Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Arenal Backpackers Resort is the 5-star property of Costa Rica. This beautiful hostel/resort has a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano, and is just a few minutes walk from the town centre and bus stop. The open setting of the property also makes it the perfect place for meeting fellow travelers.

Facilities include: Pristine swimming pool, with wet bar and sun loungers, A large garden with hammocks, Games: cards, board games, twister, pool table, slip n slide, etc, Information and Tour Desk, Restaurant, Fully bilingual staff and 24 hour security

In the rooms: Private bathroom with hot water, Lockers, New thick mattresses, pillows, and linen, Key card access & A/C

We have a brand new deluxe camping area! This area is covered and each tent has a double mattress, fan, lighting, power sockets and an outside locker room.

Private rooms:
-All private rooms have: Flat screen TV with cable, 1 or 2 Double Beds, A/C, Lockers, Towels, Private bathrooms with hot water, New thick mattresses, pillows and linen

Luxury cylindrical room with a beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano and surrounding mountains.
We created an original concept that could lodge people looking for relaxing while blending in with nature. These rooms are perfect for couples or if you want to explore solo while making new friends in our property. All of them are equipped with a queen size bed with a pillowtop mattress inside colorful glass doors that makes each room very pleasant. Shared bathroom. Surrounded by beautiful tropical plants and flowers, where you can feel like inside a peaceful mountain listening to different sounds of animals during day and night. These rooms are just perfect for who loves to explore and experience the contact with nature.

Cancellation and Reservation Changes Policy:
* Cancellations and reservation changes must be made by email only.
*  Reservations can be cancelled up to 72 hours (3 days) prior to your arrival free of charge if you cancel 2 days before your arrival you will be charged for your 1st night only , after this period of time (48 hours ) you will be charged the total of the reservation same applies to “no shows “ thanks for your cooperation
* Reservation changes have to be done by email only, phone calls or messages at the front desk are not valid, and you need to bring the email with the acceptance of your changes in order to be validated,
* Non-Refundable : Your booking is non-refundable, if you choose to cancel or modify your booking, or in case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.
* Last minute bookings: Reservations made only 3 days before your arrival date or within this period of time are non-refundable or accept any changes

- No underage kids and teens in the dorms and Cylinder Rooms.
- Towels not included in shared dorms
-AC in dorms available from 10:00 pm to 10:00 am
-Parking area $10 per day
-Front Desk opening hours from 7:00 am untill 11:00 pm.
-Check in from 3 pm to 8 pm.
-If you arrive after 11pm, there is a security guard, it is mandatory to leave your passport with him for your safety, he has a security box for them. He will open and give you the room or bed. In order to avoid misunderstandings your payment has to be done in the morning of the next day before 10 am. Your passports are going to be returned once your payment has been done.
-Quiet hours after 11 pm.
- Check Out - 10am.
-Taxes not included 13%


1.DORMS $1deposit (refundable) when you return your room key at check out.
2.SAFARITENT $20 deposit (refundable) when you return,towels and lock at check out.
3.CYLINDER & PRIVATE ROOMS $30 deposit (refundable) when you return your towels, key, AC remote control at check out.

Note: This will be charged with the confirmation of your booking and you will get back the deposit in 24 hours in your credit/debit card, after your check out and we have verified all the room items were returned.
4. The remaining balance has to be paid at arrival in cash ( USD or COLONES), in case you do not have cash you can go to the ATM or use your card for a 5% extra fee View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jan 2022
    Simply all you need.
    Colombia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    18 Jan 2022
    Such a nice hostel! Great social atmosphere and super easy to meet other travellers (especially as a solo traveler). Location is also great, walking distance to all cafes and restaurants in La Fortuna. Room was cleaned every day. Good at the hostel itself wasn’t that special, you can get better for less money in town.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Dec 2021
    Great hostel overall, the cylinder rooms and tents are a unique experience. We stayed in a cylinder and found it pretty comfortable with a double bed and AC unit, you just have to use the storage space efficiently. The center of Fortuna is a 10 minute walk and you can get to most of the town in under 15. My only critique is that they don’t seem to organize many of their own events/tours to build camaraderie among the guests.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Jan 2022
    Felt more like a holiday resort than a hostel! A great first hostel for me in Costa Rica with a perfect mixture of chilled and social vibes ✌🏼
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Jan 2022
    Met the nicest people in my dorm, but the vibe in the common areas was a bit dead most nights. The breakfast is amazing. The staff is really friendly, they make it easy for you to extend your stay. The pool is really nice too
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 Jan 2022
    We had a great time! Very close to the city center and close to restaurants and bars. They helped up book a horse back riding trip and a trip to Monteverde. We stayed in the tents which were great, the only thing is there’s gaps between the wood planks and we dropped our phone and keys in them, so be careful haha. Other than that it was a great place. Thank you!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    18 Jan 2022
    The staff at this hostel were absolutely fantastic. I had questions about how to organize activities for myself and they never tried to sell me on a tour. I stayed in a “safari tent” and it was fine - bathrooms/showers were good and the tent was ok. It was just reallyyy expensive for what you get, but I think everywhere in La Fortuna is overpriced. My one small suggestion would be to put a couple towels in the sink area for after hand washing. Parking is a bit tight but I always found a spot.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    14 Jan 2022
    Nice place but felt more like a hotel than a hostel. The pool is really nice. There’s a bit of common space in the lobby but not many other spots to hang out and socialize. As a solo traveller it would’ve been really hard to meet people. The 8 bed dorms do not have outlets by the beds and lacked hooks which would’ve been nice to hang towels, etc. The staff are not very helpful. The restaurant was good but a bit pricey for what it was.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    13 Jan 2022
    Helpful service. Good breakfast.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 4.9


    30 Dec 2021
    There were many annoying things about this property. They were very stringent with rules, but some were nonsensical. Some of my many grievances: -only one towel allowed per guest despite a pool -Not very social -no toilet paper in the toilets but then they don’t pick up the trash cans with the waste regularly -Very inflexible about checkout despite an honestly very inflated price -You can hear everything through the walls But good AC and good shower pressure
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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