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Arenal Backpackers Resort

Hostel | P.O. Box: 6824, 350 mtrs West to the Church, La Fortuna, Costa Rica 1000

96.1% Overall Rating

152 out of 168 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/01/2015)

"the pool and slacklines were really cool. It was nice that it was really really secure and they provide free parking. Happy hour was alright, decent prices considering how expensive La Fortuna is. Dorms were really…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

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, after this period of time you will be charged for your 1st night 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.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to La Fortuna?

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Arenal Backpackers Resort is the 5-star hostel 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 hostel also makes it the perfect place for meeting fellow travellers.

This hostel has everything that you need and more! Read more

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Tent (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Deluxe 8 person (Private bathroom)

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Deluxe 8 person (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Arenal Backpackers Resort

Facilities include: Pristine swimming pool, with wet bar and sun loungers, A large garden with hammocks, Games: cards, board games, twister, slip n slide, etc, Free internet room with A/C and wireless access, 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 can also arrange any tour or transfer that you want, with discounted prices. We know that we can get you great deals, because we're a large hostel with a constant flow of guests, and our 5-star service means that we will go out of our way to help you with whatever you need.

Hostel conditions:

-No children under 14 years in the dorms.
-Front Desk hours 7:00 am until 10:00 pm
-Quiet hours after 11pm
-Check in until 2pm. Check out 11am
-Reservation will not be accepted if they are done with less than 24 in advance.
-Reservations will be hold until 4pm. If you will be arriving after 4pm, you must contact the hostel directly to extend your arrival time, otherwise it will be cancelled.

Accommodation Information

We have 2 kinds of dorms. Mix and female dorms. All of our dorms have private bathroom, AC, lockers and card access. All of our dorms have 8 beds (4 bunk beds).

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

**IMPORTANT: To reserve a tent for 1 or 2 people, please put 'number of guests' as 1.

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

Location Information

We can help you to arrange transportation any time and anywhere within Costa Rica, including to and from the airport.

If you are walking How to get here:
-Walking distance from the bus station
-When you get off of the bus you will see MEGA SUPER next to you. Walk past mega super and take the first right. Walk 1 block and you will be on the main road. Take a left and walk 4 blocks.
-We are located on the right hand side next to a hotel named, Sierra Arenal.