Hostel La Fortuna, Costa Rica

5 reviews5

Help us create a good atmosphere in the hostel!

High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
4 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
3 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.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Perform to entertain guests, children or local communities.
Tour Guide
Organize and lead tours around the city.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
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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.
Basic Internet Access
Basic 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.
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Stay at least
3 weeks

The Experience

We expect from volunteering is that you help us create a good atmosphere in the hostel and help us with activities in the common area, such as board games or activities, for example movie night, shared dinner, yoga class and river tour

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 30 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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5 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 4 Meeting international travelers
  • 3 Meeting locals
  • 2 Practicing Spanish
  • 1 Developing environmental awareness
  • 1 Developing social awareness
  • 1 Get in touch with nature

United States


The hosts were great, truly enjoyed my time with them. They make you feel at home as soon as you meet them. There weren't many travelers but I somehow got close with all of the ones I met. I left early and they were respectful and understanding of the situation. The tasks were easy and not too time consuming. I was able to explore La Fortuna almost all day if I wanted to.

7 months ago



Had a great time and experience at the Hostel ☺️

11 months ago



I was received very well and felt welcome at the hostel in the beginning but I had a situation with Bryan(oldest son of the owner) close to my last day. He got really upset and talked to me in a very degrading way, raising his voice. After this conversation I did laundry and I tried to clean up and when I tried to be on reception again, the door was locked. This was the tipping point for me and the reason I left early. I felt it would be useless to talk to him.

8 months ago

Arenal Sloth Hostel replied

We have already written you in private on that same day. If during your time here you didnt experience it, the reception door closes and even locks on its own, when we came to look for you and talk to you, the reception was closed with the keys inside. If you had spoken to us, to anybody that works here, they can confirm this fact. We apologize if your stay was not optimal, and are working to better for the future.

United Kingdom


The guys are amazing, lovely people along with flo! I also had the pleasure of working with some other amazing volunteers that made this time really special! Good luck with the hostel guys, hope to see you again!

12 months ago



The hostel is amazing ! Diego and Floribeth are a amazing people. That truly care about people. They picked me up from the bus station and showed me around on my first day. I even got invited to the , the hostel waterfall and the hot springs. Floribeth is just a great person to talk to as well she make you feel like part of a family and I will never forget the conversations I had with her. I also learned many new skills from her and she let me all the freedom to bring in new ideas! And la Fortuna in general is just a magic and healing place! I will never forget my time in here! ❤️

about 1 year ago

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