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Monteverde Backpackers

75 meters SouthWest of the main Supermaker in down town, Call Supercompro, Santa Elena 1000, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
GHut0731 Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights... Monteverde/Santa Elena is a quaint little town but is filled with locals that run the restaurants and stores and then the tourists who fill them. The people who worked at the hostel were extremely nice. Sleeping conditions were ok (We stayed in a 4 person dorm)... Nothing special, but it's worth the price.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed with my girlfriend in the dorm and had a great time. It has a good location, staff was friendly and we met some cool people. It is pretty cold in Monteverde compared to other parts of the country, so make sure you bring a longsleeve or even better a hoodie

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Tampa, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Coming here from two much larger hostels, it was a big change, but I ended up loving it. Definitely cozy, but not cramped. Very conveniently located, practically in-town. Monteverde Extremo tours will pick you up right from the front door.

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Quebec, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I stayed here in a dorm, rooms were pretty standard like most hostel dorms. The bathrooms weren't looking super hygienic, but this could be more down to other guests than the hostel. Common facilities however were pretty gross, the kitchen in particular could do with a seriously intense cleaning, really put me off using it. The fridge was also pretty... More

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Hannover, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great atmosphere, great people, great dog. Had a great time here an would stay again. Clean with helpfull staff and a great location. Had some wonderful memories here and was sad to leave. I would recommend to any fellows traveller.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at monteverde backpackers. The staff is really friendly and helpsome and you have got every thing you need. We loved your dog bob! It is really easy and cheap getting around and the staf will help you get around so you can see what you want! Thanks a lot! Might see you again!

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Alonso C, Gerente at Monteverde Backpackers, responded to this review

We love you Linnea 1 & 2, welcome back anytime. Alonso.C More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

The window was broken and the room was supercold. We talked with the guy and he said, he did not care as the hostal is always full, so we should not bother him. On the top of the the bathroom is inside the room and you have to share with a lot of people. They offer activities which are completely... More

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Lastimosamentes, hay viajeros que en lugar de disfrutar, buscan la forma de no disfrutar, y aparte a la hora de... More

Sandspit, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stayed here for three nights, and enjoyed our stay. It was within walking distance of the town centre, and Alonso was very helpful at answering our questions. They were in the process of tiling the kitchen while we were there, which was a great improvement! I shared a private room with my sister, and it was clean, with ample hot... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Friendly staff right from the beginning, given a towel for free, very informative. Nice small dorm room upstairs with really nice bathroom attached. Clean, big tv, good location not right in town but very close. Very cute friendly dog lives there (needs to be fed more though). Had a blast here, easy to meet cool people. Only thing that could... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Mainly stayed here to sleep between visiting attractions in Monteverde. They book tours which was good however we were told the frog pond didnt have specific visiting times when it does We used a double bedroom with ensuite. The room was very cold at night despite our minimal bed linen provided ( blanket and sheet) Both of us had two... More

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Alonso C, Gerente at Monteverde Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Jemma Britton, Thanks for the comment about our place, that will help to work on it and get better. About the room, there is a sheet and blanket in the room, however when people ask for blankets, we always give extra one, so if you were cold, was just for not asking. What you say about the frog, you... More

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Address: 75 meters SouthWest of the main Supermaker in down town, Call Supercompro, Santa Elena 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
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Monteverde Backpacker's is a very nice hostel, right new to down town, only 1 block away of the restaurants, bars and banks, will be a prefect places to enjoy of the cloud forest and all the activites in the area. We have dorms for $10 per person and Private rooms for $30 per night, all the rooms include internet and breakfast, all the rooms with private bathroom and also Kitchen, we also have a front desk, where you can also book all your tours for the diferent activites in the area and transportation to get out of Monteverde. Parking area, security guard all night and relaxing hammack area as well, and with some very nice and relax grill night, for sure the best choice to stay in Monteverde. ... more   less 
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