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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to stay in Santa Elena/Monteverde. The rooms/bathrooms are outdated but clean so I can't complain! I stayed in a 4 bed private bath room. It was a bit small when it was full of 4 peoples backpacks, but did the job. There are lockers for your things just being your own lock. The staff was...

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I fell in love with Santa Elena/Monteverde and partly due to the welcoming feel of Monteverde Backpackers. The location is perfect, a minute walk from the supermarket and town. The hostel is small and friendly and the staff really great, their friendliness and jokes really made it what it was, thank you Alonso and Emile (sorry I don't know if...

Thank Nicola M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The rooms were very nice, clean, and easy to access. The gentleman at the front desk was so, so helpful in figuring out the lay of the land, and helping us navigate and book all there is to do around the area. Most of the activities available have a shuttle that will stop right at the hostel. Great place to...

Thank meds55
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We spend a month there! the location is great, just next to the supermarket. The staff was amazing, super helpful, always ready to play a game of cards with guests. The rooms are super quaint, the beds are so confortable and each dorm has its own bathroom. The kitchen is small but fully equipped. We payed 12$US/night. Breakfast (eggs, bread,...

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Stayed here two nights. I did not have the first reserved and the hostel was full but they found a place for me next door. It was clean and has free breakfast! The breakfast was eggs, bread, bananas, nutella and cereal. What more can you ask for?! The front desk guy was a great help booking trips and even did...

Thank Jonah P
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This was one of my favorite hostels in Costa Rica because of the other people who stayed there. There was such a mix of cultures and the living room there is perfect for meeting new people. It was such a fun place and the employees are very fun and welcoming as well. Strongly recommend!

Thank Lizzie H
Orono, Maine
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel was quiet and kind of empty when I was there (low season). But the staff was super helpful! They helped me figure out my plans, suggesting stuff to do, and when I decided to do a white water rafting that required I leave to San Jose a night earlier they gave me the money back for the night...

Thank Sunnivamidtskogen
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had two nights at this hostel and it was perfect. Staff was incredible. They helped us with direction and with attractions. They even booked our transports! The hostel was also very clean and very friendly. A++

Thank Josyane L
Lloydminster, Canada
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night as there is not much to do in Monteverde besides the canopy tours. The guy at the front desk was very helpful and informative about the tours and town. There was a kitchen and a common area with couches and tv. We stayed in a 4 person dorm which was clean for the most...

Thank Amber L
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I was in Monteverde to experiment the mountains of Costa Rica and to do Bungee Jump. I only spent a night in the hostel but it was a very lively night where all travelers get to get along very well. I had some cool conversations with the owner and wife and learn some things about Costa Rica. If I ever...

Thank Alv R

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Monteverde Backpacker's is a very nice hostel, right new to down town, only 1 block away of the restaurants, bars and banks, will be a prefect places to enjoy of the cloud forest and all the activites in the area. We have dorms for $11 per person and Private rooms for $35 per night, all the rooms include internet and breakfast, all the rooms with private bathroom and also Kitchen, we also have a front desk, where you can also book all your tours for the diferent activites in the area and transportation to get out of Monteverde. Parking area, security guard all night and relaxing hammack area as well, and with some very nice and relax grill night, for sure the best choice to stay in Monteverde. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monteverde Backpackers

Address: 75 Meters From Supercompro | 75 meters Southwest of the main supermarket, Santa Elena 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $20 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Monteverde Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Only dorms, no private rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles jessicabQ5776XC, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“On the second floor, the rain is louder.”
 of 5 bubbles Abeeguyale, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs seem nicer but all have en-suite bathrooms even dorms”
 of 5 bubbles Rachael12342014, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“There are only a few private rooms, and they are upstairs. It was busy when we were there, but we slept very well upstairs b/c most people do not even go up there.”
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 of 5 bubbles GingerCN, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Smaller the better is usually a given, but any room here will be comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 211FredS, 18 Aug 2013 | Read review
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