Cabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast

Cabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast

100 Mts From Bar Amigos, Santa Elena Costa Rica
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4.5
#2 of 10 B&Bs in Santa Elena
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Cabinas El Pueblo,It is the ideal place to rest as it is very close to the center but away from the noise, we offer our customers a ingnolvidable stay.The rooms are very clean the bathrooms have hot water, no internet service, wi-fi and breakfast plus we have included the best pancakes in the world. The coffee you take here is organic coffee from our plantation here you can take all the coffee you want.We offer the best prices for all tours in the Monteverde area. Remember if you are a student do not forget to bring your student card and you will have very good discounts.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Street parking
Wifi
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Safe
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

100 Mts From Bar Amigos, Santa Elena Costa Rica
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 95 out of 100
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport
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Tambor Airport
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SGB wrote a review Jul 2021
Baltimore, Maryland, United States39 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a fantastic bed and breakfast in Santa Elena! We received the most personal, genuine, and heartfelt service from the owners, which is the very definition of quintessential Costa Rican hospitality. The property is very small, with only ten rooms and a common area at the bottom of a hill. The rooms are very basic, yet clean and functional. This bed and breakfast is an excellent value, as a delicious breakfast was included each morning. We particularly appreciated access to the inn's kitchen, as we were able to prepare a few meals for ourselves. A particular bonus was that the innkeeper's wife shared her homemade banana bread with us, and even gave us the recipe on our departure! The innkeepers told us about their family-run coffee plantation, from which they serve their fresh coffee in the morning. I honestly felt that I was treated like family here. The innkeepers also helped us with arranging transportation to continue on the next stage of our trip. I must add that knowledge of Spanish was a tremendous asset to our stay here, as for any trip to Latin America in general. However, the innkeeper's children speak English very well. I should also add that our room was right next to a road with frequently passing vehicles, so the noise was a bit bothersome at times. I suggest just bringing a pair of earplugs which should solve that problem. Just remember where you are! All in all, it is clear that this is a delightful, family-run bed and breakfast that I would highly recommend for any traveler, particularly one who is looking for an authentic experience, who is looking to really connect with the local culture. Muchas gracias!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: As aforementioned, the road noise can be a bit bothersome, but just bring some earplugs.
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Kendall K wrote a review Sept 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We would come again for sure. Marleny was incredibly helpful as we had to leave our previous lodging suddenly late at night. Online booking wasn’t even open and she answered her phone cam down from our house, gave us a tour, keys to the kitchen and made us feel welcome at 11pm. If you’re looking for kind friendly hospitable service with clean rooms and plenty of plants to enjoy stay here! Great location just a block from the main plaza in Santa Elena. Oh and she also coordinated our taxi boat taxi to la fortuna/arenal which was so helpful!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jane C wrote a review Jan 2022
Anaheim, California3 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Marlenny was very friendly, and our rooms were inexpensive yet comfortable. The breakfast was delicious both days; it was served in the common area which had a dining area, kitchen and lovely sitting room with couches and a table. We booked a zipline excursion via Marlenny that was absolutely amazing.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kadri_L wrote a review Mar 2020
Tallinn, Estonia93 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice place with hipsterish touch. Great value for money, very friendly staff and very good breakfast. It is located in centre so you have a lot of eating and shopping options just in a few minutes walking distance.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Morgan P wrote a review Sept 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia159 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here with a friend and absolutely loved it! The breakfast each morning was delicious and filling. The room was very comfortable. Marleny was so helpful, especially with getting food recommendations and booking tours. We would definitely recommend staying here. The location was central and we found places to eat and shop nearby.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: We ended up buying a large jug of water from the supermarket and kept it in our mini fridge. This...
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tannerinasia wrote a review Dec 2022
Calgary, Canada104 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I looked around the town for about 1.5 hours and this was the best midrange place I could find that was close to the center. Great location, and great setting (right beside a creek). The room I had was really nice, windows on both sides, not too small. Staff was friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Christine L wrote a review May 2023
Lake Havasu City, Arizona11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been traveling in Costa Rica for ten days now & Marlenny has the best customer service of any B&B we have been to. She is amazing & I would definitely recommend staying here. Great location as well. The kitchen area is immaculate & the plants are beautiful around the premises.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Robin K wrote a review May 2023
Playa del Carmen, Mexico11 contributions4 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This Hostel was Beautiful, from the nice rooms to the beautiful flowers outside, Very clean and comfortable. The host Marlenny was very sweet and helpful. She helped us with our zipline tour with SKY Adventures. Would definitely be back again and refer our friends.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: May is the best traveling time. Low season, not as busy but busy enough. Try to do as many...
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S0212 wrote a review Jan 2012
Gatineau, Canada16 contributions53 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Yes, you read right!

We are a canadian family of four that has travelled extensively around the world. We had reserved one family room for two nights for a total amount of USD120 at Cabinas El Pueblo. We arrived on a cold and rainy afternoon.

After checking the chilly and very drafty room, thanks to a 2" crack underneath the room door , I decided to have a shower to warm up, only to find out that this shower could only provide cold water. At this point we informed the young man at the desk that we would only be staying for one night. He then called the manager, who upon arrival requested immediate cash payment for both nights, whether we stayed one night or two, because of her reservation policy. We reminded her that hot water had been promised. She then stormed to our room and stood about 10 minutes in front of the shower, desperately trying to get hot water from it. Turning back to us, she declared this was hot water by Costa Rican standards...
I then tried to reason with her to no avail, and finally offering to pay one full night, plus half the second one as a compensation, which would have come to USD 90. She first agreed, but then added that she would no take in account the amount already paid as a deposit for the room and would keep that amount. If we didn't pay, she threatened to take the money from my credit card and then left.
After her departure, her sister took over and informed us that we had 10 minutes to leave or she would call the police if we didn't go. Again, I tried to reason with her, but she would only cover her ears with her hands and refused to look or speak to me.
As she had promised, three armed Costa Rican police officers arrived...Speaking only Spanish, she then proceded to give them an animated report , which we could not understand, as our Spanish is very limited. The young man at the reception was then asked by the police officers to inform us that because of a Costa Rican law that allows hostel/hotel operators to accept or refuse customers, they could not intervene and politely asked us to leave. Our deposit was then promptly returned.
The owner's sister then watched us with a grin on her face quickly pack our belongings while shouting over to phone to the young man at the desk to cut the Internet in the cabinas,

This is how, escorted by three police officers, four peaceful canadians were rudely expulsed of Cabinas El Pueblo on a dark, rainy night in Monteverde.
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Date of stay: January 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Monteverde Host... C, Gerente at Cabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast
Responded 25 Jan 2012
I can not believe that tourists like you make comments like these where you have never stayed at my hostel is unfortunate. I can not believe
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Sabrina1176 wrote a review Jan 2016
Granada, Nicaragua148 contributions79 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are greeted by the lovely lady who says "I will send you to Mari's Place" please ask for a refund. We booked El Pueblo for it's good reviews, apparent charm and central location but were transferred to another place. Mari's place was musty, the toilet was broken and gurgled a lot and the location was no comfortable walking distance from anywhere: very steep inclines ( maybe 3). It was only for one night I'll admit, but when expect a balcony to hang out on and walking distance from everything and you don't get it, it's very dissapointing.
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Date of stay: January 2016
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Robin K wrote a tip May 2023
Playa del Carmen, Mexico11 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"May is the best traveling time. Low season, not as busy but busy enough. Try to do as many excursions as you can. (Once in a life time). And do hostile. Private rooms."
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Morgan P wrote a tip Sept 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia159 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We ended up buying a large jug of water from the supermarket and kept it in our mini fridge. This was great for refilling our water bottles."
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John S wrote a tip Mar 2022
Nanaimo, Canada12 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Top floor is recommended"
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SGB wrote a tip Jul 2021
Baltimore, Maryland, United States39 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"As aforementioned, the road noise can be a bit bothersome, but just bring some earplugs."
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Ator777 wrote a tip Mar 2019
10 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out (and smell) the rooms first if you can! Some are definitely better than others..."
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PRICE RANGE
₹3,175 - ₹4,010 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeSanta Elena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Cabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Ferlander Arguedas Studio & Art Gallery (0.3 km), Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.3 km), and Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rest. La Soda Coati, Mar y Tierra, and The Green Restaurant.
Is Cabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast 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 Cabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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