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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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    Room & Suite (29)
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    • Excellent39%
    • Very good28%
    • Average16%
    • Poor9%
    • Terrible8%
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    “private room” (63 reviews)
    “slack line” (13 reviews)
    “dorm rooms” (17 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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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    1 - 5 of 547 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

    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
    Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

    So we arrived here and it seemed like a nice place although they weren't overly friendly at our arrival. BUT they are doing some construction work right next to the pool and bar where they cut metal bars which makes an unbearable noise. They could...More

    1  Thank Johanna Ö
    Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

    My friend and I here booked a private room here online ahead of time as it was our first stop in Costa Rica. Our room was cooled by a/c when we arrived, very clean around the entire facility, wifi worked perfectly for us, and staff...More

    Thank LauraVarrette
    Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

    The place to stay in La Fortuna. Really nice facilities for a hostel- pool, big outdoor spaces, clean dorms with comfy matresses and nice bathrooms. Restaurant and communal space provide a place to meet other travelers. Only complaints are that there is no kitchen you...More

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    • $17 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • La Fortuna de San Carlos
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    • Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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    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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