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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 April 2015

This was the first place my friend and I stayed during our backpack trip through Costa Rica - the drive here from the airport was not good...very twisty and turny roads and a great way to feel car sick :) When we arrived we arrived we were supposed to be in a mixed dorm but we were exhausted from the...

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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I really enjoyed our stay here. Arenal is such an amazing place to spend your vacation. We stayed in a private room with incredible volcano views! Overall the room was great. It was clean, quiet and safe. It's in a great location. Walking distance from a variety of things to do. We met a lot of fellow travelers from all...

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Thank A_Hrbek
Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

I admit, I saw the pool and price and got sucked it. Its clean and nice, but for a backpacker it really didn't do it for me. Your just another gringo passing through, not personal at all. After day two I really started to hate the staff. I stayed one night in a private room where the safe and ac...

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Thank bo j
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

The hostel itself has a nice environment with hammocks and pool area. The staff however was the worst we encountered on our trip. They were reluctant to answer our questions and provided no service what so ever. The hostel also lacks a kitchen.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 March 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in a private room with bathroom. The staff was alright, although sometimes when you talked to them it seems as if they were looking at you but not listening. The location was good and it was a short walk to many stores, restaurants and bars. The rooms were VERY minimal. Two...

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British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 27 March 2015

This place advertises itself as a five star hostel and that is really what you get. Super clean rooms with nice beds and bathrooms. Nice pool with lots of lounging chairs and hammocks for sun bathing. Everything is very safe and secure, it really doesn't feel like a normal backpackers hostel. If your on a tight budget, don't cheap out...

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Kenora, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 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 water (and not the suicide type hot water heater with the electrical run to the...

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Orient, New York
Reviewed 22 March 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.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 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 hazardous. The staff were extremely unhelpful and did not seem happy at all. All in...

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Reviewed 16 March 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 your issue of not getting what you were promised, they will treat you as if...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Arenal Backpackers Resort

Address: Meters West Of Central Park, Towards Volcano 350, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: RM106 - RM191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Best price and location”
 of 5 bubbles Katye1522, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The private rooms have a better view at the volcano”
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 of 5 bubbles , 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“not the women's only dorm, too cramped and no ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles gersula, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“On confirmation it says you have paid up front, but you pay when you check in. %5 percent discount for cash. Private rooms book up fast”
 of 5 bubbles CharlieG69, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Private Room with A/C and shared bathroom was a good deal”
 of 5 bubbles 191hayleys, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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