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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

I enjoyed my brief stay at Arenal Hostel Resort (not to be confused with Arenal Backpackers resort, or Arenal Hostel...both in the neighborhood. It's in the center of the city, with beautiful views just outside the door, the Nature air office and other travel bookers within feet, and the biggest grocery store I found, just around the corner out the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Looking for a hostel in La Fortuna we found this place and booked for three nights. Rooms are nice and beds are fine. The patio with hammocks, palm trees and the pool looked nice at first glance, but there were some issues - the tables looked like German-motorway parking place picknick tables, not very pleasant - the rocking chairs are... More

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FortunaAssistence, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Hostel Resort, responded to this review

Hi its Jesse, i am very sorry for the incovienance of the construction while you were staying with us. Unfortunatly the only time we can make improvments is during the day. The pool and the swim up Bar are now finished and the construction is over. Again we are very sorry for the disturbance. Our guest are now enjoying all... More

albq, nm
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Although Thomas tried to convince I wouldn't be happy in the dorm, I was. It was exceptionally clean right down to the grout in the bathroom. The surroundings did look like a resort. Thomas is a sad fellow who really likes to interact with guest to the extreme point of physically showing places (massage place, grocery store, restaurant). I was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

The hostel was good value for money and was rather pleasant, a slight minus was that the pool was under reparation when we stayed and the room was a bit noisy at nighttime, because of a nearby disco. Staff was helpful and we can recommend the place for anyone looking for a quick stay in Fortuna.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

The people at Arenal Hostel Resort are very helpful and the room was cleaned on a daily basis by a very nice lady. The only problem that my boyfriend and I faced there was the bad quality of the mattress, which was obviously pretty old and gave us some back pain. Apart from that, I evaluate the Hostel as very... More

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Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

When you arrive in La Fortuna and get off the bus there will be several touts there trying to get you to change accommodations and follow them. Thank them and walk up the street and around the corner, across from the central town park you will find Arenal Hostel Resort. The entrance is squeezed between two buildings that help seclude... More

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We stayed here three nights. Great location, on the main street but set back so it is pretty quiet. Nice staff and courtyard. Rooms are adequate except very thin walls so we heard everything going on next door.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We reallt enjoyed our stay at this Hostel. We are a family of 5 including two kids and a 9 month old baby. The staff is VERY nice and very willing to help out. The setting is very cute and having a fully functionning kitchen was great for our breakfasts. It is centrally located in the middle of the Fortuna... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

When I got to Fortuna, I walked around and checked out a couple places. Arenal Hostel Resort was where I decided to stay since it was the best option. I stayed there for four nights. I had a private room with a private bath. The room had a TV and AC. The room was cleaned daily. The hostel has a... More

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Aalst, Belgium
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

I was staying in a girls dorm for 3 people but had the place to myself. The room was cleaned every day, sheets changed and fresh towel! The bathroom was large and the shower had hot water, there was even a TV in the room . The staff is helpful and hooks you up with reliable companies. More plus sides:... 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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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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