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Arenal Backpackers Resort

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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“private room”(66 reviews)
“slack line”(13 reviews)
“volleyball net”(9 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is really cool, loved the tents and the staff <3 but they had no coffee included, and no option to buy lunch OR COFFEE at all during the day. The guy who checked us in around noon was sweet enough to make me...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights and it is just kinda average for what you pay. Breakfast is not included, they do have a bar/restaurant and pool. The rooms have AC, music plays late so bring earplugs. One towel is included. We...More

Thank Nguyet D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my stay here, as the rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. The dorm rooms are a little close to the loud bar area, but my earplugs cut out the noise so it wasn’t a problem. The staff are helpful and welcoming....More

Thank Lauratuckermakeup
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, we stayed here over New Year and both of us would recommend this hostel as good value for money and well-equipped. The pool area is fine, and there is a chill out area where you can grab breakfast, dinner, or just a beer. Reasonable...More

Thank Lindunia
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

For a “5 star hostel” there isn’t a lot included. There is not a common kitchen and the food isn’t exactly the cheapest but not overly expensive. I have never been to a hostel where fresh towels aren’t included; You have to pay $10 for...More

Thank Andie H
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
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$25 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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$25 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Jenny T
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Arenal Backpack... R | Property representative |
Dear Jenny Thanks for choosing Arenal Backpackers Resort! For us is pleasure to receive you in our hostel Send us a private message. Our website arenalbackpackersresort
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Melissa B
March 27, 2017|
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Response from CharlieG69 | Reviewed this property |
I heard the shuttle was $50, but stayed in San Jose two days and took bus to backpackers. The La Fortuna Station was 2.5 hours from San Jose 7-10 station (at the corner of 7th and 10th avenue), I think it was $14 dollars... More
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babyt27
December 26, 2016|
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Response from Alexis W | Reviewed this property |
The check-in staff do leave at ten, and after that there's really just one overnight staff member to make sure the people coming in late at night have wristbands. If you're arriving late into San Jose (or elsewhere) I'd... More
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"Stay away from restaurant/bar zone. no view, but sleep is possible!"
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"Best price and location"
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"The private rooms have a better view at the volcano"
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"not the women's only dorm, too cramped and no ventilation"
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