Hotel San Bosco

200 mts North from Gas Station, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
#2 of 50 hotels in Fortuna
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Unbelieveable Prices for the Best in Town

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 2, 2005

The Hotel San Bosco is a great place for a great price. Although the hotels as part of the hot springs may be higher end, this is said to be the best place in town.

The hotel is located only two short blocks from the town square in a walled & fenced in facility. It provides a peaceful setting only a couple minutes from the center of town. There are several buildings on the grounds providing singles to quintuples and even an apartment for up to eight. There are two pools - one regular, one a wading pools, two outdoor jacuzzis, an open air gym equipment, and a couple open-air lounges. Even the grounds have a tropical garden look to them.

The rooms are nicely furnished, some with tv and such. My room had a private hot shower, a/c & two twin beds for on $30 a night. They will even offer a cash discount. Everything was quite clean and pleasant. There were always housekeeping staff sweeping or cleaning something around the grounds.

Unique Quality: One of the best features of this place was a third level observation deck. It is the tallest location in town and offers great direct views of the volcano. There are a couple tables and chairs up there to let you sit and enjoy the view and even wait for the cloude to clear in order to get a good photo. Make sure you take the time to spend a few moments up there.

I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone looking for an enjoyable stay in La Fortuna without having to stay far away at the hot springs hotels.

Directions: On the main street go to Calle 1 (street alongside the plaza...not the side with the church) and head north for two blocks & turn right. It is the large place right there on the corner. There are several signs around town, so you shouldn't have problems.

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Great Moderately Priced Hotel - High Quality

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 17, 2005

Checked into the Hotel San Bosco after looking at about 10 other hotels/inns/hostels over the course of about an hour. And the San Bosco was actually recommended by some fellow travelers I met on a white-water rafting adventure.

It is a very clean; the cleaning staff is always sweeping the grounds. Saw no roaches. It has air-conditioning, private bath, a big pool and jacuzzi, both which have a clear view of the volcano (I mean, this volcano dominates everything in town, so you'd have to be underground to not have a view of it). There were no private phones, but there is a pay phone on the premises, along with 24 hour self-serve coffee bar. There are nice restaurants and many shops within 30 second walking distance, as well as an Internet Cafe.

Unique Quality: When I go back to CR, I will stay here.

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Fortuna's best hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 7, 2005

We had reservation for a cabin outside (800m) of Fortuna with another hotel, but headed back when we discovered that the city ends up pretty quickly and there's nothing there but dirt roads to reach the promised cabina. We travel by bus and taxi, so we wouldn't enjoy the city as much if we stayed that far, althought we later saw very nice and even more luxurious hotels and cabins on the road. If you have a car, it could very well be worth it. On our back to the city, we choose to stay at the San Bosco.

Our stay at San Bosco was amazing and even more since we discovered it almost by accident, freneticaly trying to find a bed for the night with our backpack on our shoulders. The price was suprinsigly low for all we've got: big clean room, dresser and huge shelves (a must when backpacking!), very nice and clean bathroom, remote controlled A/C! 35$ a night

Unique Quality: Nice landscape and balcony where we watched for hummingbirds. All you can drink amazing costarican cofee, pool, hammock and my all-time favorite: jaccuzis! All that under the Arenal volcano.
Just a street away from the main attractions in the city, but very calm.
Aside from the Estrellamar hotel in Jaco, this is our best stay. And one of our fondest memory.

Directions: One street north of the main road, very well indicated

The best (only?) hotel in town

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 1, 2003

We drove from Grecia where we stayed the night before, and arrived to Fortuna in the early afternoon. I heard of this hotel before so we went right here. It was the best choice.

There is plenty of "Cabinas" in La Fortuna where you can find a room with shared bathroom for $7-$10.

Unique Quality: Unbelievably friendly and helpful receptionist, nice terrace with a view at Arenal volcano (even though it was mostly in clouds), comfortable and clean room, pool and 2 jacuzzis.

This is the only real hotel in Fortuna and it is the most expensive place to stay. We paid $50 for 3 persons which still didn't seem much especially comparing it to Grecia ugly hotel where they charged us $55.

Directions: One block away from the church.

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Centrally located, right near Arenal Volcano

by written on May 21, 2003

This hotel is a nice hotel under the famous Arenal Volcano. They have pretty good rooms (single, double, and tripple), and a nice pool. It is located in La Fortuna, Arenal, only a faw minutes drive to the Volcan Arenal National Park. There are some shops and a supermarket near the hotel, as well as a gift shoop at the hotel. The hotel isn't very big, and has a lot of foreign tourists.

Unique Quality: They have a nice pool, garden, and great views of the Arenal Volcano. The rooms have TVs and refirdgerators. There is also a jacuzzi, lounge, and small gym.

PRICES from May to October:

Single $ 35 - $ 30
Double $ 40 - $ 35
Triple $ 50 .
Quadruple $ 65 .
Quintuple $ 50 .
House full equipped 10 beds
capacity for 14 pers. . $ 100
House full equipped 6 beds
capacity for 8 pers $ 80 .

Including: Air conditioning
Private bathroom
Hot water
Fan
Private bathroom
Hot Water

PRICES from November to April:

Single $45 - $ 35
Double $ 50 -$ 40
Triple $ 55 .
Quadruple $ 85 .
Quintuple $ 55 .
House full equipped 10 beds
capacity for 14 pers. . $ 100
House full equipped 6 beds
capacity for 8 pers $ 80 .

Including: Air conditioning
Private bathroom
Hot water
Fan
Private bathroom
Hot Water

Directions: Arenal

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Amenities at Hotel San Bosco

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet

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