We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Casa Mariposa Hostel & Guesthouse

  • Free Internet
Save
Enter dates to see best deals
Check In Check Out
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
More options
View Deals
We check up to 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices
1 room 2 adults 0 children
View Deals
Close 
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 123: English reviews
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights before and after climbing Mt Chirripo. It felt like coming home. Clean rooms and comfy beds. A nice livingroom area where we met other trekkers. Barbara who runs the place were really helpfull with our preparations before the hike. And after a long day of hiking she tapped up the hottub for us - a true...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JennyGustafsson
Coronado, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic guest house to stay in!! The design of the place is so unique and the staff were all really helpful and welcoming. You felt like you were right at home. Perfect place to stay if you want to visit Chirripo or Cloudforestbridge reserve, both entrances are just a few min walk away. To get to this place it definitely...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jharvs2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is situated right near the entrance of the Chirripo National Park which is perfect if you want to do the hike. It's also close to Cloudbridge Reserve. The hostel is very cosy with a well equipped kitchen and communal area. The dorm is in a little cave with comfy beds and enough space for luggage. The hostel sells...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Corinna K
Urbana, Illinois
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Unique rooms nestled into the forest/slopes next to the river. Entire facility is beautiful and clean. The dorm room is incredibly cool and unique. Nice kitchenette for cooking. This is the PERFECT place for sleeping the night before climbing Chirripo. It is the CLOSEST HOSTEL/HOTEL to the Chirripo trailhead (only 50m away). Their website was very helpful with Chirripo details,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank kevinwolz1
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed January 6, 2017

We used this place as a base for our trip to Chirripó and came with a very good impression. We stayed at the cabin at the top of the hostel. The rustic style and the open windows give a sensation of closeness to nature. The warmness of the owners and hostess also helped. There is a shared kitchen that can...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank José Alexander R
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed December 14, 2016

We stayed for 3 nights while walking and birding in the Cloudbridge Reserve. Great place to stay when coming or going on the strenuous hike to Chirripo or just visiting the lovely San Gerardo area. Not easy to get to, but well worth the effort. Beautiful, uniquely-built buildings with a dorm and nice private rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Canuck3134
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

I went to this place after climbing the Chirripo , I couldn't have found a better place to rest ! Really relaxing, peaceful atmosphere, the decoration is very original... and the staff was really kind ! I slept with the cat, he was an angel :) Just perfect

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Elise B
Reviewed September 5, 2016

We stayed one night before our hike to Chirripó the next morning. We were welcomed with a relaxed atmosphere, great employees (shout out Robbie and Kimberly), and a unique place to stay. The whole hostel is a "community house" which is very different from other hostels I've stayed in. Casa Mariposa has hats/gloves/jackets/walking sticks for people to use for their...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nicholas G
Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I don't even know where to start off with all the good things happening there! First of all: the casa mariposa is a real beauty, they built the hostel into nature and it's just stunning. Then there's the staff: helping, friendly and there for every concern you may have. They even have a little store where you can buy eggs,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank flohazy
Reviewed August 26, 2016

This picturesque hostel perfectly defines what the word coziness means. People come here usually the night before they start their hike of the Cerro Chirripo but they end up staying at lease one additional night afterwards because the hostel has such a nice atmosphere. The owners and the manager are very friendly and helpful and you can really ask them...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gabriële B
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

61 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (60)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Other (35)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near San Gerardo
1.4 mi away
Hotel de Montana El Pelicano
Hotel de Montana El Pelicano
#1 of 1 in San Gerardo
72 reviews
7.3 mi away
Talari Mountain Lodge
Talari Mountain Lodge
#3 of 7 in San Isidro de El General
44 reviews
16.1 mi away
Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa
Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve &...
#2 of 4 in San Gerardo de Dota
663 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
16.4 mi away
Trogon Lodge San Gerardo de Dota
Trogon Lodge San Gerardo de Dota
#1 of 4 in San Gerardo de Dota
556 reviews
9.1 mi away
Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection
Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Res...
#1 of 7 in San Isidro de El General
127 reviews
0.9 mi away
Hotel de Montana El Descanso
Hotel de Montana El Descanso
#1 of 3 in San Gerardo De Rivas
15 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
Internet
  • Free Internet
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel-style lodging catering to international clientele, located at the trail head to Mt. Chirripo and Cloudbridge Reserve. Owners John and Jill Titan prioritize your easy access to nature. Private rooms with queen bed and dorm beds. Fully equipped guest kitchen. Local coffee, tea, milk, sugar, cooking oil and spices provided. Spotless shared restrooms. Hot showers. Common living area, hammocks, book trade & DVD library, garden and river trails, birding and naturalist reference guides, travel assistance, games, phone and internet access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Mariposa Hostel & Guesthouse

Address: | 50 meters North of Chirripo Trail Head, San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > Chirripo National Park > San Gerardo
Price Range: $12 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Casa Mariposa Hostel & Guesthouse Costa Rica/San Gerardo
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Casa Mariposa Hostel & Guesthouse staff and other travelers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Casa Mariposa Hostel & Guesthouse staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“The dorm rooms are really cool and great if you are in a group! Just make sure to re confirm your booking before you arrive.”
 of 5 bubbles jharvs2017, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Cozy private rooms are available, though we stayed in the super cool shared bunk.”
 of 5 bubbles donaldquintinb, May 15, 2016 | Read review
“definitely choose the dorm over the private rooms - it is amaaaazing :)”
 of 5 bubbles SpokeyDokeys, May 5, 2016 | Read review
“only one computer with cable internet hookup”
 of 5 bubbles 251caran, Feb 25, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with private baths are cleaner, quieter, & have better hot water”
 of 5 bubbles ChristopherT246, Dec 29, 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question