Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Arenal Container Hostel, A Bed Between Adventures

Setting up shop in 2018, we opened our hostel wanting to give travelers an authentic and adventurous experience during their time in Costa Rica. We are proud to be a unique hostel that uses modified shipping containers to create innovated dorms in the heart of La Fortuna!

We believe traveling should be centered around experiences, that’s why we offer simple, comfortable accommodation while focussing on providing excellent customer service. We hope to make your trip to La Fortuna unforgettable!

We are centrally located in the Hermanos Hidalgo Commercial Centre, next to great restaurants, bars, and clubs. Our hostel is close to local attractions, including Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna Church, and of course the gem of Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano!

Be sure to ask our friendly staff about the best local spots, where to eat and a great place to book your excursions! Come to explore the endless possibilities that the Arenal area has to offer!

We have six shipping containers used for accommodation.5 bed and 4 bed mixed dorms, as well as 4-bed female dorms available.

Every dorm has a private bathroom and lockers. There is a small communal kitchen with basic appliances and utensils available for guests to prepare meals.

We have several common areas with hammocks, seating areas, and workspaces perfect for meeting other travelers!

Arenal Container Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.

Check in from 15:00.

Check out before 11:00.

We accept payment by cash, credit or debit card, apple pay.

This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes included in the price.

Please note:

Breakfast not included. Breakfast available for 5.00 USD per person, per day.

Reception is open from 06:00 to 22:00.

Bike and car hire are available.

No curfew.


The maximum period of stay is 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Mar 2020
    Amazing hostel! The staff are wonderful and organised so much for us. The Mexican restaurant next door is awesome. Such friendly local people in the area (at the supermarket, restaurants, pharmacy’s ect). Super clean, big bathrooms and comfy beds. I highly recommend staying here!!!!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Mar 2020
    absolutely amazing. the staff were so friendly and made sure we had the best, low priced trip. their recommendations and the lovely atmosphere were what really made our stay in la fortuna so great!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Feb 2020
    Great hostel! Clean, safe, awesome staff, and perfect location. I would stay here again!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    10 Mar 2020
    Great stay! Would definitely recommend to anyone coming to La Fortuna.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Mar 2020
    The woman at the front desk was really kind and helpful when i changed my plans several times. The rooms were quite small but had AC which was nice at night. The bathroom was fine and shower had hot water. The kitchen was very small and cramped, but did the job! Overall it has a pretty relaxed, but not overly social atmosphere. Definitely not a party hostel. Location is great! Would definitely recommend
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    25 Feb 2020
    The food places right nearby are great!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    07 Mar 2020
    We booked a private. Great location, good airconditioning, clean rooms. The girls at the front desk were very helpful in suggesting activities. The kitchen was very very small.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    19 Feb 2020
    Overall good stay, hostel was clean and staff were great. The containers/dorms are small - would be nice to have a privacy curtain separating the beds as they are next to each other - felt like I was sleeping in the same bed as the person next to me.
    Lithuania, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    06 Mar 2020
    Good hostel to meet people and the two girls from the staff were great. The main reason for the low ranking is that on our first night we found a cockroach between the bed sheets in the 4 bed dorm. We told the staff the day afterwards and they send someone to clean the room completely, nevertheless by the cockroach typical black line mark when you kill them we can easily tell it’s not a one time event since all the sheets had black stains. The bathrooms gets really humid and lacks ventilation.
    Peru, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    19 Feb 2020
    I don’t typically leave bad reviews, so I will start with the good! The location is awesome, it’s on the Main Street and has tons of good restaurants/bars/shops around it. It’s also right by a really cute park. The staff was amazing - so friendly, awesome advice and they all remembered my name! Bad: I got a ton of bed bug bites. It may have just been my bed, but never the less I’m stuck with gnarly bites and itching. The bathroom floor was also soaking wet the entire time I was there.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi