Hostel La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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Ayúdanos en nuestra Recepcion y Manejo de los Clientes

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
34 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
27 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
3 weeks

The Experience

La actividad principal es en recepción, recibiendo, cobrando y acomodando a los viajeros, además mostrar actividades para hacer en la zona, la experiencia en este puesto es necesaria y fundamental. Además colaborar con el orden en el área de cocina y zonas comunes. Muy importante ser respetuosos y amable con los viajeros, ordenado con sus cosas o equipaje, aquí se mantiene un ambiente de hogar, es un Hostel pequeño en el centro de la ciudad.

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  • Beginner Spanish and Beginner English
  • Over 22 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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37 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 34 Meeting international travelers
  • 27 Meeting locals
  • 19 Practicing English
  • 18 Immersing in the local culture
  • 14 Get in touch with nature
  • 13 Practicing Spanish

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 11 5. Gender equality
  • 6 3. Good health and well-being



I really enjoyed doing a volunteering at the hostel! Is a great opportunity to connect with others travelers and locals. Working in reception means you'll have some responsibilities but the work is still pretty flexible. La Fortuna is a great place if you love nature and there are plenty of activities to do around. Also the environment in the hostel is great, everyone is very friendly and professional! I highly recommend coming to La Fortuna and the hostel! :)

14 days ago



I had incredible 3 weeks at the hostel. Edgar and Nati everyone else made me feel with their amazing perso alities comfortable and I was able to practice my spanish. The hostel is clean and there are plenty of opportunities to hang around to relax or connect with other travellers. Especially the kitchen was a place where a lot of friends were made and some karaoke and dance sessions happend. The work was really fun and I had a lot of free time where I did some hiking, jumping from a rope swing and other adventures. Thank you for making my first volunteering experience unforgettable.

about 2 months ago

United States


There's so many wonderful things I could say about the hostel but I think the most important thing to highlight is the sense of community that the owners foster for the volunteers. I had the very best experience bonding with travelers from all over the world and the locals. Went on so many adventures with my fellow volunteers and also some pretty cool people you meet along the way. Wouldn't trade this experience for the world! Also shoutout to Nati! One of the kindest, most loving souls. Seeing her every morning, along with Eli and Edgar, put a big smile on my face!

4 months ago



I really loved my time at the hostel! I was here for 3 weeks and there was plenty to do in the town. I had so many fun, new experiences and I met so many other travelers and life long friends from this. This was my first World Packers gig, and it is such a great place to start. I feel I had time for everything I wanted to do. Edgar and Eli and Nati made me feel so at home! I learned a lot about myself and about Costa Rica. I highly recommend the hostel if this is your first world packers or if you're experienced (: pura vida

4 months ago

United Kingdom


I'd highly recommend volunteering at the hostel, I had an incredible experience!! Edgar and Eli are the more welcoming hosts and will make sure you feel comfortable and support you throughout your stay. The hostel has a lovely friendly vibe, a very well equipped kitchen and cute areas to chill in so you feel very at home in no time. There is an overwhelming amount of exciting things to do in La the hostel so it was great to stay for a longer period of time, and the nature and wildlife there are beautiful. Thank you for such a special first worldpackers experience!!!

4 months ago

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