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“Perfect - I only wish I could have stayed longer!” 5 of 5 stars
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50 Mt From Downtown, Montezuma 6111, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Montezuma
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Paris, France
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“Perfect - I only wish I could have stayed longer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Llena Luna is more than you'd expect from a budget hotel. The rooms are large, beautifully decorated with fresh linens everyday, the veranda is bright, welcoming and has beautiful views, and all the staff are friendly and helpful. With a great shared kitchen, free wifi, a safe in each room and a short stroll to the beach this place has it all.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Montezuma was our favourite place in Costa Rica and Luna Llena was a big part of the reason. Milly made us feel welcome from the beginning - and we just kept extending our stay! The kitchen is extremely well-equipped, the view is stunning, the facilities excellent and the monkeys come to play regularly. We stayed in a private room upstairs and it perfectly suited our needs as a couple. This hostel is safe, clean, good value, pretty, well located, welcoming and the perfect haven in Montezuma!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Great location up on the hill in the midst of the jungle with fantastic views.
The rooms are basic , but clean with fresh towels provided every day. The upstairs porch and common area downstairs offer enough space to relax and lounge. Staff was very helpfful organizing trips and transportation.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

This place was really nice. The hostel is set along a hill in the forest. We were treated many times to monkeys meandering through the trees. Squirrels and Iguanas were also sighted. The open common rooms with people coming and going was quite relaxing with a great atmosphere.

All the staff were exceptionally friendly. Especially Gwen. An easy walk from Montezuma, I would absolutely return to Luna Llena.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

I stayed at Luna Llena for 5 nights in the dorm room. It's a perfectly nice hotel - up the hill from the main action (which means you can avoid feeling guilty about lying on the beach all day - it's a good workout!), with some nice views of the ocean and a good-sized lounge area. There is one dorm room with 5 beds, which - at $10 per night - makes a great deal. The room is perfectly comfortable, complete with fans and lock boxes, but it is right next to the kitchen and lounge area, so it can be noisy. The hotel has a strict 10 pm quiet policy, but staff begins cleaning and making coffee *bright* and early which will disturb a light sleeper like myself. The guest at the hotel were very friendly, but because most of the rooms are private, Luna Llena lacks that true "hostel" feel, if that's what you're looking for.

I found the staff very helpful in terms of planning activities and transportation. They will offer lots of recommendations in terms of places to stay elsewhere in Costa Rica -- just keep in mind that, as always, they are usually based on a mutual agreement/commission policy.

A few things that would have kicked my experience at the hotel up a notch: breakfast (at least fruit and/or bread), hammocks (a staple for any beach getaway), and more monkeys! (Despite my near-constant vigil, I didn't see any from Luna Llena; when I went to visit friends at the hotel next door, they were everywhere!)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

The location of Luna Llena, up the hill from the main intersection of Montezuma, is one of its best assets. It's in a forest, with monkeys, crabs, and birds all around. This setting makes staying there an interesting experience, as you have an opportunity to see wildlife without taking a rainforest tour. It also means there are lots of bugs. But the hotel has mosquito netting to protect you while you sleep. The rooms are nice and mostly rather basic. The cost is a bit high for the quality of the rooms, but the rest of the hotel, especially the kitchen and common areas, are very comfortable. We looked at other hotels in Montezuma, and Lune Llena had one of the nicest ambiances of any in its price range. If you're on a budget, it may not be your best option. But you're willing to pay a little more for comfortable common areas and a good setting, stay at Luna Llena.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

I will always stay here when I visit montezuma - my boyfriend and I stayed three nights in room 3 and loved it!
Nice big kitchen to share, amazing outdoor showers and porches with seating on your private porch. Fresh towels and sheets each morning, big fan and screened windows and a mosquito net provided (we didnt need it). It's a steep 75m climb fromthe centre of town but it's completely manageable, even if you're tired or drunk!

I love it here

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 50 Mt From Downtown, Montezuma 6111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15

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