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Arenal Hostel Resort

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Great hostel! Everything is as described, clean dorms, great showers and bathrooms. The entire place is really easy to get around and right in the center of La Fortuna. There is a bar but unfortunately the bartender was extremely rude towards my friends, took ages to get us a single beer, and I and even tried to keep extra change...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Arriving here was a welcomed relief to the near 24hr journey! The staff were very welcoming! The room (standard double) was very big and clean! The room has a bathroom that could have used better drainage and a bath mat! Towels are a $10deposit but you get this back when you return the towel! The room lacks hooks or charging...

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Millburn, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The people working at this hostel resort want you to enjoy yourself. They can arrange excellent trips - and I would take advantage of the ease of planning and getting picked up and taken for a daily adventure. There are restaurants & supermarkets within a few blocks - no need to have a car. The food at the hostel resort...

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gulica
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at arenal hostel for the first part of our honeymoon and...al I can say is, the cost for a "deluxe" private room ($122/night) is unreal for what you get. Breakfast is extra, towels are extra, there are no bedside lamps (only overhead, fluorescent lights), we had no blankets, warmish water only... I guess for those...

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Sandnes, Norway
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a great place to stay when you are visiting the Arenal area. Its a young and quite "hip" place to stay. It's perfect for meeting a new people. The staff is always looking out for you and makes an effort to make your stay great. There was some problems with the Wifi during my stay, and it did...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

On arrival I was greeted by the owner who showed me around and took me to my room. He introduced me to fellow guests and staff, which as a solo traveller helped in making friends. The amenities at the hostel are a little pricey, but plenty of places around and you can bring things back to the communal areas. The...

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1Thank NicNocks
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We found this gem of a place through some friends that we had met along out travels, who already had a room here, and once we saw it we were hooked. My girlfriend and I loved the spacious rooms, excellent AC, and superb cleanliness. This was just the tip of the iceberg though. Then we saw the awesome pool bar...

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1Thank Japaneseflair
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Arenal Hostel Resort To all who are thinking of visiting La Fortuna . I have the perfect place. Hostel Arenal Fortuna. My boyfriend & I just recently went there and found a little peace of heaven on earth . It was a beautiful place very clean, large rooms and the staff were awesome. They have the cutest swim up pool...

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Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Just by luck we came across this hostel and were we ever happy. The place is really clean, staff is helpful and the lounge/pool/bar area was so much fun. It really did feel more like a mini resort than a hostel. Prices were really great too. We liked this place so much that we booked at their sister hostel in...

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This place is very misleading. There are 2 blocks one completely separate on the other side of the street which unsurprisingly there are no photos of ....its not wooden clad or hammocked its a sad looking concrete block that has the thinnest walls Ive ever stayed in. We could hear word for word what was said in the courtyard and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $41 - $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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“Confirm the building you will be assigned to spend ypur vaction in.”
 of 5 bubbles 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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 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
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