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I stayed a few days at pension Santa Elena in May 2017 while traveling around Costa Rica. The staff here are super friendly & helpful & the rooms clean & comfortable. There are some budget rooms & a dorm inside the main part of the...More
My friend and I stayed in a private room at Pension Santa Elana on 4/30 and 5/1. Diego and Nicole were exceptionally nice and helpful when it came to making decisions on what to see and do around Monteverde! All of their suggestions were fun...More
We had a great 2 night stay here at Pension Santa Elena. all the time we were there we found the staff very helpful and they let me use the phone several times to check on shuttle and planning further down the line. There was...More
This pension as an extraordinary number of positive reviews and they are all well deserved. Staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable in helping you book all your tours that they don't receive kickbacks for. When I arrived, I was given a map and shown where...More
I should qualify this by saying that if you're coming to Monteverde for a relaxing time, you probably shouldn't be staying in Santa Elena at all. With steep one-way streets and lots of trucks and motos, it's incredibly noisy for such a small place, at...More
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US$24 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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The breakfast was provided in the attached food spot Taco! Taco! When I was there, there was a choice of fruit with yoghurt and granola and toast or tacos with eggs. Both were reasonable. I am a vegetarian and so I had... More
The breakfast was provided in the attached food spot Taco! Taco! When I was there, there was a choice of fruit with yoghurt and granola and toast or tacos with eggs. Both were reasonable. I am a vegetarian and so I had both on occasion. They have free coffee all day.
As the other respondent said, the shuttle is not free, but I can't really imagine it would be as Santa Elena is way up in the mountains. A resort close to the airport could have a free shuttle theoretically, but I never saw any free shuttles really. There are plenty of transportation options for tours and activities. Sometimes the place that you get the tour will send transport or the kind folks at the pension can help arrange things for you.
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"The rooms in the new wing are better, and the difference in price is a tiny one."