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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This hostel is located well with a nice pool and bar area. The staff are helpful with booking tours and our double room was spacious with air con. However, what really let them down was the cleanliness. Our room was never cleaned and the bin never emptied - thankfully we were only staying a couple of nights. We weren't told... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here with friends in July. The layout is more like a hotel then a hostel- no kitchen but a basic restaurant, lots of hammocks and a nice pool when the sun shines. There's a communal chill out area in the reception which would be good to meet other people, however after lots of sweaty travellers relaxing here the cushions... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful! Very friendly staff and fairly cheap coffee and drinks at the bar. Didn't order food here but there is plenty offered, maybe a little more expensive than in town. Beautiful pool with a fun slack line and great hammock area for chilling. The room was clean and the mattress was comfy. ACs turn on at 10 pm and blast... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The good bits first. The pool is lovely, there are nice hot showers and wifi was good. For us, after that, there was not a huge amount to recommend this place, especially to budget conscious backpackers. Accommodation here is basic and (in our experience so far) vastly overpriced. We spent one night in a private tent ($35) and the second... More 

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Thank Joe H
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, the resort is very nice. The communal area is a great place to hang out and meet people and the pool is awesome. They have hammocks in the trees to relax in and a slack line over the pool and over grass! Our first interaction with the staff was an unfriendly and dismissive one. We arrived late... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location : just few meters walking from the la furtuna center with restaurants and bars. Comfort & Relaxing: The bed was very comfort. The big plus is the pool.. open all day long till 23.00 very relaxing and fun. Common area: Sofas are comfort, big space Food, Kitchen, Restaurant: There is no public kithchen but the food in the restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location close to restaurants and shops. This place really is five stars and everything has been done for perfection. The staff is extremely friendly and will help with any question or problem. Thank you for a great stay.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment me and 5 friends arrived in the hostel the staff at reception were incredibly rude to us. One of them at one point replied to us asking "what do you want" when we asked for advice on buses to San Jose. We were also not allowed to put our bags in lockers after check out because we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great people are the reception, give you the best choices and recommendations for your stay, the bar is great, delicious breakfast... Great location, Easy to get there, near to popular and tourist places, The price is good, we were at a private room.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel felt more like a resort complex with multiple areas of accommodation and even a basketball court! We stayed in an 8 bed dorm but there were privates, glamping style tents, the works! The bar serves some great food at reasonable prices, and they have really good deals on drink and food combos! They also have some well priced... 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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Arenal Backpackers Resort

Address: 350 meters west of central park, towards volcano, 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: $22 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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