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Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna

50 Metros Este De La Iglesia Catolica, La Fortuna 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9129

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Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna - La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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Value for money 7.7
Distance to city centre 0.2 km
Location rating 9.0
Nearest airport La Fortuna
Distance to airport 7.5 km


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  • Okay
    Jan 2020

    Easy and welcoming. Perfect for relax after your trekking. Rooms are ok.

    There is a lacking of information between what’s on booking description of the rooms and the real status of them: dorms for 8 people with single beds do not have AC. This create a bit of confusion during my check-in and the Madame at the reception wasn’t that gentle and helpful - only the supervisor Fernando that fortunately was around could help with his kindness even if Finally I have got to deal with it by myself. Honestly they could do something more to fix their mistake. Having Said that, Rooms are ok but could be cleaned a bit deeper; toilette in the room was pretty poor with nothing to hang or put your stuff and get dirty very soon during the day. Actually could be definitely improved. Before coming back, I think I would try a new one instead of this.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Excellent location in the heart of La Fortuna downtown. Food choices everywhere, the property was amazing though the female dorm did not have a/c so it was hot in the room. Overall great experience.

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    Good location and a nice garden and shared kitchen. Some of the staff was helpful and nice.

    In our booking we were promised a room with a garden view and ac, as well as breakfast included. The room we got was a wardrobe in the hallway with a fan and no view. The manager did change our room after we talked to him. But it left us with the feeling of being very complicated guests. Regarding breakfast did we not get any the first morning, the staff just insisted on it not being included and we did not have the time to argue for very long. The second morning another staff member did listen to our concerns. We have both travelled a lot and stayed at many different hostels, and are used to a different standard. The experience was not terrible but it was just not at all what was described and not worth the cost. Hot water for 20 seconds and a WiFi that sometimes worked when standing close to the reception. Also the swimming pool was a disaster.

  • Okay
    Jan 2020

    The location was good

    Our room smelt really odd like sewage, which we told the staff and someone just came up and put some sort of deodorising thing down the toilet which didn’t really solve the problem. It was raining really hard the first night and I woke up to a leak in our ceiling so we had to move to another room- the staff weren’t particularly apologetic. The new rooms bathroom smelt awful, like wee and the floor of the shower was filthy. Syill no apologies from the staff or anything so we complained and were offered a free breakfast on the final morning which didn’t really make up for the experience. The “facilities” are also pretty poor- the swimming pool is no longer in use and neither is the bar. The kitchen was basic.

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    We had some water problem in the first room so they made sure that we had another room. Staffs really friendly. Nice looks (outside and in the hostel). Well located. bed were confortable during the second night. Overall, it was good

    wifi at our room was working but was hard to get. It was really slow though.

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With a stay at Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna, you'll be centrally located in La Fortuna, within a 10-minute drive of Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna Waterfall. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.0 Excellent

based on 1,117 reviews








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Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Car hire
Bicycle hire
Outdoor pool
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Express check out
Coffee shop
Pets not allowed
ATM on-site
Gift shop

FAQs when booking at Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna

Where is Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna located?

Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna is located at 50 Metros Este De La Iglesia Catolica, 0.2 km from the centre of La Fortuna. Reno's International Mini Golf is the closest landmark to Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna.

Does Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna offer free parking?

No, Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna does not offer free parking.

Does Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna from the airport?

Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna is 7.5 km from La Fortuna. Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna is 71.5 km from San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

Can you bring pets to Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna?

No, pets are not allowed at Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna.

Does Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna have a pool?

Yes, Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna has a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Reno's International Mini Golf 0.5 km
  • Arenal Adventure World 1.6 km
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park 3.3 km
  • Ecotermales Fortuna 3.8 km
  • Baldi Hot Springs 3.8 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall 3.9 km

Getting Around

La Fortuna 7.5 km
San José Juan Santamaria Intl 71.5 km

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