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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went in October so it was not very busy but it was worth it. We only had the one night and the staff were friendly and helpful in directing us to some good food and fun activities. Room was super clean - get the private bathroom - hot showers!!! The security on my room was a bit iffy as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I stayed here sept 2011. At arrival the reception staff was very helpfull , friendly and spoke English . They had my reservation and observed it . I was shown to a 6 femal dorm room for 14$ a night . clean rooms the bed sheets were a little worn and crunky . Bed served it purpose . Theres safes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

My girlfriend and I started off our travels In Costa Rica here and didn't want to leave. We ended up staying 2 extra nights. Very luxurious compared to other hostels. Very, very clean and spotless. Pools was a great asset, and it wasn't far at all to walk down town to La Fortuna!

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I was backpacking in Costa Rica and this hostel was "our pick" in the lonely planet in the budget option. Prices had raised a lot (+30% at least) from the book. We ended up in a shared tent with real mattress for 35$. It was ok, but we could elsewhere get a private room with bathroom for around that amount.... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

and it's not just cos Freddy on reception is really cute! I have travelled extensively across Costa Rica and I have stayed in lots of different hostels,some good,some bad, none compare to this hoste!.From the professionalism on check in, to the beautiful surroundings,the pool is stunning, the view of the volcano, great communal area(awesome for meeting other travellers).The hostel is... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

they have a 5 star pool!!!!!!! that's it. we stayed at a dorm room: - no kitchen. - no breakfast. - no outlets in the room, only two in the bathroom. - no private lightning. - no private fans, only A/C that works automatically between 10PM till the morning. - almost no wifi at the room (i was using my... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stayed at Arenal Backpackers for 2 nights in March 2012. Our room was a double bedroom with a private bathroom, on the first floor. The room was nice and clean, the bed comfortable. We booked 2 tours with the hostel (night walk and day walk+baldi hot springs) and they were great. One problem is that the hotel is noisy... More

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Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We planned on staying here for 5 nights, but checked out after 2... The bad: The first annoyance was they wanted to b e paid in US dollars. When we attempted to pay in local currency, they wanted to charge us a ridiculous exchange rate. Thankfully, we were carrying both US dollars and Costa Rican Colones. There is no kitchen,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

ok to stay for 1-2 nights. everything is very clean, pool is great! hot shower with great pressure, female dorms of 8 are tight if they're fully booked. mattresses have a plastic cover and it feels like sleeping on diapers. big minus point is that there is no kitchen and the restaurant is a bit expensive. also there are nice... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

I really hate to give this place a bad review but I really wanted to love this place. It calls itself a 5 star hostel but you don't really get 5 star service. All of the gripes I have I wouldn't really care about if it were a regular hostel, but since it's "5 star" I expected a little but... 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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Number of rooms: 11
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