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Arenal Hostel Resort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Easely the best place we stayed in Costa Rica for the value. Got a private room with two double beds that was clean and tidy. Reception was friendly and helpful and can help you book all the activities around the place. Pool bar and many hammock give a sense of luxury backpacker and is much appreciated

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for three night for an august stay but decided we didn't like hostel mainly due to location and also being VERY noisy. We asked for a refund as per the cancellation policy - we forfeited one night and paid for that night stay even though we left. The remainder of the refund has not come through, I have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First lemme say they keep the grounds very nice for being a hostel , this was my first time staying in a hostel and me and my friend liked it , the pool was nice and we had a shared dorm to ourselves probaly becuz we went on off season , you also get buffet breakfast for 6$ ...the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with my 3 girlfriends for 5 nights and we had such an amazing experience. The staff was very helpful and the environment in the hostel was fun, social and full of life. Every day we were able to meet new people whether we were chilling on the hammocks, at the bar, or in the pool. The shower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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 August 9, 2016 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 August 7, 2016

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 August 2, 2016 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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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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: $24 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Hostel Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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