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Arenal Backpackers Resort

350 meters west of central park, towards volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here in one of their tents, really comfy beds and such a clean hostel. Their poolside hammocks are great for relaxing and seeing hummingbirds! Staff were effective and helpful in booking tours. The hostel is located a bit of a walk from the centre of Fortuna, but a beautiful hostel all in all. The bathrooms are shared by... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to stay up late and listen to loud rap music, get up late, hang out at the pool and then do it all again - then this is your place to be. If you want to explore the beautiful nature around the Arenal volcano, get up early to get on the tracks - you should choose another... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this hostel twice and I love this place. The 8 bedroom bunks are great, soft and clean compared to almost any hostel I stayed in. The pool is great to spend the day or night lounging after a long day of hiking, rafting or just to relax. The vibes here are always happy and you get... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hostel, the pool is really nice and the restaurant had good food. The bathrooms were always really clean too. We stayed in the tents which looked good but were really hot during the night, definitely bring a fan if you want to stay in them! Overall we had a great time here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not your usual hostel. could of course use lower prices and a kitchen as well as more backpackers friendly features, so if you are a real backpacker, this is not for you. But if you're tired of cheap, dirty hostel with no warm water, it's nice for a change. The pool and garden are amazing and make for great evenings... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my three-night stay at this hostel with a friend. The hostel looks quite like a resort (although not from the front entrance so do not worry when you first enter!) and there are many luxuries for a hostel such as a swimming pool (with a tight-rope which provided hours of fun and frustration!) and air-conditioning in the... More

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Shediac, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I had reserved 3 beds in the female dorms and they arranged transportation from the airport. Our flight was delighted but the guy that drove the shuttle waited for us for about 3 hours. We arrived there and they over booked so we got a private room for the same price as a dorm! There was AC and a tv... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

From the moment you walk in, this place will floor you by looking like a resort hotel instead of a hostel. There is a large, well-kept pool with lounge chairs, hammocks in the garden, outdoor monkey bars, pullup bars if you want a quick workout and a trampoline. As other reviews mention, the dorm rooms are lacking in power outlets.... More

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

First of all, do not go there if you are not white, and do not like parties. There were some issues with this hostel 1) The door key for dorm #1 didn't work. People used a big window to get in and get out from the dorm. 2) The wifi was almost non-existent. 3) They always lock the main gate.... More

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Woody Creek, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Arenal Backpackers is a superb hostel (if you can even call it that!). The food at the hostel was a little pricey, but AMAZING! We especially loved the breakfast burrito. The staff was very helpful and we felt super safe. The area is gated (the front desk buzzes you in & out through a locked gate) and everyone staying at... More

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Address: 350 meters west of central park, towards volcano, 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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