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

  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Eco-tourism

Green rating



There is no Hostel International branding anywhere except a mousepad. This is basically a cheap hotel on the outskirts of town. Wouldn't stay here unless you had a vehicle. Staff is super friendly though! Free breakfast as well.


Avatar for Josh


Wed 15 Apr 2015

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