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  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

Recent guest reviews

My friend and i went to la fortuna planning to stay for a day and a half with no plans. The night we got there we started walking around. And met Danny. He pretty much help us plan our trip and stay at their hostel for 3 days. All the staff was friendly and the service was great. Christin, Patricia, Julian , and Magdalen was very helpful. They told us where to go for good local foods. And also what locals do during the day and night that is fun! I would totally come back and stay here.

Stayed here for 2 nights as a group of 9. The accomidation was standard and did the job but the service and attitude from staff was not good. It appeared as if all staff had started on the same day. The deposit process on keys and towels was a disaster and their laundry service that we were told would take 4 hours took 16 hours.

I stayed at this hostel for three nights in June 2019 and i would definitely return! They have plenty of communal space where i was able to meet many other travelers. They had a cold and hot pool. The hot pool was connected to the bar where you could order drinks. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the kitchen area was quite clean. I came to La Fortuna with no plan and one of the workers at the hostel, Danny, really helped me plan activities and tours that worked best for my schedule and budget. He showed me around the hostel and answered all the questions i had during the trip. He even gave me a tip to a local swimming hole to cool off from the heat! If you go definitely ask for him!

Very well organised hostel - the staff at reception could not have been more helpful when it came to arranging tours. The room was a nice size although limited with towels. There were plenty of places to sit & relax within the hostel. Only slight annoyance was the WiFi was non-existent in our room & limited elsewhere in the hostel which made planning activities a bit more difficult.

There are 2 Hostels, that belong together, this and the Resort and you can use their facilities. The Hostel is quiet, the room very small without plugs to charge your phones etc except in the bathroom. It's very clean and staff is extremely friendly, talkativ and helpful (they safed me 25$ on a tour...) I would love to come back!

In town but slightly away from the main hustle. This hostel is the quiet cousin compared to the other one in town owned by the same company. No frills but clean and quiet. Very friendly staff who helped us book tours and transfers.

This hostel has a lot of character, and is centrally located, convenient for tours and nightlife. Hammocks, small bar, kitchens and plunge pools (one under construction) make it an attractive place to stay. Michelle, and her front desk staff, were helpful and keen to ensure that you made the most of your stay. The hit and miss WiFi and construction noise let it down, but only slightly. This is a good choice to stay if you’re in La Fortuna and on a budget.

Wow what an amazing hostel! When we arrived check in was extremely easy and funny. The room was great for a hostel, I booked a basic double room and it was very clean as well as a private bathroom and AC. The complex was fantastic, with beautiful art around every corner as well as several hanging hammock spots to relax after a long day. There are three pools, two that people can use and one under construction. Definitely a hostel to check out.

This is not a hotel, not even a hostel. It’s a building site. Empty pool, arc welding going on in the garden. Smoky, damp-smelling room with no AC, freezing shower, flickering light and peeling paint. They demand a deposit for your key and EACH towel. No deposit, no towel. No WiFi in the room. A dump.

Beautiful hostel!! The art work everywhere!! Plenty of hammocks!! 2 pools .. soon 3 ( one was on construction ) one pool was warm!! Felt so good after a long day of traveling! The 2 Michelle at the front desk was amazing!! They also have the laundry service that was excellent!! Was happy with my stay!!

50 metros este de la Iglesia Catolica La Fortuna Alajuela

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

Located within a mile (2 km) of Arenal Adventure World, Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna is within 2 miles (3 km) of Costa Rica Chocolate Tour. This 28-room hostel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Tropical Rest, the hostel's onsite restaurant. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café, or mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


The 28 shared accommodations feature patios and afford space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers. Other standard amenities include private yards, electric kettles, and free local calls.

Property features

Guests staying at Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna enjoy 2 outdoor pools, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-out. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 170 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this hot springs hostel include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Triple Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Quadruple Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Quadruple Room

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 388 reviews

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