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chimi changa
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

The staff here are fantastic. Super helpful and friendly. Big shout out to Diego who showed me a baby sloth in his lunch break and showed is all the good places to eat!! We stayed in a private room w/ private bath. Super comfy and clean!! The taco stand next door was delish as was the free breakfast. Would de...

Thank Luke S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Great staff, cheap rooms, and very convenient for activities. I think everywhere in Monteverde will set up tours for you, but it's still nice. Very nice to get a discount at Taco Taco and have breakfast included in the price. The bed wasn't the best, and something leaked in the bathroom so the bathroom floor was a little wet most...

Thank Matt H
Concord, California
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights for a quick stop to see the famous Monteverde cloud forest. The grounds are adequate and a great value for the price. My husband and I stayed in a private double room with its own bath. The BEST thing about this hostel is the staff. We spoke to three different receptionists during our stay...

Thank tricheng
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

This place was unreal! Clean rooms, clean bathrooms, fantastic helpful staff and a good vibe. Monteverde bus stops practically out the front and the included breakfast is some of the best tacos in Central America! Good little coffee shop 100m away and this hostel is smack bang in the middle of quirky little Santa Elena. Felt more like a German...

Thank Dylan C
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

Good atmosphere at the pension. The staff is really nice and the common utilities are clean. The tacos restaurant next door is excellent. We had a private room badly located and quite basic but the price with breakfast included is unbeatable! And regarding the bad location of the room we can say that the noise was pretty low as people...

Thank Jérémie G
York, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 February 2015

This is a great hostel. The rooms are basic with hot shower and clean. The staff is what really stands out about this hostel. Hazel and Diego went out of their way to plan tours we wanted. I had a problem with my computer and Diego was very helpful. They know the area very well and give unbiased opinions about...

Thank PamJ1212
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 February 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights in a single room with private bathroom @ $25 per night. Very happy with experience. At least 90% of the guests are non Tico foreigners. Breakfast coupons are given for redeeming at the "Taco Taco" food stand which is next to the hotel. Clothing lines are available for drying.

Thank 505badgolfer
Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

These guys know it all, tours, transportation, food, whatever you need to know. The rooms are nice and clean, the wifi fast and the free taco breakfast delicious. The one thing that made us love this place though, was the people at the reception (all of them)! All their information was firsthand, they did the tours themselves, can tell you...

1Thank FeciN
Reviewed 24 January 2015

I spent 3 weeks travelling around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua and can honestly say that this was the best hostel I stayed in the whole time. It is so friendly, there was always someone to talk to. I met so many people here and hopefully made some lifetime friends! The hostel is clean, comfortable and has great communal areas,...

Thank Lucy J
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2015

When we sat down to write reviews at the end of our trip, the whole family wanted to talk about Pension Santa Elena first. The staff at the pension were amazing, they gave us great advice on what to see and do in Monteverde, and not just the touristy stuff. They know a lot about Costa Rica, not just Santa...

Thank Cate F

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $26 - $72 (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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“All rooms are good”
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“I would choose for the newer block with rooms, as those rooms are the most comfortable”
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“bring your own towel, bring ear plugs.”
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“Avoid room with door to adjoining room.”
 of 5 bubbles Brigitta-Greg, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had one of the newer private rooms with a rock tiled shower - loved it”
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