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    Arenal Backpackers Resort

    350 Meters West Of Central Park, Main Street Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent39%
    • Very good28%
    • Average16%
    • Poor9%
    • Terrible8%
    Travellers talk about
    “private room” (66 reviews)
    “tight rope” (6 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Poolside Bar
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Nayara Springs
    848 reviews
    #1 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Arenal Manoa Hotel
    1,862 reviews
    #13 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Hotel Kokoro Arenal
    726 reviews
    #29 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
    3,336 reviews
    #2 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
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    Reviewed 21 July 2015

    If you value sleep, don't come here. If you are a college student (or think you are forever 21) then congratulations, you've found your spot! My friend and I were on a two week trip backpacking through Costa Rica and were really looking forward to...More

    3  Thank Mackenzie B
    Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

    Booked a tent, they said they hadn't received the reservation. Got put in a dorm room instead. Only place I've been so far where they use an exchange rate of 550! Staff weren't very helpful. Not the party hostel they clame to be. It is...More

    Thank dylan_8910
    Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

    With such amazing reviews we were very excited to arrive, only to be told our reservation for a private tent made via their sister hostel in monteverde did not exist and we were placed in dorm room. For such an expensive hostel, you get absolutely...More

    Thank katebb21
    Reviewed 11 July 2015

    I stayed in a mixed dorm and had a great experience. It is very clean, the people there are awesome, and it has such a cool vibe. Surprisingly enough, their little kitchen makes tasty eats and the guy running the bar never skimped on the...More

    Thank Sha M
    Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

    My friend and I are traveling Costa Rica together and arrived at Arenal Backpackers Resort today. The first thing we noticed was how unhelpful and unfriendly the staff was. They were slow from the front desk to the bartender; it's seems like they hate their...More

    1  Thank AbigailHart
    Nayara Springs
    848 reviews
    #1 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Arenal Manoa Hotel
    1,862 reviews
    #13 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Hotel Kokoro Arenal
    726 reviews
    #29 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
    3,336 reviews
    #2 of 59 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
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    • Pool
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
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    • US$ 11 - US$ 42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    • 1
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    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • La Fortuna de San Carlos
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    • Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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    Melissa B
    28 March 2017|
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    Response from CharlieG69 | Reviewed this property |
    I heard the shuttle was $50, but stayed in San Jose two days and took bus to backpackers. The La Fortuna Station was 2.5 hours from San Jose 7-10 station (at the corner of 7th and 10th avenue), I think it was $14 dollars... More
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    babyt27
    27 December 2016|
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    Response from Alexis W | Reviewed this property |
    The check-in staff do leave at ten, and after that there's really just one overnight staff member to make sure the people coming in late at night have wristbands. If you're arriving late into San Jose (or elsewhere) I'd... More
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    EY s
    5 July 2015|
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    Response from lrimolo | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, as Nigel said, is a nice hostel, not a complete hotel; the noise came from a curch on Saturday afternoon, as the answer above, ask for the building to the left of the property (so you can avoid the noise); my room did... More
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    "Stay away from restaurant/bar zone. no view, but sleep is possible!"
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    "Best price and location"
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    "The private rooms have a better view at the volcano"
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    "not the women's only dorm, too cramped and no ventilation"
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