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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
Very Good8.2
  • We reserved 5 rooms in the Arenal Hostel Resort from Dec 24-27. The hotel was located…Jan 9, 2018
  • We were very disappointed. We saw a picture of hammocks and a courtyard area on Expedia…Jan 1, 2018
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Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna

from $15
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Triple Private Room
  • Standard Quadruple Private Room
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Standard Single Private Room
  • Volcano View
  • Deluxe Single Private Room
  • Deluxe Double Private Room
  • Deluxe Triple Private Room
  • Deluxe Quadruple Private Room
  • Towers Single Private Room
  • Towers Double Private Room
  • Towers Triple Private Room
  • Towers Quadruple Private Room
  • Basic Economy Single Room
  • Basic Economy Double Room
  • Basic Economy Triple Room
  • Basic Economy Quadruple Room
  • Medium Economy Single Room
  • Medium Economy Double Room
  • Medium Economy Triple Room
  • Medium Economy Quadruple Room
  • Super Economy Single Room
  • Super Economy Double Room
  • Super Economy Triple Room
  • Economy Shared Dormitory
  • Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

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 make arrangements.

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 - 2
  • 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 - 3
  • 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 coffee shop 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.

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna


  • Puentes Colgantes del Arenal - 5 min walk
  • Arenal Adventure World - 22 min walk
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Paradise Hot Springs - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Arenal Natura Ecological Park - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 142 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 101 reviews

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
Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna
Great and friendly staff
The hostel was kind enough to let me know about incapacity to accommodate me and my friend. Upon arriving, they hooked us with free breakfast which was awesome. Great and friendly staff. I truly recommend this hostel
Marlon Jay, us3 night trip with friends
Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna
Thumbs up!
The place is just simply awesome! Only reason I stayed in arenal so long!
Michael, us1 night trip

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Arenal Hostel Resort, La Fortuna

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