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Monteverde Backpackers
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

I came with my fiancé and three other travellers we'd met a few days ago. The five of us shared a 7 bed dorm with one other guy. The bunks were comfortable, and the room itself met our needs - place to sleep, place to put your things. We all shared one bathroom, and that worked fine. Our host was friendly and fun and has the cutest little dog I have ever seen, and I'm not much into dogs. Breakfast was simple - cereal, bananas, watermelon, bread, nutella, cake. There was a kitchen we could use. I absolutely loved the vibe of this place, and met other great people here as well. Close to town. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone.

Room Tip: Dorm was great. Private rooms looked nice also.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

If you are looking for a place to kick back and enjoy the tranquility that is Monteverde, stay at the Monteverde backpackers.

Close enough to the centre of town to make trips and tours as easy as they come. Friendly, helpful staff, clean rooms and a unique insight into life in the cloud forest.

Thoroughly recommend it!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

I had a great staying in this place, it is really confortable, good music and i could meet people here, and i booked all the tours here and i got really good prices and they sent me to the must fun and extreme tours, Alonso was super nice, hi is the man, ask him anything about tours, how to get around, where to go, how to get, he knows everything, was nice to have breakfast include in the price and what i like alot what that the rooms were small, 4 person dorm room or 7 person dorm room for only $10 and the rooms has a private bathroom and lockers inside, was super clean and the best hot showers ever, and with some hammocks in the back part of the hostel, perfect to take a nap in the afternoon, so in general, the hostel was really confortable, clean, relax and excellent service, tips have with you warm clothing because is cold up there, especially at night time!!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

The room and bathroom were both clean. The common areas weren't big, but I didn't spend much time there.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

Ok, this hostel wasn't all bad. One of the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the free breakfast was more than enough to fill you up and was yummy, the location is pretty handy being right in the middle of the action really, the showers have hot water and it's great if you're a twitcher. But we aren't twitchers.
Along a 2 week trip my friend and I spent the time in 3 different hostels belonging to the Costa Rica Hostel Network and this was by far the worst. The 'sociable outdoor area' is tiny and so there's not too much room to sit down outside. The rooms are completely covered in wood panelling and so it turned out to be the noisiest hostel in the world with people walking up and down stairs and along their floors at 3am in the morning when they've got up to see the local birds, every step sounding like they're stomping. The rooms are riddled with damp and mould and I know this can't be helped being in a cloud forest area but a drying room would be a good idea. Even the bedding and curtains were mouldy. There was a broken window panel in the bedroom. There were no locks on the bedroom doors so anyone could just walk in and out during the day. The bathroom was dirty. There was the use of a free computer (granted, it's free!) but this took ages to load and so you could have set there all day checking your e-mails. Forget trying to use Skype I reckon! Again, I appreciate the location won't help with internet access.
We didn't quite realise when we arrived that there's some stiff competition in Santa Elena/Monteverde and so we could have tried somewhere different. If we ever go back we'll probably head somewhere else. :( Not too impressed I'm afraid.

Room Tip: Not sure about the private rooms but try to avoid the dorm rooms if you're planning on any sort...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

Not a bad little hostel. We stayed in two of the three deluxe rooms upstairs with the private attached baths (shower plenty of hot water, cold water sink, and toilet). The double bed filled most of the room and the roof pitch eats into even more room volume, but the room was clean and the bed adequate. Basic accommodations at their finest. Earplugs are recommended as the music from a nearby bar has no regard for the hostel's posted quiet hours.

The staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfast of coffee, cereal, fruit, and peanut butter and jelly on white bread was carb rich and geared toward the backpacking clientel.

Despite touring the cloud forest, the best photo I have of a toucanet was taken from the hostel kitchen.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

Price of a dorm, but you get small double room w private bath, Friendly English-speaking desk, very informative & helpful. Altho quiet is requested after 10pm, there is some nearby noise later. Nice continental breakfast. Even has parking. Within walking distance to Santa Elena restaurants, esp Morpho's.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Monteverde Backpackers

Address: 75 Meters From Supercompro | 75 meters Southwest of the main supermarket, Santa Elena 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range: $13 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monteverde Backpacker's is a very nice hostel, right new to down town, only 1 block away of the restaurants, bars and banks, will be a prefect places to enjoy of the cloud forest and all the activites in the area. We have dorms for $11 per person and Private rooms for $35 per night, all the rooms include internet and breakfast, all the rooms with private bathroom and also Kitchen, we also have a front desk, where you can also book all your tours for the diferent activites in the area and transportation to get out of Monteverde. Parking area, security guard all night and relaxing hammack area as well, and with some very nice and relax grill night, for sure the best choice to stay in Monteverde. ... more   less 
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