Hostel La Fortuna, Costa Rica

11 reviews11

Ayúdanos en nuestra recepción y orden en las diferentes areas.

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
9 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
6 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
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.
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 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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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
  • Between 20 and 80 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks

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11 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

9 Meeting international travelers

6 Meeting locals

5 Practicing English

5 Immersing in the local culture

3 Developing social awareness

3 Practicing Spanish



If you want to volunteer and you don't know where to start, this is the place. The owners, Edgar and Elizabeth are very warm and clear with what they want, I had never worked as a receptionist and they took the time to assist me on my daily duties being available at any time for questions. From the begging Edgar told me that all the spaces for guests could and are meant be used by the volunteers. They expressed wisely what was done properly and what could be done better. I felt valued at all times. Working ours were always respected. I definitely recommend the hostel!

7 days ago

United States


I cannot say enough positive things about this experience. Edgar and Elizabeth are two kind and caring people who truly put their hearts into the hostel. Santa Fe attracts a wide variety of travelers and this allowed me to meet so many incredible and interesting people from all over the world. The work itself is laid back, and the shifts are timed perfectly so that you still have time to do plenty with your day. There is so much to see and do in La the hostel and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to explore and get to know this area!

5 months ago

Elizabeth replied

Nosotros te extrañamos!!! gracias por todo el cariño y desempeño en lo laboral. super recomendada. siempre con una sonrisa. :-)

El Salvador


My time here was awesome, the hosts (Edgar and Elizabeth) made me feel at home all the time, even at the beginning when they were not there, their amazing receptionist (Naty) was there to support. They really care about their clients, and are committed to provide the best experience in the area, so it is important to follow and respect their work guidelines and be willing to help in everything. The place is cozy and warm, and it is a great meeting point with other volunteers like Tamara, and Kayleigh who contributed to an unforgettable experience here, I will always cherish my memories here.

5 months ago

Elizabeth replied

Josué un excelente voluntario y ser humano, sencillo, servicial, colaborador, sobran las palabras para lo agradecido que estamos por haber compartido contigo!!! un fuerte abrazo.



From the first day this place is home, the hostel is a nice and cozy place and especially the people that work there make you feel part of the family right away! Shifts are easy and give you enough free time to explore all the things around La the hostel, which is also very much worth it! Thank you Edgar, Eli, doña Andrea, Nati, Fer and my fellow volunteers Ance and Josue, hopefully we will meet again! <3

6 months ago



My time with them went so fast! I'm very happy that I got the chance to stay with them for 2 weeks. They are a lovely and happy couple with a cute dog. The hostel is very nice in a great location and with a big kitchen. They were very kind in organising a get-together dinner before I leave and gave me a ride to San Jose which I really appreciate! There are some things to improve in the hostel but in overall it was a good experience with very kind and generous hosts!

about 1 year ago

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