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Casa Mariposa Hostel & Guesthouse

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San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park, Costa Rica
Casa Mariposa Hostel & Guesthouse
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there last February and absolutely loved this hostel! We had a private room that felt like a tree house and was so cozy and clean. The first day we did a short hike and afterward I took the steam bath- well worth the small extra cost! The following day, at the recommendation and arrangement by Jill, we took... More 

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Sliedrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance of Casa Mariposa reminded me of a typical mountain hut as the main building material consists of the big rounded rocks formed by cristal clear rivers with waterfalls caracterising the area. After entering, you already know that you will get your well deserved rest here as the whole place just breathes tranquility and relaxation. The interior of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My group had a fabulous stay at Casa Mariposa in April. We were very well-received by the staff/volunteers there and were enchanted by the stone decor and cozy rooms. This is definitely a backpack-style hostel/hotel, so be prepared for that. There are no stores nearby so do bring food to cook (they have the basics like oil and spices), for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We spend 3 weeks in casa mariposa as helpers. It was an amazing time! Great atmosphere, people who want to climb chrippo will feel secured by the owners who explain everything well and put some clothes at disposition. The house is more than clean and the kitchen is well furnished and lovely. We miss this place a lot!!

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Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I stayed here before and after my ascent of Chirripo. Truly wonderful and hospitable people and a unique and tranquil setting. I highly recommend them! They even helped me sit down and look at a map after my hike when I was planning the next leg of my journey (I went to Uvita, and it was wonderful). I have traveled... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stayed at the Casa Mariposa before and after our Mt. Chirripo climb. The facilities were super clean and staff extremely friendly and helpful. The individual rooms are located in a unique setting amongst granite boulders and lush vegetation. They let us store our extra gear at their place while off on Chirripo which was great. We added several species... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Can't say enough good things about staying at Casa Mariposa. A stay here may change your outlook on life. The owners and staff are among the most welcoming and friendly people I've ever met. Upon check-in guests are provided a quick tour and orientation that makes you feel like part of the family. Many people staying have the goal of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I can totally recommend this place. Such a beaytiful place to stay. I felt welcomed from arrival to the end. Everybody there was so nice and helpful. In the evening we had a nice talk, were singing together or just relaxed in this cozy kitchen. It's quiet a way to walk from the busstop, but it's worth it. And it's... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My wife and I came upon this place after finishing a summit of Chirripo. We were both exhausted and literally caked in mud from head to toe. The good people at CM supplied a hose for cleanup and a room for the night. The following morning, I literally never wanted to leave the place. I'm normally a pretty antsy individual... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Can't understand the positive reviews at all! We booked a double-room with shared bathroom and got the one next to the entrance. To be realistic, it's more a prisoncell than a room, extremely small. The blankets were smelly, when the lights went out there were roaches everywhere. Even worse, from the wooden roof some kind of insect-dirt (undefined) was falling... More 

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