Overview of Tortuguero Hostel & Backpackers

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3.9 / 5Good
8 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry


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Free cancellation on all rooms

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    Room amenities

    • 140 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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    Basic Quadruple Room, 2 Double Beds, Lakeside

    Room amenities

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    • Sleeps 4
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About this area


Tortuguero Hostel & Backpackers is located in Tortuguero. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Tortuguero National Park and Tortuguero National Park Office.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tortuguero National Park Office - 6 min walk
  • Sea Turtle Conservancy - 1 min drive
  • Centro America Autonomous University - 81 min drive
  • Guapiles Central Park - 83 min drive
  • Earth University - 110 min drive

About this property

Tortuguero Hostel & Backpackers

Guestrooms with balconies, walk to Tortuguero National Park
Concierge services, laundry facilities, and express check-out are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and ATM/banking services are onsite. All 9 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies or patios, and sitting areas.
Tortuguero Hostel & Backpackers offers 9 accommodations. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

No onsite parking available
Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Family friendly

Laundry facilities


ATM/banking services

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken





Smoke-free property

Room amenities



Food and drink

Shared kitchen

Outdoor space

Balcony or patio


Separate sitting area



Check-in between 11 AM - 7 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 11 AM - 7 PM. <br />The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Costa Rica Roots Tours (25 meters from the Hostel Front Door)<br />This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
  • Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets stay free

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

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 49 per person

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 cash deposit are 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 cash for all bookings. 

We should mention

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.

Property is also known as

  • Tortuguero Hostel Backpackers
  • Tortuguero Backpackers
  • Tortuguero Hostel & Backpackers Costa Rica
  • Tortuguero Hostel & Backpackers Tortuguero
  • Tortuguero Hostel & Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
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Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

The location of the hotel is really great, very central. Everything was great, as expected. It is basic, but nice. A great value for the price.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
  • Disliked: Cleanliness

Rapport qualité prix bon. Toutefois,prestations moyennes.

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2019


  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

We were travelling in Costa Rica for 3 weeks - every 2 days in a low budget accommodation. We don't mind simple rooms, but this was the most dissappointing experience. since this was not lovely at all. Walls were empty - why don't they have even (cheap) hooks on the wall or a shelf to put things. There was a small table - that was all. We had to put all our things on the floor. We also used the hooks in the bathroom. But the room was so small that everything fell down when using the toilet. Also seems that the washbasin was broken from the wall once. It was fixed again, but still so askew that water remains in it. With some little things it could be so much nicer. This is at leased what we experienced in other (even smaller, more basic) accomodations.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Lindo hotel

El servicio, la gente, los tours y todo muy bien :) Bien ubicado y excelente trato!!

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018