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Arenal Backpackers Resort
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Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Great hostel with 15$ dorm beds. Rooms itself are not that special with 8 cramped beds and an attached bathroom. Rooms have AC but this can only be controlled by the staff.

Pool is nice and the place is real clean. No kitchen or fridge present abd hostel reataurant (although having great food) is a bit expensive.
Staff is helpfull but should turn on the music a bit later (not 7 am) and turn it down a bit during the evening.
Hostel is on the edge if town but as the town is not that special this isnt really a problem.

Recommended stay but keep in mind that there are also good alternatives only charging $6 a night (gringo pete for example)

Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
Thank Frebel
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay. Slept in one of the tents. Internal parking area is secure, didn't have any problem with the car. Management allows you take beers/alcohol from outside if you don't want to buy them at the bar. Staff is really helpful.
Breakfast was amazing!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LeoyLola G
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Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

A perfectly unique combination of a hostel and resort. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Lots of choices from affordable dorms to tents to private rooms. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good location and very safe and secure. Even has private secure parking. Highly recommended!

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

I dont typically stay in hostels, got a good deal on a private room for two. Beer was cheep, pool area nice, and the premises & parking area secure.
Only downside is the AC unit in the room dripped water everywhere.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Ronetwo
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Its a beautiful hostel with a nice pool, great and clean rooms with very good matrices, private bathrooms and a inviting hang out area with bar and restaurant. The happy hour makes it easy to get to know people, especially if you travel alone. If you have questions or want to book a tour, the staff at the front desk is great!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Christin796
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