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Pension Santa Elena

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed a few days at pension Santa Elena in May 2017 while traveling around Costa Rica. The staff here are super friendly & helpful & the rooms clean & comfortable. There are some budget rooms & a dorm inside the main part of the building & some nicer private rooms at the back. Really helpful staff gave me honest...

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Hammond, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed in a private room at Pension Santa Elana on 4/30 and 5/1. Diego and Nicole were exceptionally nice and helpful when it came to making decisions on what to see and do around Monteverde! All of their suggestions were fun and affordable! They really helped make Monteverde the highlight of our trip! The owners were...

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We had a great 2 night stay here at Pension Santa Elena. all the time we were there we found the staff very helpful and they let me use the phone several times to check on shuttle and planning further down the line. There was a nice simple breakfast included from the little Taco out the front and a very...

Thank Philimp
San Jose, California
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This pension as an extraordinary number of positive reviews and they are all well deserved. Staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable in helping you book all your tours that they don't receive kickbacks for. When I arrived, I was given a map and shown where everything was. This is the type of hostel that helps make your trip happen by...

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Hilo, Hawaii
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I should qualify this by saying that if you're coming to Monteverde for a relaxing time, you probably shouldn't be staying in Santa Elena at all. With steep one-way streets and lots of trucks and motos, it's incredibly noisy for such a small place, at all hours. That said, the rooms are relatively sheltered (except one - see below), so...

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Wonderful Hostel. Clean and friendly, with Staff that goes out of its way to help you shape your adventure. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend, will be back. First backpacking experience for my 13 yo, who loved it, but the place was equally welcoming for families, singles, or couples. Best hostel I have stayed at.

Thank Joshua W
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This was my first stop out of San Jose on my 22 day trip around Costa Rica. I didn't plan on coming here so I didn't book a room in Monteverde. (dumb move!!!) after trying three other hostels I found myself here, and I'm so glad I did. I told Diego, the very helpful front desk guy my story and...

Thank Max F
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights. We originally were booked for the 12th and 13th of March, but due to an airline mishap, ended up having to stay for the 13th and 14th. The staff were VERY accommodating, and even though we had to move rooms, both rooms were clean, spacious, comfortable, and all around wonderful. They...

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Really happening hostel (but quiet enough after 10pm) with lots of fantastic & friendly information. We took a guided tour of the Curi-cancha reserve with Ronald & saw quetzals & a toucan. Amazing. The night tour was also really good (although slightly bigger groups of 8-10). They also do a 10% discount at the taco place next door which is...

Thank Nbags
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We 3 ladies just spent 3 nights in this pension. First up I must say the staff are a great asset to this establishment, even if the rooms were not up to standard (and they were) the staff were so nice, helpful and happy that you would love this place anyway. At check in we were shown to our room...

Thank CindyBrisVegas

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our mission is to "exceed our guests' expectations of a Travelers Hotel by providing outstanding services and dependable information. We commit resources and time to preserving the values and traditions of our communities." Pure Life...Pure Hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pension Santa Elena

Address: Al Sureste Banco Nacional en El Corazon de Santa Elena 250 m, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: RM111 - RM201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pension Santa Elena 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“A room out the back would be away from the often noisy road.”
Philimp, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you don't get room P16”
NicholasM656, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“no complaints about any of the rooms available”
CindyBrisVegas, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Different price points with different amenities. You make the choice. I had the advantage of looking because I just showed up one morning.”
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Anya3113, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
Ba8ydriver, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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