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Pension Santa Elena

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for two nights in order to visit Monteverde cloud forest and stayed in a private room. The room was okay, however it got extremely cold at night. We slept with two blankets and all our clothes on and were still very cold. The included breakfast at taco taco was mediocre. One problem is that it opens at 7... More 

Thank Fredrik S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here in November and can't fault the place at all. The staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. They advised us on all of our tours and booked them straight away. Breakfast and dinner from the taco place next door was delicious. Our room was big, clean, and spacious and the shower has hot water- the first of our... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here in for 3 nights in November 2016. It rained non stop, but this place was awesome. Rooms were adequate and well worth the price. Showers had very hot water. Everyone was extremely helpful. Loved the coffee and breakfast next door. My daughter loved the place and wants to come back. Thanks to the staff for making my first... More 

Thank Todd K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't normally leave reviews but I just wanted to leave a note to say these were the best hostel staff we've had in 2 months of Central America! Nothing was an issue and so much knowledge on Costa Rica. Room great too! Very clean and quiet and the comfiest and cosiest bed in soooo long!

Thank Margot B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dont know from where to start, the place AMAZING the ppl that works there AMAZING (good job for the owners that hired those kind, friendly, energetic and positive ppl) the location AMAZING! perfection. what makes a place like that to be so good and highly recommended? the place (very clean, well orgenize, big kitchen, and a big place and... More 

Thank Itai N
Whitefish, Montana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My own experience here was not exactly excellent-- imagine cramming six adult family members traveling together in a broom closet with a leaky bathroom, no fan, holes in the windows, noise outside-- but it's worth noting that if you're budget-minded in Santa Elena and Monteverde, this is where you'll be happiest to end up. If our room was shared with,... More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great hostel, very good location, clean room, great restaurant, good wifi, nice people, I would recommend that hostel if you have to go to Monteverde. You just have to be careful because our neighbours got stolen by a stranger hanging out in the hostel

Thank titinnou90
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This hostel has a nice central location and appears to be the center of the action in Monteverde / Santa Elena. You can easily walk to the Mega Super and other stores and restaurants. Parking could be a serious issue here if you are driving a rental, their parking lot is very small and can fill up fast. There is... More 

Thank greenluck007
Ciudad de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I recommended 100% their private rooms. They are so cheap and offer all you need. Clean and spacious rooms. Location is great. The friendly staff will help you out in everything you need. Security is great and accept credit card.

Thank Abner Antonio C
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The staff is great and the rooms clean and pretty. There's a fully equipped kitchen you can use to cook! A very good option for a quick or inexpensive trip to Monteverde, they'll even book your tours and people staying is always friendly so feel free to talk to other people and even share a meal or your with them... More 

Thank Lau V

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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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: $33 - $54 (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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“bring your own towel, bring ear plugs.”
 of 5 bubbles greenluck007, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room with door to adjoining room.”
 of 5 bubbles Brigitta-Greg, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had one of the newer private rooms with a rock tiled shower - loved it”
 of 5 bubbles BoobyJones, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get something that opens out onto the garden in the back”
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“Up stairs rooms ,more light,”
 of 5 bubbles susannah52, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
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