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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The women's only dorm room was cramped with no windows. Stay in the co-ed ones, they are bigger. Tour staff was really helpful, the reservation staff, not so much. Its further outside of town. Lots of self-contained groups so while it is busy, not the best place to meet people. No Kitchen. Food at the restaurant was great. Nice pool...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 8 people and loved this place. Staff were helpful, the common area is nice and it looks like a small resort. The pool close late at night. Good drinks, good deals. Volleyball court. One of the best hostel i've been to.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time here while staying in La Fortuna. Great location! The rooms are small, but clean. The food and drink is priced very fairly and the meals are quite delicious. I'd highly recommend it to the budget traveller.

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Thank Jonny P
Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the edge of the main part of La Fortuna. Short walk into town. Private rooms aren't that great, kinda felt like a run down motel room. No hooks, floor mats, and only 1 shelf, despite the room being massive. The "road" in front of the rooms has cars coming in and out at random hours, and is muddy....

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. This was by far the best accommodation in Costa Rica trip. This place is specially great for solo travelers as you get to meet so many fellow travelers here and next thing you know is you are best friends. The staff was great. Bethshiva was such a wonderful person to work with. I was in touch...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights and had a great time! The pool/bar area was really fun and made it easy to meet new friends! The rooms/bathrooms seemed to be new or renovated and were really clean. There is someone at the front desk to help with booking tours and excursions. Good location not far from the main part of...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not much available in December and January up here. I wanted to stay in a private bungaloo place outside of town, Green Arenal, but they booked up. Probably for the best. This place is clean, centrally located and well organized. They obviously cater to students abroad, with lower priced tours and food offered on site, 2 for one...

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Thank CharlieG69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great place to stay if you have a car to get around to go to the volcano/reserves. Otherwise in walking distance the local restaurants/shops/parks are 5 minutes away since you are in the town. The cleanliness/amenities are decent for a hostel. What makes this place great is the vibe/environment; there's a pool, volleyball net, hammocks, lounge with couches,...

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Thank legkat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Backpackers Resort for 3 nights in a private room. Things we liked: - strong wifi in the room - pool and bar area - proximity to town - well known by all outfitters in the area - fairly well priced - parking arrangements - feels very safe to leave your car Things that could be improved:...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with a friend and we can highly recommend this place, we loved it, the place is very nice . It has enough lockers, a private bathroom in the room and it is very clean. The staff was very helpful and kind. :)

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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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  • 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: $21 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“not the women's only dorm, too cramped and no ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles gersula, 2 days ago | 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, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Private Room with A/C and shared bathroom was a good deal”
 of 5 bubbles 191hayleys, Oct 2, 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in the cheapest room, which was fine for sleeping.”
 of 5 bubbles wt2816, Jun 12, 2016 | Read review
“The private rooms were excellent. Quiet, private, and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles E242QQmartinm, Apr 18, 2016 | Read review
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