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“One of the best hostels of our trip” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Tranquilo Hostel
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13 reviews
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“One of the best hostels of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Case Tranquilo is an excellent place to stay in Santa Elena. The hostel has everything you need to enjoy the time in Monteverde. Very friendly stuff with good insider knowledge about Costa Rica. Free fruits and breakfast was a really nice extra. Absolutely recommended!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I picked casa tranquilo because of the recent positive reviews on trip advisor - booked my room the morning before my arrival and my expectations were completely surpassed - the staff was friendly and helpful in regards to recommendations on locations and suggestions - and the set up of the hostel (where the kitchen is located) it's easy to meet people to chat or to make plans together -- as a traveler by myself for these 3 days in CR - I couldn't be happier. The room was very clean, the water hot (which was my first hot shower is costa rica!), and they even provided me with a bath towel :-) highly recommended and plan to stay there in the future on my next trip to CR.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Schliengen, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at casa tranquilo and really liked the place. We booked a double bedroom with private shower for $12/night/person. It was very clean and nicely furnished. The communal kitchen is also very practical and has a nice view (with a balcony all around). Breakfast food is included, but you might want to add own food as it is very basic (toast, milk, eggs and fruits).

I would definitely recommend to stay there if you want a quiet, nice, central and affordable place in Monteverde.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great place with a lovely kitchen and common room. Good breakfast too. The manager and staff are all very friendly and helpful. Our family were taken out on an amazing walk to the big fig tree, which we never would have found ourselves. This hostel is in a really quiet spot, we slept so well!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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David D, Owner at Casa Tranquilo Hostel, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hi Everyone, i kow i havent responded to many of these comments in the last few days. Just want to give a great big thank you for all your nice comments and suggestions. We will keep on working hard to keep improving and doing our best. Thank you so much for everything... and we Hope to see you back soon...
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Granada, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Definitely would stay here every time when in town. Coolest staff I've seen. Felt like a second home. I stayed here for 3 night and it was great. They serve a good breakfast and had good clean beds and shower with warm water. Cool kitchen with everything that you need to make your own meals.

Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed here for two nights, and absolutely loved the vibe of the place and the wonderful, friendly and helpful staff. When we asked them for directions they offered to take us on a 2 hour hike for free, and our last night there they had a barbeque party in the back yard for all the guests (and some neighbors and friends). Our double room was small, but clean and comfortable. The ceiling window had no curtains, so we woke up quite early which was ok. So much to see and do in Monteverde. Free breakfast, free coffee, free wi-fi. Not a lot of hot water, but that's normal in this area. Quiet but very close to the city centre, and very social and tranquil. Loved it!

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North Babylon, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and would definitely stay again! The staff were friendly and welcoming. David gave us recommendations on what to see and do and helped us set up our activities. Elvis took us on a great 3 hour hike throughout Monteverde. We stayed in a private room which was very clean. The hostel was in walking distance from town. All in all this was one of our favorite places we stayed throughout our trip! Highly recommend Casa Tranquilo! : )

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #12 of 32 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 
Also Known As:
Casa Tranquilo Hotel Santa Elena
Casa Tranquilo Hostel Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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