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Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel
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“Sleepers Hostel is Great”
Reviewed December 29, 2007

I relied heavily on tripadvisor reviews to prepare our Costa Rica Itinerary. I found an excellent Hostel in Monteverde/Santa Elena. Booked by emailing Ronnie, the owner. He was very responsive and answered all my questions. He set up our Jeep Boat Jeep from the LaFortuna/Arenal area, and the fee was much less than that quoted by another hotel for that trip.

Ronnie greeted me by name when we arrived. Room was very clean. We paid $20/night for a private room with bath, a double and single bed, perfect for my husband, myself and our six year old. Our daughter enjoyed playing with Ronnie's children. A family friendly place, but we also met college students and older adults here who all spoke well of the accomodations.

Great breakfast including fresh fruit, granola, eggs either scrambled or fried, and toast.

Free Internet access available, one computer shared with all guests, but we never found it busy.

They also provide laundry service, where they wash and dry for you. I paid $6 for a full grocery bag size of laundry. It helped me to pack for 5 days instead of 10.

Ronnie also gave us good information about trips in the area and booked our canopy trip and also set up our shuttle on to Manuel Antonio. GREAT HOSTEL and Ronnie is wonderful.

Stayed December 2007
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Reviewed October 22, 2007

We stayed at this hostel for 2 weeks during green season and paid $8 per night, which included a triple room with private en-suite bathroom and breakfast, a bargain! There was also free internet access, always a bonus when in the mountains of Costa Rica with no mobile reception for miles!!!

The breakfast was delightful and consisted of granola, fresh, tropical fruit, Costa Rican coffee or tea and eggs (how you like em) with toast...It is served by the owners every morning before 9am, a rarity at hostels!!!

Rooms are spotless, beds are comfy and warm, even in the rainy season! Hot water aplenty and electric thermo so available all day long, something essential because in CR, this can be a big problem!

Even though it rained every day during our stay, the views from Sleeepers are amazing on a clear day and one can see all the way to Puntarenas and the Gulf of Nicoya. The wildlife in and around Santa Elena is beautiful and the hostel is well located for visiting all the animal museums and reserves.

The hostel is suitable for couples, singles and those with children since the family that run the hostel have three, delightful, young children of their own. The family could not have been more welcoming and truly made our stay more enjoyable :)

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  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel

Property: Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel
Address: Main Street | 150 Meters From the Public Bus Stop, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
So if it`s the real Monteverde experience you`re looking for, Come to Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel and start living it! We offer you cheap hostel beds, private rooms with shared or private bath & you`ll find a diverse mixture of international travelers that will guarantee you a fantastic stay in Monteverde. For when you`re not out exploring, we have sparkling clean toilets, linen, unlimited hot water, a fully-equipped guest kitchen & internet access. We also offer laundry service. So what are you waiting for? End your search now & stay with us- We can`t wait to meet you! ... more   less 
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Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hotel Santa Elena
Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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