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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Left the hostel after one night in the private room. The bait-and-switch advertising is the big problem here: there was no vegetarian restaurant on site (despite a restaurant next to the hostel that advertised vegetarian fare - when we asked the owner for the hours, we were told it was "not finished" despite their website advertising otherwise). Other really bad...

Thank Leah W
Naples, Italy
Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

This trip to monteverde would not be the same without chosing Casa Tranquilo! I highly recommend it for the excellent tips that those guys gave me at my arrival(free walk to 2 amazing trees in the surrounding area and a detailled explanation of which canopy tour is better than other and why..so thank you David and Ro to be so...

Thank Gina P
Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome .. But what really makes it better than the rest is the staff . My husband and I have been backpacking for three months and all our favorite hostels have been the ones where the owner is present .. You feel like you are at home or staying with a friend . Ro and David were...

Thank Harpers0512
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for three nights in a private double room. When we arrived we were welcomed by the very friendly Ro. Once settled Ro then kindly talked us through all of the different options for activities in the area. His advice was really useful in helping us choose which companies etc to use, and they took...

Thank Duffer87
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Even though we did not end up sleeping in this hostel, we have to write this review. By the time we arrived in Liberia, we were told at the bus terminal that the road to Santa Elena / Monteverde is closed for construction until 1 November !!! and only opens after 5pm when there are no more public buses. We...

Thank travellingjulia
Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 7 October 2014

The hostel is centrally located and close to everything in town. Breakfast is great: the banana bread is as delicious as everyone says and you get a filling meal. The rooms are clean, wifi works well inside the rooms and the kitchen is ok. The mattresses are pretty old though and we didn't sleep very well the three nights we...

Thank L V
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 6 October 2014

We stayed here for three nights. Though not my favourite hostel we've stayed in, the rooms were clean and the staff was helpful. The kitchen was okay, not much space to cook or sit. However, the included breakfast in the morning is really good -- eggs, banana bread (which if you're up early will still be warm), fresh fruit, and...

Thank Ruthabbyy
Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

This place is a really good place to stay in santa elena, they have double rooms and a dorm with 8 beds. The price for the dorm is only usd 8.- per night and it includes a very yummy breakfast with banana bread, fresh fruit and coffee or tea. In the morning you can hear the birds sing and the...

Thank VanessaBrunner
Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 3 September 2014

We stayed here for two nights, and everything was awesome! We had a private room because that was all that was left, and they weren't much more than the dorms anyway. We were on a pretty tight budget, and the owner was super helpful in pointing out how to do things as inexpensively as possible. Ask him about the good...

Thank Zach H
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Hosts were great, the rooms were quiet, the view was fantastic. Very decent breakfast (w/ great coffee). Great porch to chill on. Dirt cheap prices. No complaints whatsoever. This hostel is a great place to relax. This was also one of the few places in Costa Rica that I found the wifi to be fairly respectable.

Thank Andy P

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa Tranquilo is a rustic tico-style house turned into a relaxed hostel outside the village of Santa Elena in Monteverde, Costa Rica.here you'll find Free Breakfast, Free Internet & Wifi. Kitchen and parking area are also available... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Tranquilo Hostel

Address: 100 m downhill from the SuperCompro supermrket | Monteverde, Puntarenas, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: RM44 - RM177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Casa Tranquilo Hotel Santa Elena
Casa Tranquilo Hostel Costa Rica/Santa Elena, Monteverde
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“Avoid Room # 3 - ask for a room away from the road instead.”
 of 5 bubbles 822EllenM, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Try to avoid room 3 which has views of......... the TV lounge.”
 of 5 bubbles Just_Timothy, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony! :)”
 of 5 bubbles heidrunbrazil, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The upper rooms seemed to be slightly nicer (more light)”
 of 5 bubbles Owlalone, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“It's worth paying more for the double bed rooms with the share balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Rachael12342014, 30 May 2015 | Read review
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