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Casa Tranquilo Hostel

100 m downhill from the SuperCompro supermrket | Monteverde, Puntarenas, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Upon arrival we were met by very friendly staff who helped us get situated and set up a night hike for us. The hostel had great vibes from the beginning and only got better. The staff will take you on a guided hike and they prepare fresh banana bread in the morning for breakfast. I had trouble with my debit... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

These guys know how to run a hostel. Easily competes for one of my favorite hostels of all time. A day in the life of Casa Tranquilo- Wake up to some bomb [--] cooking aka all the free eggs, bread, pastries, fruta fresca, and even homemade banana bread Enjoy the company of the staff, they will be dancing by the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

The moment we walked through the door, the staff of Casa Tranquilo made us feel like friends. A truly welcoming atmosphere, and not that fake 'have a nice day' nonsense: these guys are the real thing. On the nights we stayed, high winds rocked the building, which added to the enchanting atmosphere of the cosy alpine chalet-style rooms, with their... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

As far as hostels go, this one is hard to beat. Having stayed at various other hostels throughout Costa Rica, Casa Tranquilo was by far my favorite. When you’re traveling on a budget in country you’re not familiar with, you hope to find clean and comfortable accommodations with helpful and friendly staff, and Casa Tranquilo satisfied all of these needs.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012 via mobile

We ended up staying here for two nights rather than one. This is a great spot if your looking for a histal in monteverde. The free breakfast includes fresh local fruit, eggs, granola, local milk and coffee. We slept great here! With the winds raging outside it allmost felt like a treehouse. Waking up to a beautiful view on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at Casa Tranquilo for 3 nights at $10 a night. As soon as we arrived, Elvis, who is not the owner, but works there, offered us fruit and banana bread then took us on a free hike to a gorgeous fig tree. He was a wealth of info about the area and led me on three other free... More

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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Stayed here for two nights. Very reasonable price and the staff - especially Elvis - was very helpful. They can recommend good places to eat for an authentic experience and they have connections on the Pacific coast if you are looking for a good place to stay. The shower was very hot, but the rooms are drafty. There was a... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Nice rooms, great location (close to everything), fun people who work at the hostel (Johnny in particular) hammock, guitars, the whole nine. def would recommend this place to a friend and will be staying here again on my next trip to Monte Verde!

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I stayed here for two nights in January 2012 with a group of friends, and it was a wonderful experience. They offer cute and clean rooms with delicious homemade banana bread in the morning (you can also make your own food with bread, eggs, fruit, etc. that they provide). The staff is incredibly helpful and knowledge--they assisted me in booking... More

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Nice & clean rooms, the staff is really great, helpful. They are also tour guides themselves and we had the best bird-watching experience with Johnny.

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Additional Information about Casa Tranquilo Hostel

Also Known As:
Casa Tranquilo Hotel Santa Elena
Casa Tranquilo Hotel
Casa Tranquilo Hostel Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena
Address: 100 m downhill from the SuperCompro supermrket | Monteverde, Puntarenas, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 23 Specialty lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Tranquilo is a rustic tico-style house turned into a relaxed hostel outside the village of Santa Elena in Monteverde, Costa Rica.here you'll find Free Breakfast, Free Internet & Wifi. Kitchen and parking area are also available... ... more   less 
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