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Lloydminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at this hostel for 2 nights and it was perfect for us. Very friendly staff. The lady that booked our tours helped us alot. We stayed in a private room which was nice with a balcony and nice view of the volcano. The restaurant had a lot of daily specials on drinks and food. Overall it was a... More 

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Ciudad de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called and visited around 15 budged places in La Fortuna before I booked and this was the best option I found. I stayed two nights here. I got a private room with balcony, view to the beautiful Arenal Volcano. I need to let the readers know that I have been several times in town, I've stayed in the "best"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to stay in la fortuna. In the center of town, excellent service, and lovely environment. Highly recommend staying here. Has pool and great hammocks! We really enjoyed our stay here and met a lot of nice people. It felt very safe too and was gated!

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Thank Erin L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably where the party "could happen" but for us the poor drying condition in the rooms, made this stay uncomfortable. Clothes weren't aloud to be hung up outside, and as there were many sport activities in the area, lots of clothes where hung up in the rooms. The stench was horrible, the upper beds were 100% unstable and... More 

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Thank Nora L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Monteverde the night before in a really great hostel (Camino Verde), so this one paled in comparison. It was clean, secure, and the staff were nice enough. It seemed like it was a fun place if you were single and wanted to mingle - they had happy hours, a pool, and nice communal areas including lounge areas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in a dorm for women only for one week. I really enoyed my time here and I was surprised how clean everything was. The rooms are cleaned every day and the toilets and showers downstaird multiple times a day. The lounge area is a great place to meet new people and the hammocks and the pool is a... More 

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Thank Laura S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On first impressions this place looked great - nice garden area, pool and bar area. Unfortunately our high hopes were quickly diminished when we went to check in to our room and the older man on reception (think he might be the owner) was so rude to us. We arrived late at night after a long day travelling and he... More 

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Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The pool is wonderful, the bar is cool, food is ok and drinks are quite cheap. Our room was pretty clean and spacious. Don't stay in a tent if you feel like getting any sleep as the noise from the bar is just too close. Customer service is one of the worst I have ever experienced. Lazy staff, not willing... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Pool is nice, good location, many visitors. Feels a bit too big, as there are many rooms with many travellers, so lacks that cozy feeling of being able to meet most people at the hostel. That said, it is easy to meet people everyday as there is a comfortable common area by the reception. Staff are helpful most of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

My brother and I stayed for the night during our Costa Rica vacation, and the hostel grounds are absolutely beautiful - a great mountain view and large common area with comfy seats. We weren't impressed by the room, though. It was very dark with small lockers (could barely fit a backpack), and we saw several water bugs (which we haven't... More 

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Amenities

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

Additional Information about Arenal Backpackers Resort

Address: Meters West Of Central Park, Towards Volcano 350, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $19 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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