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  • Excellent54%
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  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
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“private room”(38 reviews)
“swim up bar”(49 reviews)
“female dorm”(9 reviews)
Free Wifi
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

We are Canadians and we never reserved any reservations for the hostels we visited. Being a big group of 6 it was sometimes sketchy but we had no problems at the Arenal Hostel Resort. The main night manager put us in a dorm room of...More

3  Thank melinamans
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Costa Rica was my first backpacking trip. When I arrived to San Jose airport my luggage was no where to be found, I was extremely worried about my stay, Since I came Alone!! I didn't know what to expect. When I arrived to the hostel...More

1  Thank Ms_courtneywilliams
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I stayed here for 3 nights in May 2016 with my sister. We opted for a private room and we received one on the ground floor. We were greeted by Christian, who was nice but unfortunately very unprofessional. He walked to my car in the...More

2  Thank Ckuzzy
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome location, however a few annoying things included one power outlet (above the toilet!) in the female dorm and the owner who was really abrupt and cocky. It was hard to get good info about transport etc from the staff too. It seemed like they...More

1  Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I've been there with one of my friend and we stayed three nights. For a hostel, the place is incredible. REALLY clean, the staff is AMAZING, the outside is perfect, the bar, the restaurant, everything. We even got the chance to meet Christian and spend...More

1  Thank Marie-Pier P
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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US$21 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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TravellerwithaTeen
3 November 2016|
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Response from carmensandiego31 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry misread your question lol ...I don't recall a safe but there are lockers in the dorm rooms , we brought our own standard lock but it didn't fit , it was to big , so bring a smaller lock ...if not I think they sell them... More
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Teresa P
23 September 2016|
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Response from MaheshBalas | Reviewed this property |
the taxi to the volcano park should be about 4000 colones. stayed on a private room and hence did not need a locker.
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"there are different sections of the hostel - some are quieter than others so be sure to ask"
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"If you aren't a solo traveler opt for a double room- the price will end up being comparable or cheaper..."
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"The Deluxe room on the third floor of the tower has an excellent view of the volcano"
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"dorm is fine"
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