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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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    • Excellent56%
    • Very good24%
    • Average12%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible4%
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    “private room” (36 reviews)
    “swim up bar” (48 reviews)
    “mini resort” (6 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
    Air Conditioning
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    Poolside Bar
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair Access
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    Reviewed 5 July 2015

    We stayed at Arenal Hostel Resort for two nights. The rooms were clean and had air-conditioning (inital problems with our air-con were quickly fixed by the staff), only the lighting was a bit dim. WLAN worked perfectly. The Resort has a great courtyard/garden with hammocks,...More

    Thank Owlalone
    Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

    The hostel offers dorm and private rooms- good for solo, couple, or family. The decoration in the common area is nice and relax. The location is great- in downtown of La Fortuna, close to the bus station and stores. The staff are friendly, helpful and...More

    Thank Watsa
    Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

    Stayed in female dorm for one night, there was only one other chick staying with. The place was clean and the staff were cool. They organised a red larva tour at late notice. I forgot to check out on time the next day and they...More

    Thank Emziggity
    Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

    I recently went to Costs Rica with a friend and we decided to stay at the Arenal Hostel Resort. We hadn't planned much of our trip and Joe- the host- was extremely helpful and friendly. He gave lots of recommendations on what to do and...More

    2  Thank Molly W
    Reviewed 8 June 2015

    Can't believe we only paid $12/night to stay here - very tranquil, relaxing, clean. Loved that there was a pool. Food in the hostel was expensive and not that good, but there are plenty of affordable places nearby.

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
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    • Pool
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    • US$14 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 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
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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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    26 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 in the tower are quieter with a better view."
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