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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Main street, La Fortuna | South side of catholic church in La fortuna de San Carlos Alajuela Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a single room which was big, had air conditioning and a shower! This hostel knows how to vibe! Hammocks everywhere, a sick pool with a waterfall and a swim up bar. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly! The outdoor activities are SICK! ziplining, waterfall propelling, horseback riding, hiking, hotsprings....oh yeah and there is weed and coke EVERYWHERE... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a private room which was very large and clean. The bed wasn't super comfortable and the bathroom could have been nicer, but overall this place has enough positives that those things didn't matter. I felt very safe here by myself. The staff was SUPER helpful with booking activities and giving directions. I ended up having a fabulous day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel had the friendliest staff in all of Costa Rica. It offers locked gates, room doors, and lockers for security.There is a gorgeous pool with swim-up bar and a beautiful courtyard with palm trees and hammocks. Centrally located right by the bus stop, supermarkets, and restaurants. The staff are happy to book excursions, call taxis, and hang out with... More

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Bamberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll start with the Positives and then to the Negatives. ++ Location was Great, the Beauty of the Hostel is Very Nice and the Pool & Bar look Fantastic. I didn't use the Kitchen but it looked nice. The food from the Restaurant is good. - - Upon arrival they want you to wear a Wrist Band, they tell you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the place we paid least and enjoyed most in our 15 days in Costa Rica. This place is charming, close to restaurants and supermarkets, Great bar and cleaning personal, very clean, and very helpful management. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was because of the beds. We're getting older, and in need of a more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place! Excellent helpful staff, great location right around corner from bus station and central in town, an amazing ambiance with hammocks, swim-up pool, little waterfalls-- kind of a Swiss Family Robinson vibe. Perfect name, it is like a cross between a resort and a hostel-- at the hostel price. Nice little kitchen with free coffee. Clean, safe and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was a kitchen in the room but not real one. I couldn't even use tap because drain isn't connected. And TV reception was not good. But the bed and the bar, all of the service were perfect. I'm happy to stay there again. Also security is really good so safe to protect own things inside of the room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked 2 nights at this hostel but ended up staying 3 because we loved it so much. Staff is great and really helpful. Located in the perfect spot, literally walk right out the front gate and your in the center of the town. The guys working the bar were great. The hammocks are the perfect spot to relax. If you're... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend stayed in one of the private rooms. From our room it was possible to see the volcano, which was very nice. We also had two rocking chairs in front of our room, which were great to relax, drink a beer and enjoy the view of the volcano. All in all the hostel had a great atmosphere,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving at the Fortuna in a public bus from San Jose, had no reservation but I had seen online several hostels and really taste much Arenal Hostel Resort, so I went to ask if there was availability and I actually stay in one private room. This was very spacious with a perfect bed for sleep and super clean. The staff... More

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Address: Main street, La Fortuna | South side of catholic church in La fortuna de San Carlos Alajuela Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Hostel Resort 2*
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Arenal Hostel Resort have the best location and facilities...( dorms and rooms )There are many reasons to visit La Fortuna, Costa Rica, whether your trip brings you here to observe the majestic Arenal Volcano, or to enjoy the pure natural beauty that the area has to offer. Come here to explore or rest and relax surrounded by the silence and mystery of our mountains. Arenal Hostel Resort is a true pioneer of Eco-Tourism in this area. We offer a great place to stay where you will feel at home and meet new people as you embark on the adventure of a lifetime.Arenal Hostel Resort is a place created for you by one of the premier pioneers of tourism development in this area. ... more   less 
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