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York, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a great backpackers , wide range of accom to suit every budget from single rooms to dorms . Great value food and beer, friendly service and a excellent service for advising or organising trips etc.

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Berlin, Germany
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45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Positive: walking distance to center bathroom and toilet clean Negative: no kitchen, can't have your own food at the lounge, very loud music till 2am every night. No help from staff any questions is answered by " here book a tour "

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Thank Tartifl74
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to stay. The food at the restaurant is good and well priced. The staff are really helpful. If you're not a fan of loud music then be aware that the music starts before 10am and goes to 11pm - not exactly relaxing. Having the pool is great on hot days.

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Thank Andrea J
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It is too big to socialize. If you traveling alone pass your way. No kitchen not possible to drink and eat your own stuff. Nice bar and pool. Staff is good. Stayed one night to visit Cerro Chapo. Tours are quite expensive but you can find free amazing springwaters. 3000c for a beer :'(

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Thank Rodolphe G
Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My friends and I loved this place. It was recommended to us by hostel owners in Monteverde and we could not have been happier. The place was clean, good vibes, staff were friendly and it is located just a short walk from town.

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Thank turkeyy92
Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I loved La Fortuna & the Arenal Backpackers. Upon arrival, the host was friendly and helpful. I didn't have a plan as to how long I was going to stay and it was low season so I just booked two nights with the option to extend. I most definitely extended an extra night. The hostel was clean, social, had great... More 

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Thank Jay9m
Hamilton, Canada
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had a tent on the outside of the shared area (pool, next to the bathrooms and the dorms). The single sheet was kinda chilly, so I put on some layers. You can hear your neighbors, but most of them were respectful enough to quiet down at a reasonable hour. The bar and restaurant is open pretty late and draws... More 

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Thank Nikki W
Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here so much we ended up deciding to add a third night! The pool was the best part, but we met a number of awesome travelers and the location was very close to central La Fortuna. The town is quite small, easily walkable. Breakfast wasn't included but they did have some breakfast options. We ended up... More 

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Thank Alexis W
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The location was fantastic; it was only a short walk into downtown. Amazing environment; the pool and grounds immaculate. Very friendly staff and excellent service. The food onsite was perfect and very convenient for early morning excursions. We stayed two nights in a single room with air-conditioning.

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Thank Hayley S
Lloydminster, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hostel for 2 nights and it was perfect for us. Very friendly staff. The lady that booked our tours helped us alot. We stayed in a private room which was nice with a balcony and nice view of the volcano. The restaurant had a lot of daily specials on drinks and food. Overall it was a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • 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: ₹ 1,296 - ₹ 3,614 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“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
“The private rooms were excellent. Quiet, private, and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles E242QQmartinm, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try to book a dorm room in a 6 bedroom because 8 was a little bit too much”
 of 5 bubbles krystelgelinas, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“different levels and prices of rooms to suit your style. w We got a private room with a bathroom.We had room 5 I think.”
 of 5 bubbles wendymG3236HX, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
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