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Wonderful hostel!!! The best one we've visited on our Sentral America-trip. The rooms are clean, good beds, nice little pool, totally safe, an amazing garden and really helpful staff! The staff fixes good deals with all tour operators, and we for the best adventure tours...More
If you value sleep, don't come here.
If you are a college student (or think you are forever 21) then congratulations, you've found your spot!
My friend and I were on a two week trip backpacking through Costa Rica and were really looking forward to...More
Booked a tent, they said they hadn't received the reservation. Got put in a dorm room instead.
Only place I've been so far where they use an exchange rate of 550!
Staff weren't very helpful. Not the party hostel they clame to be. It is...More
With such amazing reviews we were very excited to arrive, only to be told our reservation for a private tent made via their sister hostel in monteverde did not exist and we were placed in dorm room. For such an expensive hostel, you get absolutely...More
I stayed in a mixed dorm and had a great experience. It is very clean, the people there are awesome, and it has such a cool vibe. Surprisingly enough, their little kitchen makes tasty eats and the guy running the bar never skimped on the...More
US$15 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Arenal Volcano National Park >
La Fortuna de San Carlos
Also Known As
Arenal Backpackers Resort Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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
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. Could have been less. Google terminal7-10 for the schedule. Arneal Backpackers is 100 meters west on the main road from the station.
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
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 recommend overnighting there first and leaving the following morning. It's a fairly long drive anyway.
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"Stay away from restaurant/bar zone. no view, but sleep is possible!"