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Pension Santa Elena

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was my first stop out of San Jose on my 22 day trip around Costa Rica. I didn't plan on coming here so I didn't book a room in Monteverde. (dumb move!!!) after trying three other hostels I found myself here, and I'm so glad I did. I told Diego, the very helpful front desk guy my story and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights. We originally were booked for the 12th and 13th of March, but due to an airline mishap, ended up having to stay for the 13th and 14th. The staff were VERY accommodating, and even though we had to move rooms, both rooms were clean, spacious, comfortable, and all around wonderful. They...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really happening hostel (but quiet enough after 10pm) with lots of fantastic & friendly information. We took a guided tour of the Curi-cancha reserve with Ronald & saw quetzals & a toucan. Amazing. The night tour was also really good (although slightly bigger groups of 8-10). They also do a 10% discount at the taco place next door which is...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We 3 ladies just spent 3 nights in this pension. First up I must say the staff are a great asset to this establishment, even if the rooms were not up to standard (and they were) the staff were so nice, helpful and happy that you would love this place anyway. At check in we were shown to our room...

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Halle (Saale), Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights at the Santa Elena Pension. Everything was very good, the staff was friendly and helpful, the breakfast at taco taco is good (try it any other time also!) and the room is simple but nice. The only thing that I would have asked for is more hammocks to make it more comfortable to hang around...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although not a guest at Pension Santa Elena I can highly recommend the attitude, helpfulness and all round good character of the staff and the establishment. I was unfortunate enough to have a dirt bike drive into the side of my hire car just outside and very quickly staff from the pension rushed across the road and calmed me down....

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All rooms surrounded an interior garden that was attractive and had multiple uses. My room included storage shelving in the bedroom AND the bath. Where do you get these things in a hostel or many hotels? The shower was indeed the only HOT shower I had in two weeks in five CR hotels. The location was handy to the bank,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice staff that was so helpful! Close to Taco Taco where we had almost every meal (eat there!). Located close to supermarket and ATM. Rooms and beds were okay. The kitchen is far from good though, it's the one thing they should improve!

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Gatineau, Quebec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pension Santa Elena is a basic travellers hotel but with a key difference - knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff who made our family's stay there excellent! They provided recommendations for activities that were just right for us and were great fun.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Difficult to express with words... I felt completely at home, welcome and my well-being put above everything. The staff is so helpful, listens to you carefully and therefore is able to suggest what is best for you in terms of activities. They were all so sweet that I felt sad when I left. Our private room was good and it...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our mission is to "exceed our guests' expectations of a Travelers Hotel by providing outstanding services and dependable information. We commit resources and time to preserving the values and traditions of our communities." Pure Life...Pure Hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pension Santa Elena

Address: Al Sureste Banco Nacional en El Corazon de Santa Elena 250 m, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $36 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pension Santa Elena 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“no complaints about any of the rooms available”
 of 5 bubbles CindyBrisVegas, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Different price points with different amenities. You make the choice. I had the advantage of looking because I just showed up one morning.”
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  • View from the hammock near my room
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 of 5 bubbles Anya3113, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles Ba8ydriver, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I would choose for the newer block with rooms, as those rooms are the most comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles ElsvdR, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“bring your own towel, bring ear plugs.”
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