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Reviews of Arenal Backpackers Resort La Fortuna Hostel

350 meters west of central park, towards volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 94%

Location 92%

Safety 98%

Staff 90%

Value 95%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire

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 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,
* 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.
- All reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
-Front Desk opening hours from 7:00 am untill 10:00 pm.
Check in from 2 pm to 8 pm.
-Quiet hours after 11pm.
- Check Out - 11am.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 94%

Location 92%

Safety 98%

Staff 90%

Value 95%

Showing 1-10 of 19 reviews

94% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, City break

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Everything

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Dorm and bathroom was very clean, the food was really tasty, it is very well located and there is a really good atmosphere going on.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Very clean. Nice swimingpool and hammocks.

Disliked: We stayed at a tent, it was ok, but no fan and quite hot..

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Esta cercana a la terminal de autobuses y tiene su propio bar y restaurante, así que no tienes necesidad de salir porque el clima es lluvioso.

Disliked: NO recomiendo los tours, son un FRAUDE. Me ofrecieron uno por 85 dólares que incluía el río celeste y aguas termales y de las termales me llevaron de noche a un desagüe sin alumbrado y peligroso. También incluía bebidas y comida y no hubo bebidas, solo una comida miserable. NO se dejen engañar.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, City break, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Its absolutely beautiful here. The property is magnificent and secure.

Disliked: No complaints

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Beautiful!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Best Hostel I have ever stayed at... It is like a resort.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The atmosphere.

Disliked: Too much noise.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Safe, clean and beautiful. helpful staff and you get a good night sleep :)

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: 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 clean.

Disliked: Our dorm was right beside the pool/bar area so it was kind of loud sometimes. It would be nice if you could use/rent towels there. Every time we went to ask for some they had run out.

Customer would recommend this property

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