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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

I can't think of a better place to stay in Old San Juan. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment. The place is cute, comfortable and clean and in a perfect location. Beds made daily and abundent clean towels were provided. Our host helped us several times with tour arrangements. I loved the place and will recommend it to friends...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 16 September 2014

I stayed here for 8 nights and have ZERO complaints! Very affordable, extremely clean, friendly and helpful staff, and fantastic location! The first night, the A/C was out and that was a HUGE concern, but within an hour, they had the problem resolved and from then on everything went without incident. The place is kept immaculate! If the kitchen was...

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3Thank PlantaryGuide
South Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Right in the midst of Old San Juan with its history and atmosphere, the Fortaleza Guest House is actually a backpackers' hostel. If you know what you're getting into--a shared bath and kitchen, old but adequate lodging, stairs to haul your bags up--it's more than adequate. The bed was great, having a balcony was lovely, and we had lots of...

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3Thank Ann W
North Bergen, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 April 2014

I wanted to be in the heart of San Juan with a balcony. Can't complain about the noise, b/c that's what I asked for. Stayed on the 3rd floor. Kitchen and bath sinks back up, so they are always dirty. Guy didn't clean my room once while I was there. Roaches in the room, and ants in the dirty kitchen.

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5Thank Zeus502014
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 11 September 2013

This place couldnt be in a better location for San Juan. The place is kept clean and the house manager is nice, no English though. But if you need to know something important, his sister works next door at the gift shop. okay so, I'm a solo female traveler and was put in a dorm with men, which is not...

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6Thank 3rdwrldgrl
Bronx, New York
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

The Good: location- close to shops, bars, restaurants, supermarket, famous sites, nightlife. Price- for those on a super tight budget and who are very low maintenance. Mostly Clean, old building but tidy. Bring flip flops to shower in! The Bad: not so bad, if you don't mind seeing ants, an occasional roach, and are not afraid of a few mosquito...

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2Thank anikohorvath
Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This place is one of the cheapest options in Old San Juan. It is basically a hostel with rooms instead of bunks. I had a room that opened up to the street. Even on Sunday night there were very loud people outside at 3 AM. Saturday night was constant noise for many hours. If it is just about price and...

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2Thank Steve B
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 30 March 2013

This was our first time staying in a guest house. The room was small with a fan and balcony, and the bathroom was down the hall. The rooms have no TV. The place was very clean. I enjoyed my stay, I would stay there again. Tina and the staff were very friendly. Be prepared to pay with cash no credit...

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2Thank LilyHouston
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 19 March 2013

My friends and I stayed here one night, and that one was one night too many. We had a room on the third floor that overlooked the street. It was too loud at night to sleep because the only thing separating the room from outside was a rickety shutter. There were several cockroaches with other critters in the room with...

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4Thank JenChan113
Garden Grove, California
Reviewed 31 January 2013

A decent budget guest house in the middle of Old San Juan. It's in an old historic building, not a modern renovated hotel w/ elevators. The woman who checked me in was friendly and spoke good English. Be prepared to pay cash in full when you arrive, plus $10 deposit for the key. I stayed in a private deluxe room...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fortaleza Guest House is a small, old-fashioned style guest house for travelers looking for a nice, comfortable, clean place to stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico.Rooms vary from having fans, air conditioners, and balconies. There are 2 shared bathrooms and 1 kitchen on each floor, free WiFi, and coin-operated laundry.The guest house is in an excellent location, within walking distance of a variety of stores and restaurants, gorgeous plazas, and lively salsa clubs. We'd love to make your stay in Old San Juan unforgettable!Check in at 1pm and check out at 12 pmPay cash on arrival. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fortaleza Guest House

Address: 303 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range: $33 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Book nothing less than a double bed room.”
 of 5 bubbles SamanthaB1986, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Get a rom facing the street. It can be loud at times, but nothing too late at night and you will really enjoy it.”
 of 5 bubbles PlantaryGuide, 16 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the street have doors that open onto balconies--fun place from which to watch the street activity. Interior rooms are closer to the bathroom and some have AC, but are small and dark.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnW849, 9 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room that opens to the street, they can be a bit noisy but they're the best.”
 of 5 bubbles 3rdwrldgrl, 11 Sep 2013 | Read review
“The rooms towards the street are very noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles 809SteveB, 30 Jul 2013 | Read review
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