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1 room, 2 adults

La Fortuna Backpackers Resort

2.5-star2.5 stars
142, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica

City-center hostal in La Fortuna
  • Free local cuisine breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Great location, super clean, very helpful staffs. Amazing breakfast and 1KG free laundry…Mar. 20, 2020
  • Great hostel. Had a private room that was clean & comfortable. The male receptionist was…Mar. 3, 2020

La Fortuna Backpackers Resort

from A$73
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory
  • Deluxe Triple Room
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Deluxe Single Room

What’s around La Fortuna Backpackers Resort


  • Heart of La Fortuna
  • Arenal Adventure World - 25 min walk
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 34 min walk
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 3.3 mi / 5.4 km
  • Arenal Volcano - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 123 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 3 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
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.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

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

La Fortuna Backpackers Resort’s small print

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


This property does not have elevators.

Heating is not provided.

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.

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

This property only accepts credit cards and cash for all bookings. 

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 180.00 per vehicle (one-way)

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for La Fortuna Backpackers Resort

  • Does La Fortuna Backpackers Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, La Fortuna Backpackers Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at La Fortuna Backpackers Resort?
    Sorry, there's no parking at La Fortuna Backpackers Resort.
  • Are pets allowed at La Fortuna Backpackers Resort?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at La Fortuna Backpackers Resort?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by La Fortuna Backpackers Resort?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 180.00 per vehicle one-way.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 52 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very beautiful garden
Cheap and clean
kong, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
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.
us1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
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.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great value for the money. The staff are very attentive, friendly and helpful. You won't be disappointed.
Beth L, la5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Stay
The property is in a great location with a great staff
Damon, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
High quality for the money!
This is a modesr hotel but a great place - rhe best bang for the buck around. I would stay again.
Donald, us1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
A few problems at checkin, first I was told my reservation wasn't paid for, it was! Then that breakfast was not included! Again it was! Soon resolved though and did not affect my stay. Room pleasant and clean, facilities very good and staff friendly. LA Fortuna was really nice.
JONATHAN, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Cozy hideaway
Great customer service!!
Albert F, us5 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Very good location close to everything! The ladies at reception very friendly, well equipped kitchen and the common area very cute and pleasant.. you can see the guys always cleaning in the morning which was good to see.
James, gb2 night romance trip

La Fortuna Backpackers Resort

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