Danta
Which popular attractions are close to Rio Danta?
Nearby attractions include Bogarin Trail (1.1 km), Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos (0.7 km), and Arenal Sanctuary Reserve (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rio Danta?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rio Danta?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rio Danta?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rio Danta?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chifa La Familia Feliz, Restaurante Tierra Mia, and Chipotle's.
Is Rio Danta located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of La Fortuna de San Carlos.