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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
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
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
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
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
$25 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Arenal Volcano National Park >
La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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
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. Could have been less. Google terminal7-10 for the schedule. Arneal Backpackers is 100 meters west on the main road from the station.
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
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 recommend overnighting there first and leaving the following morning. It's a fairly long drive anyway.
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"Stay away from restaurant/bar zone. no view, but sleep is possible!"