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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 2011

After being in Santo Domingo for 7 weeks I returned to San Juan and to the same hostel. It made me feel home again. every night dancing and concerts and all very close by, which makes me feel secure. The family who cares is very friendly and try to offer the best they have. Very good for the price and...

Thank monisalta
Christiansted, St. Croix
Reviewed 2 August 2011

Let's be honest, if you are going to San Juan to actually see the place and not stay in your hotel the whole time, then you don't need lots of bells and whistles. Fortaleza Guest House was located RIGHT in the middle of the action in Old San Juan. Nothing fancy here, just a clean room with two beds and...

4Thank Mfeltmate
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2011

if you want to feel home..... that's the place! The location..... can't be better!, the warmnest of the people running the place makes you feel like you never want to leave. Being an old building the person who looks after the place doesn't stop cleaning it up! Great place for a free traveller... love it!

2Thank monisalta
St. Maarten-St. Martin
Reviewed 26 May 2011

Last year my friend and I went to Puerto Rico for 6 days and we decided to stay in Fortaleza Guest House due to the fantastic location. We did not make any arrangements except for our flight so we were happy to hear there was still a room available for us. We asked for a room with a balcony at...

Thank Annemieke D
Bryn Mawr, PA
Reviewed 24 May 2011

Upon arrival, I met Tina, the owner, a truly nice woman. Israel, the manager, kept the place muy limpia (very clean). My bedroom shutters opened onto the balcony, which let a nice breeze into the room. Although, the street could get noisy at night, when I closed the shutters and turned on the fan, I had no problems with the...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 20 March 2011

I've stayed in many hostels before, and this would have to be in my top 3 dirtiest hostel. My friend and I stayed in a one room with no windows but had A/C on the first floor. Our room smelled like someone had peed in the corner or the room. There's two shared bathrooms on this floor, one lacked a...

1Thank bheroa
Reviewed 17 February 2011

Traveling solo this trip - was looking for something cheap in Old San Juan. This place met those requirements.The location is convenient - right in the heart of OSJ. However, it was loud there - walls must be thin because I heard all the noise from the street and I was not in a front room. Room was small ,...

1Thank JanuaryJules
Reviewed 10 February 2011

I think it depends on what expectations you have. I paid the highest price and expexted at least a clean room for that. I was disgusted when I found insects and especially cockroaches in my room. It was dirty and don't let me even start to tell you about the bathrooms... I learned that I'll pay more the next time...

1Thank SarahDaFuchs
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 February 2011

Went to Puerto Rico and was not sure where we were going to stay. Stopped and asked for a near by hostel, I got recommended to Fortaleza. Upon arrival, the manager of this hostel was super friendly. Luckly, they still had two beds open. It's a 3 story hostel, well themed throughout. Location was perfect to walk around in Old...

Thank drew4_25
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 January 2011

* Small rooms with the basics, nothing fancy. Some rooms have AC ($65/night) and others don't ($40/night). I didn't find the AC necessary at all--but then it didn't get that hot while we were there (upper 70s, low 80s) and the fan served just fine. * Friendly, family-run operation with no website or email. * This is the kind of...

1Thank KKRSF

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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 - $104 (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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