Palacios Arenal - Hostel

2.0 star property
Family-friendly hostel in La Fortuna with restaurant and bar/lounge

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Palacios Arenal - Hostel

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4 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Property entrance
Superior Room, 2 Bedrooms | Private kitchen
Superior Room, 2 Bedrooms | Bathroom
Superior Room, 2 Bedrooms | Air conditioning

Overview of Palacios Arenal - Hostel



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
600 Metros Oeste de la Iglesia Catolica, La Fortuna, Alajuela
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front-desk safe
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Economy Room, Mixed Dorm (3 Beds)

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bunk Bed

Economy Room, Mixed Dorm (3 Beds)

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bunk Bed

Family Room, Mixed Dorm (8 Beds - A/C)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Twin Bunk Beds

Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (6 Beds)

  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Double Bunk Beds and 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Family Room, Mixed Dorm (8 Beds)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Twin Bunk Beds

Economy Room, Mixed Dorm (6 Beds)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Twin Bunk Beds

Family Room

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Double Bunk Bed, 1 Twin Bunk Bed and 1 Twin Murphy Bed

Quadruple Room, Private Bathroom

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Twin Bunk Bed and 1 Queen Bed

Family Room

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Double Bunk Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Superior Room, 2 Bedrooms

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 Beds)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Twin Bunk Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Baldi Hot Springs - 4 min drive
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 8 min drive
  • Los Lagos Hot Springs - 5 min drive
  • Tabacon Hot Springs - 10 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 12 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 21 min drive
  • Lake Arenal - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 5 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 168 min drive


  • El Corral de Garra-Pata - 2 min walk
  • I'm Hungry crêpes Arenal Volcano - 13 min walk
  • Anch'io Pizzeria e Ristorante - 5 min walk
  • Pollo Fortuneño - 8 min walk
  • Pizza Ranch - 11 min walk

About this property

Palacios Arenal - Hostel

Palacios Arenal - Hostel puts you just 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from the airport and within a 15-minute drive of Arenal Volcano National Park. After taking a dip in one of the 4 outdoor pools, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


English, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance 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 18


  • Up to 2 children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite garage

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free daily reception
  • Shared microwave
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Playground

What to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Waterslide
  • Lockers available

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 44-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 5 for adults and USD 5 for children


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 7 per pet, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Palacios Arenal Hostel Fortuna
Palacios Arenal - Hostel La Fortuna
Palacios Arenal - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Palacios Arenal - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Palacios Arenal - 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Palacios Arenal - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Palacios Arenal - Hostel?
Yes, there are 4 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Palacios Arenal - Hostel?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 7 per pet, per stay.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Palacios Arenal - Hostel?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Palacios Arenal - Hostel and nearby?
Palacios Arenal - Hostel has 4 outdoor pools and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Palacios Arenal - Hostel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Palacios Arenal - Hostel like?
Palacios Arenal - Hostel is in the heart of La Fortuna, a short 18-minute walk from Puentes Colgantes del Arenal.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Lovely Stay at Palacios Arenal
Despite being a little mix-up on room type, Adrian (the owner) did all he could to make it right and I had a very pleasant experience. Their hospitality was amazing and the room was comfortable. I had to work one afternoon and the internet worked great. The lounge/common areas were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything you would need. The only thing I would recommend is that if you book through a 3rd party (like to call and confirm your room type in advance.
Stephanie, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Would stay again
The gentleman that runs the establishment is an absolute gem. He's very friendly and very willing to help you with whatever you may need. The location is about 800 M from the downtown so it's an easy walk to get to more exciting things.
Jake, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

todo estuvo exelente muy buena atencion al cliente y buena ubicacion !!
2-night trip
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