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“Great new dormitory addition”
Review of Luna Llena Hotel

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Luna Llena Hotel
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
“Great new dormitory addition”
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Luna Llena recently added one "dorm" style room for budget backpackers and travelers. My friend and I stayed in it for about four days and were extremely pleased. The room consisted of two sets of bunk beds, a cot, some safes, shelves, and two fans- perfect for a simple stay. There were lots of great hangout areas, a beautiful view, plenty of bathrooms available, and a central location to town and the beach. It was clean with a very friendly staff and a kitchen available for cooking meals. I would definitely stay in this beautiful hotel again!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Stayed here early April 13 with 2 teenage boys . Helpful, close to town, Great balcony to listen to Howler monkeys and watch White Capuchin monkeys who come and say hello! Rooms are basic but the price is good. Shared showers are a bit thin on the ground but not really a problem. Lovely communal area, kitchen, large fridges for self catering and there was a great BBQ night with lovely food.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Just outside town, up the hill, built on side of a hill. 5 minute walk to town. Quiet, as opposed to town hotels. Ok, you can get better rooms at same price in town on the ocean, but I enjoyed the nice top deck in the jungle overlooking ocean. Rooms are basic: bed, fan, outdoor communal showers with occasional creepy crawlers. 4 bed dorm looks good. Recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

The place is laid out on five or six levels on a hillside, with a two-story building at the top, the lower level which contained a spacious, open floorplan with living room, dining and kitchen areas. The design was extremely well thought out in this area. As other reviewers mention this place is 5-10 mins uphill from downtown, and even at this modest height it feels like you are in the jungle with monkeys bombarding the rooftop. Staff is friendly and helpful and the place is kept clean and nicely landscaped. The first two nights I stayed in a middle room with a single bed which was wedged between two other rooms, so if you do book the twin beware you are going to have two rooms right on top of you and the walls are very, very thin. The last night I switched to the top floor of the main building, and this room was somewhat larger and had a twin bunk and an ocean view. These rooms are above treeline and (I discovered) receive very early sun. The bungalows look nicer but they are also more expensive. One other gripe is the 10 o'clock curfew, which is an unfortunate fact of people sleeping so close to the common space. But then, Montezuma can seem like a city that closes pretty early. In sum, if you can get a decent sized room this place is definitely recommended.

Room Tip: Some of the lower level rooms down the hill look nicer, as do the bungalows.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Chicago,IL
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

I've never stayed in a hostel but my friend booked the room and I had heard great things about this place. It feels like your staying in the jungle but is close to the town/beach. Monkeys running around. Great view from room. Meeting some really cool people too. I highly recommend Luna Llena:-)

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Our stay at Luna Llena was absolute paradise. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of monkeys, jungle and ocean waves, we couldn't have asked for a more relaxing place to unwind. While there are many restaurants in town (a short walk down the hill), we chose to purchase food from the local farmers market and fish truck, and cooked our own meals in the community kitchen. We received a friendly greeting and check in from Millie upon arrival. We are so very grateful to Mercedes, who helped us navigate the local scene and plan our tranportation on the next leg of our journey, patiently answered all of our questions, and even helped us open a coconut! Don't let the affordable price fool you... I would choose Luna Llena over a five star resort any day! We will be back...

Room Tip: We were in room 14 for two nights and room 10 upstairs for two nights. Both were excellent!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Olympia, Wa
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

This place was amazing! I went to Costa Rica with a group of class mates who had made reservations at other locations. After the first two night, everyone had transferred over to Luna Llena! The staff was so friendly. The kitchen is spacious. The outdoor showers are amazing! They had plenty of games, books, and seating area to hang out while watching capuchins jumping through the trees and sometimes onto the roof. If I were to ever come back to Montezuma, I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: The website is accurate in describing the rooms, views and prices.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Luna Llena Hotel
Address: 50 Mt From Downtown, Montezuma 6111, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15

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