All properties in La Fortuna, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

Jarabacoa Family Hostel

3-star La Fortuna guesthouse with restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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san isidro de peñas blancas, La Fortuna, 21207, Costa Rica
  • Jarabacoa is a true gem. It is excellent, eccentric and absolutely superb! Ozkar is very…

    Jul 24, 2019

  • The house itself is very cool and Oskar is very friendly and helpful. The only downside…

    Jul 16, 2019

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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 3 shared guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • Proyecto Asis - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Arenal Adventure World - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km
  • Quesada City Park - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 18.2 mi / 29.3 km
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 17.5 mi / 28.2 km
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 22.1 mi / 35.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Tree House Suite, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Suite, Shared Bathroom
  • Bungalow, Private Bathroom

What’s around


  • Proyecto Asis - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Arenal Adventure World - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km
  • Quesada City Park - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 18.2 mi / 29.3 km
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 17.5 mi / 28.2 km
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 22.1 mi / 35.5 km
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 15.9 mi / 25.6 km
  • Children's Eternal Rainforest - 16.5 mi / 26.6 km
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 16.9 mi / 27.2 km
  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 17.3 mi / 27.8 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 110 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 15 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service
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san isidro de peñas blancas, La Fortuna, 21207, Costa Rica

At a glance


  • 3 rooms


  • Check-in time 10 AM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills


  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch plasma TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Small print

Also known as

  • Jarabacoa Family Hostel la fortuna
  • Jarabacoa Family la fortuna
  • Jarabacoa Family Hostel Guesthouse
  • Jarabacoa Family Hostel La Fortuna
  • Jarabacoa Family Hostel Guesthouse La Fortuna

Optional extras

Housekeeping is offered for an extra charge of CRC 1.00 per night

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CRC 7 for adults and CRC 5 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 90 per vehicle

Airport shuttle service for children costs CRC 90


This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: CRC 4.0 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Jarabacoa Family Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in from 10 AM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Rancho Mi Tata (2.9 mi), Happy Land (8.2 mi), and Soda periférica (8.7 mi).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is CRC 90 per vehicle.
  • Jarabacoa Family Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wow! What an amazing place. We had the best time at Jarabacoa. Oscar is the nicest, funniest, most genuine, helpful and friendly host you will ever find. It is the perfect place to stay if you want to be away from the busy La Fortuna but close enough to visit everything in the area if you have a car. Oscar has the friendliest most lovable dogs and a resident sloth that hangs around the property! We cycled to the local river with Oscar and the dogs. All rooms are lovely but we stayed in the Treehouse which was amazing. Once you see it you will want to stay in there. Breakfast is delivered up to the Treehouse by Oscar by means of a pulley system which is great fun. Breakfast was absolutely delicious band Oscar prepared a different type of breakfast each day and lots of it! I had the best night's sleep I have ever had in the suspended bed listening to the sounds of the forest. Birdwatching from the Treehouse terrace in the morning was fantastic. Oscar is an amazing cook and offers home made traditional dinners at a great price. There is a lovely small pool for chilling and lovely areas for relaxing. Oscar helped us with planning our days and making car hire and trip arrangements for us. The whole place is totally unique and special. I guarantee you will never stay anywhere quite like it, it has soul and has been built by Oscar with love. We extended our stay as we didn't want to leave! Don't miss out on this special experience.

    3 night romance trip, Mar 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great and informative host! Ozcar shows true Costa Rican hospitality. Stayed in the tree house suite and it was really clean and cozy! Great concept. Would fall asleep on the hammocks that are in the balcony every night. The hanging bed was so cool too! Greatest sleep ever. Would stay here again.

    3 night trip, Feb 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Outstanding home with a unique flair!

    This guy has it all! The owner welcomes you in his own home like it was yours. First of All, you get a tour of his marvellous home which has so many hidden gimmicks that you could look around for days and still find new things (like a rainshower in the backyard, a private waterfall, a nice and clean chillout area, an escalator for your bags and breakfast etc). Apart from the home he has crafted over the years he loves to share his knowledge about the region and is helpful with any needs you have. All the rooms are nice but we would reccomend to book the treehouse lodge as it stands out. The hotel is not too close to all the Main attractions (about 30min to La Fortuna, about 40min to Arenal 1968) but still is definitely worth checking out and better than any accomodation we could have thought of in La Fortuna. Simply plan your day accordingly and you'll be fine. Definitely do reccomend and looking forward to a possible future stay!

    Annabell, 1 night romance trip, Jul 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Oscar fue sumamente amable. La casa del árbol un gran tesoro. Un lugar para descubrir en CRC

    1 night trip, Apr 9, 2019

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