Palacios Arenal Hotel/Hostal

Nuestro mayor deseo es que te sientas como en tú propia casa. Acatamos las políticas inclusivas en nuestras instalaciones, no toleramos cualquier tipo de discriminación.
Por otra parte, nos gusta compartir con personas de diferentes partes del mundo, conocer su cultura o su gastronomía.

Our greatest wish is that you feel at home. We abide by inclusive policies in our facilities, we do not tolerate any type of discrimination.
On the other hand, we like to share with people from different parts of the world, know their culture or their gastronomy.

Nuestro equipo de trabajo es altamente calificado. Por lo que siempre estará atento en ayudarte si lo necesitas. Mantenemos una política de respeto e inclusión. Our work team is highly qualified. So he will always be attentive to help you if you need it. We maintain a policy of respect and inclusion.

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i had an amazing time at palacios arenal ! bri and adrian are so welcoming and just in general lovely people. when i had a big sunburn they were really helpful. one time they took me and another volunteer to the bingo. i was in the hostel when it was low season. there was less work but of course you still need to sit at the reception. i had so much fun with the other volunteers who i consider my friends now. our cozy movie nights with the hostel film projector were my favourite. you can get some volunteer discounts, i got one for the zip-lining tour for example. lots of love <3

24 days ago

Adrián y Bri replied

Thank you very much Luna for helping us with the work, you are an incredible person.
Thank you for helping us during this time, I hope you enjoy your trip to Costa Rica.



I had an amazing stay at the hostel, thank you Bri and Adrian !
In this project you will work at the reception, welcome the guests and manage the bookings. In your free Time you will be able to enjoy all the nature and activities around La Fortuna! Since they give the planning of the shifts in advance you will easily do some activities with the other volunteers in you free time.
I was there in late October, before the start of the high season so we had less guests but with the team of volunteers it felt like a little family enjoying some movie nights, cooking together and more.

26 days ago



palacios arenal hostel was the best experience ever! it was my first work exchange and i’m so glad i did it here. bri and adrian are great hosts, they made me feel like a part of a family!
the tasks were explained to me in the first days and i really liked them. i was there in october so it was low season. there wasn’t much to do and we had plenty of free time to explore the city and the area around.
our volunteer room was great and the kitchen is the best i’ve ever seen in a hostel!
there were always multiple volunteers who made my stay even better!
10/10 would recommend !

about 1 month ago



Palacios Arenal is a cozy space. Adrian and Bri are very friendly hosts, they are willing to help you with whatever you need, it's like being with family! They are very flexible with the schedules, you will have plenty of time to explore.
The location is perfect to go anywhere. You are never alone, there are always volunteers with whom you can go out and get to know, Arenal is an incredible place, there are many things to know. The quietest season to go is from September to November.

about 2 months ago

United States


Hostel Palacios overall was great! The work was as said in the profile and very easy. I had plenty of time off to enjoy excursions and explore the area. Adrian and Bri are very kind people and made me feel welcome and my lack of spanish was not a problem. Even though the profile does not say meals included, there were several days where Adrian offered food to the volunteers which was nice because I was able to save money. I will say I unfortunately am traveling during the wet season so at a lot of points during my stay there were not many people to hang out with so keep that in mind!

2 months ago

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