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Monteverde Backpackers
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Pebble Beach, California
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“great atmosphere”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Great atmosphere, helpful staff and perfect jumping off point for the rainforest! Easy to meet people and navigate the town from this location. There is a supermarket just up the road and the showers are hot :) Highly recommend!

Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Alonso C, Manager at Monteverde Backpackers, responded to this review, 22 May 2013
Dear Christian,

Thank you veryr much for stayed with us, welcome anytime and that is our job, try to make our custumers feel confortable.

Pura Vida!!!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

So friendly and helpful! The place was in a lovely location. The breakfasts were simple but great. The table and chairs outside meant everyone could chat together and share stories. Overall it was a very nice and Comanche the little dog was amazing! So friendly and made everybody's day, we loved his purple teddy!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Alonso C, Manager at Monteverde Backpackers, responded to this review, 22 May 2013
Dear Elizabeth,

We feel glad to have you staying with us, glad you liked the place and hopelly we can have you staying with soon again.

Alonso.C
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

This is a small hostel, but a great place. Alfonso is really friendly and happy to help with anything you may need. The location is great, a 2 minute walk to the center of town. It did also have the best and hottest shower I've had while being in Costa Rica!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

I love this Hostel and Alonso who runs it has an excellent staff and his cute puppy Comanchee, will be very happy to greet you. If Alonso offers you to have a barbecue grill with him I totally recommend it we had so much fun! When I return to Monteverde at December of this year I will stay in this hostel again. I felt very welcome to be here and I was very comfortable here and it is right around the corner from the grocery market to get more supplies for more barbecue grills!!!!!!! Further I would add that it is very close to a lot of really cool things the zip line tour or the Monteverde cheese factory is not too far away. The canopy tours all day and the barbecue grill with Alonzo at night was the best birthday I've ever had. Thank you Alonso!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

We loved our stay at monteverde backpackers. Alfonso (head of staff) was great value and helped us organise everything from transport to tours, recommendations of where to eat, where to go running, local history and even introduced us to the local music scene!
The room, well, entire place felt secure and safe with a nighttime guard, quiet hours after 10pm, free computer and fast wifi and great location in the town. Dont be put off by the quiet time though, plenty of opportunity to party with Alfonso leading the way, maestro of his own bar and vicious card player.
If nothing else convinces you, go to meet the french poodle who lives outside and provides humorous hours of entertainment.

Room Tip: 4 bed dorms are clean and comfy with great, hot, pressurised showers!
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

its a small quaint hostel, a little old, but still a great find. the staff was very helpful on booking excursions for us, the showers are very hot and awesome.
bunk beds are a little thin and the pillows are worn out, but can you complain for 9 bucks a night?
the dog is SOOOO awesome, loved playing with him, a local band came over on Saturday night and played music for a few hours, awesome entertainment!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2012 via mobile

We stay in the hostel for two nights. Our double room with bathroom was very comfortable and clean and the hot shower was amazing (especially after long walk in cloud forest)
Staff very friendly and helpful in booking any activities or just giving info about what to do in Monteverde

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank Corazoncita
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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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