Cabinas Vista al Golfo is simple in the best kind of way- it has no unnecessary frills, but it doesn't skimp on any necessities. There really isn't anything I'd change about it, and found myself saying, "I wish this place were my apartment!"
My friend and I stayed two nights, one in a double room with two beds upstairs, and the other in a dorm room downstairs. The double had more bedding/blankets, whereas the dorm only had sheets. Both had towels and shared bathrooms with hot water!
The upstairs kitchen is absolutely beautiful; it feels like you're in a tree house. It's all windows and you can gaze out at the green mountains and valleys that give Monteverde its name. The kitchen is well stocked with plenty of cutting boards, sharp knives, plates, bowls and mugs. The free breakfast is stellar- with coffee, tea, fruit, bread, jam. The downstairs kitchen is just as well stocked.
There are hammocks and lounge chairs on both levels perfect for reading, relaxing and reflecting. This is not the place to come if you're looking for a party, but it's definitely the place if you're looking to chat with someone about Game of Thrones and swap nature reserve trail suggestions.
The staff was incredibly helpful with bus/tour information and was very flexible when we decided to stay another night.
Because the hostel is on an exposed hillside, at night it was extremely windy and the howling gusts rattling the tin roof made it a little hard to fall asleep, but if you want to avoid mother nature you're traveling in the wrong country.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monteverde Budget Cabins Cabinas vista Al Golfo offers cheap lodging in Santa Elena Monteverde, we are located very close to the town of Santa Elena,we offer cheap cabins for you to spend your vacations in Monteverde Costa Rica, come and stay with us at this small and clean hostel.Cabinas Vista Al GolfoWe are located in an ideal spot, from our lodge balcony and look out point you can enjoy a beautiful and exuberant view, you can see the dinamyc climate changes of the monteverde cloud forestfrom our look out point experience one of the best views of the mountains of Monteverde and the Nicoya Gulf Community kitchen fully equipped, refregirator, microwave, toaster, coffe maker and everything you should need Deluxe Apartments fully equipped kitchen private bathroomprivate balcony with the best view for the mountain and nicoya gulfExcellent hot water system Cable T V Security Box FREE BREAKFASTWI-FIFREE INTERNETFREE COFFEE AND TEACabinas Vista Al Golfo Is costarican family run hotel in Santa Elena the owner Jorge Campos and his wife Anali Lopez will assist you personally with everything you should need, they do speak very good English so if you do not speak our language that should be no problem, you can enquire for tours in the area among other things ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cabinas Vista Al Golfo Hotel Santa Elena
- Cabinas And Hotel Vista Al Golfo Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena