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Parachute, Colorado
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a comfortable and economical place to stay while we visited the Arenal area to begin our adventures in Costa Rica. Not only was Sleeping Indian guesthouse a comfortable room only three blocks from the bus stop but we had an easy place to prepare meals a great shared living room and balcony and... More 

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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2015

Peter's place is really awesome! It is totally cozy and the kitchen is very well equiped! Peter creates a special spirit, which brings people together. So does rocky bis dog :) We totally recommend Sleeping Indian! Thank you Peter!

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2 Thank Maria K
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Reviewed 29 January 2015 via mobile

We planned to stay for 3 nights but left after one. The window could not be closed and it felt like sleeping on the sidewalk of a very busy street. Aditionally there was a very foul sewage smell in the bathroom. We wanted to change the room and had a hard time reaching anybody because this hotel staff starts working... More 

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4 Thank Nicole D
peter f, Owner at The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse, responded to this review

Unfortunatly we can not satisfy all the people all the time. These people arrived in a terrible state of mind - they were hostile and thought they were booking a private villa and it is obvious from our listing that we are a guesthouse with a large common area. We attempted to offer them an alternative room and they became... More 

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Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

Good place to stay but more expensive that we expected. In the Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring 8th edition october 2013 it was 30US$ by night. In reality it was 45US$ by night. It is located in down town LaFortuna so we can walk to the grocery and restaurants.

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1 Thank Patrick D
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Reviewed 17 December 2014

We had a pleasant enough stay at The Sleeping Indian, there was a problem with our shuttle and Peter and pooch Rocky picked us up instead from the airport, for the same price. The guesthouse is very open air, with a large social gathering area, and a small kitchenette prepping station which makes it feel more like a hostel. Most... More 

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Thank Orangesky18
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2014

My wife and I decided to book a room here online based on TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet recommendations. Arrived and both Peter and the nice lady working the desk had no idea we had pre-booked and paid for the room - no biggie. We were shown our room. Seemed clean and very basic, the fan didn't really do much as... More 

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1 Thank Bessniac
peter f, Owner at The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse, responded to this review

As you can see, this review is a complete departure from the positive responses that we have had over a very long time. The guests were referred to our cnacellation policy but felt that we should make some exception to them when they made the booking and had committed to reserving the room. They had checked in and when they... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

What a lovely, lovely place to stay in La Fortuna!! I can't recommend it highly enough. Peter is the perfect host (as is his assistant, Heidy), the space is beautiful and inviting, and having kitchen access is just wonderful. The location couldn't be better, as it puts you right in downtown Fortuna, with walking access to whatever you might want... More 

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This was a perfect place for us to stay. Very reasonably priced and quite comfortable. Our room was clean with big window, warm shower, and enough space to spread out. The common area provided great extra space to relax and read orbrowse the internet via the free wifi. The staff gave good food recommendations that we took advantage of. The... More 

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Thank R S
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

I love this place. It feels like home...comfortable, quiet, friendly. Peter is an exceptional host and a great friend. My room was cozy and private. The kitchen is clean and inviting. I love the hammock and the artwork. Everything about the Sleeping Indian Guesthouse is PURA VIDA.

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Thank Yolanda H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 night and it was perfect staying! The girl who work there helped us with a lot of information. The location is right on the center. The rooms are very clean. There is special and good shared zone.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are nestled in the heart of La Fortuna. We are the only accomodation in La Fortuna that has earned a star rating in Lonely Planet guide book A guesthouse which offers the perfect accommodations for those who want the convenience of being in the heart of La Fortuna, within walking distance to cafes, restaurants and shopping and just minutes from area tours and attractions. Our Guest house offers five guest rooms all with private baths, high speed internet. Onsite spa and tour office. We have a kitchen with all the implements for you to prepare your meals We can make arrangements for all your activities - white water rafting, tours to the national park etc. and we offer discounts on all bookings as well as pick up and drop off in front on the house ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse

Address: Costado Correo, Segundo Planta(second floor) | In the Center of Fortuna, Next to the Post Office, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly The Sleeping Indian Hostel)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $39 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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“rooms away from the main street may be somewhat more quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Iwasheremo, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all pretty much the same. There is no air conditioning, but there are fans. With windows open to catch breeze, was a little noisy with dogs barking, and trucks and cars.”
 of 5 bubbles WSWe, 23 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a window. The area is quite warm so, having a window was really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Moto_Alyel, 10 Mar 2014 | Read review
“We live in Costa Rica. If you don't see some insects, think of the poison some places use to get rid of them. Ants come with the territory, keep it clean and there won't be so many.”
 of 5 bubbles virgilj2013, 23 Aug 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms are good in my opinion, you can choose between double or single beds. all rooms are private rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 767PatrickS, 28 Mar 2013 | Read review
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