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 us out and he booked our tours and transportation and even got a massage therapist to come to my room! The cooks there are fantastic and they offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner for way cheaper than anything you will find in town...and it's authentic food too! (or if you want they have communal kitchen you can use to cook your own food) They have a full bar and a pool and the bartenders are all really friendly, fun people. But the thing that really makes Arenal Hostel Resort so unique is Alonso, the Jungle Man. There are tons of companies in town who offer tours of the volcano, but going with Alonso is not just a tour....he has first hand experience of being at the top of the volcano, has spent time with indigenous cultures who lived there, and talked to many of the survivors from the first eruption. He can teach you things about the nature there that you will never get from any other tour.
On our last night in the hostel we had a big BBQ and a party, we got to know a lot of the other guests staying there and had a great time with all the workers. The people staying there were not only backpackers like us but also families and people of all ages....the place truly has something for everyone!
To Jesse, Alonso, and everyone else who works at AHR, you guys are amazing and we are going to miss you so much! I wish you all success and hope to share some drinks with you again one day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Hostel Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park