A budget Price! Welcome to Jardines Arenal Hostel, La Fortuna's latest accommodation with a difference where you can experience a unique combination of nature and peaceful. Built in 1981, this substantial farm house has been restored to offer our guests not just budget accommodation but also a unique experience during their stay in La Fortuna., The hostel has it's own garden and provides amenities, security and comfort for the independent traveller or anyone wishing to stay in peaceful, calm surroundings after a exhausting day sightseeing in the most exciting and beautiful town in the world.

Jardines Arenal Hostel has a wide selection of dorms; from private rooms with 2 - 6 beds to 6-beds dorm for the price conscious traveller. Great care has been taken in furnishing our rooms to the highest standard with top quality beds and secure storage facilities.

Guests can enjoy FREE Internet access in the lobby, relax in the lounge or have a drink with friends in our hammocks exclusive area. A free full breakfast, served in the dining room, is included in the price.

*All our bedrooms are Non-Smoking

Our hostel is also situated in a great location and minutes away from the most important activities like National Park, Hot Springs, waterfalls, canopies, rafting, canyoning, waterfall rappel, shops, bungee jumpin etc. Just ask our staff for ideas!
Free transportation to all the activities above mentioned is provided everyday.

Check in from 2pm or leave your bags before
Check out is 12:00 m.d.
Breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Photo ID required at check in


Families with children under 16 years old must take and pay for a whole room as children are not to share with other guests.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing

Green rating



Amazingly nice owners and beautiful grounds. I went with my significant other and we enjoyed the privacy compared to many other hostels. The breakfast here is fantastic and I wish I could eat it every day- best fried plantains I've ever had. The only fault we found was that the location is a bit out of town, so you need to either get a cab or (my recommendation) rent a car to get into town and back. Renting a car is easy and very well priced.


Avatar for Alissa


Fri 26 Dec 2014

No indication of being a hostel whatsoever. It's a HOTEL ! It was fine tho, except they had zero record of our reservation, but were going to call someone about it, no feedback on that, but charged us the walk up rate, not the reserved rate and the deposit went out the window too. Lady that was there did not understand much if any English, so pointless to talk to her about it, the guy who was there was gone in the am. Good breakfast, wifi was acceptable


Avatar for David


Thu 11 Dec 2014

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Sources chaudes Tabacon, sentiers rando de Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Natura, cascade de la Fortuna

Avatar for Hélène


Sat 03 Aug 2013

Attraction tip

Le volcan et la chute de l'Arenal.

Avatar for Rubén


Wed 19 Jun 2013