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“Nice little hostel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Paris
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Nice little hostel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

It's a nice little hotel in Santa Elena with a good backpacker atmosphere. It's quiet even if it is only two minutes walk away from the city center and a big supermarket. Ask at the reception for the delivery food which is cheap and really good.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Perfect for our two night stay in the area. The hostel is clean and tidy, great free breakfast, hot showers, nice and social outdoor area to catch up with other travellers, not forgetting the hammocks in the back garden which were a welcome relief after a long journey! All the amenities you'd need are a 2 minute walk away, i.e. supermarkets, restaurants, ATM's, tour offices. Shuttle and tour buses can be arranged to pick you up from outside the hostel. The owner Alonso was very friendly and helpful, organising our day in the cloud forest for us. He also took everyone out to one of his favourite local bars on the Saturday night, away from all the tourist haunts, great fun!
Recommended!!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank drpearce
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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

I only spent one night here but it was a great experience. The hostel is small, and located in a house with 6 rooms total (2 dorms and 4 private rooms). The people were friendly and helpful, the dorm room was clean and the atmosphere was one of a home away from home.

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights and had a good time. Just out of town but within a 5 minute walk of everything (1 min to biggest supermarket in town). Rooms were clean and there was enough room in the dorms. Free breakfast included cornflakes, fruit, toast and the chance to cook your own eggs.
Helpfull owner who can book all kinds of tours and trips.
Definitely recommend this place

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Frebel
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Lake Station, Indiana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed here 2 nights, and it was the best part of our entire week in Costa Rica. We were a block away from everything: restaurants, shops, the grocery store. We met SO many people from literally all over the world while we stayed in this hostel, and it was such an amazing experience. If I ever go back to Costa Rica, this will definitely be the place we stay again. Juan helped us set up our 2 hikes through the Cloud Rainforest and our transportation to Montezuma with no problems. We stayed in a dorm, which was $10/a person each night. We shared a bathroom with 5 other people, but everyone was so nice and accommodating, there were no issues with sharing the space. We were even able to have ALL of our laundry done for $7. We were halfway through our trip, and running out of clothes, and the housekeeper washed and dried them for us, no problem. It's a very laid back atmosphere and there were new people every day. I would go back and stay here in a heartbeat. We were traveling as a couple with just a backpack

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leah M
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Munich, Germany
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Aonso is just great. He has two super cute dogs, the atmosphere is just great! We stayed for two nights in a 4bed dorm. The hostel is not too clean, and the kitchen isn´t that well equiped but the owner (Alsonso) is a really cool guy. He made the stay very enjoyable.
Make sure you take part in the night walk tour that they offer in Monteverde. It was the best experience of our whole Costa Rica trip!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tonate
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Orange County
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

My young daughter and I stayed in this hostel. I wanted a hostel experience, more or less. There is a policy here that if you travel with young children (mine was under 10), you must stay in a private room. As first I was bummed about the additional cost, but from a protective parent's point of view, it more than made sense. And, it was totally worth it. Private room, private bathroom. It was essentially a hotel room for much cheaper than a hotel. It was clean, and looked very much like a cabin inside. We loved it.

Downtown is walking distance. Supermarket is right there. The people who run the hostel are extremely helpful with information and will book you on excursions if you'd like. They also speak English, should you need it.

Room Tip: There are only a few private rooms, and they are upstairs. It was busy when we were there, but we sl...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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