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“Hostel with view” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Marseille, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hostel with view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay. Slept in one of the tents. Internal parking area is secure, didn't have any problem with the car. Management allows you take beers/alcohol from outside if you don't want to buy them at the bar. Staff is really helpful.
Breakfast was amazing!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

A perfectly unique combination of a hostel and resort. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Lots of choices from affordable dorms to tents to private rooms. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good location and very safe and secure. Even has private secure parking. Highly recommended!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I dont typically stay in hostels, got a good deal on a private room for two. Beer was cheep, pool area nice, and the premises & parking area secure.
Only downside is the AC unit in the room dripped water everywhere.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Its a beautiful hostel with a nice pool, great and clean rooms with very good matrices, private bathrooms and a inviting hang out area with bar and restaurant. The happy hour makes it easy to get to know people, especially if you travel alone. If you have questions or want to book a tour, the staff at the front desk is great!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colfa, Washington, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is the nicest hostel I have ever stayed at. It felt more like a hotel. The rooms were clean, had AC & hot water, their own bathrooms, and large lockers. . I saw staff cleaning almost all day long. I think I saw the same tiled walkway get mopped three times in one day.
The pool & rancho were great places to meet people. Happy hour is awesome, a lot cheaper than getting drinks in town. The staff is very helpful, I planned all my tours in La Fortuna and some in Monteverde with the front desk. I also felt very safe here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The boys at front desk are awesome. All the tours were the best quality and price. The tents were really good! The set up is really great! The booking was $25/night but then it was changed to $35/night on arrival due to a website problem But whatever. Only thing wen I laid on the hammocks i was up in an instant coz i seen they were mouldy a mossy, they shouldn't be there. Thanks for a great stay!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This a great place for anyone traveling alone or with a friend. It's easy to meet people and join others for excursions in surrounding areas. The happy hour is nice and the smoothies are great. The food is okay, but seemed to take a while. Clean rooms, great AC, clean pool and the hostel is secured by a gate. Very happy with my stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 50 Specialty lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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