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Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast
Portland, Oregon
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“Hooray for Sloth!”
Reviewed March 3, 2011

Sloth was definitely the best choice for us because the people were so welcoming The large kitchen in the middle of the hostel makes it almost feel like a home stay where everyone can gather and chat in the kitchen. It is located a short walking distance from all the main amenities, but fair enough off the main path to be out of the noise. The hostel is also aptly named as we saw a sloth climbing the telephone wires right outside our window!

Rooms are simple and clean as is the bathroom.

Breakfasts are better than your normal hostel with fresh fruit and an egg :)

We loved Yorle and Gaby! Good people in Monteverde.

We were recommended to this hostel by a friend and I would like to pass on the recommendation as well!

As an addition, the small jewelery shop right up the hill was also owned by a very nice man with beautiful creations.

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Monteverdehostel, Propietario at Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 16, 2011
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hello friends, thank you for your comment, to me it is very important to your opinion, if you are lucky because they can see the Sloth, in front of my hostel, thanks and good trip.
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Den Haag, Holland
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Reviewed February 20, 2011

We stayed for 4 nights in Sloth Backpackers to see the wildlife in Monte Verde. We just arrived and already saw a toekan in the gardin from our window! There is also a sloth with babysloth living in a tree across the street.....
Every evening we went to Yorle her Mama : ´Soda La Amistad´, a little restaurant with delicious food. Yorle just started to run the Hostel and she (and her sister Gaby also) really is enthousiastic with arranging tours and transportation for her geasts. We always saw her with a big smile and because she´s very creative, she made the hostel look beatifull with her wallpaintings and every day we got clean towels in the shape of an animal.....
She also has great plans for her garden to make it a relaxing place with hammocks. Good work! We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2011

Stayed there for two nights and Yorle made sure our stay was a pleasant one.

From getting us to the best tours in town, to letting us know what the most economical Market was, to pointing us to the best spot for a night out on the town, she really went above and beyond.

Definitely recommend!

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Monteverdehostel, Propietario at Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 23, 2011
Dear guest, thank you for your comment, to me is a pleasure to share with you, when you want to go back. we are here to help.
Pura vida
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed February 18, 2011

My friend and I stayed for 2 evenings at this hostel and had a great time! It was clean and the owners really went out of their way to be sure we did everything we wanted in monteverde. I would totally recomment staying here as it is only one block from downtown. Far enough to enjoy some quiet sleep. And, especially clean! Yorle is a hustler and takes it personally that everyone who stays is comfortable. Gracias, y ballas linda ;-)

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Reviewed February 16, 2011

This hostel is run & owned by 2 young local sisters who go out of their way to make sure you get only the best out of your stay in Monteverde.From local insight on the best tours to makeing their home your home.Their Mother owns a resturaunt a 2 minute walk up the road where beautiful traditional local food is served at very affordable prices.On arrival as soon as we had put our bags in our room,we were shown where a sloth was hanging out, a few steps away from the entrance of the hostel.A free fresh breakfast is also included eachday.They also do very artistic,stunning mannicures & pedicures for such a good price & also massage. True costa rican hospitaly at its best.
Corrie & Sue-Ellen Kelly, Australia

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed February 7, 2011

My partner and I spent 1 night at sloth backpackers and were really disappointed. Although the hostel itself was fine: decent kitchen and rooms, relatively clean. The downsides were the lack of areas to hang out and one of the toilets was missing a toilet seat.
The problem we had were the staff. They were very rude and pushy, and when they realized we didn't want to do a tour, they basically asked us to leave the hostel! Also, when we arrived they only had one double room and we were 3 people (my partner and I and a friend looking for a single room or dorm). Rather than being helpful, the girl on reception wouldn't tell our friend which direction to go in to find another hostel and told us that the whole town was full (typical crap hostel lie, I know).
I would not recommend this hostel to anyone - you can get a far better deal elsewhere in town.

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Monteverdehostel, Propietario at Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 23, 2011
Thank you for your comment, this is a small hostel with 5 bedrooms, a kitchen very comfortable, free breakfast, hammocks area, shared bathrooms very clean, very clean, personal attention by the 2 sisters good attention to our guests.
I am very sorry if I had not room for 3 people, but if you try to help get a room for your friend in another hostel, he does not want to pay the price I'm sorry, now you are a couple you paid for one night I wonder if going to stay another night and you do not know, sorry but I need to rent the room to others who make a reservation.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 6, 2011

Awesome place to stay would highly recommend staying there. Next time I go back I'm staying there again. Free Wifi and they have a computer if you don't a digital device to get wifi on. Plus, you get free breakfast, Gaby and her sister working the front desk were amazing with their kindness and knowledge of the area. Also as a bonus they even walked out side the hostel to point out 2 actual Sloths that usally "hanging out" about 100 meters from the hostel.

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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 34 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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