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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 6 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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Luis and Pedro are my guys! When I arrived they helped me book my excursions and gave me advice on which where the best and value for money. They also gave me info about the local area in terms of food and nightlife etc. The rooms were very clean and there was hot water which...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 August 2015

It really is more like a hotel, but we did enjoy the pool and the beer pong tournament. The rooms were clean, but the A/C was a bit intense at night in the dorms (get a bottom bunk and block it with your towel if you can). The staff was not always helpful at the desk. It's a bit of...

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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

The rooms have AWFUL mold, I gagged upon entering my room. No drink welcome. No group rate for 16+ people. Lockers are LOUD and small. Strange/creepy staff members. There is a small pool and bar that attracts many douchey men trying to hook up with women.. Including hostel staff. There are plenty of nice hostels in town. Don't pick this...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2015

We booked two nights accommodation at the Arenal Hostel Resort. When we arrived we were told there had been a mistake and our room wasn't available. They had moved us to their sister hostel which 'was just as good'. I could tell from the body language something was off but it was late and we were tired so we agreed....

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3Thank Daniel R
Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I stayed in a private room which was more than adequate. I appreciated the swinging chairs and hammock out in the common area. Wifi worked great. Nice bar and small diner in the hostel. Everyone at the front desk is very friendly and helpful. Great for booking adventures. Great place to meet other people and join them on adventures. This...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This place was truly awesome. It was more like a hotel than a hostel and had the cutest courtyard filled with hammocks to lounge in. You have to be buzzed in to get inside so you know it's safe. They greeted us with a coupon for a free drink at the bar right in the courtyard, and they really did...

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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

The best hostel in Costa Rica! Great rooms, delicious food and drinks, a lot of hammocks and a pool with a waterfall, but most importantly - amazing staff! Alfredo is the nicest and funniest person ever! He will help you with everything you need and always with a smile! You won't regret it! :)

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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: €27 - €71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Hostel Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“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
“Rooms further from bar/pool area are quieter, but all noise shuts down around 10/11 pm.”
 of 5 bubbles P8326ETteresap, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were in the best room, but the bar is right under it, so if you're looking to go to bed early, I would stay further from the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles V6904PUkatieg, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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