Hostel Fortuna, Costa Rica

38 reviews38

Work with us and enjoy La Fortuna, Costa Rica.

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 5 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
27 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
22 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
Save to Wishlist

What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Learn more

What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
Verified Host
This host has been verified by our team before joining the community.
Worldpackers Insurance
Did something not go as planned? Contact our team.
Learn more
Learn more

The Experience

We need people to help us in different functions, such as reception, cleaning, maintenance and gardening; this for being a small and familiar lodging. We are looking for dynamic, respectful and proactive volunteers. In exchange, we offer accommodation in a shared room, use of the facilities (kitchen, laundry), as well as discounts on tours of the area.

Learn more


  • Beginner English and Beginner Spanish
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Learn more


Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
2 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

In our community, you can talk to worldpackers who have already collaborated with this host and get your questions answered directly.

You can ask things like:

  • a) How was your experience with this host?
  • b) How was your day-to-day routine?
  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

38 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

27 Meeting international travelers

22 Get in touch with nature

22 Meeting locals

18 Practicing Spanish

17 Practicing English

17 Immersing in the local culture



Volunteering at the hostel was one of the best decisions of my life. I spent magical moments there.The team is incredibly kind and welcoming and have always been very patient with my low level of Spanish. The tasks were interesting and the schedule accommodating to visit the surroundings. The place is super nice, with a friendly atmosphere, many places to relax or meet travelers from all over the world. I will never forget the intercultural and joyful moments shared with the team, the other volunteers and the guests. Thank you for everything Alex, Nati, Oscar, Natalia, Sandra and Nala.

about 2 months ago



Beautiful natural scenery, beyond friendly hosts, and much to learn!! 💕 I definitely recommend having fairly strong spanish language skills, and bring an extra pillow as the beds aren't the most comfortable. Unfortunately I had to cut my stay short due to a family emergency, but I felt very welcomed and enjoyed my time at the hostel :)

2 months ago

United States


The experience at the hostel was cool, I learned a lot of skills because there was a lot of responsibility given to the volunteers. Checking people in, folding laundry, cleaning the kitchen, and generally being responsible for running the hostel during your five hour shift, which could be hectic at times but also chill at other times. I was meeting travelers from all around the world, and some were friendlier than others. The staff is friendly and helpful but didn't make a lot of effort to get to know me personally. I learned more Spanish and connected with other volunteers.

3 months ago

United States


Alex is a great boss, and Oscar always made me feel very welcome. I struggled at first, but I think that's because sometimes understanding Spanish is difficult for me. Alex and Oscar create good staff and volunteer culture, especially by hosting our group lunch everyday. I recommend future volunteers have strong Spanish-speaking skills.

6 months ago



I had a amazing time in the hostel and La fortuna. Alex, Oscar and other volunteers were super friendly and welcome. The job was super easy and I had a lot of time to know la fortuna and chilling. I'm gonna miss you guys and Nala Patrícia. Everything makes me feel like be in home <3

8 months ago

View all reviews

About the host

  • • Recently Online

Hosted by Alex

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
Response Rate
This host usually answers to 90% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in Less than a day
2 published videos
This host has 2 published videos showing a little bit about their place

Want to know more about this host?

We only provide detailed host information and videos to Members

Become a member

How do Worldpackers trips work?

As a member, you can contact as many hosts and travel safely as many times as you want.

Choose your plan to travel with Worldpackers as many times as you like.

Complete your profile, watch the video lessons in the Academy, and earn certificates to stand out to hosts.

Apply to as many positions as you like, and get in contact with hosts.

If a host thinks you’re a good fit for their position, they’ll pre-approve you.

Get your documents and tickets ready for your volunteer trip.

Confirm your trip to enjoy all of the safety of Worldpackers.

Have a transformative experience and make a positive impact on the world.

If anything doesn’t go as planned with a host, count on WP Insurance and our support team!

After volunteering, you and your host exchange reviews.

With positive reviews, you’ll stand out to hosts and get even more benefits.

Check out all our plans Learn more about how it works