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Pension Santa Elena

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Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

I'm so happy I was able to stay here. I originally had issues getting a hold of them via email, but that was apparently due to their internet provider. Its such a cozy place, warm/hot shower, clean, and my favorite is the coffee at 5:30 am, nowhere have I found coffee that early. Diego and Leo are also amazing, they...

Thank bo j
Reviewed 1 April 2015

One of the best hostels I have stayed in. Right on the main street, so an excellent location from which to explore the surrounding area. The staff are exceptionally helpful, providing us with tons of information and helping us get the most of our two days here. Very willing to book taxis/shuttles/tours etc which were all a great success. Strong...

Thank CT1991
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Friendly Staff, great location, strong Wi-Fi signal, free breakfast and fresh Costa Rican coffee served all morning and afternoon long. My husband and I stayed in a private bedroom with bathroom for 3 nights. The bed was comfy and the shower was warm with great water pressure. All of this for less than $40 a night, it was an absolutely...

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Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

We found this hostel after the Cabinas del Pueblo did not honor our booking. The bed was the most comfortable we have slept in in 3 months of traveling. The staff were exceptionally helpful. We were even taken to see a local sloth baby after I complained we hadn't seen one! Now that's service. The cooking facilities were good. We...

Thank Louise R
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

I am a 13 year old boy and my family and I were in the 'new building'. It was nice, clean, had a private bathroom, a warm shower, and comfy beds. We had no issues and the taco shack, Taco y Taco was delicious. The staff were very good and they helped us book tours for Monteverde, and Selvatura. This...

Thank Max B
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We stayed here for three nights. The team helped us to organize tours by giving us as much information as possible. All of them were friendly and super helpful. Breakfast was included (could have been a bit more). Since it gcan get really cold in Monteverde ww had real blankets and nit just a sheet. We heard from several people...

Thank Sandra R
Orangeville, Canada
Reviewed 13 March 2015

The staff are what makes this hostel. Deigo checked us in and then provided a detailed introduction to the area and what outlined activities were possible. The staff will help book anything and do not pressure for certain tours etc. We had a double room with a nice stone bathroom. The room is pretty basic...could use more hooks or perhaps...

Thank TLAOrangeville
Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Right down town. Taco Taco restaurant on the side of the building draws all tourist staying in Santa Elena, so tasty. We stayed in a dungeon of a room with no windows and dirty walls down a dark hall way and shared a toilet will all people coming and going, and many do, Taco Taco folks, staff, anybody. The bathroom...

Thank Molly B
Reviewed 6 March 2015

The guys working at the hostel were very friendly and helpful! And they help out to keep the busy kitchen nice and clean. Rooms are of mixed quality but I still think it's the best budget option in town.

Thank Uldall
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Our 3-night stay changed into a 6-night, we couldn't leave the place. It's cosy, friendly, well-located. The staff is great, perfectly bilingual, and of course, they know about everything around. All kind of people in this place (families, backpackers, nature lovers - short and long stay), which makes it pretty interesting. Big thumbs up !

Thank Julie G

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • 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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“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.”
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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.”
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