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Arenal Hostel Resort Reviews

100 m al Oeste de la Plaza de La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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392 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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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...

  • 25th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • 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

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