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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 August 28, 2012
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Quaint with lots of rooms. There were some families staying there but also travelers from everywhere. Really a relaxing environment with a pool and a few hammocks. The staff was very friendly and offered lots of trips and ideas. They gave us "Welcome Drinks" which were very much appreciated after our long trip from the airport. La Fortuna is cool... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Nice hostel with a cool common area to hang out. We did have a less pleasant start as we were checked in to a room right in front of the bar which was very noisy all afternoon and evening, furthermore the room had a very moisty smell and the air con made a lot of noise too. We talked to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

The hostel was very accommodating. The owner was welcoming, bought us a drink and sat down with us right off of the bus. Staying in the dorms wasn't bad; a private bathroom per dorm was nice (although a little difficult in the morning when someone hogged it!). Restaurant and kitchen facilities were nice, and the bar was the right price.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Bothe Jesse and Jennifer were amazing hoats. So nice and accommodating, helped us plan every detail of our stay in La Fortuna as well as transportation to and from the city. We stayed in a 6 person dorm, it was small but clean. The courtyard is gorgeous with a good bar, restaurant small pool and plenty of hammocks/sitting area which... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Great view, great service, the owner is extremely friendly, you get a free welcome drink, the rooms are very clean and quite spacious, the bathrooms are also very clean great shower! It's in the town in the middle of everything, easy to find. We stayed in a private and we had our own terrace, tv and air conditioning for a... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This hostel was excellent a value for the money and the staff are super friendly. Jesse and Jennifer were very welcoming hosts and organised an ATV tour for us as soon as we arrived. I was travelling with my 12 and 16 year old and the three of us had an enormous room with a large bathroom all to ourselves.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

The rooms were clean, cheap, and came with many benefits. One of the workers got us excellent group deals on zip lining and transportation, then gave us a private nature tour at the base of the volcano. He even walked me to bank so I wouldn't have to carry money by myself down the street-- how sweet. Each person gets... More

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Don't be concerned with the exterior view. This hostel is located on the main street in La Fortuna with lots of hustle and bustle. My husband and I are seasoned travelers and we believe that the focus should be placed on the excursions, not the hotels since we typically don't spend much time in them. Upon check in though we... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I stayed only one night in this hostel, but I certainly plan to go back again. I liked the atmosphere and Jesse, the host, was very nice. The place is clean and located near the restaurants, shops and tour agencies. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for something inexpensive but comfortable and clean.

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Mount Baldy, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

My experience at Arenal Hostel Resort was hands down the best I have ever had in all my travels. It's not just that the place itself is amazing, but its the people there who create such a great vibe. When we arrived, the host, Jesse came to talk with us and throughout our stay he was always there to help... 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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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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