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Arenal Hostel Resort

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is amazing, the dorm's are clean and simple, the grounds are amazing with the heated pool, hammocks and bar. If this is your first time in a hostel you will be spoilt for life. I stayed in a lot of hostels before but this is one of the best. Okay it has cold water showers if you are...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a big disappointment for us. First, the kitchen is not prepared for this amount of guests in the hostel. We never had a mug for coffee, or a cutting board, and there were almost always dirty dishes in the sink. We just couldn't cook in the kitchen, and for us that is important. Second, their were some...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 5 nights at the Arenal hostel resort. The room was nice and clean. They cleaned the room every day and also changed the towels. The staff was very friendly and helped us out to book all the tours and shuttle buses.

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hostel based on the information and photos provided on their site and tripadvisor comments. After check-in we were walking through the palm treed grounds just like we saw on their website, but were told that our room was in their other building across the street. I attach a photo of my view sitting outside of my room...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for almost a week at this loud, fun and youthful hostel. The employees there were very friendly and outgoing. It's a great place to make friends with people from different parts of the world. The owner and bartender were pretty cool guys and very easy to talk to. It's great for young adults and travelers. It isn't an...

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Royal Oak, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here the first time I was in Fortuna and liked it so much I only stay here now each time I go back. As far as dorm rooms go it can't be beat. Really clean beds, nice shower...just all around great. Nice pool and hammock area. Good staff. Good food. For the money it's excellent. Have not stayed...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, clean accommodations and grounds with a swim up bar. Fun and friendly guests but quiet after 10 pm. The staff were so lovely: friendly, organized and professional. By the way there was plenty of hot water if you get the shower knobs right and aren't showering over 20 minutes! My only complaint would be that they were doing some...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights in a triple room. 3 ladies in a room with nowhere to hang clothes, so th ey ended up on the floor, the only furniture was one bedside table. This was a first time experience in a hostel for us. We paid to be in one resort and got shuffled to the other, there are 3...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room opened directly into the bar/club area. Very noisy, no privacy. Unhelpful and Vindictive staff. "Music stops at 10!" - it did not. In the end had to move to another property to have an acceptable night of sleep. Avoid at all costs!

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Honestly i can't understand people who are complaining... amazing place, well located, the staff is absolutly amazing and the bar close at 10pm so when people say: stay far from the bar, i'd answer it's true if you have to go to church at 4:00am. The staff is incredibly helpfull and welcoming. I would definitly, absolutly, without a doubt recommand...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $38 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arenal Hostel Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Confirm the building you will be assigned to spend ypur vaction in.”
 of 5 bubbles hattyokanagan, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Private rooms closer to the front door is further away from the party tunes blasting from the pool bar.”
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 of 5 bubbles EAMills, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The dorm rooms were farther from the bar, the privates closer.”
 of 5 bubbles gersula, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room far away from the bar. This is quite noisy...”
 of 5 bubbles ptByrkjedal, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 204 was perfect with a volcano view and close to the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Japaneseflair, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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