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Casa Tranquilo Hostel
Quebec City, Canada
1 review
“Welcoming place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

Beautiful warm and friendly place. The staff is very nice and qualified to give us information about all the possibilities that we can find in Monteverde. The room are comfortable and really clean. Having the common kitchen is very practical and hot shower are so appreciated after the tours. I recommend you for shure La casa tranquilo for give you the chance to bring amazing memories back home. Enjoy your trip, Pura Vida! :)

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Newark, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

My friend and I had a great time staying at this hostel! The bed wasn't the most comfortable but the character of the place and advice from the owners made up for it. We were shown one of the best places to eat (from all our travels around Costa Rica) and given some great advice on what to do in Monteverde/Santa Elena. We were even able to print and fax some things without a charge. Also, great banana bread for breakfast :)

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Rossland, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

David and Elvis are two are the most friendly hosts. They provide a clean, safe and friendly environment with heipful advise on tours and the surrounding area. Breakfast, which included eggs, toast, fruit,cereal and fresh banana bread and/or banana pancakes...wow!, was included in the price as well as internet. The room was tidy and the showers really had hot water, and lots of it. I would stay here again and have already recommended it to other travellers.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Aalst, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

The only good thing I have to say about this place is that the owners are really friendly and give good advice…
This old building exists out of two floors. Downstairs you have the reception and two really slow computers. You also have a couple of sofas and an old dusted table with some junk sitting on it.
Upstairs you have the rooms, kitchen and one bathroom with cockroaches. My room wasn’t well ventilated, which isn’t surprising if there is no window. It was located next to the kitchen, but the walls were so thin that it seemed that I was staying in the kitchen.
During the day the room still seemed clean and so feasible to me, but at night I had several large spiders crawling out of some holes in the ceiling.
They charge 10 dollars a night which is quite expensive for this kind of accommodation. There are way better and safer hostels in town!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2011

Great, clean place to stay on a low budget.. the guys are so helpful and go more than out of their way to make sure you are comfortable. We were on a very tight budget so John and Elvis did not hesitate to show us how to get to some awesome places that didn't cost us a penny. We recommend this hostel to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

If you're looking for budget accomodation, but with plenty of character, look no further. (I stayed there with my 2 kids and they didn't want to leave!)
Just a few minutes walk from Santa Elena town center, Casa Tranquilo combines clean, affordable accomodation with friendly, helpful advice to all the sights and excursions in the area and beyond. Hot showers, warm banana bread and cold beers, what more could you want.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

Spent two nights with laid back lads at Casa Tranquilo Hostel. Walk to downtown was two minutes. Rooms are nice a clean and priced right. Cook your own lunch or dinner and have a beer with the folks. Internet is great and shower is hot. Very helpful for all your needs. I plan on staying there whenever I return to beautiful Monte Verde. It's a party.
Warm bread in the morning fills the day room with delight.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Casa Tranquilo Hostel

Property: Casa Tranquilo Hostel
Address: 100 m downhill from the SuperCompro supermrket | Monteverde, Puntarenas, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Tranquilo is a rustic tico-style house turned into a relaxed hostel outside the village of Santa Elena in Monteverde, Costa Rica.here you'll find Free Breakfast, Free Internet & Wifi. Kitchen and parking area are also available... ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Casa Tranquilo Hotel Santa Elena
Casa Tranquilo Hostel Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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