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Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel

2.0 star property
Lakefront hostel in La Fortuna with spa and outdoor pool

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Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel

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Front of property
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Hot springs/mineral springs, body treatments, mud baths, aromatherapy

Overview of Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Bar
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Calle 142, 700m Oeste de la Iglesicia Catolica, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 21007
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach cabanas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bath or shower
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

Deluxe Double or Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bed OR 1 Queen Bed

Economy Shared Dormitory

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Deluxe Quadruple Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Beds and 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Queen Beds

Economy Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Classic Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Economy Single Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Large Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the boardwalk
  • Baldi Hot Springs - 5 min drive
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 9 min drive
  • Tabacon Hot Springs - 12 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 12 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 21 min drive
  • Lake Arenal - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 4 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 167 min drive
  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 49.5 miles/79.6 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Lava Lounge Bar & Grill - 1 min walk
  • Pollo Fortuneño - 1 min walk
  • La Fonda 506 - 2 min walk
  • Chocolate Fusión - 4 min walk
  • La Fortuna Pub - 3 min walk

About this property

Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel

Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel is only 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. You can go for a swim in the outdoor pool, then visit the spa to be pampered with body wraps or aromatherapy. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace.


English, Spanish


Sustainability practices

Change of bedsheets on request
Change of towels on request
This information is provided by our partners.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert), COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ropes course
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Ziplining
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Hot springs nearby

Working away

  • Co-working spaces


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Romance packages


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hostel's full-service spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a mud bath. The spa is open daily. There are hot springs/mineral springs open between 10:00 AM and 9:30 PM.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 5 to 8 for adults and USD 5 to 6 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Hot springs access available from 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law, including the right of withdrawal, will not apply to your booking. The cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, mobile payments and cash.

Also known as

Arenal Poshpacker
Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel La Fortuna
Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as zip-lining. Additional recreation on-site includes helicopter/aeroplane tours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel also has beach cabanas and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
What's the area around Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel like?
Arenal Poshpacker - Hostel is a short 4-minute drive from La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) and 9 minutes' walk from Puentes Colgantes del Arenal.







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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, Staff is friendly and helpful! reasonably priced
Michelle, 2-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

4/10 Fair

Stay was paid in full to Expedia. Upon check-in, i was told by staff that Expedia did not pay the hotel the full amount and that i was liable for the balance which i had to pay on the spot. I felt i may have been victim of a scam. I await reimbursement from Expedia. Additionally, "maid service" was provided unaware to me while i was away from the room. No prior mention of this was offered, and it's not something i expect from a hostel type property. Without an in-room or on property safe, this intrusion could pose problems. Beware.
Gerardo, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

chrissy, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

We really enjoyed our stay at Arenal Poshpackers. Very well located, close to stores and restaurants. The common areas are very nice, with hammocks, and a pool. You can have your room cleaned everyday. You can cook your own meal in the kitchen. Very friendly staff, especially the maids. The room are nice and clean. The AC is a bit asthmatic though!
Elodie, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

This was a great budget option in the middle of town in La Fortuna. No air conditioning but for the price we enjoyed our stay in this private room in a hostel style stay. The hammocks and pool were a great plus. We used the kitchen every day which was nice to have. The location is what really makes this a great place! It's in the center of town, in the middle of restaurants, bars, and markets. Easy driving to all of the activities near la Fortuna! Overall, great deal for the price!
Jania, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location. It is right in the middle of everything. Inexpensive.
Tina, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Juan Pablo, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good located place
Pleasant staff, good located place, travel agency, swiming pool.
Antoine, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Muy céntrico!
2-night family trip
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