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Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna

2-star2 stars
South side of the Catholic churchLa Fortuna, Arenal La Fortuna, La FortunaAlajuela21007Costa Rica

La Fortuna hostel with 2 outdoor pools, 2 bars/lounges
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.2
  • Hostel is pretty, housekeeping not very good. They don’t have enough towels and we had to…Aug 16, 2018
  • When we got there at 2pm, our room wasn't ready and it took them another hour to clean it…Jun 22, 2018
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Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna

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What’s around Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna


  • Arenal Adventure World - 23 min walk
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 34 min walk
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 2.3 mi / 3.6 km
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Chato Volcano - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 3.3 mi / 5.2 km
  • Arenal Volcano - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 147 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 17 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 11:30 PM

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (6 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed

  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools -
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Stovetop
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Special features


Creperia - This restaurant specializes in Latin American cuisine. Open daily.

Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna’s small print

Also known as

  • Arenal Fortuna
  • Arenal Hostel Resort
  • Arenal Hostel Resort Fortuna
  • Arenal Resort Hostel
  • Arenal Hostel Resort La Fortuna
  • Arenal La Fortuna
  • Arenal Hostel Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park


This property does not have elevators.

Parties and events are allowed on site. 

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 7 for adults and USD 7 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 170 per vehicle (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 107 reviews

Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna
Not for families- Misleading info on
We reserved 5 rooms in the Arenal Hostel Resort from Dec 24-27. The hotel was located close to shops, restaurants and a park, which was convenient but very loud and noisy. We were woken up every morning at 4 with roosters competeton with each other to see who was louder. Although the rooms were a good size, none of the rooms had sufficient towels or blankets when we arrived. The overhead light in one room did not work. The hotel had sufficient notice to ensure that our rooms were ready. The staff was very indifferent to our requests. Upon asking for towels, some of us were told that towels and blankets would be requested from a sister property while others were informed that none were available. Contrary to what the hotel advertised on , most of the rooms had no TV’s and none of the rooms had safes that worked. We were instead asked to use the one common safe at the front desk which was accessible by all guests staying at the property. The Wi-Fi only worked in common areas and not in the rooms. One of the rooms even had a lizard on the coffee machine ( picture attached). We were quite disappointed.
Prashant, us3 night trip with friends
Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna
sent away to a plain sister hotel, no hammocks
We were very disappointed. We saw a picture of hammocks and a courtyard area on Expedia and thought we reserved a room there. When we showed up we were told yes we had a reservation but they needed us to stay at their sister hotel. They put us in a cab and we were dropped off at a plain hotel. I made the reservation because I wanted to spend my down time in the hammocks. Very misleading advertising. We stayed in the hotel la fortuna. Best thing about it was maricky the desk clerk. He was awesome!!!
A Traveler, us2 night family trip
Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna
Very Good8.0
Arenal visit
Great hotel location in downtown Arenal, all shops and restaurants are walking distance. Hostel common area had hammocks, a bar area and a pool which was all nice. Room was a bit of a mess. Very poor lighting inside. Bathroom had no towels, had to put a deposit at reception to borrow towels except they were out of towels for the first day and half. Arenal as a place is awesome - enjoyed all activities and loved the lava trail, zipline, rapelling, hot springs at Baldi’s and Fortuna waterfall
A Traveler, us2 night family trip
Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna
Very Good8.0
The place was in a great location downtown and close to alot of shopping and food. The only downfall was that people were very loud until about 1am and then again at 7am. The staff, and facilities were great though!
Brittany, us4 night romance trip
Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna
Comfortable but very noisy area.
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends

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Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna

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