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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Honestly i can't understand people who are complaining... amazing place, well located, the staff is absolutly amazing and the bar close at 10pm so when people say: stay far from the bar, i'd answer it's true if you have to go to church at 4:00am. The staff is incredibly helpfull and welcoming. I would definitly, absolutly, without a doubt recommand...

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Dortmund, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel is very modern, more like a hotel. It's very clean, staff is nice, pool is nice and includes a bar. Perfect location to stay at for young people who would like to party. I cannot stress that enough, it's a party location! If you want to sleep and peacefully sit on the rocking chairs in front of your...

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Mission Viejo, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is definitely better than I expected. It has a pool, it's nicely decorated, there are hammocks in the outdoor common area, it's very centrally located in La Fortuna. We had a private, two-bed room to ourselves, with a porch that had rocking chairs, which was nice. But it had a few drawbacks. First, there was no hot water....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The front desk staff were very helpful and friendly. I loved the hammocks in the center, the swim up bar and the music. The bathrooms are a little old and the trash bins have no top. They should have trash bins with tops to help diffuse smell, since you have to throw tissues in the trash instead of the toilet....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here in December at the la fortuna backpackers side which had just been taken over by arenal hostel. The rooms were clean and spacious and most staff and management were helpful and friendly, but there were obviously some teething problems. The showers were cold despite us being told by management they were hot, the tv did not work...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked the vibe there. The hammocks, the pool, the bar. Wow! It was very clean in my dorm and the staff was super kind. It is a great place if you want to do something. If you want to go to sleep early, it might be a little noisy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really like this Hostel. Big rooms with a really nice outdoor area to. The rooms are very clean and have hot water, AC and TV. The staff are very helpful and the security it's great. They also offer great tours. Breakfast it's not included but for like 6dollars you get a breakfast bufé. You get a lot for the...

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Surrey, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first impression of this place when we arrived was good but having only just left we couldn't wait to get out of there. First off we were given the hard sell in trying to book alternative spas which we ignored and glad we did as have heard from others that Baldi is overcrowded and not very good. Springs resort...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms cleaned daily, very friendly helpful staff. Cool bar which played good music - somewhere nice to hang out in the evening. Nice atmosphere. In centre of town close to loads of restaurants and various tour companies offering activities.

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great place to stay. It was very clean with a fun atmosphere. The staff was friendly and booked all our tours. I met a lot of people at the hostel on the tours. It is right in the center of town. I would highly recommend it. More a hotel than a hostel, so not kitchen facilities.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Arenal Hostel Resort

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: $23 - $112 (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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