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    Arenal Backpackers Resort

    350 Meters West Of Central Park, Main Street Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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    11/5/2017 11/6/2017
    Traveler (186)
    Room & Suite (29)
    Pool & Beach (26)
    • Excellent39%
    • Very good28%
    • Average16%
    • Poor9%
    • Terrible8%
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    “private room” (63 reviews)
    “slack line” (13 reviews)
    “dorm rooms” (16 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Poolside Bar
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Nov 5Nov 6
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    1 - 5 of 550 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I can not praise this hostel enough. I have stayed at many hostels over the years in Asia, Europe and North America. This is hands down the nicest hostel I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. The dorms were always clean, featuring 4...More

    Thank m-yellow
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I stayed here for a couple nights, the room was clean with an ensuite bathroom. The check in time was rather but not too bad. They had a great restaurant with selections and they were helpful with arranging this etc. Would stay again.

    Thank STownsend90
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This is an awesome hostel! The room was really nice and the beds were super comfy, front desk staff were really friendly and the tours you can book through the front desk were great, they even let me borrow a pair of water shoes to...More

    Thank Elizabeth W
    Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

    Apart from slightly wishing we hadn't stayed in a tent as it was a little damp in the mornings (but hardly enough to be a problem) the hostel was definitely at the top end of hostels, for a very good price. The staff were excellent,...More

    Thank eb0410
    Reviewed August 26, 2017

    Its more of a resort than a hostel.... great facilities and staff, but it can be more difficult to meet people when traveling solo as it is quite a big place. The pool is amazing, rooms are good and staff is pretty helpful. Good choice...More

    Thank jakeweisbaum
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • $11 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 1
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • La Fortuna de San Carlos
    • Also Known As
    • Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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    Traveler (186)
    Room & Suite (29)
    Pool & Beach (26)
    Dining (7)
    Hotel & Grounds (128)
    Family and Play Areas (10)
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    Questions & Answers
    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
    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
    EY s
    July 4, 2015|
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    Response from lrimolo | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, as Nigel said, is a nice hostel, not a complete hotel; the noise came from a curch on Saturday afternoon, as the answer above, ask for the building to the left of the property (so you can avoid the noise); my room did... More
    Room Tips
    "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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