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250 m al Sureste Banco Nacional en el corazon de Santa Elena, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I arrived in Monte Verde and the first thing that I did was check out all of the hostels for the best deal. Pension was the first one I checked out, and was ultimately the one I settled for. And gladly. Although it is the most expensive dorm in town ($12), the atmosphere, helpful staff, backyard space and comfortable common... More

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Leon, Nicaragua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I did not stay in this hostel. However, I hung out here a lot when I got kicked out of my own hostel (Sloth Backpackers, do NOT go there!). They were so friendly and understanding for my situation. I could hang out in the common room with the other guests, use the wifi and bathroom and book tours with them.... More

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved Monteverde and I loved this hostel. Very clean and well run, location awesome and the "free breakfasts" included were definitely the best out of all the hostels we stayed at in Costa Rica. A bit more pricey than other places but really awesome. Management were very helpful with suggesting and organizing activities and it had a great vibe,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is by far the best hotel/hostel I have stayed in, ever. We were lucky enough to have a longer term resident of Monteverde recommend it during the bus ride from San Jose. She helped us to navigate the hotel hawkers as we left the bus (who will try to carry your bags to their hotel) and walked us to... More

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thepse, Owner at Pension Santa Elena, responded to this review

Dear Jessica Your email was so kind I felt I needed to respond. Thank you for the time you took out of your busy schedule to write such a wonderful review not only about our hotel but also about a community that all of us dearly love. We are so pleased that your time in Monteverde was a remarkable one... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Free yummy breakfast at the taco eatery/walk-up next door. Stayed in a private with bunk beds, the room was clean. However, the bathroom had a bad sewer (poop smell). We didn't notice it when we checked in because they leave the doors open for (I'm assuming) circulation. Once we returned to the room the smell... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a hostel, foremost, but has comfortable private rooms with en suite. Not fancy but loaded with character. The two guys who run the place are what make it so great. So different from where we stayed in La Fortuna! They are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, friendly and laidback. Great location (if a bit noisy- Monteverde is compact, so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I have just finished a three night stay at Pension Santa Elena and highly recommend staying here. They offer affordable accommodation for all levels (dorms, private rooms with and without private bathrooms). I stayed in a single room with bathroom, basic but very clean. The inclusive breakfast is excellent and there is also a fully stocked kitchen if you need... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We read about Pension Santa Elena in Lonely Planet and it lived up to its hype. The rooms are very basic, but clean and have warm water. The common area is a great place to hang out and meet people and the staff is knowledgable about the area and all the tours offered. The best part of this hostel is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Travelled with 4 mates and stayed in one of their quad rooms - great quality rooms, and the lovely guy at the desk Joe even reduced the rate slightly for us as he knew we were travelling on a budget. Staff here are the best we've met in a 5 week trip, giving us the best advice on things to... More

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a great place to stay with several different room options. The best is that breakfast is included at the place next door, Taco Taco, and it's really tasty! It's a good location right in the center of town so you can walk to almost everything.

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Address: 250 m al Sureste Banco Nacional en el corazon de Santa Elena, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 37
Also Known As:
Pension Santa Elena Hotel Santa Elena
Pension Santa Elena Monteverde, Costa Rica

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