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Arenal Hostel Resort

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| South side of catholic church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
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Giussano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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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Cavan, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. We checked in and then our two friends joined us in the dorm. We were told to pick any bed that it didn't matter as we were first. When the lady came with the next guest she made a big deal that we had chosen different beds than initially. And made quite a deal over... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time staying in a hostel and it wasn't bad at all. I opted for a private room, which was big and comfy. The room was on the darker side but I could live with it. The bed was comfortable which made for a good night sleep. The WiFi at some times could be spotty. My only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was a very pleasant surprise for us! We did not book in advance and stumbled upon it when we got off the bus. We were given the best room in the place with a view of the Arenal volcano from our porch. The front desk staff were extremely helpful throughout our stay and gave us lots of recommendations.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place to stay.The rooms are nice and the staff very friendly( apart from the one receptionist with glasses who seemed to hate life) . Pool is heated and has a swim upto bar. the hammocks are in the garden are really nice to relax in the evening. My only tip would be to book your tours outside of... More 

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Helsinki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is good: clean, new and location is good. The staff is unwilling to serve or if they serve they are factitious. An example: My friend left her backbag to kept in bagstorage as we changed room. In the evening the bag was laying on ground in a random place.. The staff replied "mmm" when we asked about that.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We liked our stay here, there is a swimmingpool. It'a smaller than it looks at the pictures, but when it's rainy it is nice to spring in the warm pool. The rooms are clean and the beds are good. If you want to cook, it is possible but the kitchen is super small. Also there is only one gas jet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

La fortuna is so nice and spending my time in this hostel made it perfect. The bar & pool are the place to see people and be seen. And you can have some "me" time on one of the hamoks before or after your hike/zip line/ hot spring activity. Room was great and the service was always helpful .

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

In June 2016 I stayed 2 nights at the Arsenal Hostel Resort. I had booked a bed in 10 pax female dorm. The dorm was clean and had lockers (bring your own lock!). The beds were very comfy and there was air-conditioning in the room. Sadly a few people kept putting the AC on 17C which resulted in me waking... 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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  • 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 

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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: $30 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Hostel Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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