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Overview
Meters West Of Central Park, Main Street Arenal Volcano 350, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rudest filthy liars and cheats I have ever met! AVOID! Booked a double bed private with en-suite. When I arrived they said I had booked a shared bathroom even though all my confirmations and online app said en-suite. Manager came down and clicked around on...More

Thank Mikel W
Reviewed June 10, 2018

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!!

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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Spa
Breakfast included
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
1
Price range
US$21 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
1
Price range
US$21 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Jenny T
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Arenal Backpack... R | Property representative |
Dear Jenny Thanks for choosing Arenal Backpackers Resort! For us is pleasure to receive you in our hostel Send us a private message. Our website arenalbackpackersresort
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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 Abner Antonio C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but let me help you out with a phone number +506 2479 7000
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Room Tips
"Stay in a private room, it has a private bathroom."
catherinehY265RW
Feb. 12, 2018
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"Ask if you can get a room with a balcony facing the volcano. We just lucked out!"
rlapointe004
Jan. 30, 2018
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"Stay away from restaurant/bar zone. no view, but sleep is possible!"
421veer
Apr. 21, 2017
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"Best price and location"
Katye1522
Mar. 13, 2017
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