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Arenal Backpackers Resort

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very popular hostel, lots of young people and quite social. We stayed in a tent which was fun and not too cold. Tour desk was helpful but you can get cheaper deals from the man in the van down the road towards the main town. Pool was very clean and lots of showers/toilets etc. We never ate in the hostel...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The happy hour and drinks are exceptional and very cheap! Also very friendly staff. However, the dorms are just ok. The air conditioning is supposed to run from 10am-10pm however it is never on and the rooms are very very hot. Also the bedding is old and bathrooms are filthy

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The Dalles, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a few blocks from downtown La Fortuna (I walked everywhere). The price is right and they have amenities for rent. Food and drinks can be ordered here for a little cheaper than downtown (La Fortuna is expensive for eating in general). The Hostel was clean and there were many friendly people both working and staying there! Only negative (but...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Arenal Backpackers Resort with 3 friends for a couple of days while exploring the area. The location is great, right on the main road, you can walk to restaurants, supermarket, atm in no time. But that also means, that you hear very loud music from a nearby bar until 2 am in the morning. Every night! The...

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Trento, Italy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is located on the main road of Fortuna. 400m walk distance to the bank and supermarket. Less distance for bars and restaurants. Quality of sleep is good, room are clean and washrooms are good. The building is well positioned, it has a bar-restaurant ( average prices ) with a chillin area with matresses and pillows. Some small tables,...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Nice room, great food, quiet and laid back...nice pool / lounge area. Clean room and friendly staff. Tour desk on site. Lovely landscaping gives you the feel that you are living in the country not the city.

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Reviewed February 7, 2017

Great place with good music,nice pool and the bar serves nice drinks (a bit pricy) and great breakfast! Our private room was clean and big with a balcony were you look right at the Arenal Volcano. Hot water showers! I was very happy that the music stopped at 11 o'clock so everybody could have a goodnight sleep. The whole property...

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Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place with spacious garden and lots of hammoks to chill out. However the bar closed at 10 which we thought was a bit sad, a lot of people were there to have a nice time meeting new people but we all had to leave the premises. Also a bit expensive but a nice experience in overall.

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

This is truly a high end hostel. A resort for sure! We had a private room and bathroom which was clean and comfortable. Had a flat screen TV and AC and lots of hot water. The bar and on site restaurant was really good!! Food was great. Ask Adrian at the front desk to play his guitar and sing for...

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Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

This place is very relaxing and clean, but getting to sleep before 11-12 is impossible!!! The (terrible) music is blasting from the restaurant and they refuse to turn it down. It's my only complaint and for that I rate this place a 2... if there wasn't so many great things to do in Arenal that make you want to seize...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $24 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Best price and location”
 of 5 bubbles Katye1522, 1 week ago | Read review
“The private rooms have a better view at the volcano”
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 of 5 bubbles , Feb 7, 2017 | Read review
“not the women's only dorm, too cramped and no ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles gersula, Jan 21, 2017 | Read review
“On confirmation it says you have paid up front, but you pay when you check in. %5 percent discount for cash. Private rooms book up fast”
 of 5 bubbles CharlieG69, Jan 2, 2017 | Read review
“Private Room with A/C and shared bathroom was a good deal”
 of 5 bubbles 191hayleys, Oct 2, 2016 | Read review
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