We stayed 3 nights in a tent at this La Fortuna Hostel during our Costa Rica vacation. The Hostel itself is located at the noisy main street to the Arenal National Park, has a swimming pool, a tent area and a main building. The tents are a great idea and offer a great experience.
+ despite the hostel regulations (quiet time 10pm, pool hours end an 11pm) the noise at this hostel is insane. Drunk people screaming and shouting and jumping into the pool until 3 am, loud stereotypical "happy sunshine reggea music" from the morning until 3am.
+ Don't expect competent or true answers from the staff. They'll tell you anything, just to book at their hostel (busses, tours, etc) and try to misguide you more than often. They told us false stories and prices about "Eco Thermales Hot Springs" because they get commission at "Baldi Hot Springs". They also din't tell us the truth about the "Jeep Boat Jeep Tours" to Monteverde.
If you're like us, wanting to catch some sleep at night to get up early for outdoor activities, don't stay in this hostel. The bunk rooms seem to be worse than the tents, because they are located right in front of the pool area and count 4 bunk beds (!!!!) in a very tiny room. The staff isn't friendly as well and no breakfast is not included.
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park