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Pension Santa Elena

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250 m al Sureste Banco Nacional en el corazon de Santa Elena, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am so glad we stayed here! Our private double room was really nice, and we enjoyed chilling in the common area. The staff are the best we've met on our travels so far - so friendly and helpful couldn't ask for more. Right next door to Taco Taco so you can get dinner there and eat it in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a nice hostel, definitely our favourite place we have stayed on our whole trip. Very glad we stayed here! We got a double room and it was very nice with a nice clean bathroom and powerful warm shower as well. The common area is really chilled, lots of seats and sofas, good wifi and great music playing. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pension Santa Elena made the experience in Monteverde for me. The staff were positive, helpful and organized. They are committed to providing a positive experience for guests and it really shows in the vibe of the hostel. They set up every excursion we took and provided great advice for which activities to do. The hostel was clean and the beds... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be fair, this place is not bad. Its got a nice travellers vibe and the rooms are decent. The mexican food next door, where everybody eats is very average though and if you are travelling rather than on holiday, you could do worse than to stay here as its decent value. If your coming from Nicaragua, you may be... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pension Santa Elena is ideally positioned in central Santa Elena. The rooms were nice and the whole hostel had a friendly atmosphere. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and will book any tour or trip you want for you (and don't seem to get any commission or benefit directly). They are knowledgable about bus times and what activities there... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Pension Elena for 3 nights during our stay in Monteverde. We experienced the best service in Costa Rica, Oscar and his staff are great! They organized the ziplining, gave advice about the national parcs but also about other parts of Costa Rica. Really recommend this hostal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really don't know why folks are saying b/f not enough ect ,in other hostels you are lucky to get a slice of toast and cup of tea. !! Customer service is the best ,so helpful ,I wanted an up stairs room ,they gave me a room with bunk beds ,a double bed, Just for me at no extra charge,,all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed my stay. I didn't want to leave. There's a really nice vibe in the communal areas and kitchen and the staff are really friendly. Good breakfast from Taco Taco next door. I'd stay here again for sure.

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, we were in a private room which was nice and pretty spacious with its own bathroom. The staff were so helpful and friendly and gave you advice on what to do and where to go zip lining. The only thing we were slightly disappointed with was the breakfast which you got from the taco... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

After the Lonely Planet recommended Pension Santa Elena I looked the hostel up and discovered that for 20 USD I could have a double bedroom, with bathroom for myself.... Including breakfast :D Well, needles to say, I booked it! I stayed 5 nights at the Pension. Originally I had booked 3 nights but I liked it so much that I... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • 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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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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: 250 m al Sureste Banco Nacional en el corazon de Santa Elena, 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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