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Santa Elena Hostel Resort

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Overview
50 meters south and 70 meters east of Banco Nacional Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109 Costa Rica See on map
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Bar/Lounge
Wheelchair access
Shuttle Bus Service
Breakfast included
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a dorm originally but was placed in a private 3 bed room with the possibility of other travelers arriving. Thought"cool!" Until coukdnt sleep with motorcycles racing around town until 1 or 2 am. I know the hostel cant control this but it is really...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the more expensive places in Costa Rica and the staff try to get you to spend a bit more e.g. when I went out to Santa Elena Cloud Forest they did not give me student discount as it earns them more money. The...More

Thank huntforgoodtimes
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Made a reservation here because it is connected to the BEAUTIFUL Arenal hostel resort and the guy working there suggested it. We were given one of the rooms in the area next to the reception, which I feel like aren’t the best. The room itself...More

Thank Taylor M
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Came here on recomendation of the fabulous resort hostel at Arenal, that concierge's bad. For only a few dollars less than in fabulous Arenal they put me in a old dark musty crazy bad plumbing teensy room with musty towels, tiny bathroom with shower that...More

Thank Sailaka
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Our first nights stay after flying into San Jose and taking the bus to Monteverde. It was a beautiful drive from San Jose to Monteverde, there was mountainous views a majority of the trip and they even make a half way pit stop. It was...More

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SANTA ELENA HOSTEL RESORT located in Down Town Monteverde, Santa Elena offers you the best Hotel'Hostel'Lodge option in the Area. Although we are just a few steps from the middle of town, we are also ...More located in a hidden away spot in the middle of the Forest surrounded by trees and the sounds of Nature. Great happy environment, with nice music, communal kitchen, resting area living room with a warm fireplace for the cool Cloud Forest nights, Wi-Fi, tour desk with all activities reservation service with no extra charge. Cozy wooded rooms and dorms most of them with balcony, private hot water bathrooms, all in a fun 'calm resting atmosphere. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
Pool
Beachfront
Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
20
Price range
$27 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Santa Elena Hostel Resort Monteverde, Costa Rica
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
20
Price range
$27 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Santa Elena Hostel Resort Monteverde, Costa Rica
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
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Traveler (44)
Room & Suite (47)
Dining (25)
Pool & Beach (1)
Amenities (19)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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Nearby AttractionsSee all 27 attractions in Santa Elena
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"We were in the back, which I think is quieter. Heard some guests by the Hammocks at night but it got quiet..."
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"There are rooms with balconies!"
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"Rooms in the back are dark. So maybe the ones in front are better."
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"Rooms at the back are quieter and I think we had the best one - second floor of the bungalow with a private..."
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