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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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    Traveller (186)
    Room & Suite (29)
    Pool & Beach (26)
    • Excellent39%
    • Very good28%
    • Average16%
    • Poor9%
    • Terrible8%
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    “private room” (66 reviews)
    “slack line” (13 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Poolside Bar
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 552 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    For a “5 star hostel” there isn’t a lot included. There is not a common kitchen and the food isn’t exactly the cheapest but not overly expensive. I have never been to a hostel where fresh towels aren’t included; You have to pay $10 for...More

    Thank Andie H
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    I stayed there for two nights. The rooms are very clean and the AC is a big plus ! The restaurant food was of good value and the common areas - pool and hammocks - are very agradable. The ladies in charge of helping with...More

    Thank Saria S
    Reviewed 10 October 2017

    I can not praise this hostel enough. I have stayed at many hostels over the years in Asia, Europe and North America. This is hands down the nicest hostel I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. The dorms were always clean, featuring 4...More

    Thank m-yellow
    Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

    I stayed here for a couple nights, the room was clean with an ensuite bathroom. The check in time was rather but not too bad. They had a great restaurant with selections and they were helpful with arranging this etc. Would stay again.

    Thank STownsend90
    Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

    This is an awesome hostel! The room was really nice and the beds were super comfy, front desk staff were really friendly and the tours you can book through the front desk were great, they even let me borrow a pair of water shoes to...More

    Thank Elizabeth W
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$22 - US$44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 1
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • La Fortuna de San Carlos
    • Also Known As
    • Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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    Jenny T
    13 November 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
    27 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
    26 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
    Room Tips
    "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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