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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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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a double room with ensuite and when we arrived our room was right next to the bar....not ideal when you have jetlag and want to sleep! Luckily they were able to move us to a room further away, which was much better. Rooms are simple, but clean and neat, although the beds are not very comfortable! Nice hammocks... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a double room on the top balcony overlooking the volcano. There was some noise at night- this is a party hostel, but as we were on the top balcony it didn't bother us at all. The room was big with air con. The bathroom was clean with hot water. No towels are in the room- you have to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From check in to check out the staff are the best in the business . The rooms are 100% perfect . The courtyard is a pleasure to relax in . The pool/bar is a great place for food and meeting other travelers . Try the spaghetti . Great value for any style of travelers . See you next time .... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

... otherwise they may try to cheat on you. The hostel asks a 5$ deposit for the key. We did so in the straightforward way. However, when we left, it turned out you need a receipt in order to get the 5$ back. The receptionist (who had a quite arrogant attitude, felt she was very important, and didn't feel the... More

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London
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here after staying here last year. Stayed in a dorm. Beds good, bathrooms clean. Welcome drink provided on arrival which is nice. Made to pay a key deposit ($5) which is a bit unnecessary. Overall good. Friendly people staying here. Lockers a bit small but would recommend. Nice hammocks to laze on in the gardens

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun place, and especially great if you are traveling alone because there is a lot of young people around. We stayed in the dorms, which had six beds, and a clean bathroom with a huge shower--but not so warm water. I was excited that it also had air conditioning (finally!). The hammocks are wonderful, the kitchen is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Fantastic place to stay, though it was a little over our budget we heard good things and made a reservation. The dorm was spacious, clean, welcoming travelers in our dorm and a cool balcony overlooking town with rocking chairs. The garden had got huge hammocks, a swim up bar (free welcome drink), a kitchen with all you need. The owner... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The hostel had absolute potential to exceed my expectations. Unfortunately it was far too expensive for the quality of service. No complimentary breakfast, everything was very expensive, and the mattress was very mouldy.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Great spot right in the middle of town across from the church and town square. Was nice to have the tour desk right in house. John and Diego at the front desk were always helpful. Lots of hammocks, a bar, and pool right in the central courtyard. I found the bar quieted down at 10pm and was not an issue.... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

DON'T STAY BY THE BAR. Clean, affordable, aesthetically pleasing. We booked all our tours here. Everything was great except the noise level. We have been traveling through Central America for 2 months and have stayed at an assortment of hostels. We don't mind loud hostels. But this place was a bit ridiculous. It is run by locals who, at 7AM... More

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Also Known As:
Arenal Hostel Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 50 Specialty lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Hostel Resort 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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