$28 per night
$28 per night
Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel, Fortuna, Costa Rica

Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

Fortuna, Costa Rica - Arenal National Park, Located On The Lava Flowing Side, El Castillo

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Description - Hostel

Affordable accommodations for backpackers and eco-travelers, in a totally unique ambient: 22 hectares of property, jungle trails, waterfall and the best position to observe volcano´s activities, with wonderful views over the valley and the lake.
Surrounded by two National Parks, Arenal and Monteverde, our 100 acres property is rich in flora & fauna, which can be appreciated in amazing jungle sites and trails.

  Cafeteria with breakfast and snacks
  Restaurant gourmet demo cuisine
  Pool with spectacular view
  TV room with cable TV
  play station and projector for movie nights
  free internet
  laundry service
  tour desk

Primary forest, Birdwatching, Botanical Garden, Jungle trails: everything in our private 100 acres

Strategically located for adventure tours and eco-activities:
  Thermal Water (Tabacon and others)
  Hiking in the forest
  Mountain Biking
  Boat Tours
  Cerro Chato
  Butterfly Garden
  Sky Tram
  Horseback riding at the river
  Hangin Bridges
  Jeep-Boat-Jeep / Monteverde
  River Rafting
  La Fortuna Bundging Jumping
  Lava Trail
  Los Tucanes Trail
  La Fortuna Waterfall

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 13
  • Year built: 2000
  • Renovated: 2009
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: $28

Double Double With Private Bathroom Quad Quad 1dbl 2twins Pri Bath Quad 4 Individual With Bath Queen Standard Twin
  • Check-in: noon
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

The perfect eco experiencie in a familiar atmosphere, with all comforts. After a walk in the forest nothing is better to observe the volcano activities from the hot comfort of the japanese pool.

24-hr front desk BBQ area Bicycle rental Breakfast (extra charge) Cafeteria Children permitted Currency exchange Express checkout Fire place Gameroom Gardens Hot tub Internet Internet access Internet wireless (free) Laundry/valet service Linen included Meal plans Movie rentals Multi-lingual staff No Smoking No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pool Pool (outdoor) Pool (outdoor/heated) Restaurant on site Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free) bird watching great volcano view jungle trails pool

Room amenities

Double or twin rooms with shared or private bathroom, all with orthopedic matresses and antialergic pillows. Good quality linen and towels included.

Private double room, with: queen size bed, bathroom and terrace with great volcano view

Quad: 1 double bed + 2 twins and private bathroom or 2 bunkbeds with bathroom

Backpacker facilities Ensuite Mountain view rooms Non-smoking rooms Orthopedic matresses Private bathroom Shared bathroom antialergic pillows hot water non-smoking rooms towels and linen included


Sorrounded by adventure tours in a natural ambient, little away from crowded La Fortuna. Wonderfull birdwatching and ecotourism activities.

Points of interest
  • Butterfly Farm 100 meters
  • Mountain Bike
  • Serpentarium 300 meters
  • Tabacon River Hot Springs 15 km
  • Sky Tram 3 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall 18 km
  • Canopy 3 km
  • Arenal National Park 7 km
  • Hiking in the forest
  • Cerro Chato
  • Rafting
  • Horseback Riding
  • Boat Tours
  • Jeep-boat-jeep
  • Lava Trail

Food and drink
Eating in house
Essence Vegetarian Gourmet Demo Cuisine
A meat free restaurant that gets everyone involved with the food. We show our international guest about local products and present them in a non-traditional way. .
Eating out
El Balcon Del Castillo
300 meters away, international food with volcano view
Las Cabinitas
500 meters, local food
Restaurante Mi Pueblo
800 meters, local food
Linda Vista Steak House
3 km, steak house and international food with volcano view
Pizzeria El Jardin Escondido
5 km, pizzeria with express service

Price details

$28 - 48 per night

Taxes: 13.00%
Prices shown here are without tax. Tax will be added to your final payment.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCardAmerican ExpressDiscover

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.


Location - Hostel

Arenal National Park, Located On The Lava Flowing Side, El Castillo
Alajuela (Provincia de Alajuela)
Costa Rica  0651230

Latitude: 10.45479, Longitude: -84.73789

How to get there

3 km after La Fortuna there's a police station on the right, take the gravel road on the left and pass the Arenal National Park entry, then take left. After the bridge turn right and keep going untill El Castillo. There take the left road for about 2 km, Essence Arenal is the next property after the Butterfly Farm, on the right side of the road

Bus from San Jose' to Ciudad Quesada o San Ramon, and then connection to La Fortuna. Transfer option from La Fortuna available. Just contact us