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Arenal Backpackers Resort

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the nicest hostels I've stayed at. There was a nice pool, with hammocks and a very nice outdoor lounge area. The location was also excellent. It was easy to walk to the other places in town, and a quick walk to the bus station. I would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hostel was okay. Nice pool, good drink specials. The grounds are pretty the location is good, on the edge of town. However, the rooms were dirty. The bathrooms could have been cleaned better. There is no kitchen unlike most hostels and although a.c. is advertised they don't turn it on until 10 p.m. and usually turn it off before...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a private room with 2 beds in the older building (cheaper, and not specified as one of the "deluxe" rooms). Our room was clean but nothing fancy. The common areas was great- with a pool and great dining area where we enjoyed drinks and a great breakfast. The area had a huge fence and was very secure. The...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very popular hostel, lots of young people and quite social. We stayed in a tent which was fun and not too cold. Tour desk was helpful but you can get cheaper deals from the man in the van down the road towards the main town. Pool was very clean and lots of showers/toilets etc. We never ate in the hostel...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The happy hour and drinks are exceptional and very cheap! Also very friendly staff. However, the dorms are just ok. The air conditioning is supposed to run from 10am-10pm however it is never on and the rooms are very very hot. Also the bedding is old and bathrooms are filthy

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The Dalles, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a few blocks from downtown La Fortuna (I walked everywhere). The price is right and they have amenities for rent. Food and drinks can be ordered here for a little cheaper than downtown (La Fortuna is expensive for eating in general). The Hostel was clean and there were many friendly people both working and staying there! Only negative (but...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Arenal Backpackers Resort with 3 friends for a couple of days while exploring the area. The location is great, right on the main road, you can walk to restaurants, supermarket, atm in no time. But that also means, that you hear very loud music from a nearby bar until 2 am in the morning. Every night! The...

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Trento, Italy
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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 14 February 2017

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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Reviewed 7 February 2017

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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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $32 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Best price and location”
 of 5 bubbles Katye1522, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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