Santa Elena is a great base for the activities around Monteverde. There are plenty of restaurants and shops in town. The Hotel Oasis is conveniently located on the south triangle base of the main part of town. If you drove there, you can park across the street (5 spaces), or in the two-car berth beside reception if you are lucky.
We paid $30/night for a private room for the two of us (there was a double and single bed in the room), $25 if you're one person wanting a private room. I think it's $15pppn for shared accommodation.
Be warned that staying in town is noisy as cars and motorbikes are loud and angry (if you want to anthropomorphise them!) from the terrible rough unpaved roads in the area. Hotel Oasis' rooms are not well insulated and you will hear everything - particularly worst on the streetside rooms. Be ready with earplugs.
The reception staff are friendly and helpful - a bit of push-selling of activities but they're not bolshy about it and are still nice if you don't book anything. They'll provide you with a map and highlight everything to see/do and if you have your own car, you can go around to them on your own.
The rooms themselves are neat and tidy, a bit worn but of a decent size and the cleaner comes in every day. The bathroom is a little small and a bit worn but otherwise fine. It's nice to have the free wi-fi and it reaches the rooms.
If you can handle the noise and want to stay right in town, then Hotel Oasis is as good a choice as any.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Oasis located in the main street of Santa Elena Center, visit us and check our rooms and rates, we offer you:- Rooms with private bath and hot water- First, second and third floor- Wifi in the rooms- Breakfast included - Communal kitchen- Tour desk- 10% discount for extremos canopy ( only for our guests )We offer you, too:Canopy Extremo ( tour by the cables, tarzan swing, rappel and the superman),Bungee jumping, big tarzan swing,Hanging bridges, night walking, coffee tour, horseback riding, water fall, ATV, and many others tour of the area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monteverde Hostel Lodge Costa Rica - Santa Elena