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Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Great location and for the price it's well worth it if you share with 7 other guest. The first night we got twin beds solo room for $80 which was not worth it, the customer service from the two gentleman at night was not professional....More

Thank Juan R
Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Overall Arenal backpackers resort is clean, well positioned and we found everyone very friendly and helpful. The tours provided were good so long as you are upfront and have also done your own research regarding prices. Breakfast was not included but the food they served...More

2  Thank EstMirCla
Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We had free parking, a private room, a hostel atmosphere and great location for an affordable price. May be a little pricey for the true blue backpacker scene and I don't think there is a communal kitchen. But this place is perfect for budget travelers...More

Thank skiboy11
Reviewed August 16, 2015

The hostel, the pool, the common area, and the garden are all very beaufiul and clean. However, the staff were a little unfriendly and abrupt with us and not particularly helpful, possibly because of the massive amounts of people coming through. The hostel is quite...More

Thank arandaux
Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

First off if you want to spend money, talk to the guy behind the counter. If you dont want to spend money dont ask him about anything. He will try to sell you something, anything. Which im glad he sold us the tour with William...More

1  Thank Cory C
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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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babyt27
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
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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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