Arenal Backpacker's Resort

Address: 350 meters west of central park, towards volcano, La Fortuna, Province of Alajuela, 1000, Costa Rica | 2 star hostel
 
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Location

This 2 star hostel, located on 350 meters west of central park, towards volcano, La Fortuna, is near Doka Estate Coffee Tour.
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Activities

  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant

Features

  • Free High-Speed Internet
 

TravelPod Member ReviewsArenal Backpacker's Resort La Fortuna

Reviewed by ksmith630

Fancy backpackers

Reviewed Feb 18, 2014
by (3 reviews) Perth , Australia Flag of Australia

Awesome backpackers in la fortuna with a pool and a tours desk. No kitchen though... And really inconsiderate people in our dorm room that decided packing their bags for half an hour at 5am while everyone else was sleeping was a good idea...

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Reviewed by lynsey.nault

Turnaround

Reviewed Feb 17, 2014
by (14 reviews) Edmonton , Canada Flag of Canada

The first night may have been a result of a mood - I was grumpy and tired. The music was loud, my roommates were young and excited and noisy. The room was hot and the base just kept pumping. The second and third night weren't as noisy which was awesome. Our window was broken which isn't great for security. The place has a great setup if you are willing to put up with the noise - pool, hammock tree, trampoline, volleyball court, nice bar.

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Reviewed by kezzah16

5 star

Reviewed Nov 6, 2013
by (38 reviews) Dinnington , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

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Reviewed by jakobahman

Noisy tents, clean hostel

Reviewed Oct 31, 2012
by (8 reviews) Stockholm , Sweden Flag of Sweden

I stayed in a tent for $20/night. The tent is more like a regular room with a bed but with cloth walls. The bed was clean and nice, but unfortunately the bar across the street plays LOUD reaggeaton music late at night, so bring earplugs.

Freddie at the reception is awesome, he alone is worth one star.

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Reviewed by laura981

Great for young college aged kids

Reviewed May 21, 2012
by (8 reviews) Parrish , United States Flag of United States

We found this place to be a little more expensive than others and it reminded us of like a college spring break type place. We only stayed there one night and then switched hostels. The grounds are beautiful and the pool is nice and it is definitely a party type place.

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TripAdvisor Reviews Arenal Backpacker's Resort La Fortuna

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
 

Travel Blogs from La Fortuna

Day 35

A travel blog entry by harrymoseley on May 18, 2016

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After a great nights sleep in a really comfortable bed I was ready to go. I had a delicious breakfast sandwich at the hostel and then we all headed off towards Rio Celeste where there was a waterfall we wanted to see. It took about an hour to get there. After the turning it was only about another 6km but took an hour because the road was so bad! We …

Day 34

A travel blog entry by harrymoseley on May 17, 2016

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We woke up quite early in an absolutely boiling tent, so got up and had a cold shower straight away. After a delicious breakfast burrito we decided to head to the Arenal National Park to do a bit of trekking. After some faffing we got there at about 12.30 and opted for the 2 hour trek. It was a bit tame and all on concreted road so we took …

Day 33

A travel blog entry by harrymoseley on May 16, 2016

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We had a great nights sleep and woke up at about 9. The free breakfast in the hostel was amazing and I ate a ridiculous amount of eggs, toast and cereal. I saw a car hire man so thought I would enquire. It turned out to be $15 per head a day so the three of us and Chris decided to hire a little Suzuki Swift and go on a four day road trip. At about …

Day 36

A travel blog entry by harrymoseley on May 19, 2016

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We woke up feeling a bit worse for wear. A breakfast did us the world of good. We decided the Monteverde national park was a bit too much of a drive, so decided to go kayaking on Arenal lake instead. We drove all the way to Nuevo Arenal which was a really nice little town. On the way we finally saw the volcano without any clouds in the way which …

Traveler Photos Arenal Backpacker's Resort La Fortuna

View from the Hostel
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5 stars!
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Pool side at our Hostel
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The Hostel at Night
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Tropical Flower
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Tent Area
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View of Volcan Arenal
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Awesome new friends
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