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Reviewed 28 April 2011

We ended up at Funky Monkey by accident, and we loved it. Nahuel, Guillaume, Guillaume's novia (I forget your name!) - all of you guys made us feel really at home (Meghan & Brian from Canada). Here's what we liked: - service was excellent - everyone was so nice and helpful, and always tried to find solutions to our problems,...

1Thank bowballie
boulder, co
Reviewed 12 April 2011

Recently my girlfriends and I took a much needed vacation to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. I cannot say enough fabulous things about the Funky Monkey and their staff. Upon arrival, we were greeted and shown our quaint bungalow. Very well priced, clean, spacious, open and adorable bungalow. Time seemed to stop; so relaxing. Emilio, Gabi, Noel, and the rest of...

Thank melinda5555
damascus maryland
Reviewed 2 April 2011

This was the worst experience I have ever had with a place to stay - I do not say hotel or lodge, because it is a YOUTH HOSTEL and a very overpriced one. I felt like I was cheated and overcharged - again there was no room available for 2 people, only 6 people and we paid $135.00 - (actually...

1Thank bcat123
funkmunk, Owner at Funky Monkey Lodge, responded to this review

We are really sorry that those ladies didn't like our place, they were probably looking for a 5star hotel and couldn't accept that there are also people on budget. I am also not very sure that someone that stays only 1 night can judge somebody or something, as there was not much time to get to know the place. We...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2011

I arrived this well hidden funky lodge full of surprises. 3 nights stay was just not enough. It has the coolest and rough feel in front with the suites are chic, make sure you use the net. The dorm beds wow even made me jealous, so clean with a wider single beds. I swapped my detached chalet for a bed...

Thank Corleone114
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 29 March 2011

What a great place! We stayed in Manuel Antonio, Jaco, and Alejuela, but Santa Teresa was our favorite due in no small part to the accommodations and staff (Thanks Nahuel!) at the Funky Monkey. There's a clan of howler monkeys that frequent the grounds and we had a songbird that would fly inside our cabana each morning and serenade us....

Thank philiplaw
Arlington, Washington
Reviewed 24 March 2011

Gabi the owner and Nahuel her manager work at providing nothing less than superior customer service and quality at an affordable price. The room was clean and comfortable and the food was wonderful. Gabi and her staff went out of their way to ensure that the needs of my daughter and I were met; everything from food, arranging a last...

Thank bowphantom
Reviewed 28 February 2011

I made amazing friends here and have never had a better experience anywhere I've stayed in my 15 years of traveling. Every imperfection (crap internet, noise, inconsistent room policies) is made up for by the location, the awesome atmosphere & most of all, the people.

Thank littlecloud
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2011

I spent a week or more here and had a great stay! I was travelling solo and had moved out of a larger hostel as it felt a little impersonal. I arrived at the Funky Monkey and instantly felt at home. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly, and I met some great folks who were also staying in the...

Thank Gypsygirl81
Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 14 February 2011

It is a treat to arrive at The Funky Monkey Lodge Hotel. Something going on around if you want, or you can indulge yourself into your vacation relaxation state. The location is just right, close to the beach and town, but also just tucked up a little to be away from the scene and in the jungle in its the...

Thank Delphinium4
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 9 February 2011

Even though you're a guest at the Funky Monkey Lodge, you feel like family. During our two week stay there we felt as much at home as we do, well at home. The staff greets you with open arms and they never hesitate to give you the best service possible. Even as you sit down to have a drink with...

Thank bad_carrot

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beach lodge on a natural hill in the middle of a private jungle, away from the main street but only 200m walking from the main surfer beach, famous for its white sand and perfect waves. Great place for solo travelers, couples, families or groups. Clean and comfortable rooms with daily maid, free wireless, free and secure parking, safe place with restaurant and swimming pool. Great getaway! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Funky Monkey Lodge

Address: center of Santa Teresa | 200m From Public School, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: ₹ 5,765 - ₹ 15,999 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Funky Monkey Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Funky Monkey Hotel Santa Teresa
Funky Monkey Santa Teresa
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
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