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Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Sloth backpackers was wonderful. Hot shower, clean rooms, delicious breakfast prepared for you in the morning included, and answers to any of your questions. Yorle helped us set up our entire stay, from ziplining and coffee tour, to our shuttle out of Monteverde 5 days later. All the activities we did were amazing, but being able to come back afterwards to a hot shower and a welcoming smile were the icing on the cake. I would recommend sloth backpackers to anybody staying in Monteverde, families and friends, solo or groups. I will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 1 June 2013

We only had a short time in Santa Elena and I am very happy that we found this hostel. We took a long public bus from San Jose and got in much later than I expected. The owner, Yorle unexpectedly came and met us at the station thankfully and walked us to the hostel. She was amazing, hilarious, very chill and super helpful. Quiet rooms, lovely kitchen, great location. She gave us coffee from her own farm in the morning and the pancakes were great. I'd go back!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

This is hands down my favorite hostel amongst many that I have stayed at over my month trip in central america. Yorle is an amazing cook the breakfast is so delicious. She took care of everything! Any time we had any questions or needed help deciding what to do she was ready to help and set everything up for us! When I come back to Costa Rica, I am coming back to Sloth Backpackers for sure. A place not to be missed. PS did i mention HOT SHOWERS! and excellent wifi, a luxury on this trip!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

Sloth Backpackers is an amazing hostel. Having stayed at some not so nice places, this has definitely been one of my favorites. It was clean and comfortable, as well as really well priced ($10, with breakfast!). It also has a great kitchen. Good environment and very homey. The owners are incredibly nice and helpful and they even called the company we were going ziplining with to confirm reservations. I highly recommend staying here, also super close to the supermarket and bus station.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Mary W
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

We stayed there two nights. The rooms are clean but very small. There are only two bathrooms for too much people. One shower was not working. The kitchen is well equiped, the breakfast and the coffee in the morning is very tasty!
The two girls of the hostel are very friendly and helpful. They offer a lot of tours.
We would recommend the coffee tour "El Trapiche".

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed for a few nights in the three bed dorm which was very cosy. We had it to ourselves whilst we were there, the beds were comfy, however one of the beds was under the eaves of a low ceiling so I wouldn't imagine it would be good if you're claustrophobic!!

The staff were very friendly and helpful. We booked two activities through them - a visit to santa Elena cloud forest which was beautiful, I recommend going, and on a santamaria night walk which was also good and we saw quite a few animals.

The breakfast was delicious and included with the room price. One morning we had pancakes with bananas and strawberrys, and the other we had toast, scrambled egg, watermelon and banana. Really good! There's also free tea and coffee.

The hostel is near the supermarket and has a good kitchen.

The only down side is that in monteverde itself there is not much to do if you don't do the activities. There is plenty of activities (canopy activities, cloud forest visits, coffee tours, snake centre and frog centre etc.) but nothing to do for free as there is not much going on in the town itself, so unless you plan to do lots of activities (& have lots of money!) then you only need a few days here really.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

We spent two nights in this hostel and were very satisifed. Yorle's home turned into a hostel is painted with bright, beautiful colors. Such a friendly environment to be in. We bonded with the other people staying in the hostel so it definitely had a family-feel to it! Also, Yorle booked our activities for us and was more than happy to answers any questions. The location is perfect - next to a cheap, but tasty "Soda", as well as the local supermarket "Super Compro". I would recommend anyone traveling to Monte Verde should stay here. It was a great trip! :)

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: From the bus station walk to the corner Popular Bank, on the left at 50 meters there is Sloth Backpackers | 75 metros este from Chamber of Tourism, Santa Elena 5556, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range: £16 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sloth Backpackers B & B is one the most famous hotels in thegateway to all touristic venues in Santa Elena of Monteverde. Personalattention by Owner YORLEWe are the number one option for backpackers and travelers in Costa Rica.In the Town, without Noise.The Hotel Sloth Backpackers B&B is in the perfect place to stay andrelax after a busy day of activities.Offers clean, Dorms and comfortable rooms, and each room has a private bathroomwith hot water 24 hours & Dorms with Bathrooms, towells, FreeInternet or Wi-fi, kitchen Fully Equipped Free, Free Coffee & Tea all Day.Free breakfast includes:Coffee, tea, pancakes, bread, butter, jam, eggs and fresh fruits.Also, Hotel Sloth Backpackers B & B, offers: laundry services, Office information with the best prices in activities, special for Groups and Students.2 Minutes from the only public bus station,Downtown, only 2 minutes to the bus stations, banks, restaurants, night life, souvenir stores, and supermarkets.If you need me (Yorle) pick you up at the bus station, send an email. ... more   less 
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