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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Santa Elena was a great place to stay, it was a cute touristy spot but not over run with aggressive sales reps trying to get you buy tours. The hotel staff are above and beyond helpful and friendly. Diego was one of the funniest and down to earth characters that we met. He helped us make reservations for tours and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights in order to visit Monteverde cloud forest and stayed in a private room. The room was okay, however it got extremely cold at night. We slept with two blankets and all our clothes on and were still very cold. The included breakfast at taco taco was mediocre. One problem is that it opens at 7...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here in November and can't fault the place at all. The staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. They advised us on all of our tours and booked them straight away. Breakfast and dinner from the taco place next door was delicious. Our room was big, clean, and spacious and the shower has hot water- the first of our...

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Matthews, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here in for 3 nights in November 2016. It rained non stop, but this place was awesome. Rooms were adequate and well worth the price. Showers had very hot water. Everyone was extremely helpful. Loved the coffee and breakfast next door. My daughter loved the place and wants to come back. Thanks to the staff for making my first...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't normally leave reviews but I just wanted to leave a note to say these were the best hostel staff we've had in 2 months of Central America! Nothing was an issue and so much knowledge on Costa Rica. Room great too! Very clean and quiet and the comfiest and cosiest bed in soooo long!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dont know from where to start, the place AMAZING the ppl that works there AMAZING (good job for the owners that hired those kind, friendly, energetic and positive ppl) the location AMAZING! perfection. what makes a place like that to be so good and highly recommended? the place (very clean, well orgenize, big kitchen, and a big place and...

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Whitefish, Montana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My own experience here was not exactly excellent-- imagine cramming six adult family members traveling together in a broom closet with a leaky bathroom, no fan, holes in the windows, noise outside-- but it's worth noting that if you're budget-minded in Santa Elena and Monteverde, this is where you'll be happiest to end up. If our room was shared with,...

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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Great hostel, very good location, clean room, great restaurant, good wifi, nice people, I would recommend that hostel if you have to go to Monteverde. You just have to be careful because our neighbours got stolen by a stranger hanging out in the hostel

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Reviewed September 15, 2016

This hostel has a nice central location and appears to be the center of the action in Monteverde / Santa Elena. You can easily walk to the Mega Super and other stores and restaurants. Parking could be a serious issue here if you are driving a rental, their parking lot is very small and can fill up fast. There is...

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Ciudad de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I recommended 100% their private rooms. They are so cheap and offer all you need. Clean and spacious rooms. Location is great. The friendly staff will help you out in everything you need. Security is great and accept credit card.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Additional Information about Pension Santa Elena

Address: Al Sureste Banco Nacional en El Corazon de Santa Elena 250 m, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $25 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pension Santa Elena 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“bring your own towel, bring ear plugs.”
 of 5 bubbles greenluck007, Sep 15, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room with door to adjoining room.”
 of 5 bubbles Brigitta-Greg, Aug 13, 2016 | Read review
“We had one of the newer private rooms with a rock tiled shower - loved it”
 of 5 bubbles BoobyJones, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
“Get something that opens out onto the garden in the back”
 of 5 bubbles 280ethanb, Aug 7, 2016 | Read review
“Up stairs rooms ,more light,”
 of 5 bubbles susannah52, Jun 30, 2016 | Read review
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