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    Arenal Backpackers Resort

    Meters West Of Central Park, Towards Volcano 350, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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    May 7
    May 8
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    SAVE US$12
    US$39
    US$26
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    Traveller (168)
    Room & Suite (23)
    Pool & Beach (22)
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    613 reviews
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    Overview

    • Excellent37%
    • Very good28%
    • Average16%
    • Poor9%
    • Terrible7%
    Travellers talk about
    “private room” (64 reviews)
    “slack line” (18 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    2 Star Hotel
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    Arenal Hostel Resort
    613 reviews
    #5 of 71 Speciality lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna
    307 reviews
    #14 of 71 Speciality lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Hotel Lomas del Volcan
    1,404 reviews
    #9 of 60 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Volcano Lodge & Springs
    2,747 reviews
    #14 of 60 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
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    Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

    We stayed here in a tent room. The hostel is nice with a very good set up. The pool, hammocks, restaurant and bar are all centrally located and the area becomes a great place to relax between tours and meals and meet other travellers. A...More

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    Reviewed 2 May 2015

    The place was clean and well maintained, especially liked the hammocks and the lounge. The town is a short walk away and is easy to get to. The rooms are basic and have lockers. The staff aren't the most helpful and don't seem interested helping...More

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    Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

    We went on the off season, so not too many people, so noise was just like any hostel, but they turned the music off at 11(12 at the latest) every night. The location was good, walking distance to everything. Our tent was a double bed,...More

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    Reviewed 17 April 2015

    We stayed in a tent, this was wonderful for a private couples getaway. Bathrooms and showers were extremely clean and good with hot water. Had everything we needed readily available. The front desk staff was very helpful and had plenty of insite into what to...More

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    Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

    We stayed in a private double room for 3 nights. The room was spacious and had a view of the volcano, just fantastic but the furniture is quite old. I wouldn't call it a 5 star hostel. The safe and hot water didn't work, but...More

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    Arenal Hostel Resort
    613 reviews
    #5 of 71 Speciality lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna
    307 reviews
    #14 of 71 Speciality lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Hotel Lomas del Volcan
    1,404 reviews
    #9 of 60 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    Volcano Lodge & Springs
    2,747 reviews
    #14 of 60 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
     
    About
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$24 - US$78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Traveller (168)
    Room & Suite (23)
    Pool & Beach (22)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Melissa B
    How much is their shuttle from SJO airport? What is the latest pickup time?
    28 March 2017|
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    Response from CharlieG69 | Reviewed this property |
    I heard the shuttle was $50, but stayed in San Jose two days and took bus to backpackers. The La Fortuna Station was 2.5 hours from San Jose 7-10 station (at the corner of 7th and 10th avenue), I think it was $14 dollars... More
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    babyt27
    I noticed a website said check in will end at 10pm, is this for real? I wanted to arrange an airport transfer to the resort but I don't see an email address or number
    27 December 2016|
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    Response from Alexis W | Reviewed this property |
    The check-in staff do leave at ten, and after that there's really just one overnight staff member to make sure the people coming in late at night have wristbands. If you're arriving late into San Jose (or elsewhere) I'd... More
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    EY s
    I was quite disturbed to read all of the review which say the check in time is terrible! We are checking in on Saturday and really do not want to waste time in a long check in line. How can we avoid the wait? AND, why does a 5 star hotel have an unreasonably long check in time???? Also, I was disturbed to read about the noise from the night club. I am a very very light sleeper and any noise will keep me awake. What room numbers to you recommend that as very quiet? Is there a fridge in the room?
    5 July 2015|
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    Response from lrimolo | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, as Nigel said, is a nice hostel, not a complete hotel; the noise came from a curch on Saturday afternoon, as the answer above, ask for the building to the left of the property (so you can avoid the noise); my room did... More
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    Room Tips
    "Stay away from restaurant/bar zone. no view, but sleep is possible!"
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    "Best price and location"
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    "The private rooms have a better view at the volcano"
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    "not the women's only dorm, too cramped and no ventilation"
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