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Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

The hostel offers dorm and private rooms- good for solo, couple, or family. The decoration in the common area is nice and relax. The location is great- in downtown of La Fortuna, close to the bus station and stores. The staff are friendly, helpful and informative with the tour information. The hostel works with a local laundry that can return...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed in female dorm for one night, there was only one other chick staying with. The place was clean and the staff were cool. They organised a red larva tour at late notice. I forgot to check out on time the next day and they were fine about it. Stay here if you're a lone traveller wanting to meet peeps...

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Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

I recently went to Costs Rica with a friend and we decided to stay at the Arenal Hostel Resort. We hadn't planned much of our trip and Joe- the host- was extremely helpful and friendly. He gave lots of recommendations on what to do and helped us get tours and taxis booked. He went out of his way to help...

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2Thank Molly W
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Can't believe we only paid $12/night to stay here - very tranquil, relaxing, clean. Loved that there was a pool. Food in the hostel was expensive and not that good, but there are plenty of affordable places nearby.

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1Thank Faye W
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This is in an ideal location next to the shops and resturants. Very good value and it has a lovely bar and pool. Another bonus is the swinging chairs and hammocks. The staff were really friendly and the hostel was very clean and well maintained.

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1Thank Rebekah H
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The grounds were nice and the location was solid. However, as a couple, I felt we could've done better. They played fairly loud music until around 10pm every night. There was a bar which was clearly focussed on getting people socialising and drinking with each other, which is fine but not what I was looking for. Most people staying there...

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1Thank Pete W
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Stayed at this place while doing activities around the area. We had a private room with a bathroom. It was pretty basic but had AC! Staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool and outside hammock area was nice to hang around in. They have a cute little swim up bar which we would have used more if the weather...

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Thank Lily S
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I have been travelling for 3 months now. I knew something was different when I entered this hostel. I was greeted with a smile and a welcome drink. The staff went above and beyond my expectations and made sure I had the best overall experience I could have. The facilities are amazing as well. Hammocks, kitchen, pool, restaurant, bar, wifi,...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Based on what I read here I booked here for 3 nights rather than the other hostels nearby with very similar names. Online and by email, they are great. The front desk is excellent. Friendly and helpful. Wifi is good. The tiny restaurant did not impress. Expensive (like many things in Arenal) and not particularly good. The FREE coffee was...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

The hostel is very nice, specially the outside area with a pool etc. The dorm rooms are also great, with ac! However, it is expensive for a dorm bed, if you consider that it does not include breakfast. You can find better deals in la fortuna. The staff is ok, but nothing extraordinary. They will try to sell you some...

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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: €25 - €88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Hostel Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“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
“Dorm Room 116 has the best internet connection. The others are further away from the router and don't always have stable connection.”
 of 5 bubbles athousandopendoors, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Away from the pool/bar area”
 of 5 bubbles 540LisaH, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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