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Pension Santa Elena

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved everything about my stay at Pension Santa Elena. The location is perfect and close to all amenities. I reserved in a single room, with a hot shower, for 6 quiet, cozy evenings. Everyone was extremely friendly and the staff provided outstanding customer service. The Pension team aim to exceed expectations and they definitely succeed! They helped me plan...

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motnreal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

loved this place. staff is super friendly and helpful. the place is really clean and not too noisy either. there's a nice place to make your food and you can meet a lot of people. the location is great. close to all the stores and restaurant in the area. Ambiance was the best.

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I stayed here for a few nights and were so relieved and pleased to find this little home away from home. The best part about this place is the people working there. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, making sure that all guests were happy and cared for. They set us up with maps, activities and made...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is an old part and new part of the hostel. We stayed in a newer room and it was very nice. The staff at the front desk are extremely helpful and very friendly. You get a free breakfast next door at Taco Taco which is a nice bonus.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

From the moment we set foot in Pension, our trip was made. In La Fortuna, we felt the need to keep one hand on our wallet at all times. Greg made us feel at home with infectious energy and wonderful advice. I will never stay at another place in Santa Elena.

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Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I can't say enough about the hosts. They are available throughout the day helping you out with every part of your trip, no matter where you are heading. I've never seen service like this at a 5-star hotel, and they are not doing it for commissions! They are helping to make sure you have a great time. The hostel is...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

As a group of 7 friends we stayed 3 nights in the Pension and absolutely loved it. Definitely exceed the expectations you can have of a backpacker hotel. All the place is very clean and comfy (rooms, bed sheets, shared showers and toilets, kitchen, lounge), staff has always been friendly, available, helpful and guests very respectful of each others. Free...

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Thank Nat B
United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

What an amazing place it's a real backpacker hostel. All the receptionists without exception are friendly and helpful right from the minute we stepped in asking if they'd got a room. Our private room with a bathroom was spacious clean with everything we needed and plenty of hot water for a shower. The hostel is well placed for walking into...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The fully equipped bedrooms in the second (newer) building are really comfortable at a reasonable rate. Shared facilities enable everyone travelling on a budget to prepare and even to cook one's own meals The staff is incredibly helpful and offers plenty of information and advice about anything in the area of Monteverde and Santa Elena.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This is the sort of area and accommodation that make one want to stay and stay and stay. Lovely, helpful people - especially Diego and Henry who always made time to help and answer queries, and to have a chat. The facilities were great - pleasant garden, good indoor seating area, decent breakfast and discounted food just next door. Not...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • 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: $35 - $68 (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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Pension Santa Elena Monteverde, Costa Rica
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“no complaints about any of the rooms available”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
  • Exterior garden with outdoor seating
  • View from the hammock near my room
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 of 5 bubbles Anya3113, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles Ba8ydriver, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I would choose for the newer block with rooms, as those rooms are the most comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles ElsvdR, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“bring your own towel, bring ear plugs.”
 of 5 bubbles greenluck007, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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