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Orangeville, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Good: staff...especially host Joe who showed us around and greeted us by name every time he saw us. A nice touch. Security...tops. Pool, garden grounds, hammocks and rocking chairs are a nice touch and great for relaxing. Bad: Bar plays loud music which means patrons have to talk OVER the noise...therefore it is hard to relax in nice common areas...even...

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London, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Dont let the "resort" fool you. This is your basic run of the mill hostel. Now, I can't speak to the private rooms because I stayed in a dorm, but this hostel boasts many qualities that it does not hold up to. First off, I booked a SIX bed female dorm room. Ended up in a 10 bed female room...

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Reviewed 14 March 2015

Had no real problems with this place. It was clean and I felt safe along with all of my belongings. Cafe made yummy food and drinks and was reasonably priced. Only personal issue I had was the bed making crunching noises every time I moved. Ha! But for the price and it being a hostel, I would recommend it!

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Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 14 March 2015

There are so many good things to share about my stay here I don't know where to start! The hostel is centrally located downtown. It is a two minute walk from the bus station. Upon entering I was greeted by a friendly engaging staff and a well manicured courtyard. The courtyard has around a dozen hammocks, some tables on green...

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1Thank MattHarris123
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2015

My sister and I visited the Arenal Hostel Resort in La Fortuna for 3 nights at the end of February 2015. It was right downtown beside a park with a fountain and an incredible view of the volcano! The staff were super friendly upon our arrival (giving us a free drink ticket!) and the dorm rooms are clean with big...

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Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

I stayed in the 10 bed girls dorm for $16 a night. It was good but no lockers or windows and only had electrical outlets in the bathroom. Nice pool and hammocks and a small kitchen. Good atmosphere and the staff were so nice. I would recomend staying here.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Lots of adventurous stuff to do in La Fortuna, and this hostel was great to come back to. The small pool is fun and refreshing. The hammocks are awesome too. Tons of great cafes, stores and restaurants nearby too. Very much preferable to the gated resort hotels closer to the Arenal Volcano.

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Squamish, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

It's a hostel with comfortable bunk beds, clean washrooms, and a swim up pool bar! I am sitting here right now and count 6 hamacas and the sound of waterfalls cover the street noise so you really feel like you are in an oasis. Bring your own beer of you like or avail yourself of their generous cervezas and cocktail...

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1Thank Walter G
Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

I couldn't work up enthusiasm for the concept of a "hostel resort" during the three nights we spent there. Yes, the place looks very nice with lots of hammacks and a pool with a small waterfall but there were so many negative aspects under the surface that I would not recommend to stay there. Our 8-bed dorm didn't leave space...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 February 2015

I want to warn everyone about this hostel which cheated us by booking of the costs from our credit card 3 times. They did it by telling us the credit card didn't work why we did the payment several times on arrival. When contacting them to ask for a refund about this error, we got a very late answer just...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arenal Hostel Resort have the best location and facilities...( dorms and rooms )There are many reasons to visit La Fortuna, Costa Rica, whether your trip brings you here to observe the majestic Arenal Volcano, or to enjoy the pure natural beauty that the area has to offer. Come here to explore or rest and relax surrounded by the silence and mystery of our mountains. Arenal Hostel Resort is a true pioneer of Eco-Tourism in this area. We offer a great place to stay where you will feel at home and meet new people as you embark on the adventure of a lifetime.Arenal Hostel Resort is a place created for you by one of the premier pioneers of tourism development in this area. ... more   less 

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Address: | South side of catholic church, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: RM71 - RM352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Hostel Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Private rooms closer to the front door is further away from the party tunes blasting from the pool bar.”
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 of 5 bubbles EAMills, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The dorm rooms were farther from the bar, the privates closer.”
 of 5 bubbles gersula, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room far away from the bar. This is quite noisy...”
 of 5 bubbles ptByrkjedal, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 204 was perfect with a volcano view and close to the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Japaneseflair, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the bar are very noisy, both at night and in the morning (4:45am breakfast set up...)”
 of 5 bubbles connors776, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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