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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
Pension Santa Elena
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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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Clarinda, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We want to thank Diego for being excellent in every way. Another staff (young girl at reception) don't know her name but she was great too. The hostel was as clean as a hostel can be and the environment / atmosphere was superb. We stayed longer than planned as we enjoyed it so much. We'll always remember our Pension Santa... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first hostel stay ever.... and boy did we do it right! After looking at many in costa rica we settled on this one.... Everything is really clean.... we had a private room with private bath and it was perfectly comfortable.... Taco Taco next door is included in the price for breakfast and the food is great.... but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was super helpful and lovely. Bedrooms were good, prices were average for everything, and it was centrally located. The Taco bar next door associated with the hostel was really delicious. I would recommend this hostel to any travelers going through Monteverde!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pension Santa Elena was a great base from which to experience the many aspects of the Monteverde area. The location was convenient to restaurants and businesses. Taco-Taco next door to the hostel had great food at a reasonable prices. The hostel staff were extremely helpful in assisting us with reservations for the various venues around the area. Joe and Trisha

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Providence Bay, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly. The kitchen was extremely clean. They had a house cat or two that were friendly. Our room was clean. It gets pretty cold at night and our window would not close completely, but I'm sure they have fixed that. They provided a sheet as well as wool blanket, so that helped. You get a free... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff and owners are very friendly and helpful and with their laughter and smiles you relax immediately, even after a long journey. They give good, objective information about all the things you can do around Monteverde and about other cities, transport and hostels. The livingroom with the comfy couch makes you feel at home and that's the place where... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would like to start out saying that Diego was very helpful and that was about as positive as this review will be. He was truly the only helpful person during our stay. Not only did he make a point to ensure everything was going well, he pointed us in the direction of the Hollow Tree, which we would suggest... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Location can't be beat... not that there's much to do around Santa Elena. Attached to Taco Taco (that's where breakfast is served - amazing breakfast taco). Rooms were super clean, comfy beds, roomy and cool lay out. Really enjoyed the shared kitchen area... though I'd suggest re-washing something before using it, some people just aren't clean.

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Calgary, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

All the staff were great, always willing to help with information about the area, arranging for tours, etc, the assortment of rooms was very appealing. Breakfast was very good from Taco Taco which happened to be attached to the building. There was always coffee available and it was pretty good. Location was fantastic

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