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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
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
2 Star accommodation
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About
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Spa
Breakfast included
Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
1
Price range
$21 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Location
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Contact
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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Traveler (190)
Room & Suite (33)
Pool & Beach (26)
Dining (7)
Family and Play Areas (10)
Reviews (759)
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Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a really lovely place- the staff was great and the room we had was more than we expected. We booked a private three person room and were surprised to see an air conditioner and a well appointed bathroom- the shower had good hot...More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed March 21, 2015

I thought the price I paid (only $13/night) was wrong when I checked in. This place was like a five-star resort. Very clean. Great hang-out area. Huge comfy mattresses. Close to town. Great pool. Lush grounds. No complaints.

Thank WanderWoman757
Reviewed March 19, 2015

This hostel is very basic indeed even the private rooms had a broken window in the bathroom and the shower didn't work properly. There were sockets in the wall missing in the main room and the light in the bathroom kept flickering which seems quite...More

1  Thank S C
Reviewed March 15, 2015

This place could be nice but there are two key things that drop it down to two stars. First and foremost, if you are reserving online, don't expect to show up and get what you paid for. Second, if you confront the staff on with...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nice dorms, clean bathrooms and a pool. But also unfriendly arrogant staff, no shared kitchen and the food/drinks are very expensive. They say they are a 5 star backpackers resort and they are; big, clean, expensive and arrogant. If u want a cab or to...More

2  Thank flovanL
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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 Abner Antonio C | Reviewed this property |
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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