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Pension Santa Elena

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250 m al Sureste Banco Nacional en el corazon de Santa Elena, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff here, as others have noted, are extremely helpful and can arrange all the activities in the area. The rooms have a rustic feel but are well maintained and bug-free. The included breakfast is from the taco place next door - tasty but only available from 7am onwards (many buses leave before that.)

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in a private room with bath and it was clean, with plenty of room for two. The Wi-Fi is good, the coffee is good, and the kitchen is fine for cooking a good meal. We were there 8 years ago before it expanded and we came back. We will again as it maintains the same character of a... More 

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tel aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly place, full of people, so much fun. The place is pretty basic in terms of dormitories but they are pretty clean. Have almost hot shower (warm) which is really refreshing after so many cold showers in the last 2 months. Nice little kitchen, free coffee, breakfast (which i have yet to have), very fast internet!! and above all... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is place is in the center of santa elena. They have all the information you need to visit one of the most BEAUTIFUL places in the world. The staff are more like tour guides, very knowledgeable and helpful. Great for families or single travelers.

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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The pension Santa Elena offers a great balance of privacy and community. The private rooms are very nice and clean. The bathrooms are very charming with a stone walled shower. The lobby serves as a common place where people plan their hikes, eat, have a beer and meet other travelers. The kitchen is fully equipped.. The staff patiently offers advice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I stayed in Santa Elena for 3 days and I highly recommend the stay in the Pension Santa Elena. The staffs are very helpful and kind and made me feel truly home. Although I do feel that the map they are offering is too simple and can be improved but in general they helped me a lot with planning my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The staff at this hostel are so incredibly helpful. They listened to what my interests were, arranged my activities and I was on my way to beautiful memories! They are friendly, welcoming, super chill and really knowledgable! Not only did they help arrange what I should do while in the cloud forest, they helped me book my next hostel in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We arrived to something that seems small but it makes such a difference when you've just finished an exhausting journey and you have a backpack on your back. A smiling face and a very quick checkin! They brought us straight to our room and told us to relax and come to check In when ready. Lovely rooms, perfect location. Taco... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We spent three nights here while in the area. The PSE has very much a laid back, youth hostel vibe, yet we were also able to get a room with a private bath. The rooms are very basic: concrete floor, bed and single built-in night stand, bathroom with only cold water at the sink (though hot water in the shower,... More 

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Clarinda, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

When you arrive at the Pension, you are given a choice of rooms and prices; all rooms are priced very reasonably ($14 to$60) The staff is very accommodating and helpful. They are very honest in their opinions of all offered tours. All your questions are answered promptly and thoroughly. We enjoy all of our friends in Monteverde. 4

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