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509 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Are you ready to explore the real Costa Rica? Stay with a local family, spend time, cook, eat and drink together and have a unique stay. We speak Spanish and English! So in case you have any questions or want to get some local tips for every budget, you can always ask. We are happy to help with anything you need to make this hostel your home away from home.

Palacios Arenal is a space full of small details that will make your stay an unforgettable experience. We are within walking distance of the main points of interest. A hostel to rest and enjoy the incredible view of the volcano.

We offer free parking, private bathrooms, air conditioning in private rooms and fan in others, TV, fully equipped kitchen, free WIFI (works in all areas of the hostel), chill out area with hammocks, play area, Gym area, Coworrking space (eg ping-pong). pong, table football,...) There is a large supermarket on the opposite side of the street.
Part of our family are our adopted dogs that make the hostel a happier place.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. In case of late cancellation or no-show, you will be charged for the first night.

Payment on arrival in cash.

Check-in from 14:00 p.m. to 20:00 p.m.
Check-out 11:00 a.m.

Reception hours: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Taxes not included.
No breakfast included.
No smoking inside the facilities.
We reserve the right of admission.
Harassment is not tolerated.

Reviews & Ratings

509 Total Reviews
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Nov 30, 2022
Good hostel overall - nice large social space, has a gym, easy to meet people. Two lovely dogs and hammocks for relaxing. Slight walk out of town, but it’s not a problem at all (
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Male, 25-30
Nov 26, 2022
Ace hostel!! The owner is amazing and shows you all the things to do for free. The vibe is great with a group WhatsApp and there's even a cinema room which I didn't know about until the last day. There's no pictures of the rooms on the listing but they're big, with curtains and plugs! Only improvements are that it could be a bit cleaner (there's a lot of people there cooking in the very well stocked kitchen so it's hard) and the rooms aren't ensuite as listed. otherwise a 10/10
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Female, 31-40
Nov 19, 2022
Palacios Arenal is perfect located in la Fortuna. It’s easy to go in the center by foot & you feel very safe around the area. The stuff was super friendly & they give you a lot of information about what you can do in La Fortuna & they offer shuttles to the hot springs. The kitchen is very clean & big & across the street is a supermarket- perfectly for cooking sessions. The chill area has a lot of opportunities for meeting new people, do some sports in the gym or chilling by yourself in the hammocks. The r
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Ceiling fan
    • Microwave
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Internet café
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi