After reading what Lonely Planet had to say about Arenal Backpacker's Resort my partner and I were excited to stay at this hostel. When we arrived on the property we were pleased to see that what was written in LP was true. The pool area is beautiful and they have an area with hammocks strung from palm tree to palm tree. The bummer was when we got our room. When we opened the door we were greeted by a dead roach. After that when you look around the room (#8) we noticed that the walls were all scuffed up and the bottom of the walls were unfinished (no baseboards). It almost seemed as if they were going to start redoing the room, but then decided against it.
Seeing that we were staying at a hostel those things normally wouldn't bother me, but based on the LP write up and the fact that they bill themselves as a "5-Star Hostel Resort" I was bit bummed. Overall, it's a good place to stay but keep in mind (no matter the pictures you see of the rooms) that it's a hostel. As for the pool area and hammocks - that was awesome!
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park