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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: 88% from 8 reviews

  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 80%Staff
  • 90%Security
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 92%Location
  • 87%Value for money
  • 90%Facilities

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  • Gorgeous facilities and pool. Very well kept and clean. Lots of bathrooms and showers, which is important when you're in a rainforest! You get a lot for $12. Food and drinks are expensive, but they need to make their money somewhere. Good location. Staff not terribly friendly but they answered our questions and let us change rooms.
  • 91%
  • 11 Aug 2015 Anonymous Canada
  • The most "equipped to have fun" hostel in Costa Rica. My only complaint is that the front desk staff were not very friendly, and I had to go outside the hostel for travel advise.
  • 91%
  • 06 Jul 2015 Andrew USA
  • Great staff and location. Also probably the most popular place for fellow backpackers to make new friends.
  • 97%
  • 20 Mar 2015 Matthew Canada
  • Awesome place, maybe the best place in La Fortuna to stay! Party people and lot of things to do.
  • 100%
  • 12 Jan 2015 Benoit Canada
  • This place is awesome! We had a one night stay but decided to extend it to another day. The place is so clean. The toilets are clean! Just bring a lock to secure your valuables!
  • 100%
  • 29 Dec 2014 vasudevan India
  • 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
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