Arenal Backpackers Resort



350 meters west of central park, towards volcano La FortunaSee nearby area


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The original hostel-resort in La Fortuna, this self-proclaimed ‘five-star hostel’ with volcano views is pretty cushy. Sleep on orthopedic mattresses and take hot showers in your en suite bathroom (even in the dorms). Somewhere between dormitory and hotel is the covered tent city: raised tents have air mattress and electricity (but no proper walls, so you'll hear your neighbors loud and clear).

The main attraction is the landscaped pool with swim-up bar, where backpackers spend lazy days lounging with a cold beer. You'll be in a traveler's party bubble here. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Our independent authors have visited Arenal Backpackers Resort and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in La Fortuna.

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

This property 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 property 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.

Private rooms:
-All private rooms have: Flat screen TV with cable, 1 or 2 Double Beds, A/C, Lockers, Towels, Private bathrooms with hot water, New thick mattresses, pillows and linen

Property conditions:
- Please send us an estimated arrival time, if you arrive later than that let us know to extend your reservation.
- No underage kids and teens in the dorms.
- All reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Services & facilities

  • Bar
    • Available
  • Parking
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Free Parking
    • Parking
  • Recreation
    • Book Exchange
    • Cable TV
    • Common Room
  • Housekeeping
    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
  • Swimming pool
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Swimming Pool
  • Guest services
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Luggage storage
    • Luggage Storage
  • Air Conditioning
    • Available
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Meals available
    • Restaurant
  • Transport/transfers
    • Airport Transfers
    • Shuttle Bus
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • Currency Exchange
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free WiFi
    • Internet Access
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