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“Friendly and welcoming - best hostel in Costa Rica!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Downtown Montezuma Hostel

Downtown Montezuma Hostel
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across El Jardin, Montezuma, Costa Rica   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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“Friendly and welcoming - best hostel in Costa Rica!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Planned to stay for two nights but ended up staying for four. Such a great atmosphere with communal dinners every night we were there, lovely host Elena who took us up the hill to see the view one night. Pancake mix and coffee in the mornings. Nice clean rooms and chilled out downstairs with hammocks, a sofa and a big dinner table. Fantastic location, about 2 mins from the beach, supermarket, bars and restaurants. Went on a recommendation from a fellow traveler - best decision of the trip! By far our favourite hostel of the three weeks we were there, thank you Elena - we'll be back!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dtmontezumah, Owner at Downtown Montezuma Hostel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you Nat for your review!
It was really nice having you here, it's always fun when it turns out to be like a family :)
Hope to see you again,
Love,
Elena
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Downtown Montezuma Hostel will always remain a special place in my heart, Elena, the owner is super and made everyone feel like family, the rooms are basic with exactly what you need at such an affordable price, the perfect environment for making special memories and meeting incredible people. Pancakes in the morning, Molly the cat, Randal the surfer and Elena the spiritual hostess, miss them all, I loved my stay and I will definitely go back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dtmontezumah, Owner at Downtown Montezuma Hostel, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Bekkkyyyy,
Thank you so much for your review!
The hammock is still waiting for you, hope to see you again soon :)
Lots of love,
Elena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Elena was a great host... Her hostel has an extremely warm & clean atmosphere and she is very helpful. We planned on staying 2 or 3 nights and ended up staying a week at Downtown Montezuma Hostel. We had heard about it from another traveller while somewhere else in Costa Rica. They raved about the hostel so we took their word for it and called Elena up, best decision we made! If you are going to stay in Montezuma, this is the place! GREAT location and GREAT set-up! Thanks a bunch... Kerry & Mark from Perth, Ontario, Canada :)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dtmontezumah, Owner at Downtown Montezuma Hostel, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Thank you Kerry!
It was nice having you guyz here, hope to see you again :)
All the best,
Elena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Lovely hostel with a Nice owner. At first, we Were supposed to stay only for 1 night but we met so cool people and we decided to stay longer. For breakfast you can make your own pancakes with a delicious syrup on top. It is located next to the market and it´s cheap

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Great place in Montezuma. We had a double room with bathroom for $30,big and clean. There is a kitchen, breakfast in the morning (diy pancakes with a great home made syrup). Elena,the owner is a great hostess, very cool and relaxed. We enjoyed our stay at Downtown!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I just left the Downtown hostel and we had an excellent stay! Big private rooms, comfy beds and a well stocked kitchen. The hostel is very clean and has a nice chill vibe. The common area is shady and has 2 hammocks for lounging. Elena is an excellent hostess and was very friendly and accommodating during our stay. We were even treated to a special sangria one day! The pancakes and coffee every morning are a really nice touch. The coffee has been the best I've had so far and the syrup for the pancakes is worth staying here alone! And for those looking for their pet fix, she has a nice cat and dog!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Elena is a great hostess and runs a clean and comfortable hostel. She accommodated our group of three in a double room at a really fair price. Awesome suggestions for surfing, yoga, and other local activities. Good social atmosphere without being a party hostel. Added bonus: free pancakes and coffee in the mornings.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Downtown Montezuma Hostel

Address: across El Jardin, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Montezuma
Number of rooms: 14

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