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Monteverde Hostel Lodge
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Princial | 150 Mts North east from Monteverde Bus Station, Santa Elena 1273234, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Oasis)   |  
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“The staff make this place awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

It was raining, hard, late at night, and we were driving with two little kids, hungry, and honestly kind of lost. Who knew the road was so L O N G and bumpy? Where is Monteverde? We came across Hotel Oasis, saw the lights on, it looked welcoming, the price was right, the room was basic and clean and Evan at the front desk was SO FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL that we looked no further. It was a great choice. Santa Elena turns out to be a nice hub for excursions to all the sights and activities in Monteverde. We like to be somewhere where we can walk to different restaurants and so it was perfect for us. Best of all, Even helped us navigate the whole activity maze, and map out what we wanted to do, help us figure out what stuff we could walk to, and got us great prices on all our activities. Plus, breakfast is included. Yes, it's on the main road so there could be some traffic, but it certainly wasn't bothersome, and we had wifi in our room for the first time in a week, so that was kind of fun especially since the presidential election was happening!!! Evan continued to be super helpful and made our stay amazing. Thanks Hotel Oasis!!! Sometimes it's all about who you meet.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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
    4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This place is several small cabins built on a hill just outside the small town of Monteverde, Costa Rica. The rooms were small and the cover smelled of mildew. All night we could hear some creatures walking across the metal roof, although it sometimes sounded as if whatever was walking around was actually inside the wall so I was sort of afraid to go to sleep. The cabins have a double bed downstairs and a twin bed upstairs in a tiny loft. The stairs leading up to the loft are very narrow and awkward to climb. There was only enough hot water for one person to take a shower and we even laughed to our friends next door that we needed to coordinate our showers with them because we thought we were perhaps even sharing hot water with them too. They charge an additional $10.00 for an American breakfast or $12.00 for a Costa Rican breakfast. The food was fine but you can easily get the same food from one of the restaurants in town for half the price.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ingham, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

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.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

Clean, quiet, central location, friendly + helpful staff, fantastic stay. Excellent wifi signal in rooms, fully equipped clean kitchen, all activities can be organised through the hostel.

- Shaun (Melbourne, Australia)

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 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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Cosa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This place is located very near the town. Very nice place. The cabins fit in the forest. In the night there could be some noise from a bar nearby. The breakfast is fruits, bread and eggs. The cabins are made of wood.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This hotel is situated in the center of Monteverde and is a perfect starting point for your trips but also nice to relax as Monteverde and Santa Elena offer a great variety of unbelievably beautiful nature and outdoor leisure. The rooms are clean, offer basic equipment and facilites but everything you need. The price-performance ratio is very good, so you can save up money without abstaining from comfort. I especially enjoyed that you could take really hot showers after all-day long adventure trips, as the temperatures in Monteverde can drop in July. Breakfast was rich, and the pancakes were delicious!
What makes this hotel so extraordinary is the warm-hearted and friendly personal, who gave us a lot ot tips to choose the best excursions and helped us to organize our further voyage. Thanks a lot to Bryan and Ewan. If we go there again, Hotel Oasis will be our choice for sure!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bryhanner r, Director de Recepción at Monteverde Hostel Lodge, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
was a pleasure to help and hope to see you again in the future.
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Keizer, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I stayed in Santa Elena for two nights at the Hotel Oasis. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They booked all my adventures. Shuttle service came to the hotel for all the activities I participated in. The room was clean and comfortable. I would stay again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Address: Princial | 150 Mts North east from Monteverde Bus Station, Santa Elena 1273234, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Oasis)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Monteverde Hostel Lodge 3*
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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