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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My sister and I stayed for three nights, it's clean, central and while you can have a good time, it's not a party house. The beds are comfortable and the common area is nice, we were able to get rest! Breakfast is fruit, nutella, bread and DIY eggs, very good. Bryan was so great! He's helpful, kind and funny! (Bring... More

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

Thanks for staying with us, we are happy to know that you had a great staying here and that you enjoyed it, welcome back anytime and we will be glad to see you again. Thanks. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is a great bang for your buck property. Breakfast is included and it is a help yourself kind of set up which is nice to get what you want. The hostel was really clean and had a great relaxed vibe. It's really close to town but still has a private lot. My sister and I really enjoyed ourselves.

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

Hi, Thanks for staying with us and we always work to try to make our custumers have a great time here. Hope to see you back someday. Thanks More

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Spent our first night in Costa Rica here and got a great night's sleep, thanks to the breeze up in the mountains. Our private room ensuite satisfied our needs, but the space was tight. Lots of hot water. The manager wasn't the most helpful and seemed rather annoyed when we needed directions. Also very limited parking for rental cars.

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

Hi, Thanks for the review. We feel sorry that you did not feel like we care to help you out with everything, We always want to explain the people the best way everything about the area, as well dirrections about how to get here and how to get out, our services is some of our best things we have and... More

Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I'll start with the hiccup: I asked one of the guys at the front to call the arenal sister hostel and move my reservation by one night. He said ok. But when I got to arenal the next day, they said no change had been made and I was kind of stuck, because they were full. Whose fault is this?... More

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

Hi, Thanks for your review, We feel sorry, for the situation that you had, We always try to do everything the best way, maybe there was a mistake. We are glad you like our place and that you had a good time here, we hope to see you back here someday and that we can make sure everything is set... More

Ttondheim
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

The place is like a wooden hut, with a really good atmosphere. Alanso, the owner of the place, helped us alot, with booking, hiking advices and all other questions! The place also has a fast wifi-connection. I would recomand the place to any friend :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Nice, clean hostel in a great location. The bathrooms have hot water which is a plus as some places don't and Monteverde can get chilly and the beds were comfy. The owner, Alonso, made me feel so welcome and at home and he and his staff were so helpful and informative about all the available excursions, etc. I liked that... More

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

Hi, Thanks for your time to give us a review, we are glad to hear you felt very confortable at our hostel, we are always working to make people have a good time here, we wsh you the best and we hope to see you back here some day. Pura Vida! Alonso. C More

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Also Known As:
Monteverde Backpackers Costa Rica - Santa Elena
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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 23 Specialty lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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