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  • Excellent38%
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  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“private room”(65 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Poolside Bar
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
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2 Star Hotel
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Meters West Of Central Park, Main Street Arenal Volcano 350, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
19.9 km to Fortuna Airport
34 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds, pool was clean and nice to lounge, bunk beds were comfy, A/C at night in the rooms. The cleaning staff were good, and the man at the bar very friendly. The hostel rooms were reasonable size for 8 person dorms, however a lot...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We had a great stay here, although it was only for 2 nights. The staff was very helpful in organizing our travels. The ambiance was very nice, and the place is nice and clean. Our only down side was that it was very hot, sticky...More

Thank Christina111196
Reviewed May 1, 2018

My experience at the hostel was great, I chose the room sharing option to save some money and it gave me a chance to meet folks from all over the world. Overall great and cozy vibe and close to local shops and nightlife. The hostel...More

Thank Oriana N
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Great deal and price. Very clean and super friendly. They were very helpful in giving us ideas of where to go for tours and dinner. As well, great breakfast and dinner for a really cheap price. Great location too!!

Thank rm_macinati
Reviewed March 1, 2018

The hostel is nice, offer very simple but large rooms close to the center of La Fortuna - where a lot of restaurants are located. It served me very well as a "base camp" for tours around Arenal. The shower doesn't have strong water flow,...More

Thank Ram P
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Free Parking
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US$21 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Jenny T
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Arenal Backpack... R | Property representative |
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Melissa B
March 27, 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
December 26, 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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"Stay in a private room, it has a private bathroom."
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"Ask if you can get a room with a balcony facing the volcano. We just lucked out!"
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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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