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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 February 3, 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

I stayed here in March 2009 with 3 buddies and being the traveler that I am we did not spend too much time in the actual hostel, but like any good hostel you can meet people from all over the world and they have a place to chill out and get a drink. The staff was great in giving info... More

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

I booked this hotel through Expedia and when I got there, I received very rude service from the hotel clerk. I was interrogated about where I made the reservation and then how much I paid and if I paid. Then he proceeded to make up a lie about the room being flooded and sent us to another hotel. We had... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Through Expedia we booked and paid for our private room for a 3 night stay over 3 months before our trip and when we arrived at the desk the clerk was definitely surprised to see us and generally did not make an effort to welcome us. Instead of welcoming us, he interrogated us about having a reservation, if we've paid... More

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Seattle, Washington
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15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

This place is a very nice place to relax if you're on a tight budget. I think a bed in a dorm room costs $10-15 per night. The attached open-air restaurant was a nice plus. They have a great pool with swim-up bar. They played pop music from around the world...a little loud at times, but it's a hostel and... More

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Moab, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

So I've stayed at a lot of hostels in my travels, but this one is definately at the lower end of the spectrum in my mind. A lot of my issues were with the other folks the hostel attracted/. I know it's a cheap bed and what else but no sleep should I expect, but this was a let down... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

This is a fun place to stay if you are looking for dorm style rooms! The rooms are clean and comfortable, with hot water, and many of them with A/C. It is a great place to meet people and to hang out around the pool or in the bar/restaurant area. The staff was average, and the tours are way overpriced,... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

This was the first time we had stayed at a hostel so I wasn't sure what to expect. We were very happy with everything this hostel had to offer. We rented private rooms, the beds were only doubles but they were clean and fairly comfortable and the a/c worked well. The pool was fantastic and the restaraunt/bar was perfect. The... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

I will have to go very deep if i were to write everything that's good with this hostels... rooms are clean, very safe, very close to everything.. You can book everything through them,. Prices are reasonable.. nicest hostels I've ever been to.. You can't go wrong here.. If you are traveling to La Fortuna, you just have to come here..

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

This hostel is more like a hotel, I guess that is why they call it a 5 star hostel. We stayed in Room 7, however there are not 7 rooms here, there are a few private rooms, maybe 3 and maybe 3 or four dorm rooms with 8 bed´s per room. There is a pool and a bar. The room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011 via mobile

Needless to say, this is a beautiful spot. The immaculate pool and clean rooms are a happy resting place after a long day of hiking/rafting/spaaing. The staff was very helpful and the common areas are comfortable and fun. Perhaps most importantly, the shower was hot and had plenty of water pressure. Highly recommended.

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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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