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

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Eco-tourism
  • Relaxing

Green rating



Die Zimmer waren geräumig und mit Klimaanlage ausgestattet, sehr gut. Das Frühstück war recht mager und könnte zumindest Brötchen, Marmelade und Käse enthalten. Für Hostelgäste müsste ein Schuttle ins Zentrum eingerichtet werden. Zufuß fast zu weit 5km und Busverbindung sehr schlecht.


Avatar for Gerrit


Mon 18 Jan 2016

This hostel/hotel is outside of town but has very nice and big rooms. The stuff was very courteous over the phone and made sure to be there on our late arrival. Room and bathroom were clean, with AC and ceiling fan. Our room had volcano view (when no foggy!), though was facing the main road that starts getting very busy and loud early morning (around 6am). The breakfast was huge and delicious. You can park the car inside the facilities. Very good overall.


Avatar for Estela


Thu 29 Oct 2015