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Costado sur del templo catolico de la Fortuna , 44170 Fortuna, Costa Rica – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 92 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Arenal Hostel Resort.
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Fishing, Hiking, Cycling, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Karaoke, Evening Entertainment
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Snack Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Laundry, Daily Housekeeping
Safe, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 92 reviews
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Featuring activities like hiking, fishing and windsurfing, Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna is located 200 metres from a bus stop and 400 metres from La Fortuna Park.
Score from 187 reviews Good
Located 3.6 km from the slopes of the Arenal Volcano, this hostel offers its guests complimentary Wi-Fi access, luggage storage, and a snack bar. The property also has an outdoor pool.
Score from 161 reviews Very good
Hotel Vagabondo features a garden, swimming pool and free breakfast. It is located 3 minutes’ drive from La Fortuna main square and 11 km from Arenal National Park. Free Wi-Fi is available.
Score from 202 reviews Good
This Costa Rican family-owned La Fortuna Cerro Chato Ecolodge features an outdoor pool and rooms with free WiFi. Arenal Volcano National Park is 18 minutes' drive away.
Score from 213 reviews Very good
The food, the service, the room, the cleanliness and the beautiful breathtaking views. The front desk staff are very knowledgeable on the various activities!
Wifi didn't work in the room (Casona 3). But we had so much to keep us busy, it didn't matter!
Good location, friendly hostel staff.
The room was very musty smelling, though the dorms may be better. We woke up covered in bug bites - could have been mosquitoes, or possibly bed bugs.
The staff is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Despite the rain, the friendly and positive nature of the staff made for our best stay of all in Costa Rica.
Loved the staff. Rooms were big and had the basics. Very easy going. Helpful with arranging tours.
The toilet seat disappeared mid stay. No replacement was found while we were there. Mattress needs to be improved
I loved that when you left the main street and entered the property it felt like an oasis. A beautiful green courtyard with hammocks galore. You could forget that you were even in a town. Travelling with a 3 year old had it's challenges but this place made it easy. My husband and I could sit in hammocks just outside our room while our son napped. The staff were kind, patient and professional. The shared kitchen was organized, clean and fairly well stocked with dishes, etc. The overall atmosphere was safe and communal. It is a bit of a party spot with a bar at the back of the courtyard so nights were a bit loud but it didn't both us. I could see light sleepers having an issue there.
There's not really anything I didn't like. The only problem I could see others having is the bar noise at night. It would have also been nice to have more hooks or hangers to hang our stuff in the room.
Right downtown, but quiet with running waterfalls, and a comfortable garden
I liked the garden and swimming pool and also the location
Staff has some suggestions posted about activities to do but if you ask about anything else they are clueless
We liked the location and the staff was good about making up the room each day. They were pleasant enough. We liked the hammocks and chairs- the courtyard. Coffee and breakfast was good. Staff was helpful with information when asked. TV and Wifi was good reception. Pool was a nice touch although small and a bit cool. Staff was ready to assist with trips and information on them. Place felt secure.
I was told I'd have a quiet room on the second floor when I booked way in advance. I did adjust the dates in advance but reaffirmed my preference, When we got there, the room or similar one was not available. The room we had was somewhat dark and although AC was good it was noisy. We had to ask the bar on the premises to turndown the bass when music played at night. I think for the price breakfast should have been included and toiletries should be supplied. NIcer than average hostel, but not 'resort' level. Prices for most trips are higher than other vendors. They had no map of the town to offer.
The location on the map is incorrect. The actual hostel is next to the soccer field.
The surroundings are pretty. Its secure and comfortable with friendly staff
No mirror in ladies dorm
Great staff, perfect location, nice hammocks, excellent wifi, recommended
currently under renovation with extra staff/workers around with concomitant bustle; kitchen was not up to standard of property (dirty and cramped)
Good location Food and service at bar good Nice complimentary cocktail
Room not ready for check in time Take earplugs as bar music loud
You cannot beat the location, right in the center of town, next to restaurants, bars, cafes, and travel agencies for booking local tours. A block from the bus station and from a supermarket. Fast internet with wide-screen monitor, and free wifi. Air conditioning in the rooms. More hammocks than any hotel in the world! - every room seemed to have one outside the door.. Fully equipped kitchen, and small outdoor restaurant poolside. Very pretty wood two-story structure surrounding small grassy/treed grounds. Buzz-in gate for security. Bathrooms with excellent hot water and showers in each of the dorm rooms. Very accommodating staff, handling all questions. They say they have a safe for valuables (but I did not use it so can't comment).
Bunk bed dorms. Also, if your dorm mates don't agree on using the A/C or its setting, you might sleep airless. (But if they do, it's a very comfortable night's sleep.) A miniature and too-cold-to-swim-in pool.
Secret oasis hostel, not like a hostel at all. Excellent tours.
Clean, cheap, great staff, location
I like the atmosphere, the facilities are very nice. I love the hammock. It's closed from everything.
Loved the experience
Open area to meet other people. Nice bar . God breakfast. Low cost
Staff, cleanliness, location, security
The hot water didn't really work and shut off half way through my shower. Took a while to figure out the AC but worked great once it started.
Noisy in the evening
Loved it. Good vibe. Clean. Best place I stayed in Costa Rica so far.
Wifi doesn't always work, but that didn't bother me.
Everything! The place is perfect, specially if you want to rest or are avoiding party place inside the hostel
- No hot water - Buffet Breakfast 7 USD - Noisy Room
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