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“Excelente trato, barato, buenos tours” 5 of 5 stars
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Camino Verde Bed & Breakfast Monteverde
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   | 300 meters south of Entrance acrross the Catholic Church, Santa Elena 60109 Costa Rica, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Santa Elena B&B and Inns
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Excelente trato, barato, buenos tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The hostel is nice and cheap, and its people are excellent. The owner is native to Santa Elena and his suggestions for traveling in the region were key during our trip. The hostel organizes very interesting tours to the most important attractions of the region.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The hostel was very clean and cosy, and the guy at the front desk, Andres, was very friendly and helpful. Complimentary good breakfast and free coffee and tea all day. The only drawbacks were minor- shower had trouble heating up and there was no fan in the room, but the temperature outside was generally cool. One of the best hostels we stayed at in Costa Rica, we'd definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: The private room with a private bathroom also has a tv, and it's probably worth the extra few do...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The most friendly staff I met in Costa Rica! They speak English very well and will help you book anything that you need. They are there starting from 7am till the evening.
This place has a hostel atmosphere, with a nice common area including a kitchen you can use to cook your own dinner/lunch. It is a great place to meet other travelers and even hang out when it is rainy.
This place is 3 minutes walk from "downtown" Santa Elena - so it is not very central, but it is quiet and close enough for most purposes. There are 2 sodas (small local restaurants) next door, so you can get something for lunch/dinner with minimum walking when it rains. There is also a small store very close, so you can buy the basics if you are planning on a quick do-it-yourself dinner in the kitchen.
The Wifi is working well, and there are several somewhat slow computers that you can use.
Breakfast is good and portions are good enough for the average traveler.
The rooms are basic, clean and welcoming. There is hot water all day long to shower, but none in the sink so men - shave with cold water, or in the shower, or not at all...
There is no A/C in the rooms, but since the Monte Verde area is by far the coolest in Costa Rica, you don't really need it. There is also no safe, but the management testifies the area to be very safe, and it indeed felt (and was) okay.
As for the name of the place - there are actually several names for this place:
- Camino Verde Bed & Breakfast (used to be Camino Verde hotel in "downtown" which does not exist any more).
- Cabinas Tina's Casitas
- Hotel Atardecer
There are 2 buildings, one across the other, same owner and same management. I guess each has its own name, but I am not sure which is which, and definitely cannot explain the third name... This is all very confusing, but if you care for what exact room you get - just make sure to clarify that when making the reservation.
The building on the reception/management side is usually filled up first, so staying on the other side can be a bit empty in low season. To access that "other side" late at night, you need to enter from the rare entrance (where the parking is).

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Camino Verde is the best. After booking for four nights, we ended up staying a whole week, and then after an escapade to Panama, we made a point of coming back for our last week.

Let me repeat that... we crossed all of Costa Rica, to go back to Monteverde, just so we could stay there again.

We loved Jose and Andres, the manager and owner, and the general atmosphere of the place. It's calm and cozy, and everyone is really really friendly. You MUST go hear.

Also, the breakfast is absolutely delicious, it's unreal!

GO HERE.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

What a cute and cozy B&B! The common area is nice, with free wifi and phone calls to the US. The new front entrance and "bottle wall" adds an eclectic touch. We enjoyed the free breakfast that included 4 choices. The location was perfect to walk to town or to get picked up for our excursions. Our room was small but comfortable, and it had its own bathroom. Getting hot water in the shower was tricky, but not a concern. We didn't spend much time in our room to need anything more. Andres and Jose helped us with everything from planning our excursions, suggesting places to eat, planning our transportation, and answering questions in general. They were wonderful hosts, kind and helpful. I would definitely stay here again! Thank you Andres and Jose for making our stay so wonderful!

Room Tip: We stayed in the back, in room #18 (I think). It had two beds and its own bath. There was an enclose...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Andres made our stay in Monteverde easy and fun! He helped us book all of our tours right at the front desk. He gave us a super helpful map that he had made of all the tours, their prices, and times. It was amazingly helpful. He was readily available pretty much day and night for any questions we had. Our room (#18) was clean and had its own bathroom amd TV. There are a few common areas to hang out in which was nice. There is a fridge that we kept beer and cheese from the local factory in during our stay. Breakfast was hearty and freshly made. We had the eggs and pancakes most mornings. Free wifi too although it didn't work in our room. Overall, highly recommended and would stay here again! A great B&B for a really good price!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Stayed in this hostel for three nights in April. It is about 10 minutes from the center of a very small town (Santa Elana) in a residential area. Jose makes you feel right at home and will arrange anything you need (tours, transportation). He is a great go-to guy with questions. There are a few large common areas, one next to the kitchen and one with a great view of the surrounding mountains. Breakfast is included and we have four choices. Can also buy food and use the fridge and cooking area. Cold drinks and coffee/tea available all day. Computers available for guests. The private room I had was large and had a full ensuite bathroom. As in many small communities, dogs may be allowed to protect territory (usually the chickens) at night so bring earplugs. I heard a couple of dogs at night but nothing earplugs didn't take care of. This is a great hostel with really good help from the manager, Jose. And, for all the services, you can't beat the cost. Really nice place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Address: | 300 meters south of Entrance acrross the Catholic Church, Santa Elena 60109 Costa Rica, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Elena
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Hotel Class:3 star — Camino Verde Bed & Breakfast Monteverde 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
300 mtrs downhill from Bar Amigos across the Church in downtown, or 300 Mtrs Southwest From SuperCompro Supermarket. Across from the church you will find an entrance, follow that entrance pass Bar Amigos, straight down the dirt road for 300m. (We are right next to Tinas Casitas) We are almost the last lodging on that road, we are between a small mini market called " Las Orquideas" and a small restaurant called la " La Amistad" We now have UNLIMITED FREE CALLS to the U.S.A and cheap calls to the rest of the world. Camino Verde B&B is a "Bed and Breakfast" style lodging opened in 2009 and located on the edge of Santa Elena. The B&B is laid out in the style of a family house and guests are encouraged to treat it as their home. The building was in fact once the owner's family home which gave inspiration to this 'Tica House' designed hotel.The B&B is situated a 5 minute walk from the town centre of Santa Elena, but is far enough away for it to be quiet and have more rural surroundings. This is the perfect option for those who crave the quiet side of the countryside but who require the amenities provided in a town. FACILITIES: Camino Verde B&B comprises private rooms which sleep 2 to 4 guests. Four of the rooms have shared bathroom facilities and the rest are en suite. For the rooms with private bathroom the prices are $25 for one person, $40 for a double, triple $45 and quadruple $55. Rooms with shared bathroom costs $15 for a single and $25 for a double. All prices include breakfast and tax. ... more   less 
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