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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
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Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
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Full view
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Meters West Of Central Park, Main Street Arenal Volcano 350, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
Getting there
Juan Santamaria Intl Airport45 mi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the tents which are all located under a giant shed so they don't get rained on. The backpackers had a nice pool and is located fairly close to the main strip of town. Overall, the facilities are pretty clean as food was fine.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 857rhyss
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Very nice hostel! Even though it is super cheap, there is a really nice pool and a cute garden. Facilities are very good! Beds are very comfortable, slept extremely well! The guy at the reception (Adrian) was really helpful and available! Cool atmosphere with food...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Pauline S
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This place has a very nice setting and the look of the hotel is gorgeous. It's a very big place, so it's a bit impersonal, but the staff seems to do their best to make you feel welcome. nice, clean pool here as well which...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank normaattaway
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Rudest filthy liars and cheats I have ever met! AVOID! Booked a double bed private with en-suite. When I arrived they said I had booked a shared bathroom even though all my confirmations and online app said en-suite. Manager came down and clicked around on...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Mikel W
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Beautiful grounds, pool was clean and nice to lounge, bunk beds were comfy, A/C at night in the rooms. The cleaning staff were good, and the man at the bar very friendly. The hostel rooms were reasonable size for 8 person dorms, however a lot...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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JennyT842
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Arenal Backpack... R | Property representative |
Dear Jenny Thanks for choosing Arenal Backpackers Resort! For us is pleasure to receive you in our hostel Send us a private message. Our website arenalbackpackersresort
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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
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babyt27
December 26, 2016|
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Yes, but let me help you out with a phone number +506 2479 7000
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Room Tips
"Stay in a private room, it has a private bathroom."
catherinehY265RW
Feb 12, 2018
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"Ask if you can get a room with a balcony facing the volcano. We just lucked out!"
rlapointe004
Jan 30, 2018
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"Stay away from restaurant/bar zone. no view, but sleep is possible!"
421veer
Apr 21, 2017
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"Best price and location"
Katye1522
Mar 13, 2017
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PRICE RANGE
$22 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
1
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