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“perfect for backpackers” 5 of 5 stars
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100 m downhill from the SuperCompro supermrket | Monteverde, Puntarenas, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica   |  
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2 reviews
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“perfect for backpackers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great hostel, stuff really nice and helpful,good breakfast.. Good price. Everything that you need you can find there. There is a kitchen so you can cook.
And one more word about the stuff they try to help you , not to sell stuff, and they always try to give student discounts for the activities .
Highly recommended

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I highly recommend this hostel. It's really cheap, well located and pretty clean. The free breakfast is just amazing and delicious. If you don't want to spend much money in Monteverde, go for this choice. They give you a lot of good advices for all the activities in the region... :)

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I could not have found a better place than Casa Tranquilo for my stay in Santa Elena.
Hostel is very charming, colorful, quiet even when it's full, comfy, with a very good wifi connection and in a perfect location close to everything.
Price includes an amazing home made beakfast. It is not only delicious, it is nicely plated and portion is big.
And what I loved even more it's you guys! Thanks David, Lee, Esteban and Ro. I felt like beeing part of your hostel family. You are very welcoming, open minded, patient and so helpful with anything.
I'll definitely recommend Casa Tranquilo to all my traveller friends.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Really great value, rooms were excellent and lovely chill-out area and kitchen.

Excellent breakfast, especially the banana bread, and free tea and coffee was great. The owner Ro was super helpful and a lovely guy. Get them to show you where to find the Ficus tree and climb it!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

No one here is trying to gouge you. They're not touristy. It's so refreshing.

The rooms are inexpensive and comfortable, if you aren't into lux. The staff is so chill and so lovely and so helpful. It's an easy 3 minute walk into the main triangle.

Breakfast is delicious.

If you're tired of the zip-line/horseback-riding side of Costa Rican adventures, go on Emel's canyoning tour. It feels like your cool new friend is showing you the secret best spots that no one else gets to see. You'll get a little banged up, and it's worth every second. We saw tons of morphos and several glass frogs. Just seriously. Do yourself the favor. It's worth double the price he charges. I want to go ten more times.

Casa Tranquilo itself is by the road, so expect ambient traffic noise. If you're used to cities, it's not noticeable.

All thumbs up.

Stayed July 2014
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Super laid back hostel with great owners and management. Located a five minute walk from center of town. Emil and the owners treated my family as his own. Free hearty breakfast and plenty of local knowledge.

Room Tip: They have new dorm style room above the dining room for low budget stays.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Beautiful, well kept and charming hostel with great amenities. The staff makes you feel like you're at home. A home away from home. It is a perfect place to meet people and discover more of the Costa Rican lifestyle. Monteverde combines adrenaline and relaxation and this place is the perfect combination.
Oh and the free breakfast is just amazing!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa Tranquilo Hostel

Address: 100 m downhill from the SuperCompro supermrket | Monteverde, Puntarenas, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Tranquilo is a rustic tico-style house turned into a relaxed hostel outside the village of Santa Elena in Monteverde, Costa Rica.here you'll find Free Breakfast, Free Internet & Wifi. Kitchen and parking area are also available... ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Casa Tranquilo Hotel Santa Elena
Casa Tranquilo Hostel Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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