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Fortaleza Guest House
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I was the only guest the entire time I was here. Showers were pretty gross so i only used them once with shoes and a swimsuit on. Beds were fine but i ended up having to go buy bedding as all i got was a thin sheet and there is not Wi-Fi at all. Location is great if you want to explore old san juan and if all you need is a bed at night. Needs some upgrades but there is potential

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The location and price are the main selling points for this place. Conveniently located within Old San Juan, all the sights are within walking distance. The guest house itself is a bit run down and may have seen better days, but the facilities are sufficient. There are not really any common areas inside the guest house apart from a few chairs. However, there is a rooftop terrace of sorts, but the WiFi does not reach up there. The man who works there is nice, but he is a man of few words and did not seem to speak much English.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Keep in mind, this is a hostel. The rooms are just beds and you share bathrooms. It is in an excellent location in Old San Juan. You can hear the late night partying (we stayed on a Saturday), so make sure to bring ear plugs! The building is super cute with little balcony's for standing on every floor. Great price too!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The location is really excellent smack in the middle of Zona Colonial (the Old Town) but the rest is nothing special. Rooms are cramped, worn and a bit dark as are the toilets and showers. The place felt safe however and wifi worked well. I paid 51 USD for one night which is good given the location.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

My girlfriend and I are the type of travelers who spend the entire day exploring the city and only use the hotel to shower and sleep. If that is what you are looking for, this is the right place for you. The rooms, shared bathrooms, or kitchen are not the prettiest. But this place is right in the center of old San Juan! Walking distance to all the fun!

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fortaleza Guest House

Address: 303 Calle de La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 26 Speciality Lodging in San Juan
Price Range: €19 - €80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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