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Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

My friend and I happened into Sloth Backpackers because we met Yorle and Gaby in Sámara the night we were planning our trip to Monteverde. Sloth is the cutest hostel of all time- and we saw the sloth! It felt like we were staying at Yorle's house. She was so kind and helpful in planning our excursions/shuttles, sending us to her mom's restaurant for dinner (go there- it's great!), and made us a great breakfast before she sent us off in the morning. I wish everywhere I traveled to had a hostel like Sloth Backpackers. I can't recommend this hostel enough.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

we stayed for 2 nights at sloth backpackers, since we arrived we felt at our own house .. the two sisters who work here are very friendly and helpful with everything. backpackers place is the cleanest I have ever visited .. and breakfast is amazing, fresh fruit each day and each person chooses the option that you want to eat. will prepare them with love every day for breakfast ... a place I can recommend to all travelers. is excellent and only 2 minutes walk from the center ... the price is very reasonable $ 12 per person and a very clean room ...

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Topeka, Kansas
2 reviews
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Reviewed December 24, 2011

We spent two nights at the Sloth Hostel. The breakfasts were great, the rooms were clean and I felt comfortable. The location was good and it was a great experience!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

We had an excellent stay at Sloth Backpackers. Our group almost took over the whole place! It was very nice and clean, breakfast was excellent and Yorle did a great job of helping us get where we wanted to go!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

Amazing hostel, beautiful people, awesome free breaky!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

sloth backpackers is the best, i strongly suggest staying there. the two sisters who run the place are so warm and made me feel welcome from the start. the hostel is very clean, and in a great location. PLUS they cook you breakfast! and it's not just cereal or toast, as i've had at some hostels, but you get to choose what you want in the morning, then they make you anything from pancakes with fruit to eggs, toast, and fruit--amazing! i'll definitely stay here the next time i head to monteverde.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Oceanside, California
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

I was pretty new to the idea of hostels/bed & breakfasts, so I was a little apprehensive about what to expect. Well, all my worries were put to rest. Sloth BPs has all the comfort and feel of staying at say your cousin's or grandma's. Gaby and Yorle were so helpful with arranging tours and transportation back to San Jose and even Panama. They helped me work on my Spanish and were so friendly and welcoming. Their mother runs the restaruant up the street which has good food and reasonably priced. If you're looking for a welcoming home that has great food and coffee with that Tico feel, look no further than just past the supermarket.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast
Address: From the bus station walk to the corner Popular Bank, on the left at 50 meters there is Sloth Backpackers | 75 metros este from Chamber of Tourism, Santa Elena 5556, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sloth Backpackers B & B is one the most famous hotels in thegateway to all touristic venues in Santa Elena of Monteverde. Personalattention by Owner YORLEWe are the number one option for backpackers and travelers in Costa Rica.In the Town, without Noise.The Hotel Sloth Backpackers B&B is in the perfect place to stay andrelax after a busy day of activities.Offers clean, Dorms and comfortable rooms, and each room has a private bathroomwith hot water 24 hours & Dorms with Bathrooms, towells, FreeInternet or Wi-fi, kitchen Fully Equipped Free, Free Coffee & Tea all Day.Free breakfast includes:Coffee, tea, pancakes, bread, butter, jam, eggs and fresh fruits.Also, Hotel Sloth Backpackers B & B, offers: laundry services, Office information with the best prices in activities, special for Groups and Students.2 Minutes from the only public bus station,Downtown, only 2 minutes to the bus stations, banks, restaurants, night life, souvenir stores, and supermarkets.If you need me (Yorle) pick you up at the bus station, send an email. ... more   less 
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