My family and I stayed here for a couple of nights during a New Year trip to Costa Rica. We had originally planned to stay the whole time in La Fortuna, but when the manager of the Arenal Hostel there told us he had another place in Monteverde (Santa Elana) and that it was easy to get to, we quickly switched our plans.
This is quite a small hotel, located right on Monteverde's "Golden Triangle"; in other words, very close to all the action. We had an upstairs room looking out across the road. It was rather spartan inside, with a queen bed and a bunk bed for our two children, and nowhere to put our things, and no A/C (not that we needed it). That said, it was clean enough, and there was plenty of hot water while we were there.
The guys downstairs were very helpful in recommending places for us to eat, and which tours would be best for us (the Monteverde cloud forest tour was easily the best for us), and also helped book us a taxi to San Jose when it was time to leave.
There is free breakfast in the price, consisting of pancakes and fruit with fresh tea or coffee. The small dining room downstairs is a great place to meet other residents, who we found to be from a wide range of backgrounds.
This place is good. Try it out sometime...
- 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