Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.

Book more than 6 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 7.4

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2022
    Amazing spot in La Fortuna! Staff was extremely kind and helpful and location was super central to things all around town as well as offered tour packages, food/drinks and parking onsite. To make it even better there is a 2 month old kitten living by reception, every time I walked by I had to play with her..
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2022
    This was a great stay and way better than I thought it would be! The cleanliness of everything was great and the beds were comfortable. I would only say to have an optional blanket in the room to add because my gf and I didn't have one and it gets nice and cold in there. And that's another amazing thing...the hostel gets so cold and is very cozy. Loved my stay and would definitely do it again!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 May 2022
    Beautiful place and awesome staff who helped us book a trip to the volcano. I stayed in one of the barrel rooms which was super fun but kinda small if you’re two people and have big bags, but I still recommend it for the experience! The showers are amazing by the way!
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 May 2022
    Arenal backpackers is an excellent place and it had a good location close to all the activities la fortuna has to offer. The common area was a great place to socialize with the other guests with nice music all day long. The bar had nice deals to offer and the private room we stayed in had outlets super close to the bed. The area in the back of the hostel was also very relaxing and there’s airconditioning in the room that you can adjust yourself. Overall it is a very nice place to stay.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Jul 2022
    Overall great place to stay . The location was spot on and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The cylinder rooms are very unique and stylish .
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 Jun 2022
    Wonderful stay. Staff was very accommodating.
    Trinidad And Tobago, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    22 May 2022
    Great location, you are able to book all activities through the hostel. Breakfast was expensive for what it was. Pool was a funny colour but fine otherwise. Good to meet people here but not much of a night life.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Jun 2022
    Good hostel nice and clean dorms but no chargers around any of the beds… Food and drink a bit pricey and not many people around but people there helped us out a lot. Thankyou :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    16 May 2022
    I stayed for two nights in the dorms and I don’t think it’s worth the stay. The AC unit runs from 10pm to 10 am and it’s not really cool air. The rooms are hot and humid and nothing dries. The bathrooms are hot and always damp. They leave the windows open all day in the dorms. The windows are low enough that you can step right into the room. Lockers in the bathroom are small. No kitchen. NO OUTLETS near the bed. Only in the bathroom and common areas. Breakfast was decent. Location is decent.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 4.6


    18 May 2022
    I would not recommend it. The rooms (8 bed) had no sockets close to the beds and the beds are too close to each other. The lockers were to small and they use wool blanket, which felt a bit nasty.. In total, the price was way to high for the given facilities.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
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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


  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

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