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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in Monteverde the night before in a really great hostel (Camino Verde), so this one paled in comparison. It was clean, secure, and the staff were nice enough. It seemed like it was a fun place if you were single and wanted to mingle - they had happy hours, a pool, and nice communal areas including lounge areas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed in a dorm for women only for one week. I really enoyed my time here and I was surprised how clean everything was. The rooms are cleaned every day and the toilets and showers downstaird multiple times a day. The lounge area is a great place to meet new people and the hammocks and the pool is a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On first impressions this place looked great - nice garden area, pool and bar area. Unfortunately our high hopes were quickly diminished when we went to check in to our room and the older man on reception (think he might be the owner) was so rude to us. We arrived late at night after a long day travelling and he... More 

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Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pool is wonderful, the bar is cool, food is ok and drinks are quite cheap. Our room was pretty clean and spacious. Don't stay in a tent if you feel like getting any sleep as the noise from the bar is just too close. Customer service is one of the worst I have ever experienced. Lazy staff, not willing... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pool is nice, good location, many visitors. Feels a bit too big, as there are many rooms with many travellers, so lacks that cozy feeling of being able to meet most people at the hostel. That said, it is easy to meet people everyday as there is a comfortable common area by the reception. Staff are helpful most of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and I stayed for the night during our Costa Rica vacation, and the hostel grounds are absolutely beautiful - a great mountain view and large common area with comfy seats. We weren't impressed by the room, though. It was very dark with small lockers (could barely fit a backpack), and we saw several water bugs (which we haven't... More 

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

Room was fine, one double and one single bed, nice view of the volcano from the balcony, but slightly over priced for what you got compared to other options around town. Gated walls, which felt secure. Decent bar and pool area, and food is pretty good. Staff were friendly and service was good. Shower was not the greatest, hot water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is the place to be if you are looking to meet people, a pool area, a bar, Arenal volcano view, hammocks and spacious green areas in the same place. The personal is very friendly and helpfull to arrange tours and parties.

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Drummondville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice place to stay. It is clean and really nice atmosphere. The staff at the restaurant/bar is nice! We had a private room and it was like a hotel with air conditioning, Thank you I enjoyed my stay! Matt

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the classiest place in Arenal but it's a backpacker and you get what you pay for. We had a double room which was ok , AC worked but wifi didn't reach the room, and no housekeeping appeared in the 3 days we were there. There were issues with plumbing as well and we told the reception but no one... 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: 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: $19 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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