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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 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
2 Star accommodation
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Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Breakfast included
Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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$21 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

We originally booked rooms for this actual hotel but we were actually moved on the other side of the road up to a Chinese restaurant. And then the nightmare begins. The rooms were so damp out dry clothes became wet. We could hear the cars...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed January 25, 2018

Standard backpackers but with an awesome and well-priced restaurant that is open LATE. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable and provided valuable advice for the Arenal area. They seemed to have cheaper tour prices than online so I booked a rafting tour through the...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

Good food, breakfast and nicely priced drinks served by nice kitchen staff. Good place to meet people. I believe sleep comfort is the most important and that's why my rating is low. The rooms are damp and very dark. Bunkbeds (at least in room 2...More

Thank Tessa H
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Great hostel, however a word of warning for families or anyone looking for a quiet place to stay this is probably not it. For backpackers or those happy with a bit of noise then I couldn’t recommend this place enough, the showers were hot, the...More

Thank foodiebethany
Reviewed January 18, 2018

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

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Jenny T
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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"Stay in a private room, it has a private bathroom."
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"Ask if you can get a room with a balcony facing the volcano. We just lucked out!"
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"Stay away from restaurant/bar zone. no view, but sleep is possible!"
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"Best price and location"
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