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75 Meters From Supercompro 75 meters Southwest of the main supermarket, Santa Elena 1000 Costa Rica
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#16 of 54 Specialty lodging in Santa Elena
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Monteverde Backpacker's is a very nice hostel, right new to down town, only 1 block away of the restaurants, bars and banks, will be a prefect places to enjoy of the cloud forest and all the activites in the area. We have dorms for $11 per person and Private rooms for $35 per night, all the rooms include internet and breakfast, all the rooms with private bathroom and also Kitchen, we also have a front desk, where you can also book all your tours for the diferent activites in the area and transportation to get out of Monteverde. Parking area, security guard all night and relaxing hammack area as well, and with some very nice and relax grill night, for sure the best choice to stay in Monteverde.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Darts
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BBQ facilities
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24-hour check-in
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
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English, Spanish
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Yahlly wrote a review Oct 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel14 contributions3 helpful votes
The hostel was in a great location (Great restaurant and supermerkt 1 min walking). Very clean. The woman who runs the place was nice and helped us to book the Park and everything around. A very nice place.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Logibear wrote a review Nov 2020
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I really loved staying at this hostel. It has a very chill and friendly vibe. The place is always clean and the staff is extraordinary. The free breakfast is a huge plus! I would highly recommend staying here while you're here.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Emma T wrote a review Dec 2019
Thisted, Denmark7 contributions
If you are a solo traveler and want to meet people then don't even spend time considering it, just go here! I stayed here for three nights and each evening I met new amazing people. The place is tiny with only one big tavle which means that you all sit together every evening. It was three great nights with cooking together, card games, jenga and so on! Just go šŸ˜‰
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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BillyK1980 wrote a review Apr 2019
Melbourne, Australia2387 contributions589 helpful votes
Alonso the owner (I think) is a legend and is always willing to help. Really chilled hostel with a make it your self breakfast. It has a great location and next to a very large supermarket that has everything
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Alonso C, Propietario at Monteverde Backpackers
Responded 8 Dec 2019
Hi, Thanks for stayed with us and glad to know that you liked our hostel. For our future customers, Monteverde Backpackers is located right in Santa Elena down town and we offer transportation to the diferent cloud forest parks and also to all the diferrent tours in the area as like, zip line, bungee jumping, night hike, hanging bridges and more. We are always willing to help our customers to have the best experience, come and enjoy one of the must amazing cloud forest in the world. Pura Vida! Alonso Cisneros Monteverde Backpackers team
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Camille wrote a review Mar 2019
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Little but clean, confortable and friendly hostel! Location is perfect, and staff is really nice and helpful with any activities. There is all facilities and breakfast included. Moreover if you travelling alone it's really easy To meet people as the hostel is really friendly and cosy. I recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Veronica wrote a review Feb 2019
7 contributions7 helpful votes
What makes Monteverde Backpackers awesome isn't just the amazing artwork inside the hostel, or the fact that there is free breakfast, or the clean and comfy mattresses, but what made the experience truly special for my friend and I was our new found friend Emel. Emel is one of the workers at the hostel and he was welcoming from the very beginning. He gave us the best recommendations from the very start. Thanks to him we got to see one of the coolest views from the top of a tree we got to climb inside of called the Ficus tree, went zip lining with an amazing group of people, and he even joined us for dinner at a super cool soda called Soda Bonanza. There we got to try a delicious chicken smothered with passionfruit sauce. Emel has the best energy and sense of humor which makes you want to be around him. He also has the best dance moves and is very helpful if you have any questions concerning the hostel or fun activities around the area. The day we got to the hostel my friend and I became friends with fellow travelers who were also staying there. By the end of the trip I felt like we had become a little family. I will never forget my experience here. Thanks Emel, and Monteverde Backpackers!ā€¦
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Carol P wrote a review Nov 2018
10 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a nice, small, family run hostel. Easy to book tours at the front desk and the management was quick and always available to answer questions. Location is conveniently located next to a supermarket and not too far from the central bus station by foot. I stayed in the 4 bedroom dorm and it was nice to have an ensuite bathroom. Overall, had a wonderful stay and would recommend this hostel to others.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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jmccoynomad wrote a review Oct 2018
Valdez, Alaska406 contributions44 helpful votes
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I spent three nights here in October so Iā€™m the off season hostel was super relaxing having only a few people in the entire hostel it was quiet. The staff are great here and help with getting activities and transportation. Free breakfast in the morning too. The beds are comfortable and the facilities clean. I will definitely stay here again on the future.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Trevor S wrote a review Jul 2018
The Hague, The Netherlands214 contributions94 helpful votes
I came as a walk-in without reservation, asking if there's a dorm bed the answer was an immediate no. Ok, fine, so I turned around and left then suddenly he says let me check and there were 3 beds? Not sure why the answer was a no instead of let me check, in the first place. Showers are nice and hot and they provided towels - a considerate gesture knowing in that damp weather own own towels won't dry in a day. Beds were comfy. One thing I was a little uncomfortable about was that all guests were made to wear a wrist band. That is supposed to be for the night guard to know who to let in, which is supposedly nice being a security feature, but I am not sure it's a good idea we advertise to the whole town where we stay with that bright neon yellow band. In a way it's like the Jewish star branding us as cheap travellers who can only afford a hostel, on a more serious note, robbers/rapists/kidnappers could potentially ambush us knowing exactly where we will be heading after a night out. Security for the hostel, at the expense of security of the guests.ā€¦
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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a v wrote a review Jul 2018
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Good hostel! The atmosphere is amazing; you will make friends in no time. Reception speaks good english and is happy to help you out with anything you might need. Common room is cozy and has lovely paintings. Room was basic but clean, kitchen was fully equipped; everything you might wish for as a backpacker!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$42 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeSanta Elena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monteverde Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Monteverde Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.2 km), Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond (0.2 km), and Ferlander Arguedas Studio & Art Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Monteverde Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Monteverde Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Monteverde Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monteverde Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choco Cafe Restaurant and Coffee Shop, The Green Restaurant, and Raulito's Pollo.
Is Monteverde Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Santa Elena.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Monteverde Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.