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Orono, Maine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel was quiet and kind of empty when I was there (low season). But the staff was super helpful! They helped me figure out my plans, suggesting stuff to do, and when I decided to do a white water rafting that required I leave to San Jose a night earlier they gave me the money back for the night...

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had two nights at this hostel and it was perfect. Staff was incredible. They helped us with direction and with attractions. They even booked our transports! The hostel was also very clean and very friendly. A++

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Lloydminster, Canada
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night as there is not much to do in Monteverde besides the canopy tours. The guy at the front desk was very helpful and informative about the tours and town. There was a kitchen and a common area with couches and tv. We stayed in a 4 person dorm which was clean for the most...

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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I was in Monteverde to experiment the mountains of Costa Rica and to do Bungee Jump. I only spent a night in the hostel but it was a very lively night where all travelers get to get along very well. I had some cool conversations with the owner and wife and learn some things about Costa Rica. If I ever...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Alonso the owner is very helpful and informative about tours and transport. The 6-bed dorm I stayed in had 2 private bathrooms. The hostel was very clean and had a great breakfast. It's also located next to a big supermarket.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I really loved staying at this hostel. The staff is really friendly and helps you with everything you may need (such as take out food), there is nice free breakfast and the showers... just the best shower you'll have in your life. There is a small common room with cosy couches that make it easy to meet new people. The...

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights with 6 friends. Alonso (the manager) was incredibly accommodating, as soon as we booked he sent us detailed instructions of how long our journey would take, where to go when we arrive, numbers to call in case of emergencies etc. On arrival we were provided with great information and tours, what I really liked...

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Heteren, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Thank you for the great time!! Thanks for all the information you gave to me. Dorms are nice, free breakfast. You can use kitchen and cook for yourself. Quepos is a small town so easy access to everything. Thanks again for everything!!!

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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I really liked the hostel, its small but has very good facilities (clean and full equiped kitchen, spacious dorm, very good warm shower!) and the staff is very helpfull. Common space is ok, met a lot of nice people

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Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I've visited Monteverde last year, and stayed a few nights in Monteverde. Location is closed to centre, the atmosphere is relaxed, the host, was super friendly and made sure that all the guests had a good time . Breakfast was the best part. Fresh fruit salad, eggs and Nutella available.. For a very good price!! Costa Rica Pura Vida

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monteverde Backpackers

Address: 75 Meters From Supercompro | 75 meters Southwest of the main supermarket, Santa Elena 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: ₹ 953 - ₹ 1,974 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Monteverde Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“On the second floor, the rain is louder.”
 of 5 bubbles Abeeguyale, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs seem nicer but all have en-suite bathrooms even dorms”
 of 5 bubbles Rachael12342014, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“There are only a few private rooms, and they are upstairs. It was busy when we were there, but we slept very well upstairs b/c most people do not even go up there.”
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 of 5 bubbles GingerCN, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Smaller the better is usually a given, but any room here will be comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 211FredS, 18 Aug 2013 | Read review
“If you want a quieter stay, consider asking if upstairs rooms are available. Not a big problem for me, though.”
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