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La Fortuna Backpackers Resort, La Fortuna

City-center hostal in La Fortuna

  • Free local cuisine breakfast and free WiFi
$90 CAD

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142, La Fortuna, 21007, Alajuela, Costa Rica
8.4.Very Good.
  • Great location, super clean, very helpful staffs. Amazing breakfast and 1KG free laundry…

    Mar. 11, 2020

  • Great hostel. Had a private room that was clean & comfortable. The male receptionist was…

    Feb. 26, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 4 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe

Feel at home

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • Heart of La Fortuna
  • Arenal Adventure World - 25 min walk
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 34 min walk
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory
  • Deluxe Triple Room
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Deluxe Single Room

What’s around


  • Heart of La Fortuna
  • Arenal Adventure World - 25 min walk
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 34 min walk
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Chato Volcano - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 3.3 mi / 5.4 km
  • Children's Eternal Rainforest - 3.6 mi / 5.7 km
  • Cerro Chato Lake - 3.8 mi / 6 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 123 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 3 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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142, La Fortuna, 21007, Alajuela, Costa Rica

At a glance


  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
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At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


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


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Things to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 180.00 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 18 costs USD 180 (one-way)

Hygiene and cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cash.

Also known as

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

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, La Fortuna Backpackers Resort 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.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Rain Forest Café (4-min walk), My Cafe (4-min walk), and Soda Víquez (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 180.00 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, mountain biking, and ziplining. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
8.4.Very Good.
  • 6.0.Good

    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.

    Diana, 2 night family trip, Jan. 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    1 night trip, Jan. 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved it here! Will definitely come back! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    2 night family trip, Jan. 1, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Quiet hostel at the edge of town in La Fortuna. Not a ton of atmosphere, but a good place to get away from the noise. Private room was clean and comfortable.

    Sam, 3 night trip, Dec. 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very beautiful garden

    Cheap and clean

    kong, 1 night family trip, Nov. 29, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Decent place to stay with great staff

    This is a great place to stay and the staff is a) super helpful, and b) extremely accommodating (I had a stomach bug while here, and the hotel staff helped make suffering through that bearable). I will say that the dorms could be improved - a separate place for showering and a separate toilet would help, and some of the beds lack easy access to stairs.

    1 night trip with friends, Nov. 25, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    I did like the location, walking distances to the downtown of the Fortuna. I didn't like the fact that I called ahead of time confirming that our breakfast was included as advertised and they said yes, when we check in the front desk said that he never told us the breakfast was included and it was nothing he can do about it, so make sure when you book with them print all your info

    2 night family trip, Oct. 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Breakfast was nice but the portions could have been larger. Great stay otherwise.

    1 night trip with friends, Oct. 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    fantastic value

    (+) * great breakfast * free parking * comfortable room and spacious surroundings (-) * check-in experience was not good. i drove 5 hours from puerto viejo prior to arriving in la fortuna. when i reached the front desk, staff Milton told me that i had not paid for my room yet; and thus wanted to charge me again. i had no choice but to call; and it was confirmed that i had, indeed, fully paid for my room. it was confirmed to me that Milton was only temporarily manning the front desk; and he did not know where to "find" the updated payment details. i hope the regular staff train their substitute staff well. the whole experience took me at least 30 minutes to check in. note that i was the only guest checking in that time.

    2 night trip, Oct. 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great value for the money. The staff are very attentive, friendly and helpful. You won't be disappointed.

    Beth L, 5 night trip, Sep. 17, 2019

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