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It is a really nice hostel, clean and big rooms with balcony and AC. But I think it is expensive due to the amenities. You don't have breakfast ans the staff is not very friendly. When we went they didn't even have a bar so...More
My expectation for this hostel was pretty low. I was traveling solo and after so much contemplation and even up to last minute wanted to cancel the reservation. (Bear in mind that I went to a boarding school and live in 4-5 star hotels 75%...More
We were a bunch of friends staying here in a private room. The room was spacious with a balcony, ensuite and self controlled aircon. The room was good and was cleaned daily.
However the "resort" itself is more of a budget hotel rather than a...More
First of all I don't know if the 5 star rating of this hostel is self appointed because to me, what I read on the website and then expected was SO DIFFERENT to what we actually got when we arrived. Definitely not 5 star.
This hostel truly is a resort! A huge pool with a rope you can climb. A good on site bar wit delisious breakfast options and a tour desk. For the tours I recommend you shop around, because in town there might be better deals. The...More
US$22 - US$44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
Also Known As
Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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
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. Could have been less. Google terminal7-10 for the schedule. Arneal Backpackers is 100 meters west on the main road from the station.
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
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 recommend overnighting there first and leaving the following morning. It's a fairly long drive anyway.
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"Stay away from restaurant/bar zone. no view, but sleep is possible!"