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Hostel Fortuna, Costa Rica

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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.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
11 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
8 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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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.
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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.
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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.

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

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15 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

11 Meeting international travelers

8 Meeting locals

7 Get in touch with nature

7 Practicing Spanish

7 Practicing English

6 Immersing in the local culture

United Kingdom


I really enjoyed my time at Río Danta. I think Alex and Oscar are amazing hosts! They are very welcoming, kind, fun and understanding. Working at the reception was really fun, I met so many amazing travellers and I had loads of fun every day and really enjoyed my shift.
I recommend this experience to everyone :) Thank you Alex & Oscar <3

5 days ago



Awesome experience! My time in Rio Danta was perfect. I had the opportunity of making real new friends there. The environment is beautiful and the work tasks are easy. Workers build a great team together and the owner is super nice!!
Super recommended!!

about 2 months ago

United States


My expectations are now super high for my next hostal adventure. I feel like I should have been paying them to be there. They cooked for me, invited out to eat or explore, made me feel like family, and even painted my nails haha. I love them! I will be returning!

10 months ago



Vivir Riodanta Hostel es una experiencia increíble! Me fui pensando en quedarme por 2 semanas y al fin estuve por todo un mes! Los dueños y todo el equipo son personas hermosas, de energía linda. Alex, Oscar, Sandra, Nat, gracias por todo, los llevaré siempre en mi corazón! El hostal es súper relajado, cómodo y la vibra es increíble! 100% recomendado.

about 4 hours ago



Tive um tempo maravilhoso em La Fortuna e no Rio Danta Hostal! Alex e Oscar são muito amáveis, inteligentes, divertidos e me fizeram sentir muito bem com tudo, desde a acomodação até o trabalho a ser realizado. As tarefas são simples e pude praticar meu espanhol e inglês a todo tempo. Durante o tempo que estive lá eles e outros locais se tornaram bons amigos e assim pude conhecer mais sobre a cultura de Costa Rica. Sou muito grata por ter vivido essa experiência. Recomendo 100%! (:

24 days ago

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Hosted by Alex

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
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This host usually answers to 60% of the messages
Response Time
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2 published videos
This host has 2 published videos showing a little bit about their place

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