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Arenal Hostel Resort

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Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

If I were rating this hostel on staff alone it would be a 5 out of 5. However the hostel itself has to play a part in my review. It advertises itself as a five star hostel with a motto of 'more than you thought' and this is misleading to me. There were no towels provided with the room (you...

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

The best hostel we stayed in in Costa Rica and possibly the best hostel I've ever stayed in -- and I've stayed in quite a few. It's very professionally run, there are always staff milling around the hostel and the reception who can help you with anything (the short-haired Argentine girl helped us a lot), and the design and feel...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

We spent two nights here -- had a private room and bathroom on the second floor of one of the units. The room was affordable and located right in the center of La Fortuna, which was roughly a 25-min drive (we had a rental car) to the base of the Arenal Volcano, where we did most of our hiking. Biggest...

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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

The bedrooms were great. She showers were good and the bar with the pool was just killer! You can't go wrong with this place in La Fortuna. Tip: even though the staff are super helpful, just don't fall for the tours they try to constantly sell you!

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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Perfect rooms, amazing staff that was truly helpfull in helping organizing my time in la Fortuna (thanks pedro and belen!!) and great environment. Definately worth it!! I got the room in front of the pool and during the night i had no problem at all sleeping..during the day it was perfect because i had te pool and the bar in...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

This place is right in the centre of town and so ideally located for bars and restaurants etc. Staff very friendly and rooms clean, however, the bar area, which our room was right next to, played power ballads from 8am -10pm. If power ballads are your thing, then book without delay; if not, think twice.

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The affiliated properties “Backpackers Hostel” and “Arenal Hostel” in La Fortuna provided a good, reasonable-cost base of operations for our family of three during our four-night stay in the area. We booked a triple room at Backpackers for our first two nights. Aldo, the proprietor, speaks flawless English (though we can easily get by in Spanish) and was helpful, friendly...

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Busan, South Korea
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Stayed 4 nights in a private room. The room is average and has a huge shower. I was impressed with the cleaning staff paying attention to find details. There is a nice pool with a bar you can swim up to. The yard has a fountain, two gazebos and six hammocks. One of my favorite parts was laying out in...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Good points: Nice pool area. Clean, airy rooms. Good shower. Wifi accessible in some locations. Secure parking area. Kitchen. Bad points: No breakfast included despite the rather hefty dorm room charge ($15 for a bed in a 6 dorm bed, whereas the hostel we moved onto in Arenal was $8 for a bed in a 4 dorm or $20 for...

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Canas, Costa Rica
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Traveled with a group of eight. (Six were children) Had a very good stay. Best location in town! Friendly and helpful staff. Also use of a kitchen was very beneficial. Pool was small but clean, common areas were very nice. Good security at night. Only thing that would have been nicer is if the shower had hot water. Also, our...

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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: $40 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Hostel Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Confirm the building you will be assigned to spend ypur vaction in.”
hattyokanagan, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Private rooms closer to the front door is further away from the party tunes blasting from the pool bar.”
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EAMills, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The dorm rooms were farther from the bar, the privates closer.”
gersula, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room far away from the bar. This is quite noisy...”
ptByrkjedal, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 204 was perfect with a volcano view and close to the pool.”
Japaneseflair, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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