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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.
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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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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 9.1

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 May 2019
    The hostel is right in the center of La Fortuna. The people who work there are really nice and super helpful in helping planning your trip in La Fortuna and also other places. I didn’t feel they were pushy with tours. The rooms themselves are super clean, have AC, hot showers, and lockers each bed. The 4 bed dorm felt fine in terms of space but it was a little difficult to figure out how to fit everyone’s stuff. As a solo traveler, I got to meet some really great people here.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 May 2019
    Wonderfully helpful staff helped us plan our trip and get around the area efficiently. Right next to a soda which was great for breakfasts.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 May 2019
    The hostel and staff made this the beat hostel I’ve ever been to! The layout was clean and unique and the owner was kind, courteous and accommodated every request. I can’t wait to come back to Arenal Container!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    24 May 2019
    We had such a nice stay here. Staff was really helpful recommending us various trips and activities. The only inconvenience is the fact that the container rooms are not very sound proof so you can here everything through them and we had some hard time sleeping. Make sure to visit Soda Mima behind the hostel the owner is so friendly and funny and food is amazing!
    Poland, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 May 2019
    This hostel worked out really well for me because of the way it’s laid out. The rooms are small so everyone hangs out in the common area, so it’s super easy to meet others. The rooms are small but not too small and the bathrooms are a really good size. Also the staff helped us book great day trip excursions and helped me with figuring out my bus route. Hostel is more chill, less party, but everyone that wanted to go party went together.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    13 May 2019
    Great place to stay. Helpful staff, AC, right in the center of town, and with a little soda literally behind the building for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, one can’t go wrong.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    30 May 2019
    Honestly everything was great except there were 6 people in my tiny room and you’re basically right next to a total stranger. I think only my room was like this though so go for the room that sleeps 4 instead and it’s fine.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 May 2019
    This hostal is pretty amazing. The space might be a bit small in the rooms but it had AC and plug-ins got each bed. Pretty amazing location and each room had its own bathroom. Would definitely recommend. My only issue and it is a small issue is that the staff try to get people to use tours and set variable prices for tours so make sure you get the best price.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 May 2019
    Really good hostel and perfect central location in town. All the staff, especially Josue, were so helpful. Only criticism I have was that I was in the 5-bed mixed dorm and the beds were incredibly close to each other (less than a foot apart) which might have been fine if there had been a curtain there but given there wasn’t it was a little uncomfortable. Other than that though, great hostel!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    15 May 2019
    This hostel was overall nice, you just need to know that you have absolutely no space and no privacy since the dorms are literally in containers. it’s clean though, the staff is nice and helpful and the location is great.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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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