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Reviewed July 17, 2007

Subject: Casa Tranquilo
Location: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Central America
Title: Enjoyable Stay at Casa Tranquilo
ID#: 8124278

This hostel is wonderful. The family running the hotel is extremely thoughtful and helpful. It is in a nice location, a 4 minute walk out of the center of Santa Elena. Also Tranquilo has the best hostel shower pressure and heat that I have experienced in Costa Rica. I would highly recommend Casa Tranquilo if you are going to stay in Monteverde and are looking for a reasonablly priced room. If I go back, I will be staying there!

Date of stay: July 2007
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1  Thank rdrepont
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Reviewed July 5, 2007

Within walking distance, just a few minutes to the downtown area is the best value in Monteverde. The rooms are clean and hot water is essential. I particularly enjoyed the free wireless internet and buffet style breakfast which was included. I met a ton of travelers hanging out on the terrace which has a view to the gulf. There was a Guayaba tree adjacent to the building which allowed you to pick fresh fruit daily. The owner David was helpful and seemed very ethical and humble. I would recommend this place to other travelers headed to Monteverde for a great value.

Date of stay: July 2007
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Thank VatoLoco4ever
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Reviewed July 5, 2007

Casa Tranquilo is a brilliant place. Its very clean and comfortable. The beds, unlike most hostels, are firm and comfortable. There is a great patio on the second floor with hammocks which is a great spot to drink and hang out. The internet is free and the hot water is hot. The owner is great and speaks english very well. The best hostel I have stayed at in Costa Rica. Enjoy!

Date of stay: July 2007
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Thank WanderLustWanderLust
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Reviewed June 29, 2007

the good:
-$20/night is an unbeatable price anywhere, even in CR, for a private room w/ private shower
-the shower itself is very nice, excellent hot water
-excellent location, in the heart of santa elena w/ many good restaurant options nearby
-free internet access in the common area
-good tour and restaurant advice from the owners and staff
-the owners will do your laundry!!! granted for like $5/load, but it's pretty convenient while on vacation...

the bad:
-there are indeed a lot of insects, including some large roaches, around, but duh... you're essentially staying in a rainforest

the expected:
-you're paying $20/night.... it would be unreasonable to expect 5-star lodgings at that price... you get a private room w/ private shower, but yes, there are bugs. and yes, the breakfast isn't anything to write home about, although the fresh fruit is nice. Casa Tranquilo is a good home-base for younger travelers who don't mind the noise of other nearby hostels, or those looking for inexpensive lodging so they can blow more money at what people come to costa rica for, the rainforests...

Date of stay: April 2007
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank UBP
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Reviewed June 29, 2007

Caso Tranquilo is a perfect place to stay if you want somewhere reasonably priced, clean, and close to everything in Monteverde. The owner, David, was fantastic. Very friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious, clean, and the beds were pretty comfy. The water for showers was hot. The free breakfast consisted of cereal, a variety of fruits, juices, coffee, toast, and eggs that you could prepare on your own. I would recommend this place for any budget traveler who wants a safe, comfortable place to stay in Monteverde.

Date of stay: June 2007
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1  Thank lindsadybug
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