Establo Arenal Lodge

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Desk, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Desk, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of Establo Arenal Lodge

Establo Arenal Lodge

2.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
3 Km del Gimnasio de Nuevo Arenal, Carretera a Tilarán, Arenal

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Arenal1 min walk
  • Popular LocationTenorio Volcano National Park15 min drive
  • Popular LocationTronadora Arena28 min drive
  • AirportLa Fortuna (FON-Arenal)57 min drive

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About this area


Establo Arenal Lodge is located in Arenal. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Tenorio Volcano National Park and Arenal Volcano National Park.

What's nearby

  • Lake Arenal - 1 min walk
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park - 15 min drive
  • Tronadora Arena - 28 min drive
  • Quebrada Grande Arena - 36 min drive
  • Cavernas de Venado - 85 min drive

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 170 min drive


  • Moya'sPlace — 4 min drive
  • Restaurante Las Deleicias — 4 min drive
  • Rumors Bar — 4 min drive
  • Las Delicias — 4 min drive
  • Restaurante la Casa de Dona Celina — 4 min drive

About this property

Establo Arenal Lodge

Family-friendly hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and concierge services. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and tour/ticket assistance. All 6 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies or patios, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find room service, ceiling fans, and showers. Limited housekeeping is available.
Establo Arenal Lodge offers 6 accommodations with complimentary toiletries and ceiling fans. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers. This Arenal hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Horse riding/rentals

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk

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Check-in from 2 PM - 7 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 340.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard

Property is also known as

Establo Arenal
The Stable Arenal (El Establo) Costa Rica/Nuevo
Establo Arenal Lodge Hotel
Establo Arenal Lodge Arenal
Establo Arenal Lodge Hotel Arenal

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 29%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 14 reviews
1 - Terrible 21%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great time!
Great little place. They are super nice. Called before and they gave me clear directions on how to get there
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
DO NOT COME HERE. It’s a trap.
Everything was fine until Alex swindled is into doing a horseback ride... & I severely bruised my ribs. Not 10 feet from where we ate breakfast we got onto three horses. FULL of ticks. Full meaning 50-80 ticks on each mane of the horse. They were falling off and hitting my feet as we rode.. keep in mind these horses live right next to the ‘restaurant’ where they served us breakfast. After being thrown off the horse full trot.......... Alex said ‘it must’ve been the rider, not the horse’. The guide should not have been so far away my horse felt the need to go into a full speed run to get back to where we could see the group. The saddle was not on tightly either. I was left behind over a dozen times because my horse refused to stop eating. I would try to guide him back to the path and he would stomp and jerk his head back down to eat. When I would finally get him to go, he would lightly run till we caught up (which on its own was scary and not fun but I was scared to be so far away from the group in an isolated part of the jungle). We were promised a view of Arenal volcano the entire trip... we never saw it once. This was day two of our 14 day trip and I’ve been in so much pain every night I can not sleep. I can not breathe, cough or laugh without being in immense pain. The wound on my arm is so bad that I can not get into the ocean, use bug spray, take a shower or sleep without being in pain. Charged us full price $90 while tears rolled down my cheek.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I would not recommend this property. The pool was disgusting and full of stagnant water. Employees on property were ill equipped to address my needs. Further, they had no means to check me in with credit card, they preferred cash.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Basic value
Nice, quiet, accommodation. Friendly owner. Great for the budget traveler.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely family run hostel
The only bad thing I can come up with to say about this hostel is that it was hard to get to by public transit because it was a little more rural than we expected. But. The family that runs the hostel treated us like family. The food was amazing homemade typical Costa Rican cuisine. The room was way nicer than standard hostel rooms. And the horse tours they offer are beautiful and relaxing. 10/10 would go back.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2017