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“The most friendly hostel in Costa Rica!!”

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Casa Tranquilo Hostel
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
“The most friendly hostel in Costa Rica!!”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Casa Tranquilo is seriously the one of the best hostels I have been to. The guys that work there are the most friendly Ticos I had the chance to meet, they are very helpfull and they do their best to be sure that the guests have everything they need. The breakfast is included with eggs, bread, jam, banana, pineapple, delicious organic coffee and these guys even prepare freash banana bread for you guys. Everything is clean!! HOT WATER. The dogs are calm and very friendly too. Good place to meet nice people too.

I stayed 4 nights there and wanted to stay longer... Really your best choice in Santa Elena, especially if you are running low on money cause they show you the local spots, help you finding the cheapest activities and the best deals. Ask Elvis to do a bbq one night... TUANIS, TRANQUILO MAN!!!

Room Tip: Dorms are fine, clean, and cheap. That;s all I have to say.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Calgary
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

The second my girlfriend and I walked in we knew our time in Monteverde was going to be special. This place set the tone of our favourite 4 nights in Costa Rica. We stayed in a room with a private bath. Nothing too special but was clean and no bugs. Only issue was the walls are very thin so you can hear everything, and it's really bright with the skylight.

But please, don't let any of that turn you off. The staff is spectacular. Offering prices of tours and transport that you can't find anywhere else. Maybe they don't believe in the foreigner tax. Either way, this place was near perfection for us.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

About a week ago ,, i went with my sibilings and friends and it was unbelievable the treatment they are going to give you it´s awesome !! Best place to crash !! you won´t regret it in fact you will wannt to come back for SUREE !! PURA VIDA !!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

About a month ago, my friend and I crashed here unexpectadly because the other hostel was full. We were pleasantly surprised to find a ridiculous assortment of breakfast foods served the next morning! Fresh banana bread, amazing coffee, fruit, etc. All things considered, this place rocks! Bon apetit!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Luxembourg District, Luxembourg
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

It is a real "tranquilo" place with relaxed owners, their families and dogs. The entire staff is friendly and easy going. This makes it a great place if you are looking for a no-hassle hostel where you can chat with locals and tourists.

There is a free breakfast where you can get cake & fruits and prepare for yourself toasts, eggs, tea and coffee. This makes it a very home-like experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Casa Tranquilo Hostel, responded to this review, July 5, 2012
Hi there, thanks so much for staying with us, we greatly appreciate you leaving comments on our place... hope you had a great time here and in Costa Rica and hope to have you back soon...
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Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

Best Hostel Ive stayed at so far. Staff was awesome. Elvis gave us some of the best directions to the local strangler fig tree. And booking through them saves you a good amount of money. The free breakfast is actually worth it! Homemade banana bread, fresh fruit and eggs with really good export coffee. If I come back to monte verde I know exactly where Im staying!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

We stayed in both private rooms and in the dorm style rooms. Both were great. This was by far one of my faovirte places to stay! The staff is wonder and speak english really well. Get to know Elvis. He has some great suggestions around town. He was so much help and made our stay in Monteverde our favorite destination, so much so that we ended up coming back for the last few days of our stay in Costa Rica! I would recommend this plac to anyone staying in Monteverde.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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 #16 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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Casa Tranquilo Hotel Santa Elena
Casa Tranquilo Hostel Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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