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Arenal Hostel Resort

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| South side of catholic church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We had a 5-star experience at Arenal Hostel - a place we just stumbled across while walking around looking for cheap lodging. The staff was unbelievably nice (shoutout to Luis) who let us park our car in his driveway even when we stayed at a different hostel. This place was so chill that we kept hanging out there even when... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We had booked this place months in advance. When we arrived they told us there had been a bunch of booking mix ups with Booking.com so they had checked us in to their sister hostel across the street. This place did not have a pool, bar nor a cozy garden. And the room was among the least appealing I've ever... More 

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Thank CarolineKen222
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Poolside bar Free welcome cocktail Hot showers Comfy & clean beds Breakfast buffet for 5 USD (delicious) Friendly staff EXCELLENT location- in the middle of everything Party every Sat night from 8pm-11pm (they they move the party to a club so people can sleep)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is more like a hotel than a hostel. Plusses are the pool, friendly staff, great location, full bar, availability of buffet breakfast....Good wifi. TV in room. A/C available. The negatives are.... Tiny kitchen if you are planning on self catering. Inadequate means to cook. (no utensils, pots and pans,etc) The bar pumps out LOUD music. It didn't bother me... More 

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Arenal hostel resort This place is pretty good more like a hotel than a hostel, they clean the room and refresh towels each day. They have a $5 buffet breakfast which is good for the price it's eggs, toast, bacon, sausages, pastries, juices, coffees, etc The place is really nice with waterfalls into a pool, hammocks everywhere, rooms are good... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Its not a hostel but a resort. Hammocks, swimming pool, bar, great music and great people. Really helpful staff. They do have some great tours as well. The location of the hostel/resort is really good as well.

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Baños, ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

When I arrived the staff was very welcoming and gave me a little tour of the grounds. The shared dorm is simple and a bit noisy into the night, but very comfortable. The air conditioning in the room works well and the breakfast ($5) was very good. There's a small pool with a waterfall and plenty of hammocks to lounge... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Exactly what the name entails: a hostel resort for budget backpackers or travellers who are in the business of meeting like-minded others. Accommodations right in the heart of downtown La Fortuna. Lots of nearby shopping, sodas, souvenir shops, etc. Great areas to relax in hammocks, swinging and rocking chairs. Breakfast is also very tasty and well worth the price. There... More 

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Fontana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I've never stayed at a hostel before but it was well kept up and prices were good for food and drink. I was a bit surprised that a deposit was required to get a towel and a blanket for the bed. It did not include breakfast like most places to stay in the area did but we did feel safe... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Stayed there twice during visits to Arenal volcano. Great place with nice staff and cool atmosphere. Onside bar and restaurant are pretty good as well. Prices aren't too bad and the location is nice, hidden away behind the main street.

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