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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Staying here was great! My friend and I stayed two nights and we are really thankful to Alonso. We missed our bus to Monteverde and Alonso stayed in contact with us to help us get the the hostel. The breakfast was great, the decor is lovely, and what I loved the most was how eco - friendly it all was.... More 

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Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

My sister and I stayed one night due to them being booked for the rest of our stay. The vibe there was very friendly and welcoming which I very much enjoyed. Alonso was great!! He was incredibly helpful even after we left that next morning! The shower, oh the shower, hot water and lots of pressure, that's all I have... More 

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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights. One of the cheapest options in town. The owner was very friendly and helpful. He helped set me up with excursions (he wasn't pushy for me to book things through the hostel) and public transportation to MalPais. The only negative thing about the place is that the room closest to the reception didn't have... More 

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Arezzo, Italy
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Reviewed 5 December 2015

I stayed here only one night because they were fully booked for the following one. The rooms and hostel are nice and they give you free breakfast. Location is good although Santa Elena is a very small town so wherever you are staying you'll be central. They offer you tours that you can book and it's very close to a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

I'm tracking solo for a month here in CR and this hostel was very easy to work with and welcoming. You can book all the tours/activities you want to do at the front desk, super easy. VERY nice staff and a kitchen you can cook meals in. Free breakfast of cereal, bread, butter, and eggs you can cook. I had... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Having spent 4 nights here, I can highly recommend mtv backpackers. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was comfortable, spacious, and had two bathrooms for six people. The shower was the best I've had anywhere in Central America in the last two months - hot and powerful. All the staff were friendly and spoke good English. The free... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

The hostel is in a good location. It's next door to a super market and ATM machine. It's walking distance to other businesses as well. The staff are nice and extremely helpful. I stayed in a private room and it was perfect for the price. The showers are also awesome and have hot water.

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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Definitely recommend this spot, it's like one big happy family. We opened up the common room and had the whole hostel up chatting over a few drinks. Staff very friendly and helpful with booking tours. Breakfast simple but hits the spot. We stayed in 4 bed dorm, quite small but does the job. We woke early for the 6.30 bus... More 

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Reviewed 27 August 2015

My fiance and I stayed for 3 nights and had a great experience! We booked the double private with bathroom and were very comfortable. The owner and staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, and hospitable. It was very easy, convenient, and affordable to book any trip or activity from the hostel, no need to call ahead. The kitchen area was well... More 

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Reviewed 21 August 2015

This hostel was on a good location with the supermarket next door. It was also very cheap. Extremely helpful staff who really helped me sort things out. The rooms were nice, with en suite bathrooms. There was even a bbq hosted when I was there.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: RM63 - RM129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Monteverde Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“On the second floor, the rain is louder.”
 of 5 bubbles Abeeguyale, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs seem nicer but all have en-suite bathrooms even dorms”
 of 5 bubbles Rachael12342014, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“There are only a few private rooms, and they are upstairs. It was busy when we were there, but we slept very well upstairs b/c most people do not even go up there.”
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 of 5 bubbles GingerCN, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Smaller the better is usually a given, but any room here will be comfortable.”
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“If you want a quieter stay, consider asking if upstairs rooms are available. Not a big problem for me, though.”
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