Arenal Hostel Resort Reviews
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My only con is the music. Mikey Cyrus and other top 40 mumbo jumbo? Camannnn. Otherwise the place was amazing. I felt safe and that I was in a clean facility the entire time.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Best location in La Fortuna! Staff all spoke perfect English, rooms were immaculately clean, the facilities were brand new and security was never an issue. I would go back in a heartbeat and stay here!
The staff were amazing we had very little time in la fortuna and they helped us really utilize our time and set things up, seriously amazing. The facility was clean, had ac and hot water. The female dorm I was in faced to street so in the morning traffic was loud- so bring ear plugs. It was easy to meet people here as the place has a great common area and bar. Stay here if you have the chance.
Great location...love this place... It was super relaxing and great breakfast...
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
I enjoyed staying here. My room was facing the sq so it tended to get rather noisy early in the morning, but this is the price for central location. the little pool is fun. There's also a cool bar. The breakfast is too expensive in my view. The staff is friendly and usually helpful. The hammocks are a lot of fun.it's highly recommended to book trips and tours in the agencies nearby as their prices are usually cheaper than hostel's. I recommend one next to the hostel called Jungle hiking tours.
We entered Arenal hostel resort with very little knowledge about Costa Rica and it's beauties, and left with a head full of insight into this spectacular country. We had such an amazing time at this hostel and would suggest it to everyone! The staff was inviting and gracious to us, from helping us find tours to getting us our morning coffee fix. Mucho gracias! Jennifer y Albert are the best. For amazing tours, ask for Rubin
A great place to stay, right at the main square. Really clean and organized. Only thing is that the computer was not working at that time, but was not a big deal. John the mgr and the staff was really helpful and informative. The best place to stay in la fortuna!
Good accommodation in town. Personally I think it would have been better to stay in a hotel close to the base of the volcano and close to the hot springs for walking and beautiful scenery. The town hasn't anything of interest.
Really convenient location right in the center of town. Can book all your tours right at the hostel with good discount rates. Nice little courtyard with bar, pool, and hammocks to relax in. Things quiet down around 10pm which is great. They do need new matresses (at least in our room).
This hostel is awesome! It's like a little oasis. Drinks at the bar are reasonably priced & staff is helpful & kind. As there is one main road to Arenal and this hostel being directly on that road you are a sort walk to everything. Couldn't recommend this hostel more!
Hostel was located right downtown, but set away from the street with a darling tiki styled courtyard. Welcome cocktails, lots of tour, comfortable room, great breakfast and the staff was the best. Would come back and stay again.
- The staff was not really helpful nor offered proactive help - Kitchen is very small and not well equipped - Dorms towards the street are very noisy - Only take credit cards above $30 which isn't stated anywhere
Really cool place, loved the mini pool and hammocks. The room was perfect. You're also located right in the town of La Fortuna so everyday things are easy to access - not like the gated (and boring) resorts located closer to the Arenal Volcano.
My hostel experience here at Arenal tops the rest \i have experienced. Welcoming staff, helpful, and genuinly nice and make one feel like you are at home. I met many other interesting people also traveling solo or with spouse from all over the globe. A must go again soon to see more things in the Arenal area! The place is very well kept up and has a modern feel to it, great breakfast option and organized events to get us out in the community. 5 stars! \i miss it already.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
This is a very nice, clean hostel with resort type facilities . It is located across from a church that borders the lovely Central Park. The dorm rooms are spacious with lockers for your valuables and mine had a balcony with rocking chairs looking out at the church and park. The reception is attractive and common areas are well landscaped with hammocks, a pool with swim up bar and nice guest kitchen area. They offer buffet breakfast for additional fee.
Facilities were fine, the food was good for bar type food and great atmosphere. The staff was helpful and friendly. 2 of the bartenders were great, especially the one whose mom is the cook. Sorry, I forgot the names. All went well except the last night. (See comment below.)
I love the location and layout of this hostel! I felt like I was in a resort when I first walked in! Breakfast is not included and restaurant is a bit expensive but comparable for the area. The host was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the activities in the area.
Nice people, great location, I'd definitely stay here again. For security purposes though, only guests are allowed in the hostel (including the bar area and courtyard) so their fiestas are gringos drinking and singing around the bar area.
Beutifil place, in a great location , friendly staff !
Hands down, the best hostel in Costa Rica and in my top 3 in the whole of Latin America. Jesse is a hero - fantastic knowledge of area. Dorms are really clean and comfy, each with really good private bathroom. The communal bar is great and good is lovely and cheap. Fantastic location.