I have not had much experience in hostels, but I loved this place!! Clean, hot shower, great prices and fantastic staff! Breakfast was fast and the service was personal. They also have a communal kitchen, if you are into making your own food. Staff gave us local information about great restaurants, tours, sights to see and recommended a great place to stay on our next stop in Costa Rica. From the moment we met David, I felt like I was meeting an old friend. Casa Traquilo felt like home and I look forward to my next trip to Monteverde so I can stay again.