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#12 of 54 Specialty lodging in Santa Elena
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Featuring a garden and a terrace, Hostel Cattleya is set in Monteverde. The property is located 3.3 km from Sky Adventures Monteverde and 5 km from Selvatura Adventure Park. The accommodation features a shared kitchen, and buying tickets for guests. With a shared bathroom, rooms at the hostel also feature free WiFi. A continental breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Monteverde Ecological Sanctuary is an 8-minute walk from Hostel Cattleya. The nearest airport is Tambor Airport, 67 km from the property.
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Rowan H wrote a review Nov 2022
Cairns, Australia1332 contributions1727 helpful votes
We stayed in the 2 bedroom house that was detached from the main cattleya hostel. Basically the way it works is that you have a hostel featuring numerous private rooms on one street and then the next street over you have two x 2 bedroom houses that could be rented for larger groups of up to 4. We hired the later and have nothing but positive feedback. PROS - VALUE - Stupidly cheap. 30 USD a night for three people which is actually cheaper than 3 x dorm beds and afforded access to a fully self contained house with complete kitchen which allowed us to save even more. - SECURITY - Deadbolt on the doors and bars over all the windows. - LOCATION - Within walking distance to the main area of Santa Elena. Walking distance to bus station and supermarket. - GYM - located literally across the road it cost 3000 colon for a day pass. - CLEAN - ROOMS - The place had two seperate rooms both of which had comfortable beds. Air conditioning worked well. Quilts on the beds. Hot water worked well. A fully stocked kitchen with fridges allowed us to self cater to further save more money, - WIFI - Worked well and was quite fast. Fast enough to stream netflix without an issue as well as YouTube. - TV had netflix and YouTube and streamed without issue. - FRIENDLY STAFF - At the hostel we were able to book a few tours with the major companies in the region and arrange for pick up and drop off from these areas. CONS - Nil Overall a really lovely stay at a ridiculously low price.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Jason K wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
My room had a fantastic view; Johnathan and his family were great hosts. It was easy to book tours through them at a reasonable price. It is only a 10-minute walk to town if you wish to visit the restaurants/ bars, and there is a shop 5 mins away if you want to to pick up some snacks.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Vacation788552 wrote a review May 2022
15 contributions3 helpful votes
does not follow covid proticals. Hires illegal anti-vax immigrants. Dirty dishes and pots put away in cupboards by staff. Very noisy from gym behind playing music from 6am to 10 pm. Beside construction company that starts noise before 6 am. Customers always having to tell staff no toilet paper in washrooms. Kitchen washroom left uncleaned for up to 2 weeks at a time. Staff hides customer's belongings. Germain staff member unfriendly to none germain customers.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: all rooms have noise issues or are at the other end of street
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Cloud_PIxie wrote a review Jan 2022
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Lovely new room, beds and pillows so comfy (we booked a family room) Jonathan is so helpful and friendly. Very well equipped kitchen with spices making cooking a delight. The only reason it's not 5 stars is that the water in the (very large) shower was cold and it gets chilly at night in Monteverde so hot water would be great!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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David wrote a review Sep 2021
Rottweil, Germany2 contributions
We got a privat room with comfortable beds! The room and the bathroom was very clean and convenient. We got new fresh towels when we needed them. But the best „thing“ about this hostel above all is the owner Jonathan. He is super kind, sincere and very helpful for all kinds of needs. He recommended us very nice activities and organised everything for us. It was a pleasure to stay in his hostel. Thanks Jon 👍🏼
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Morgana C wrote a review Sep 2021
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We really appreciate how nice the Host Jonathan is, he helped us and guided us for tours and to move around Monteverde .He is a real great host ,when we come back to Monteverde we will deff stay here again, the prizes are very very good !and most important they also accepted our pet so over all we recommend it eyes closed !
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Yarden G wrote a review May 2021
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I really recommend staying in the “Cattleya”!! I am traveling for 3 months, always looking for low budget hostels, and this one was by far the best one I stayed in. The rooms are pretty big compared to others hostels, you have a bathroom for every 3-4 rooms that is always clean, and they always have toilet paper and soap (which is something you can’t take for granted in cheap hostels apparently). Besides that, there’s a huge kitchen with 2 separate sinks and 2 stoves, well equipped with lots of pots, pans, a microwave, kettle, blender and even spices to cook with. And if that’s not enough, the guy who owns the place - Jonathan , is sooo nice, speaks perfect English, available around the clock, and can always help you with booking attractions, shuttles, and give you tips for the area, or for public transportation. Definitely the perfect place for travelers!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Flitz8-A foodie travels wrote a review Jan 2021
Athens, Greece2848 contributions418 helpful votes
Owner Jonathan makes you feel welcome and is friendly , premises clean, kitchen well stocked and clean, restaurants close by and convenience store , would recommend, you can join tours, was given recommendations
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ido Sagi wrote a review Jan 2021
Poasito, Costa Rica4 contributions
Love the place!!! The owner Jonathan gave us a ride late at night to pick up a wallet we forgot in the woods, very nice ,professional and always available to help, and the hotel is clean and at a fair price ,very recommended 😀😀😀
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda wrote a review Mar 2020
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Catteyla Hostel is a wonderful place to stay, Johnathan the owner, who speaks perfect English is such a genuine,kind and helpful and honest man, nothing is too much trouble for him . He can arrange and book any tours or activities for you and is very knowledgeable on the area. Rooms are spacious and kept very clean with good hot showers. There is a well equipped kitchen where you can cook your own meals with plenty of space to sit, where the delicious and plentiful breakfast is served each morning. There are hammocks and seating areas outside too where you can relax. . The hostel is within easy walking distance from the small town with plenty of places to eat and supermarkets..Wifi is excellent and available in all areas. A well organised run hostel and Johnathan is the perfect host , well recommended fro your stay in Monteverde.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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$18 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeSanta Elena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Cattleya
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Cattleya?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.6 km), Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) (1.0 km), and Valle Escondido Nature Reserve (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Cattleya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Hostel Cattleya?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Cattleya?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Sapo Restaurant & Bar, San Lucas Treetop Dining Experience, and Farm to Table Escondido.
Are pets allowed at Hostel Cattleya?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Cattleya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.