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Monteverde Backpackers
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Kitchener, Canada
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“i think best value in moneverde”
Reviewed 21 September 2012

it is a super cool spot, great vibe. and a good place to meet other travelers. had a great time here, and I think it is the best value in monteverde after looking around and checking 10 other spots out. and have lots of info on things to do in the area, and short walk to stores and restaurants. there is a kitchen to use, and a basic breakfast was included. was a great spot.

Room Tip: if you can go for the top floor rooms, abit more quiet. but all seemed good.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

I came for 1 night and ended up staying 4 nights in this relaxed hostel and met so many other interesting travellers. I stayed for 3 nights in a dorm and upgraded on the final night to a private room with bathroom. The dorm is very basic but clean and the private rooms are all timber with a quaint sloping roof and spotlessly clean bathroom and a fraction of the price of a hotel room. It was so easy to book reasonably priced and good tours such as night tours of the forest and ziplining through here and I could easily have stayed another week. The breakfast is fresh and included in the rates containing fruits such as bananas, water melon, papaya, and pinapple, breads and good costa rican coffee. Its right next door to a supermarket and has its own small kitchen, good after a few weeks on the road just to cook a home cooked meal. The manager's playful puppy "Marche" kept me entertained for hours.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Toronto
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

I came with my fiancé and three other travellers we'd met a few days ago. The five of us shared a 7 bed dorm with one other guy. The bunks were comfortable, and the room itself met our needs - place to sleep, place to put your things. We all shared one bathroom, and that worked fine. Our host was friendly and fun and has the cutest little dog I have ever seen, and I'm not much into dogs. Breakfast was simple - cereal, bananas, watermelon, bread, nutella, cake. There was a kitchen we could use. I absolutely loved the vibe of this place, and met other great people here as well. Close to town. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone.

Room Tip: Dorm was great. Private rooms looked nice also.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

If you are looking for a place to kick back and enjoy the tranquility that is Monteverde, stay at the Monteverde backpackers.

Close enough to the centre of town to make trips and tours as easy as they come. Friendly, helpful staff, clean rooms and a unique insight into life in the cloud forest.

Thoroughly recommend it!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Manuel Antonio
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

I had a great staying in this place, it is really confortable, good music and i could meet people here, and i booked all the tours here and i got really good prices and they sent me to the must fun and extreme tours, Alonso was super nice, hi is the man, ask him anything about tours, how to get around, where to go, how to get, he knows everything, was nice to have breakfast include in the price and what i like alot what that the rooms were small, 4 person dorm room or 7 person dorm room for only $10 and the rooms has a private bathroom and lockers inside, was super clean and the best hot showers ever, and with some hammocks in the back part of the hostel, perfect to take a nap in the afternoon, so in general, the hostel was really confortable, clean, relax and excellent service, tips have with you warm clothing because is cold up there, especially at night time!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

The room and bathroom were both clean. The common areas weren't big, but I didn't spend much time there.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

Ok, this hostel wasn't all bad. One of the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the free breakfast was more than enough to fill you up and was yummy, the location is pretty handy being right in the middle of the action really, the showers have hot water and it's great if you're a twitcher. But we aren't twitchers.
Along a 2 week trip my friend and I spent the time in 3 different hostels belonging to the Costa Rica Hostel Network and this was by far the worst. The 'sociable outdoor area' is tiny and so there's not too much room to sit down outside. The rooms are completely covered in wood panelling and so it turned out to be the noisiest hostel in the world with people walking up and down stairs and along their floors at 3am in the morning when they've got up to see the local birds, every step sounding like they're stomping. The rooms are riddled with damp and mould and I know this can't be helped being in a cloud forest area but a drying room would be a good idea. Even the bedding and curtains were mouldy. There was a broken window panel in the bedroom. There were no locks on the bedroom doors so anyone could just walk in and out during the day. The bathroom was dirty. There was the use of a free computer (granted, it's free!) but this took ages to load and so you could have set there all day checking your e-mails. Forget trying to use Skype I reckon! Again, I appreciate the location won't help with internet access.
We didn't quite realise when we arrived that there's some stiff competition in Santa Elena/Monteverde and so we could have tried somewhere different. If we ever go back we'll probably head somewhere else. :( Not too impressed I'm afraid.

Room Tip: Not sure about the private rooms but try to avoid the dorm rooms if you're planning on any sort...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Monteverde Backpackers

Property: 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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Monteverde Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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