Arenal Backpacker's Resort

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Average rate: $15 - Hotel class: 5 stars
Arenal Volcano main road, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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Arenal Backpacker's Resort La Fortuna Reviews

shmodzilla shmodzil…
14 reviews
great place for the money Dec 15, 2011
Staying here for two nights was a great idea. It is just on the edge of town and covinient. The staff speaks excellent english . If it were not for the current rain and clouds I might stay longer. I just cant see much but may come back at the end of my trip. food and drink cost are ok. slightly cheaper in town but the extra dollar or two is worth it during the rain

The AC was cold enough at night to need a blanket and sleep well and the water good and hot for a shower .
The pool that i never even got in
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sylviandavid says:
nice review
Posted on: Sep 29, 2012
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Samaire13 Samaire13
5 reviews
Beautiful hostel, beds average Apr 07, 2011
Beautiful hostel, huge pool and garden with hammocks plus a 'living area' to hang out and a little bar/restaurant. Very clean room and bathroom, hot (!) water. The beds are OK, but have a plastic on the mattress which is a bit annoying and noisy whenver you move however slightly. Extremely helpful staff with very good English skills. Slept in a dorm (sleeps 8) and paid 15$, I think. At the end of La Fortuna, but the city is small, so only a 5-mins walk to the center, restaurants and bars. One of the nicest hostels I stayed in in Costa.
sylviandavid says:
nice review... thanks for posting it...
Posted on: Sep 29, 2012
allnightermark allnight…
34 reviews
Volcano view Dec 03, 2010
This place is hands down the nicest hostel I've stayed at in Central America. They have a pool with a swim-up bar, a great restaurant, the place is landscaped beautifully with hammocks here and there, and they have A/C and a bathroom in every room. I paid $13 a night for a mixed dorm...average for the "Costa Rica Hostel Network"

The location is great too. You have a perfect view of the volcano from the grounds, and the staff will arrange any sort of tour you want to take in the area.

There was one incident that happened while I was there that made me knock off 1 point on safety. Somehow a pissed off tour operator got onto the grounds of the hostel and started a fight with one of the guests.(I mean like, really, a fistfight) The staff of the hostel tried to calm it down but ended up just joining in the fight.haaha. I'm sure things like this never happen, but it made my stay a bit more interesting.
Arenal Backpackers Resort
view of Arenal from La Fortuna
sylviandavid says:
nice review... thanks for posting it...
Posted on: Sep 29, 2012
Paulovic Paulovic
74 reviews
Arenal Backpackers resort in La Fortuna Mar 28, 2009
Very clean, you sleep in a dormroom with a few others. But every dorm has it's own bathroom. It's very clear. A great view and there's a swimmingpool. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It's a bit outside the "centre" of the village La Fortuna.

We were able to book a tour for the afternoon and night from out the hostel, so that was all well arranged! They had plenty of tours they offered.

There was only one negative thing. Because we went to hot springs in the night, we had wet swimmingsuits, shorts and towels. So we hung them over the railing of the balkony for drying. But when we woke up the next morning, everything was gone! We went to the reception to ask what happened. They told us that they removed everything what hung over the railing, because we were not allowed to hang it over there. It wasn't good for the view of the hotel, it was more proper without. But they throwed all the towels and swimming wear on one big stack! Not good if everything is still wet or humid. We needed it that morning because we decided to spent the rest of the morning and beginning of the afternoon at the swimmingpool.

The swimmingpool was a tranquil place to hang around. It was not busy at all. Just some other guys were hanging around there.

I still recommend everyone to go here. But do not hang your stuuf to dry over the balkony railing!
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westwind57 says:
Congrats on your featured review Paul & have a great sunday :)
Posted on: Sep 29, 2012
sylviandavid says:
AND.... Congratulations on being featured!
Posted on: Sep 29, 2012
sylviandavid says:
nice review... thanks for posting it... who would think they would toss everything in a wet pile....
Posted on: Sep 29, 2012
runnofun runnofun
6 reviews
Affordable luxury Dec 07, 2009
Nice place, but that why it cost $15 a night. 8 people per room and private bathroom was nice. Very clean and new place.
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derekbilldaly derekbil…
40 reviews
A View To Kill Oct 01, 2008
This hostel has quite possibly one of the best views in town of the volcano from your room or at least to its gardens, pool and bar area.

The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hostle is owned by the same people who own Pangea so this does not come by surprise nor do the orthopedic mattresses. I still need to find out what is so special about these mattresses, I honestly do not feel much difference. I guess they do feel more comfortable than a lot of other hostel beds I've used in the past.

It was great to sit by the pool in the hot sun with a cool beer in my hand looking at Arenal...until the clouds came by making it disappear agin that is. Just remember that a view this close comes at a price and it doesnt just effect your bank balance, Arenal is still active so bear that in mind when deciding to sleep so closely...
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narmour narmour
2 reviews
Jun 24, 2006
An amazing hostel... clean, well laid out with 8 or so pristine 6 bed rooms with private bathrooms all looking out onto a terrace with a beautiful swimming pool and.... swim to wet bar!!! Facilities are good although the limited times for internet, A/C, and hot water can be a bit annoying. Tour booking is easy and fairly comprehensive.

Arenal Backpacker's Resort Amenities

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • TV
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Ticket Service
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Towels
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Games Available
  • Poolside Bar
  • Breakfast in the Room
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Free Parking

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