Was fine for what it advertised, great if you are just passing through. I know another review mentioned bugs...they aren't bedbugs but these other ones that came down between the moudling and the wall in the ceilingat night. They bit any exposed skin and took over a week to heal.
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 travelers.
This hostel has everything that you need and more!
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.
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.
-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
We hold reservations until 4pm - we cannot guarantee your reservation if you arrive after that time.
No children under 14 years in the dorms.
All reservations must be made at least 24hours in advance.
-No children under 14 years in the dorms.
-Front Desk hours 7:00 am untill 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 unitl 4pm. If you will be arriving after 4pm, you must contact the hostel directly to extend your arrival time, otherwise it will be cancelled.
350 meters west of central park, towards volcano
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Was fine for what it advertised, great if you are just passing through. I know another review mentioned bugs...they aren't bedbugs but these other ones that came down between the moudling and the wall in the ceilingat night. They bit any exposed skin and took over a week to heal. Much itchier than mosquito bites. They seemed to suck quite a bit of blood, as I squished one just after biting and it stained the sheet. I've never seen a bug quite like it, looked like a tick but squished very easily. I recommend requesting a bed on the first floor, there is no way for the bugs to crawl down as the ceiling is concrete. Otherwise it was a really nice place.
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