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Jarabacoa Family Hostel

3.0 star property
3-star La Fortuna guesthouse with restaurant

10.0/10 Exceptional

6 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Lounge area
san isidro de peñas blancas, la fortuna de san carlos, La Fortuna, 21207

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 42 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 49 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 15 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 110 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Rancho Mi Tata - 9 min drive
  • Happy Land - 18 min drive
  • Soda periférica - 20 min drive
  • Restaurante institucional - 20 min drive
  • Chinese food - 22 min drive

About this property

Jarabacoa Family Hostel

Jarabacoa Family Hostel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The pool and comfortable beds get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms


  • Check-in time from 10 AM until 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–8:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Room service


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch plasma TV

Home comfort

  • Fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: CRC 4.0 per night

Optional extras

  • Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately CRC 7 for adults and CRC 5 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 90 per vehicle
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from May 17 2022 to February 3 2023 (dates subject to change):
  • Breakfast
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Laundry facilities

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs CRC 90

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Jarabacoa Family Hostel Guesthouse
Jarabacoa Family Hostel La Fortuna
Jarabacoa Family Hostel Guesthouse La Fortuna

Frequently asked questions

Does Jarabacoa Family Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Jarabacoa Family Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Jarabacoa Family Hostel?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Jarabacoa Family Hostel?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Jarabacoa Family Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Jarabacoa Family Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 90 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Jarabacoa Family Hostel?
You can check in from 10 AM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Jarabacoa Family Hostel and nearby?
Jarabacoa Family Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Jarabacoa Family Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from 17 May 2022 to 3 February 2023 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Rancho Mi Tata (2.9 mi), Happy Land (8.2 mi) and Soda periférica (8.7 mi).







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Superb gem!!! Highly recommend!!!
Jarabacoa is a true gem. It is excellent, eccentric and absolutely superb! Ozkar is very personable and is an outstanding host who will take excellent care of you and provide you with great information about Arenal with maps! He takes an amazing place and his professionalism and precision make it supreme. He also makes an excellent breakfast that has a very good range of daily options. Ozkar and Maricel are generous hosts that treat you better than family. Jarabacoa has a great jungle vibe with a sloth that sometimes is around and a few iguanas around in the yard. I would recommend to have transportation with this destination.
Christopher, 5-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The house itself is very cool and Oskar is very friendly and helpful. The only downside was that it was a bit far from La Fortuna.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wow! What an amazing place. We had the best time at Jarabacoa. Oscar is the nicest, funniest, most genuine, helpful and friendly host you will ever find. It is the perfect place to stay if you want to be away from the busy La Fortuna but close enough to visit everything in the area if you have a car. Oscar has the friendliest most lovable dogs and a resident sloth that hangs around the property! We cycled to the local river with Oscar and the dogs. All rooms are lovely but we stayed in the Treehouse which was amazing. Once you see it you will want to stay in there. Breakfast is delivered up to the Treehouse by Oscar by means of a pulley system which is great fun. Breakfast was absolutely delicious band Oscar prepared a different type of breakfast each day and lots of it! I had the best night's sleep I have ever had in the suspended bed listening to the sounds of the forest. Birdwatching from the Treehouse terrace in the morning was fantastic. Oscar is an amazing cook and offers home made traditional dinners at a great price. There is a lovely small pool for chilling and lovely areas for relaxing. Oscar helped us with planning our days and making car hire and trip arrangements for us. The whole place is totally unique and special. I guarantee you will never stay anywhere quite like it, it has soul and has been built by Oscar with love. We extended our stay as we didn't want to leave! Don't miss out on this special experience.
3-night romance trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great and informative host! Ozcar shows true Costa Rican hospitality. Stayed in the tree house suite and it was really clean and cozy! Great concept. Would fall asleep on the hammocks that are in the balcony every night. The hanging bed was so cool too! Greatest sleep ever. Would stay here again.
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Outstanding home with a unique flair!
This guy has it all! The owner welcomes you in his own home like it was yours. First of All, you get a tour of his marvellous home which has so many hidden gimmicks that you could look around for days and still find new things (like a rainshower in the backyard, a private waterfall, a nice and clean chillout area, an escalator for your bags and breakfast etc). Apart from the home he has crafted over the years he loves to share his knowledge about the region and is helpful with any needs you have. All the rooms are nice but we would reccomend to book the treehouse lodge as it stands out. The hotel is not too close to all the Main attractions (about 30min to La Fortuna, about 40min to Arenal 1968) but still is definitely worth checking out and better than any accomodation we could have thought of in La Fortuna. Simply plan your day accordingly and you'll be fine. Definitely do reccomend and looking forward to a possible future stay!
Annabell, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Oscar fue sumamente amable. La casa del árbol un gran tesoro. Un lugar para descubrir en CRC
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review