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Arenal Backpackers Resort

350 meters west of central park, towards volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica, Distance from city centre: 64.5km

Rating: 81% from 7 reviews

  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 74%Staff
  • 85%Security
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 77%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 88%Facilities

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  • The hostel is beautiful. Just as the name suggests, it's a hostel resort, not just a hostel. There's no kitchen or breakfast in the morning. Instead they have a restaurant so you end up spending more money. I was highly disappointing with how unfriendly and helpful the staff were. I did not feel welcomed at all. So it you're looking for a welcoming place with a great enviornment I wouldn't suggest staying here.
  • 69%
  • 02 Dec 2014 Veronica USA
  • nice staff,possibility to store luggage, however bring your own lock,restaurant/bar affiliated-pretty expensive though, close to supermarkets and the city center, nice bar area at night!
  • 80%
  • 11 Jul 2014 Anonymous Germany
  • Very well kept hostel. Nice pool and dorms. Bathrooms were also superior to most hostels. But with the constant rain a common room would be nice, with couches and decent lighting. A common kitchen would also be great.
  • 83%
  • 18 May 2014 Kayla USA
  • I've been traveling Costa Rica for several month from hostel to hostel, and I have not been at a hostel as good as this one ever. It functions like a hotel, and it's so cheap compared to anything else you'll find if you want to live on a budget. The staff was a amazing!
  • 89%
  • 09 Apr 2014 Anonymous Denmark
  • Nice hostel, but for my opinion too expensive. The staff at the front desk wasn't very nice and never smiled - a pity. The facility itsself with its pool and lockers are very nice.
  • 74%
  • 11 Jan 2014 Anonymous Switzerland
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