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Monteverde Hostel Lodge
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Princial | 150 Mts North east from Monteverde Bus sSation, Santa Elena 1273234, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Oasis)   |  
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Chilanko Forks, Canada
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“AWESOME STAFF!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

While my travel companion and I did not actually stay at this property I felt compelled to write a review for the amazing helpfulness we received from the staff at the Oasis. Funny enough we had been recommended this place but didn't search it out and only noticed the morning we were leaving that we'd been staying right next door! In any event the morning we decided to leave things got rather complicated trying to arrange transportation and when I wandered in to the Oasis to ask about using the phone, Bray (? the manager) and staff could not have been more helpful. Within 10 minutes Bray had our tickets for us then offered to mind our bags until our mini bus arrived. After the STRESSFUL morning we had been having Bray's unsolicited helpfulness was an inspiration and I only wish we had taken the advise we received to stay there originally. Thank you SO much Bray!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Went here because a hostel i was staying at works with hotel Oasis. The price was great. $12 bucks a night. I was supposed to get a shared room but when i got there they were all taken so they gave me a room with two beds and I was the only one there. The walls are paper thin but you get what you paid for and this is not a complaint because just an amazing experience to be there. The night I stood was pouring rain and windy. You could almost hear the clouds speak it was magical and kinda scary.

As for the actual room it was very plain and basic. One shouldn't expect more because one should always go out and explore so I do recommend this place.

TIP: there is a restaurant right next to Hotel Oasis on the left that is green and semi colorful. EAT THERE. It was the best Tico food I had on my trip.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, Georgia, United States
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This hotel is located almost in town but yet it is back in the cloud forrest. The cabins are small and very basic but very quiet. If you are looking for a out of the way place this is it. Lot of monkeys and other wildlife around as you walk through teh grounds. Staff was excellent and met all our needs. Good place to stay.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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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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Address: Princial | 150 Mts North east from Monteverde Bus sSation, 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 ( WiFi ) 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 #12 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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