All Hostels in La Fortuna

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La Fortuna Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in La Fortuna, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in La Fortuna


(Arenal Hostel Resort is the cheapest)

Party hostels in La Fortuna


(Howler Monkey Hostel DownTown is the best rated)

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Hostels in La Fortuna for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in La Fortuna for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to La Fortuna? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to La Fortuna alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in La Fortuna. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know La Fortuna (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in La Fortuna. To help you make friends with La Fortuna before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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 Get to know La Fortuna (no more

La Fortuna, Costa Rica, is a very touristy town set in the middle of the country just two hours north of San Jose. The town is an adventure-lovers paradise. Tour guide offices line the streets and offer such a wide variety of exceptional tours that the question is not, "What would you like to do?" but rather, "What do you not have time to do?". Tours range from hiking Volcano Arenal, horseback riding, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, zip lining, fishing, nighttime animal hikes, volcanic hot springs, spas, and ATV tours. Due to the high competitiveness of the tour agencies, prices are easily negotiated and often come with free meals, t-shirts, or other perks.

The hostels in La Fortuna are as plentiful as tour agencies and are often one in the same. Many La Fortuna hostels have discounted rates on their tours if you stay with them. Kitchens are rare here but the streets are fulled with restaurants that range from typical Costa Rican food to pizza and pasta. The town offers all the amenities you could want, from laundry to banks to artisans and craft markets.

Getting to and from La Fortuna can be tricky and a long process if you are not willing to splurge on expensive shuttles. The local and coach buses are few and far between if not traveling from San Jose and it will, in most cases, take the entire day to reach La Fortuna.

La Fortuna is an excellent place for anyone seeking adventure, wilderness, and world-famous Costa Rican wildlife.

Written by local enthusiast for La Fortuna hostels

Written by local enthusiast for La Fortuna hostels Fro

Other Nearby Cities
El Castillo de La Fortuna El Castillo de La Fortuna (13 Km / 8 mi.)
El Castillo El Castillo (12 Km / 8 mi.)
Santa Rosa de Pocosol Santa Rosa de Pocosol (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Santa Teresa Santa Teresa (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Arenal Arenal (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Tilaran Tilaran (35 Km / 22 mi.)
Coyolar Coyolar (43 Km / 26 mi.)

FAQ about La Fortuna Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in La Fortuna. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in La Fortuna. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about La Fortuna Hostels

A hostel in La Fortuna costs on average $12 for a dorm. A hostel in La Fortuna with private rooms costs on average $99. shows all 18 Hostels in La Fortuna. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 18 hostels in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. We list for you other cheap places to stay in La Fortuna such as

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Howler Monkey Hostel DownTown is the best rated hostel for partying in La Fortuna.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for La Fortuna - from the Community

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Your Packing List for La Fortuna

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for La Fortuna and Costa Rica.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for La Fortuna