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    Arenal Hostel Resort

    Sobre Carretera Principal #142 | South side of catholic church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent55%
    • Very good24%
    • Average12%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible5%
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    “private room” (36 reviews)
    “swim up bar” (48 reviews)
    “mini resort” (6 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
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    2.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviews (649)
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    Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

    This place is right in the centre of town and so ideally located for bars and restaurants etc. Staff very friendly and rooms clean, however, the bar area, which our room was right next to, played power ballads from 8am -10pm. If power ballads are...More

    Thank Nick W
    Reviewed 10 August 2015

    The affiliated properties “Backpackers Hostel” and “Arenal Hostel” in La Fortuna provided a good, reasonable-cost base of operations for our family of three during our four-night stay in the area. We booked a triple room at Backpackers for our first two nights. Aldo, the proprietor,...More

    Thank Vern B
    Reviewed 8 August 2015

    Stayed 4 nights in a private room. The room is average and has a huge shower. I was impressed with the cleaning staff paying attention to find details. There is a nice pool with a bar you can swim up to. The yard has a...More

    2  Thank SNL12345
    Reviewed 7 August 2015

    Good points: Nice pool area. Clean, airy rooms. Good shower. Wifi accessible in some locations. Secure parking area. Kitchen. Bad points: No breakfast included despite the rather hefty dorm room charge ($15 for a bed in a 6 dorm bed, whereas the hostel we moved...More

    1  Thank planetwanderer
    Reviewed 6 August 2015

    Traveled with a group of eight. (Six were children) Had a very good stay. Best location in town! Friendly and helpful staff. Also use of a kitchen was very beneficial. Pool was small but clean, common areas were very nice. Good security at night. Only...More

    Thank BorysP
    The Springs Resort and Spa
    2,445 reviews
    #6 of 64 hotels in Arenal Volcano National Park
    7.1 km
     
    Hotel Lomas del Volcan
    1,573 reviews
    #9 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
    3.3 km
     
    Arenal Manoa Hotel
    1,870 reviews
    #12 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
    5.0 km
     
    Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
    3,554 reviews
    #8 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
    8.6 km
     
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 16 - US$ 138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 68
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • La Fortuna de San Carlos
    • Also Known As
    • Arenal Hostel Resort Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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    Room & Suite (84)
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    Dining (15)
    Hotel & Grounds (193)
    Family and Play Areas (20)
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    TravellerwithaTeen
    3 November 2016|
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    Response from carmensandiego31 | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry misread your question lol ...I don't recall a safe but there are lockers in the dorm rooms , we brought our own standard lock but it didn't fit , it was to big , so bring a smaller lock ...if not I think they sell them... More
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    Teresa P
    22 September 2016|
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    Response from MaheshBalas | Reviewed this property |
    the taxi to the volcano park should be about 4000 colones. stayed on a private room and hence did not need a locker.
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    ck1234wanderlust
    27 December 2015|
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    Response from MaheshBalas | Reviewed this property |
    there was laundry service last month when I visited. paid by the kilo
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    "Rooms close to pool are also close to bar so they are noisy..."
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    "Unless you like soulless, electronic music, don't stay here."
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    "Depending on your budget, try to choose a room on the top floor."
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