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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed September 17, 2013

My bf and I rented a car and it wasn't hard to find the place. Easy check-in for our double private room: simple and clean, but we felt a draft in a corner or two of the room. It was very windy outside at night and the loose shutters and loud noises overnight made it a little difficult for a...

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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Stayed at the Casa Tranquilo on a backpacking trip to Costa Rica in december 2012 with a friend. The staff is super friendly and helpful and they speak english. Rooms are very clean for this type of establishment, and they have some rooms with private bathroom for really low prices. Ask for their free tours of Monteverde : one of...

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Calella, Spain
Reviewed September 17, 2013

The parking is in a field for up to two cars. We got a room on the ground floor that seemed of employees. The hot water did not work well, mini towels were not enough. We went to breakfast and kitchen utensils were dirty and messy, the fruit was ripe and insects was rampant, the bread was not fresh. The...

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Isla Mujeres
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

The guys here made us feel welcome straight away. The common area with two computers is so comfy it feels like it could be your living room. The customer service here is some of the best that I've come accross. For example we were leaving before breakfast so he packed us up some banana bread and left it out in...

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Texcoco, Mexico
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We enjoyed our stay and got exactly what we expected. The room was clean and nice (although ours was by the kitchen/common area so it was a bit louder; and the roof window doesn't really allow any sky watching), it's near everything you need in Santa Elena and the staff was friendly. It's been a while so I don't remember...

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Sydney
Reviewed September 11, 2013

The owner of the hostel is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The building itself is a bit 'off beat' but in a nice way...I guess a bit like the 'house that Jack built'. It has the most original shower set up I've come across - the use of real rock as the flooring in the shower. Quite fascinating. The communal...

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Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed September 11, 2013

My wife and I have stayed in a large number of hostels during our annual vacations, and most have been quite comfortable and enjoyable. Casa Tranquilo is at the top of that list! We should have known it was going to be a great place, when the owner showed up at the bus terminal in a taxi, just for us!...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was an amazing spot to stay. Small and so helpful as the staff took us on walks for no cost. Breakfast is included which is a bonus. Also loved the well trained dogs. Ask to see the climbing tree. Also go to the spa that is not advertised but on a small farm. Go with others as you will...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We found this place after a last minute change of plans and liked it so much, we immediately booked an extra night. Very comfortable and welcoming. Good location in Santa Elena. If I had to name a con, I would say it's the heating system in the showers (mentioned by another reviewer). It can't really keep up with the flow...

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Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed September 10, 2013

I visited with a friend for a short visit in Santa Elena. Casa Tranquilo was our host for 2 nights. It is clean, efficient, has a kitchen, computer room, free wifi, hot running water. The furniture is made of real wood, not particle board, and is solid and comfortable. The hosts are gracious, full of useful tips and advice. Their...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa Tranquilo is a rustic tico-style house turned into a relaxed hostel outside the village of Santa Elena in Monteverde, Costa Rica.here you'll find Free Breakfast, Free Internet & Wifi. Kitchen and parking area are also available... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Tranquilo Hostel

Address: 100 m downhill from the SuperCompro supermrket | Monteverde, Puntarenas, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $10 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Casa Tranquilo Hotel Santa Elena
Casa Tranquilo Hostel Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena
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“Avoid Room # 3 - ask for a room away from the road instead.”
822EllenM, May 14, 2016 | Read review
“Try to avoid room 3 which has views of......... the TV lounge.”
Just_Timothy, Apr 5, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony! :)”
heidrunbrazil, Dec 27, 2015 | Read review
“The upper rooms seemed to be slightly nicer (more light)”
Owlalone, Jul 5, 2015 | Read review
“It's worth paying more for the double bed rooms with the share balcony”
Rachael12342014, May 30, 2015 | Read review
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