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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Traveled here with a few friends passing through Monteverde in November. The rooms were clean and the location was right in the middle of town, which we liked. We were on motorcycles and they had a secure, convenient place to park the bikes. Breakfast was good and it was across the street from a FANTASTIC coffee place (Beso Espresso).

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Thank Connor S
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome hostel! The staff were super friendly, spoke perfect English and helped us organise our activities and transport. We booked into a dorm and got our own single beds, we were provided with towels and our room had its own bathroom. The hostel is centrally located and has a kitchen to use. I would highly recommend this hostel!

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Thank Tamsin D
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

That's an ok hotel, with nice rooms. Big minus in this hotel - VERY thin walls. You can hear everything what your neighbors talk. Bathroom is a little bit dirty, but if you are lucky - you get room 18 with the best view. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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Thank Эльвира Г
Costa Rica
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed just one night in Santa Elena to visit the cloud forest this is a great place to stay, you're very close to restaurants bars and zip line tour operators! And for a reasonable price you get big clean rooms and breakfast included! We traveled in low season so we didn't have any booking after looking some other small... More 

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Thank Adri B
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10 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Cousy place in the center town of Monteverde. Staff was ok. Kitchen closes at 9pm. We did not know and we could not cook our dinner. There was a very small mouse in our bedroom which dissapeared when we entered in, but i think it is usual in a place in the middle of the jungle

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Thank DaNi M
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were greeted by a very helpful man who gave us a quite large room and helped us plan for the day. The room was clean and kept well. Parking is a little tight. Close to everything in Monteverde, including an American/Chinese/French style fusion restaurant that was surprisingly delicious!

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Thank Leon K
hotelelsuenocr, Gerente at Hotel El Sueno, responded to this review

Hi Leon We are glad you liked your saty at our place yes parking is a Little tigth , we try to help our people to our best thanks for your comment. More 

Rome, Italy
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. The breakfast has 7 options with coffee, juice and fruit. The double room was spacious with a rocking chair. The walls are a little thin but it's ok. No bugs. Bathrooms are good with hot water. The manager Evan was extremely helpful with our tours, offering general advice about Costa Rica and our transfers... More 

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Thank Carlybowers
hotelelsuenocr, Gerente at Hotel El Sueno, responded to this review

Hi Carly Thankyou very much for your comment we are very pleased that you liked your stay in our Hotel / Bed & Breakfast in Monteverde . This is Ever (Evan its fine also)** thanks for that comment it was my plasure to help you in what i can . I am glad you liked our brakfast also thats great... More 

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

It's super expensive and they will ruin your clothes for sure! They put it in a bath of chlorine.... You're better of washing it yourself. So don't go there for laundry, don't know anything about staying in the place itself.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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30 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This is a small family owned lodge, catered towards budget travelers. The rooms were OK, walls were thin and all rooms had Windows that open to common areas. Little to no hot water in private showers. Food was OK. Good if you are traveling on a tight budget but bring earplugs.

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Paper thin walls, noise from the restaurant below, snowy tv reception, no wifi in the room, lackluster breakfast. No milk for coffee and the waitress seemed put out when I asked for jelly for the bread. And the cute little bed bug sealed our disappointment.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel El Sueño is a family owned and operated lodge in the center of Santa Elena, a small village next to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. A favorite for budget travelers and backpackers, the lodging is hosted by a family originally from the Monteverde area. The eating/kitchen and reception areas are surrounded by the rooms, all with their outside private entrances. Three new rooms have been recently built at the back of the property. Breakfast is served daily between 6 and 8 a.m. and is very reasonably priced. Lunch and dinner are also available by request at good prices, and a homemade lunch will be made to go upon request, if you're spending the day in one of the nearby parks. Transportation service is also available to the parks as well as Arenal Volcano. The friendly owner, Rafa Trejos and his family, are helpful hosts, and offer horseback tours from their nearby farm ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Sueno

Address: Santa Elena Center | next to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $39 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“If traveling on motorcycles, there is a great place to keep your bikes on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles connors776, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take room 18 - with big panorama window.”
 of 5 bubbles V9227LE_, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“As stated by another reviewer. Upstairs room at end of hall with view of town is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles RCJO, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Second floor room with an opening window.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveloir, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Something not facing the street”
 of 5 bubbles SNG56, 9 Nov 2015 | Read review
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