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Pension Santa Elena
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great place to stay in Santa Elena. We spent two nights at this hostel and loved it. The people that run the place are great, Joe was especially nice. The communal area is really fun and has a nice cozy feel to it. We had a private room with a private bathroom, it was small and basic but very clean and the bathroom was spacious. Breakfast is included at Taco Taco, which is located at the hostel and serves good burritos. There is a communal kitchen that we made good use of. The staff helped us book our hike and zip lining tour. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone going to Santa Elena or Monteverde!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Excellent for what we were looking for. Clean cosy and comfortable. It's located in center of town..free tea coffee and nice communal area. Quiet and peaceful even though it's constantly busy. When we arrive it was after 10pm and diago on duty was just leaving but gave us room and towels and told us we could check in in the morning. Great service.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Our deluxe double room was smaller than I expected, with not much storage space, BUT it was very clean, and the private bathroom was spacious. There was great local coffee and hot water for tea drinkers 24/7. The communal kitchen got a lot of use, but was well kept up by everyone. Breakfast at the adjacent taco counter was delicious. All of the staff spoke good English and went out of their way to be helpful arranging tours, transportation, solving problems, and even had the camera charger my husband left behind delivered to the place we went to after we left Santa Elena!
We enjoyed the mix of international travelers and back-packers who stayed there, along with a couple of seasonal regulars!

Room Tip: We chose a room with a private bathroom, but the communal ones were just fine, and there was a sink...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

I was recommended this place by a friend, so of course booked a night. The price was really reasonable for a private room, as I prefer to stay out of the dorms when I can, but the main highlight of this place is the staff. They are extremely friendly and helpful. I ended up staying 2 more nights and not having to worry about a thing, because all their recommendations were spot on and they took care of booking anything from night hikes to transportation to your next town. Breakfast was delicious (and included), they exchanged money at a fair price, a communal kitchen comes in handy for storing your hiking snacks, showers were hot, and rooms were clean. I cannot say enough praise about this place.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

One of the most good thing that has in the hostel is that you can choose room from many types.
The location is in the center but to my opinion, in this beautiful area you can find more special place. The staff was great and nicely. Really good place to met pepole.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

One of the best hostels I've stayed at. Super friendly staff and so helpful. If you only have a short time here then the sort out everything out for you. Tours and shuttles. Breakfast is included and the rooms are very clean comfortable and very hot showers. I highly recommend. Thanks for a lovely time guys

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

My daughter and I would rather find the company of interesting and friendly people in a casual atmosphere than pay the money for a fancy hotel with room service. Pension Santa Elena was just the comfort level we were looking for. We were greeted with a thorough rundown of what was around Monteverde, including the attractions and where to eat. The room was simple, but just what we needed. You have to ask for towels or service, but everything we needed was provided right away with a smile. The common room was full of people happy to either chat or to give you space. The kitchen was easy to use, and books and coffee were at hand. Of course there was a cat that knew whether you needed a pet to love while you were traveling, too. It's a very easy place to call home during your travels.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Address: Al Sureste Banco Nacional en El Corazon de Santa Elena 250 m, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range: $25 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pension Santa Elena 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our mission is to "exceed our guests' expectations of a Travelers Hotel by providing outstanding services and dependable information. We commit resources and time to preserving the values and traditions of our communities." Pure Life...Pure Hospitality. ... more   less 
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