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Arenal Backpackers Resort Reviews

350 meters west of central park, towards volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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1115 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Great hostel, fun environment. Would absolutely recommend.


It's a 10 minute walk from the central park/town. The entire compound is fenced off, with a buzzer at the gate to enter/exit, but the rooms have huge windows left open during the day (no AC or other fan/ventilation from 10am-10pm). You can easily step thru the window and have access to any of the rooms. There are lockers in the rooms, for your valuables.There is no kitchen, which is quite rare for a hostel. The cafe will allow you to store leftovers/small items in their fridge. pool is great!


Really great stay- will definitely be back

  • 15th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Awesome hostel. Good location. Great facilities. It's really noisy though. Don't expect to get much sleep


The ensuite bathroom gives very little privacy, not to mention the lockers are located inside the bathroom, making it very inconvenient. There are no rules about quiet time, it's basically a free for all, meaning parties are raging until sunrise and it's impossible to sleep!


We actually stayed for 5 nights. After the 2nd night our air conditioning was running down the wall with water so they moved us. We wondered why our room had not been cleaned in 2 days so we emailed and asked how often they cleaned, and they said everyday. We stayed 3 more nights and never got our room cleaned at all in 5 days except when we moved to a different room.

  • 6th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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