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792 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. A 10 min walk from the center of La Fortuna you can find us. 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 rooms with A/C, Smart T.V.
In the mixed dorms , we have a fan and shared bathrooms.
Wi-Fi (works in all areas of the hostel), chill out area with hammocks, play area, Gym area, Coworrking space , ping-pong, table football. We have a projector in case you want to watch a movie at night.
There is a large supermarket on the opposite side of the street.
Part of our family are two dogs and two cats, very friendly animals.

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 2:00 p.m. to 20:00 p.m.
Check-out 11:00 a.m.

Reception hours: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

1.There is a $5 deposit (refundable when you return towels at check out.
2.The remaining balance must be pait on arrival in cash (USD or Colones ), in case you do not have cash, you can go to the ATM or use your card for an addtional fee of 5%.

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

Reviews & Ratings

792 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Jul 04, 2024
Family run hostel with the family staying upstairs. Felt super safe with them and they were so kind and helpful. The hostel was clean and had games and a gym in the communal spaces. We were able to ask staff to book us in for activities at almost anytime and they even provided advice on where to go etc. Only downside was that there was no hot water for the 3 days we were there.
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Female, 18-24
May 02, 2024
I nice place to stay when in La Fortuna!! Recommend
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Female, 18-24
Very Good
Apr 30, 2024
Staff were great and the ping pong tables were nice to have. Multiple kitchen hobs also super helpful. You’re on the edge of town but it’s a short flat walk in and you’re opposite a supermarket which is useful. Biggest issue is the heat - the tiny fans in the room do very little and it’s hard to sleep because it’s so hot. The common spaces are all exposed so it gets boiling in the day. Shower temp is only freezing cold, which in some ways is a plus.
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Couple, 25-30


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Fitness Centre
    • Air Conditioning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Microwave
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

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

    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

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