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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“taco taco”(74 reviews)
“private room”(50 reviews)
“the kitchen”(54 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

All of the previous reviews are true! This place is excellent. Many places in Costa Rica have great customer service, but this place is simply the best. They do this because they love their work and their co-workers. I emailed them for questions before the...More

Thank NorthCarolina621
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

this is the perfect hostel. beautiful clean rooms, great vibe, quiet but still with oportunity to meet new people. great location. nice breakfest and free coffee and the most importent- amazing staff!!

Thank Yaara B
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We loved our stay at the Pension Santa Elena. The staff was so nice and extremely helpful when we needed to plan things to do. We heard them helping multiple people out once bad weather caused some ziplining tours to be cancelled, which was surely...More

Thank Skylar M
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I experienced some of the best customer service of my life at Pension SE. They were incredibly helpful planning excursions and transportations and let me use their phone when I wanted to change my plans around. The rooms are clean and basic. Free coffee all...More

Thank Eve B
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We booked this place following a recommendation from a friend who had stayed here several years ago... We were in contact with Diego by email and he made us feel special as it was our honeymoon. When we arrived here, immediately we knew we had...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Things to do
Restaurant
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Price range
US$27 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$27 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveller (212)
Room & Suite (52)
Dining (6)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Karen R
7 October 2016|
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Response from Ethan B | Reviewed this property |
The breakfast was provided in the attached food spot Taco! Taco! When I was there, there was a choice of fruit with yoghurt and granola and toast or tacos with eggs. Both were reasonable. I am a vegetarian and so I had... More
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"Great staff, price, breakfast ! Yard rooms quieter than main bldg."
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"The rooms in the new wing are better, and the difference in price is a tiny one."
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"H10 was a great room."
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"Avoid being near to the road."
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