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Trento, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is located on the main road of Fortuna. 400m walk distance to the bank and supermarket. Less distance for bars and restaurants. Quality of sleep is good, room are clean and washrooms are good. The building is well positioned, it has a bar-restaurant ( average prices ) with a chillin area with matresses and pillows. Some small tables,...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice room, great food, quiet and laid back...nice pool / lounge area. Clean room and friendly staff. Tour desk on site. Lovely landscaping gives you the feel that you are living in the country not the city.

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Thank Paul K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place with good music,nice pool and the bar serves nice drinks (a bit pricy) and great breakfast! Our private room was clean and big with a balcony were you look right at the Arenal Volcano. Hot water showers! I was very happy that the music stopped at 11 o'clock so everybody could have a goodnight sleep. The whole property...

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Thank Karen V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place with spacious garden and lots of hammoks to chill out. However the bar closed at 10 which we thought was a bit sad, a lot of people were there to have a nice time meeting new people but we all had to leave the premises. Also a bit expensive but a nice experience in overall.

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly a high end hostel. A resort for sure! We had a private room and bathroom which was clean and comfortable. Had a flat screen TV and AC and lots of hot water. The bar and on site restaurant was really good!! Food was great. Ask Adrian at the front desk to play his guitar and sing for...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very relaxing and clean, but getting to sleep before 11-12 is impossible!!! The (terrible) music is blasting from the restaurant and they refuse to turn it down. It's my only complaint and for that I rate this place a 2... if there wasn't so many great things to do in Arenal that make you want to seize...

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is great with a nice pool and clean facilities. Don't expect a hello from anyone though! Also my friend who was staying in a nearby hostel was not able to visit me even for a drink so I went to his hostel - Arenal Hostel Resort - much nicer go there!!

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Thank dontwannamissathing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel definitely earned the title of being a 5 star hostel. The hostel is extremely clean and the staff is always willing to help with anything you may need. They also make the best fruit smoothies I've ever had. I would definitely stay here again without hesitation.

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The women's only dorm room was cramped with no windows. Stay in the co-ed ones, they are bigger. Tour staff was really helpful, the reservation staff, not so much. Its further outside of town. Lots of self-contained groups so while it is busy, not the best place to meet people. No Kitchen. Food at the restaurant was great. Nice pool...

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1Thank gersula
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were 8 people and loved this place. Staff were helpful, the common area is nice and it looks like a small resort. The pool close late at night. Good drinks, good deals. Volleyball court. One of the best hostel i've been to.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Arenal Backpackers Resort

Address: Meters West Of Central Park, Towards Volcano 350, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: ₹ 1,475 - ₹ 2,815 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“The private rooms have a better view at the volcano”
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 of 5 bubbles , 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“not the women's only dorm, too cramped and no ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles gersula, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“On confirmation it says you have paid up front, but you pay when you check in. %5 percent discount for cash. Private rooms book up fast”
 of 5 bubbles CharlieG69, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Private Room with A/C and shared bathroom was a good deal”
 of 5 bubbles 191hayleys, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in the cheapest room, which was fine for sleeping.”
 of 5 bubbles wt2816, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
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