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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was taken back when I realised it was $30 a night. As soon as I walked in the owner was loud, aggressive and unfriendly. There is a weird essence about the hostel as it is painted in bright pink and turquoise colors. Please find another place to stay. Do not support this environment. There are many better hostels. The...

1Thank nmajcher
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are very happy about our stay here. For paying around 10$ a night I will give this place 5/5. It's clean, good location, amazing personal who helps you with all you need and the best breakfast. The only negative is that it has to be quiet 9.30 so party people maybe should find another place! But otherwise - go...

Thank Ida K
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I was a little nervous after reading reviews but our stay was pretty smooth. Only small bump was that their credit card machine wasn't working so we had to scramble to get cash. Reflecting on that, they should have given us a slight discount for the inconvenience. pros: - easy for booking tours - quick response from owners - clean...

Thank janhungry
Costa Rica
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The three of us stayed in a private room with our own bathroom (queen bed and bunk bed). We were very happy with the comfort and cleanliness of the accommodations. There is even a small refrigerator in the room. The included. Breakfast was prepared fresh for us when we arrived in the kitchen in the morning. It was very tasty...

Thank AlexGainesville
Northallerton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We booked 2 evenings accommodation through 'Hostelworld' upon arrival the very rude staff informed us that our booking had changed and that they were increasing the fee by 100% of the tariff from £15 per evening to £30. The hotel refused to honour the booking that we made and we were left with no option to leave and find alternative...

1Thank JAmes M
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The beds are steady, the shower is hot and the rooms are clean. Breakfast is included, and the price is good for what you get and the WiFi is working good. Gaby was very helpfull. Booked a few tours through this hostel and everything was arranged very well. Best hostel I had so far in Costa Rica!

Thank Nanda S
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with my friend in the 4 person dorm. Was nice and roomy, had a place to lock up your stuff if desired and had comfortable bedding. The shower I tried to have was not hot (ice cold) but we were only there for a night so that did not bug me. Wifi worked great and the breakfast that...

Thank Horselover F
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I have really mixed feelings about this place. The accommodations are fine, showers are great, good wifi and you get free coffee and tea all day plus the kitchen is very neat. On the other hand the place has zero vibe, so if you are going by yourself I would not recommend this place. I know it's low season but...

Thank Talyballentine
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We had a booking at Sloth for 2 nights, 4 people, and called on our way there to find out about the latest check in time, as we were driving through inclement weather. We were told it was 10pm the latest, and when the receptionist looked up our reservation, she told us that she did not even have our rooms...

1Thank Endri H
HotelSloth5, Manager at Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello We are sorry for all the inconvenience on this matter, however we waited for you untill pass 11 pm and you never show up. we kept your reservation for all the nights and you never show up. your reservation as booking.com says on the web, was a none refundable rate. all reservations made through an extranet, must be cancel...

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Right in the centre, for $45 a night you can go wrong. We arrived late and the staff stayed up and helped us book activities for the next day! Comfortable room, few English speaking tv channels which is a nice comfort when you just want to switch off and relax, first hot shower I had in 5 weeks was here...

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HotelSloth5, Owner at Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback! pura Vida

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Sloth Backpackers B & B is one the most famous hotels in thegateway to all touristic venues in Santa Elena of Monteverde. Personalattention by Owner YORLEWe are the number one option for backpackers and travelers in Costa Rica.In the Town, without Noise.The Hotel Sloth Backpackers B&B is in the perfect place to stay andrelax after a busy day of activities.Offers clean, Dorms and comfortable rooms, and each room has a private bathroomwith hot water 24 hours & Dorms with Bathrooms, towells, FreeInternet or Wi-fi, kitchen Fully Equipped Free, Free Coffee & Tea all Day.Free breakfast includes:Coffee, tea, pancakes, bread, butter, jam, eggs and fresh fruits.Also, Hotel Sloth Backpackers B & B, offers: laundry services, Office information with the best prices in activities, special for Groups and Students.2 Minutes from the only public bus station,Downtown, only 2 minutes to the bus stations, banks, restaurants, night life, souvenir stores, and supermarkets.If you need me (Yorle) pick you up at the bus station, send an email. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast

Address: From the bus station walk to the corner Popular Bank, on the left at 50 meters there is Sloth Backpackers | 75 metros este from Chamber of Tourism, Santa Elena 5556, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: ₹ 1,939 - ₹ 4,947 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Some rooms have 2 bunk beds so you have more space specially you're traveling with 4 single people”
 of 5 bubbles _ligayaginsburg, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“the best rooms are in another hostel/hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 961kierann, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in a private triple room, it was great and very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Cy_roar, 22 May 2015 | Read review
“Rooms 10 & 11 are the farthest away from the road. They have private baths. We were able to get wifi in room 10”
 of 5 bubbles DarDarTheRockStar, 18 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Prefer to stay on first floor. Less traffic and they placed and extra router for wifi which works great now”
 of 5 bubbles 475stephana, 13 Feb 2015 | Read review
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