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Pension Santa Elena

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Ciudad de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is great and the rooms clean and pretty. There's a fully equipped kitchen you can use to cook! A very good option for a quick or inexpensive trip to Monteverde, they'll even book your tours and people staying is always friendly so feel free to talk to other people and even share a meal or your with them... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to stay in Santa Elena and good value (for Costa Rica!). We stayed for 3 nights and did a couple of tours the hostel helped us arrange (night walk and a morning trip to Curi Cancha, both were excellent). The staff were super helpful and gave us loads of good advice (ask them where the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Super chill and comfortable place that seems to attract a very interesting and social crowd. I solo traveled through here and got my own room, then convinced two other friends to come join me and make a reservation. I also extended my stay here another day because it was just too cozy and relaxing to leave. Located in the center... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

An excellent budget option. The rooms are quite basic but the place is superbly run with very helpful bi-lingual staff. The location is also great, being right in the centre of the village within easy walk of all the shops, bars and restaurants. Breakfast is courtesy of the taco place next door which is also popular for lunch and dinner.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The perfect hostel. Incredibly helpful, friendly staff and great facilities. There's a fridge and a kitchen, unlimited free coffee, really good breakfast included, a nicd chill out area and our private ensuite double was very nice. Enjoy!

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Wish we had gone there straight away. Anyway we made up for it. Craig and the crew are a bunch of super friendly and helpful people. We had such a ball there. The zip lining experience was awesome. The fecilities and the rooms are great. Best of all - free coffee all day long. Thank you team.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Pension has a great atmosphere and is very relaxed. The seating outside and around the reception area has a good vibe. The staff were incredibly helpful and offered useful advice based on our budget and timeframe in Monteverde. The kitchen is great if you are self catering but there is a great little taco stand attached that does good food.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our mission is to "exceed our guests' expectations of a Travelers Hotel by providing outstanding services and dependable information. We commit resources and time to preserving the values and traditions of our communities." Pure Life...Pure Hospitality. ... more   less 

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: $27 - $31 (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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