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In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, linens
In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, linens
In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

4.1 out of 5 Very Good
53 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing


Explore the area

AirportLa Fortuna (FON-Arenal)3 min drive
Popular LocationCosta Rica Chocolate Tour4 min drive
Popular LocationArenal Adventure World5 min drive
Popular LocationEcoglide Arenal Park8 min drive

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  • Deluxe Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Triple Room
  • Deluxe Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory

    Room amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • Valley view
    • Sleeps 8
    More detailsDeluxe Shared Dormitory
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsDeluxe Quadruple Room
  • Deluxe Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Single Room

About this area

La Fortuna

Located in La Fortuna, La Fortuna Backpackers Resort is in the city center. Kalambu Hot Springs is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna Waterfall. Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and Arenal Adventure World are also worth visiting. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails, ziplining, and mountain biking.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 4 min drive
  • Arenal Adventure World - 5 min drive
  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 5 min drive
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 8 min drive
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportJuan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 123 min drive


  • Rain Forest Café — 4 min walk
  • Soda La Parada — 4 min walk
  • My Cafe — 4 min walk
  • Soda Víquez — 4 min walk
  • Inspira Restaurant Café — 6 min walk

About this property

La Fortuna Backpackers Resort

Hostal in La Fortuna with free breakfast
A microwave in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and laundry facilities are available at this hostal. Free breakfast (local cuisine) and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, express check-out, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are onsite. All 4 rooms provide conveniences like dining areas and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Hair dryers, safes, and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
La Fortuna Backpackers Resort offers 4 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate dining areas and include desks. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–9:00 AM

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Desk
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 180.00 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 180 (one-way), (up to 18 years old)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property only accepts credit cards and cash for all bookings
Heating is not provided

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Alcohol is not served at this property

Property is also known as

Fortuna Backpackers Resort
Backpackers Fortuna
Fortuna Backpackers
Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna
Fortuna Backpackers Fortuna
La Fortuna Backpackers Resort Hostal
La Fortuna Backpackers Resort La Fortuna
La Fortuna Backpackers Resort Hostal La Fortuna

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at La Fortuna Backpackers Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, La Fortuna Backpackers Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to La Fortuna Backpackers Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is La Fortuna Backpackers Resort pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at La Fortuna Backpackers Resort?
This hostal doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at La Fortuna Backpackers Resort?
Check-in is from 2 PM–10:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at La Fortuna Backpackers Resort?
Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Does La Fortuna Backpackers Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 180.00 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is La Fortuna Backpackers Resort located?
Located in the heart of La Fortuna, this hostal is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Arenal Adventure World and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Arenal Volcano National Park. Costa Rica Chocolate Tour and Ecoglide Arenal Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
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Very clean. Not many amenities, some hammocks and an outdoor kitchen. Reason for the lower rating is it reflected that breakfast was included. I read prior reviews of people saying theirs said the same but that the staff said it was in fact not included. Therefor i screenshoted my room booking that said breakfast included. When i got there, of course i had the same issue. They told me breakfast was not included. I then showed them on the expedia site of their own bookings that their posting says its included. Her resonse was thats it was not included in the price paid. Either way its the hostels problem sounds like they advertised incorrectly . She said she would check with the manager. I stayed there 2 days and she never acknowledged it, apologized, or gave us breakfast. Not good service in my opinion, was not handled.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, super clean, very helpful staffs. Amazing breakfast and 1KG free laundry included in room price. Highly recommended!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hostel. Had a private room that was clean & comfortable. The male receptionist was very helpful & friendly. The hammocks were lovely at night to relax in with the lights hanging above. Would definitely stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Would stay again!
While we did not get to stay here as hoped, apparently another guest "broke" our room the night before. They did go out of their way to re-book us a new hotel that offered all of the same amenities and give us free laundry coupons. Staff was beyond nice and even took us to our new hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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