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Monteverde Backpackers

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small hostel just on the edge of Santa Elena. The guy working at the front desk when I visited (Emel) asked me about my tours when I came back in and I thought he must just be another traveler because he was so casual and friendly. Later in the evening, he even joined everyone for some drinks, but was pretty...

Thank Simona V
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Alonzo and Emel were very friendly and helpful! They were definitely what made my trip in Monteverde that much better. We hung out like friends and they provided a lot of information with regards to tour, and are knowledgeable of Monteverde and its nature. Room and washroom are clean. The communal area allows people to interact at night and hang...

Thank Tiffany L
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was my favorite hostel in all of Costa Rica, simply because the staff was super friendly and helpful. The beds were comfortable enough, it was great that our dorm had two bathrooms to use. But the staff made the experience great. A few highlights: -I had brought a bit of extra rum from Nicaragua, and the owner offered to...

Thank pickphlow
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Pros: Relaxing cabin style accomodation in the heart of Monteverde. Local, knowledgable and friendly front desk staff. They had such helpful suggestions and seemed passionate about sharing their town with guests. Cons: The manager gave away my bed!!! I booked a month and a half in advance, checked in 3 hours past my expected arrival time but exactly followed the...

Thank morgankarly
Alonso C, Gerente at Monteverde Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for staying with us. We always ask for arrive time and also let eveyone knows that if they see that they will be arriving later than the arrive time that they gave us, to email us so we do not give the beds away, that is because A LOT TIMES, people have reservation and they do not show...

Trento, Italy
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I ve been here for a couple of nights, nice staff and rooms are clean! Breakfast is not ready you have to make it yourself with what the hostel gives you; eggs milk coffe tea etc! Nice stay i will go back!

Thank stevaebasta
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This hostel is a real backpackers hostel. Altough it is small the house Just has a vibe. The wooden finish of the rooms gives a creak sometimes but its not disturbing at All. The hostel is very clean, the showers are very good and the Staff is exeptionally kind and helpful. The reception desk is cleverly placed with an overview...

Thank sybren v
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights and Emil was the best person I have ever had working at a hostal... he helped us out with our whole Costa Rica trip and called all of our hostels that we wanted to go to.... go and speak to Emil and he will help you with your whole Costa Rica trip!!!...

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 3 January 2017 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 21 December 2016 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 16 December 2016

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

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $28 - $49 (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.”
jessicabQ5776XC, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“On the second floor, the rain is louder.”
Abeeguyale, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs seem nicer but all have en-suite bathrooms even dorms”
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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GingerCN, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Smaller the better is usually a given, but any room here will be comfortable.”
211FredS, 18 Aug 2013 | Read review
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