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Arenal Hostel Resort

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This property has a good vibe, and has made the best of their small city lots. The room was fairly clean and the small pool and swim up bar were nice. We also enjoyed the 2nd floor porch and rocking chairs for the private rooms. You do receive towels for a private room with private bathroom. The room did have... More 

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Horten, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hostel. Charmingly decorated with lots of hanging chairs and hammocks. Friendly, helpful staff. Clean, air-conditioned. Swim up bar and food available (breakfast buffet is $7 USD). The room are a bit dark and sometimes no hot water in the shower, but altogether a nice place to stay. The locations is excellent and good value for money. We stayed for... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Place, exactely in The middle of the Main Street of La Fortuna. Rooms are Very simplex, But quote big. Breakfast is ok, for 6$ you Can eat what you want from the buffet (Sweet and salty food). Personally I dislike the Hot water....I could Not enjoy it because there wasn't.... The owner is Kind and available, you Can Buy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the six-person mixed dorms and found the rooms a great value for the money. The beds and linens were clean and the frames felt sturdy and did not rock or shake too much when someone moves around in the bunk above you. The bathroom was quite large and featured a huge shower which had about 3-5 minutes... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was definitely designed with a vision of spring break in Panama City Beach, Florida as if the only people staying here would be 18 years old and too drunk to even notice anything. It was expensive, the staff was rude and misogynistic or simply uncaring and unhelpful, the decor was faux-rocks made out of cement to look like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun and cute little place! Bar and food on site, pool hammocks and wifi, can't beat the price. Will need your own lock and towels and they only provide a thin sheet. A/c in rooms. Secure parking lot of car rentals. Loved it. Met lots of interesting travelers

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely 3 nights stay here. Private 3 bed with ensuite. Christian and the office staff were excellent at helping us get about and book trips. Enjoyed ATV tour and the natural hot springs at Tabocan were great. Fabio kept us topped up well at the bar with some delicious cocktails too. Only downside was that it was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Arenal Hostel Resort (private room) and it was exactly what we needed: situated in the center, large and clean room, helpful staff (we booked a tour with them), reasonably priced drinks and snacks at the bar and a beautiful hammock landscape to relax after an adventurous day. Only downsides: 1. Wifi was rather unreliable and... More 

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Giussano, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is really well kept. Rooms and toilets (even in the dorm) are clean and quite comfortable. It doesn't really look like a hostel but more like a holiday resort. If you are not into that kind of style (including loud music) you might not fully appreciate it. It is also quite small and it feels a bit crammed... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We had a large, clean room which could have easily fitted four people in despite us only paying for two. It was a nice room except that the light was ridiculously dim - you could barely see!! Surrounding were very nice - hammocks, pool an bar were great for socialising. We were promised 'a party every night', which definitely didn't... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Arenal Hostel Resort

Address: | South side of catholic church, 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
Price Range: $28 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Hostel Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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