We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Choza Inn Hostel

Avenida 331, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
La Choza Inn Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 80: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The p.p.r. is acceptable, you get what you pay for. The rooms are affordable, the beds comfy and clean. Unfortunatley the bathrooms aren't and my pillow smelled weird, moist. The breakfast includes toasts and jam. The staff was super helpful and friendly. Big plus, they have shuttles to the "free" hotsprings (no entry fee required) for 5 USD pp. All... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nüdi X
Manhattan, Kansas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel was such a great place to stay! To sum up my favorite aspects: -great breakfast that included fruit, eggs, toast with spreads, milk, juice, and coffee -a big, CLEAN, well-equipped kitchen -an amazingly friendly staff that made me feel like family -location is close enough to everything but not in the middle of noisy chaos -affordable, quick laundry... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dara D
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

la choza inn was the perfect place for me, female dorms, included breakfast, which by the way ,was the best I had in Costa Rica. very close to town and other activities, William at the front desk was very nice and friendly, very good English and very knowledgeable about the area

Helpful?
Thank loweshelley
Daniel S, Owner at La Choza Inn Hostel, responded to this review

thank you very much for comment It is a pleasure for us to have served Daniel Salas More 

Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOSTEL. I was there 2 nights and then moved to Arenal Backpackers. 3 out of the 5 people in my dorm had money or items stolen. Probably because there are NO LOCKS ON THE DOORS OR ANY SECURITY OF ANY KIND. You could walk off the street and straight into a dorm room without encountering a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Katie S

Travelers are raving about these La Fortuna de San Carlos hotels

Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOSTEL. I was there 2 nights and then moved to Arenal Backpackers. 3 out of the 5 people in my dorm had money or items stolen. Probably because there are NO LOCKS ON THE DOORS OR ANY SECURITY OF ANY KIND. You could walk off the street and straight into a dorm room without encountering a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Katie S
Daniel S, Owner at La Choza Inn Hostel, responded to this review

We want to thank you for your comments. Each comments help us to grow up and fix any problem, of course we still wondering who was that person apparently ( Manager ) I am the owner of Choza Inn and I do not understand how come some said be the manager, any way he's not working with us anymore. By... More 

Hilbert, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

The best feature of this hostel is the helpfulness of the people manning the reception desk & other staff. When we arrived they had not received our bookings.com reservation, made over a week previous, but they worked through it with us & even were able to change us to a balcony room I had requested. Room was clean, AC worked... More 

Helpful?
Thank MaMi1976
Daniel S, Manager at La Choza Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting our hotel La Choza Inn hurting the WI-FI was not working at the time but it was arranged was a problem Transistors We hope you visit us again More 

Prague, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We had private room with buffet breakfast (scrambled eggs, white toast,gummy fruit, juice and coffee) for 40 $ per couple. This seemed like a fair price as similar were around 50-60 $ on the main street. Good enough breakfast, clean rooms, close to downtown.

Helpful?
Thank Tereza H
Daniel S, Manager at La Choza Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment and for your visit ,we are here to serve all tourism at a great price We hope more people like you Daniel More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

I enjoyed my three night stay in a dormitory room at this hostel. The toast, fruit and eggs were a good breakfast, and the coffee was incredible, of course. The beds were comfortable, with a provided sheet and pillow. Only complaint is that the downstairs dormitory room where I stayed has little to no circulation. Made it hard to breathe... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amos F
Daniel S, Manager at La Choza Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting La Choza Inn is a pleasure to welcome people like you in regard to WI-FI already this repaired thanks for your comments Daniel More 

Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had a very nice and clean room with balcony. The breakfast (fruit, scrambled eggs, toast, jam, coffee and tea) is good and you can have as much as you want. However, the kitchen and common area could use new lights.

Helpful?
Thank Isabell M
Daniel S, Manager at La Choza Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment We're at your service More 

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Only 10 dollars and all you can eat breakfast. It has a very friendly staff, and hot shower and bathroom in the dorm. A block from town. It has a kitchen, so you can cook your own food, which saves a lot of money. You can book your tours right at the hostel, which is very convenient.

Helpful?
Thank Bob M
Daniel S, Manager at La Choza Inn Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment We're at your service More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

29 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (13)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these La Fortuna de San Carlos hotels
0.4 mi away
Hotel Monte Real
Hotel Monte Real
#19 of 62 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
4.5 of 5 stars 254 reviews
3.3 mi away
Volcano Lodge & Springs
Volcano Lodge & Springs
#15 of 62 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
4.5 of 5 stars 2,265 reviews
0.3 mi away
San Bosco Inn
San Bosco Inn
#18 of 62 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
4.0 of 5 stars 475 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Arenal Hostel Resort
Arenal Hostel Resort
#4 of 62 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
4.5 of 5 stars 518 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna
Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna
#9 of 62 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
4.0 of 5 stars 261 reviews
0.2 mi away
Mayol Lodge
Mayol Lodge
#10 of 38 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
4.0 of 5 stars 127 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel backpackers environment, La Choza Inn is a corner of paradise on earth. Located next to Arenal Volcano. in La Fortuna town near all services and attractions. Guests staying at the Hostel backpackers La Choza Inn will be gratified by its ideal location, only a few blocks from landmarks, and just beside the Corocodile Farm. Visitors will be within walking distance to important places such as waterfall, cafes, bars, rock pools, hot springs, National Park, Cerro Chato, restaurants, sodas, banks and casinos await visitors in their Costa Rica vacation while staying in the hotel & hostel -backpackers La Choza Inn in downtown Fortuna. Your stay at this premier hotel & hostel will give you the opportunity at tour desk give to you the whole information and tips of Arenal area, and to enjoy the active Fortuna nightlife after dark. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Choza Inn Hostel

Address: Avenida 331, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $24 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — La Choza Inn Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity and Hotels.com so you can book your La Choza Inn Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
La Choza Inn Hostel Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay