Hostel La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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Come give us a general help and enjoy La Fortuna!

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Connect with international travelers
25 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
21 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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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.
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 Spanish and Beginner English
  • 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

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30 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

25 Meeting international travelers

21 Get in touch with nature

16 Practicing Spanish

15 Meeting locals

13 Immersing in the local culture

12 Practicing English



Adrían and Bri are really nice people. I loved to stay at the hostel, the hostel is great and it's really easy to meet people there. The tasks are easy and with 5 hours a day, you still have time to explore the area. I recommend it, 100%. Muchas gracias 🤗

4 days ago

United Kingdom


Bri and Adrian were so welcoming from the minute I arrived & patient when explaining the role. The reception work is easy to understand but both are always on hand to answer any questions. The hours and respected & there are so many free activities to do it the area :) beds are comfy with privacy curtains and the kitchen is the best one I've seen while travelling for cooking food, would definitely recommend

24 days ago



I can recommend this volunteering 100% I felt welcomed from the first minute on, they gave me a proper introduction on how to do everything, they prepare a schedule for the next week so you know in advance when your days off are going to be and the working hours are respected. The work is easy but if you have any questions they will always help you The hostel itself is great to meet people from all over the world, it's very clean and the kitchen is soo well equipped!! Bri and Adrian and the other volunteers were super nice, it really felt like a home the whole time thanks for everything :)

28 days ago

Adrián y Bri replied

Julie muchas gracias por ayudarnos con todo , vuelve cuando quieras . Eres una persona muy dulce y amable con los huéspedes. Gracias y Pura vida .



This was my first volunteer experience, and I can honestly say it has set the bar really high! Bri & Adrian are amazing people. They have put so much love & hard work into this place. They also take such great care of their staff & guests. The housekeepers Nati & Mary are the sweetest and keep the place spotless. The maintenance man Louis is always working hard at making improvements around the hostel (not that it needs much!). The environment here just always feels comfortable, and much like a family. The staff dorm is great with comfy beds and privacy curtains. Living the pura vida life!

about 2 months ago

Adrián y Bri replied

Bela es increíblemente dulce y amable con los huéspedes , no encontraras voluntario mas amable que ella , para liderar equipos es excelente ya que su carisma y deposición hará que todos se sientan cómodos. Vuelve cuando quieras Bela , gracias por formar parte de nuestra familia.



This was an incredible experience. Bri is so gentle with everybody and will make sure you feel at home. I applied for social media and ended up doing reception but it was okay for me. You can practice a lot your Spanish like I did and you can da lot of activities around La Fortuna: you even have discounts because you are a volunteer!

2 months ago

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Hosted by Adrián y Bri

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