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    Arenal Backpackers Resort

    350 Meters West Of Central Park, Main Street Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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    Traveller (186)
    Room & Suite (29)
    Pool & Beach (26)
    • Excellent39%
    • Very good28%
    • Average16%
    • Poor9%
    • Terrible8%
    Travellers talk about
    “private room” (66 reviews)
    “slack line” (13 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Poolside Bar
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 556 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    This place is really cool, loved the tents and the staff <3 but they had no coffee included, and no option to buy lunch OR COFFEE at all during the day. The guy who checked us in around noon was sweet enough to make me...More

    Thank Michelle D
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights and it is just kinda average for what you pay. Breakfast is not included, they do have a bar/restaurant and pool. The rooms have AC, music plays late so bring earplugs. One towel is included. We...More

    Thank Nguyet D
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I enjoyed my stay here, as the rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. The dorm rooms are a little close to the loud bar area, but my earplugs cut out the noise so it wasn’t a problem. The staff are helpful and welcoming....More

    Thank Lauratuckermakeup
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    So, we stayed here over New Year and both of us would recommend this hostel as good value for money and well-equipped. The pool area is fine, and there is a chill out area where you can grab breakfast, dinner, or just a beer. Reasonable...More

    Thank Lindunia
    Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

    For a “5 star hostel” there isn’t a lot included. There is not a common kitchen and the food isn’t exactly the cheapest but not overly expensive. I have never been to a hostel where fresh towels aren’t included; You have to pay $10 for...More

    Thank Andie H
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$25 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 1
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • La Fortuna de San Carlos
    • Also Known As
    • Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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    Traveller (186)
    Room & Suite (29)
    Pool & Beach (26)
    Dining (7)
    Hotel & Grounds (128)
    Family and Play Areas (10)
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    Jenny T
    13 November 2017|
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    Response from Arenal Backpack... R | Property representative |
    Dear Jenny Thanks for choosing Arenal Backpackers Resort! For us is pleasure to receive you in our hostel Send us a private message. Our website arenalbackpackersresort
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    Melissa B
    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
    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
    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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