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Arenal Hostel Resort
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

There was a kitchen in the room but not real one. I couldn't even use tap because drain isn't connected. And TV reception was not good.
But the bed and the bar, all of the service were perfect. I'm happy to stay there again.
Also security is really good so safe to protect own things inside of the room.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Booked 2 nights at this hostel but ended up staying 3 because we loved it so much. Staff is great and really helpful. Located in the perfect spot, literally walk right out the front gate and your in the center of the town. The guys working the bar were great. The hammocks are the perfect spot to relax. If you're driving they have a parking lot attached and they lock it overnight so you don't have to worry about it. Highly recommended!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Me and my girlfriend stayed in one of the private rooms. From our room it was possible to see the volcano, which was very nice. We also had two rocking chairs in front of our room, which were great to relax, drink a beer and enjoy the view of the volcano. All in all the hostel had a great atmosphere, especially in the night with all the lights. The room was clean and even had a air conditioning.
It was one of the more expensive hostel we were in Costa Rica, but definitely worth the money.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sergej1111
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Arriving at the Fortuna in a public bus from San Jose, had no reservation but I had seen online several hostels and really taste much Arenal Hostel Resort, so I went to ask if there was availability and I actually stay in one private room. This was very spacious with a perfect bed for sleep and super clean. The staff is very friendly and attentive help at all times. The grounds are beautiful with its cozy hammocks. Most surprising was that on arrival you get a ticket for a free drink at the bar, I honestly felt very flattered. The hostel has a kitchen where you can buy food at good prices and very tasty.
The saddest thing is that I wanted to stay another night, but we had no space, and the other recommended Jennifer sister Hostal located just one block away, called Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna. I really loved it, the price is cheaper. It has the same style gardens, hammocks, font, free drink at the bar, and a more than professional super friendly staff.
After receiving the boy Arthuro, who was very attentive, recommended me staying in Monteverde called Monteverde Hostel Lodge where met all expectations I wanted. And I got the surprise in Tamarindo Hostel also had a brother called Tamarindo Hostel Resort, and feel free to book three nights there.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Thank KaVanessa
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at the Arenal Hostel resort in June 2014. The staff was amazing and so friendly, the rooms were excellent and very comfortable. It's a must stay when visiting La Fortuna, you won't be disappointed!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Arenal Hostel Resort and had a wonderful time, helpful staff, very clean room with private shower and hot water! Beautiful garden to relax and don't forget the free cocktail, the hostel got full so I moved to their sister Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna and was great also, I booked my next places in Monteverde and Tamarindo where they also have beautiful hostels. I totally recommend this company!!

Stayed: April 2014
Thank Diego R
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Center of town, clean, good facilities. Check out kazam bar if you are in the area, it has a red sign on the opposite side of the square. The hostel are friendly, can help with travel arrangements, and it is very clean and well maintained. Also a bar and breakfast facilities. There is a supermarket 3 minutes walk away and a fridge in the hostel, with free coffee so cheap to make a breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Arenal Hostel Resort

Address: Sobre Carretera Principal #142 | South side of catholic church, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 74 Speciality Lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: £11 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arenal Hostel Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arenal Hostel Resort, besides standing out for our excellent location in La Fortuna, is a place that characterize for making the difference, where day by day we work as a team to provide our guests a unique experience in boarding and adventure. The charisma of our team members and their renowned assistance, is what makes Arenal Hostel Resort a place to come back. Arenal Hostel Resort was born with the idea of making a new concept in the area, where a good price and the quality of lodging, were the fundamental aspect that would identify us. As well as a point of meeting to make friends. ... more   less 
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