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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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    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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    Reviewed 13 October 2015

    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

    Thank MarianaMalheiro
    Reviewed 1 October 2015

    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

    1  Thank Flygeirl
    Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

    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

    Thank scott s
    Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

    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. The...More

    3  Thank dsophia_s
    Reviewed 21 August 2015

    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

    Thank Saskia T
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • Pool
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    • 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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    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • La Fortuna de San Carlos
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    • 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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