Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 2 weeks prior to 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No refund after 2 weeks cancellation. after that you will be charged by Hostelworld from your credit card .

Additional Terms and Conditions

Hello Dear guest to book groups you have to prepay 50% : )

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Howler Monkey Hostel is ideal place for relaxed backpackers!

Located in a strategic point between the city of La Fortuna and abundant rainforest, this hostel is the perfect place to enjoy the freedom of nature while also being close to excitement of downtown.

Howler Monkey Hostel was created by backpackers for backpackers! This paradise was created with the traveling community in mind. These five things are of utmost importance to us during your stay: Coexistence, Cleanliness, Comfort, Safety, and Hospitality. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Jan 2020
    Literally the B.E.S.T hostel in the LaFortuna/Arenal area! Edison immediately made me feel extremely comfortable being a Deaf guest right after the few seconds I entered this hostel. He knew how to apply gestures and was an effective communicator! He even called to make a pizza delivery for me after I arrived very late following my successful tour with the Arenal Jungle Tours for a very amazing visit to the Arenal volcano. Who played the major role in my super experience with Arenal? EDISON! 🤙
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Mar 2019
    My favourite hostel in Costa Rica! Had such a great time I had to extend my stay. Elizabeth is awesome! She's welcoming and even put up with me changing my travel plans multiple times! I would definitely recommend this place and hope to make it back soon! :)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2019
    My favourite hostel and place in all of Costa Rica. Loved the manager Elizabeth and the adorable dog Monkey. Had a blast tbere! Thanks for the goid times!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Jan 2020
    Amazing hostel, super nice staff,uber and bikes are always available, atmosphere is perfecto this is the one you want
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    17 Jul 2019
    This place is perfect if you're looking for something simple and relatively cheap. Great location, everything within a 5 minute walk. Julio is fantastic and willing to help you plan and give suggestions regardless of what you are into.The low key atmosphere is perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring and activities. We had reservations for the old hostel/location but they were more than accommodating and even upgraded us for free since no one had informed us of the changes.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Feb 2019
    Everyone was soooooo nice! Elisabeths pancakes are amazing, like angels stroking your tong with chocolate banana fingers! Cecar is an amazing host and showed us amazing places in La fortuna. it is really worth it. 100% worth it! any doubts: forget about them! really its an amazing place. ps. the pool and slide are awesome!
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 Jan 2020
    We arrived at the hostel on the very same day as they opened (it was closed for some months to upgrade the facilities), so there was some people there that was working with the final details. However the owner greated us in a very good way and made us feel welcome immediately! The swimmingpool and the waterslide is really nice(the slide is insanely fast!:D) and the commonkitchen is quite good. We really liked our stay there and highly reccomend it to fellow travelers:)
    Norway, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    06 May 2019
    We had booked in to the old hostel and there was a mix up with our check in. The hostel apologised and upgraded us, which was a nice touch. You need to go to the new Downtown hostel. Staff were helpful and friendly, good kitchen and living area, it’s like a gated yard with a bar, hammock, seating etc. Nice vibe, everyone was friendly and open. Close to La Fortuna town and with 20/40 minutes of most attractions in Arenal.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    24 Feb 2019
    2 km away from downtown so if you don't have a car, it takes you approx 30 minutes to go to town. The hostel is more in the forest, it's very peaceful. Someone cleans the hostel everyday! Nice dorms. The owner is very rude. There's no quiet hours so a party lasted until 4 am with loud music playing. Also, badly organized One day we arrived in the middle of the afternoon and we were locked outside because all the staff had left.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    16 Mar 2019
    Very dirty... I was disappointed with the staff seeing as they didn’t inform me that my tour was looking for me and almost left without me. There are no lockers but also it’s very easy for an outside stranger to come and unlock the door from the outside. Cold showers.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi