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Al Sureste Banco Nacional en El Corazon de Santa Elena 250 m Contiguo de Banco Nacional, Santa Elena 5655 Costa Rica
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#4 of 53 Speciality lodging in Santa Elena
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Our mission is to "exceed our guests' expectations of a Travelers Hotel by providing outstanding services and dependable information. We commit resources and time to preserving the values and traditions of our communities." Pure Life...Pure Hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Taxi service
Shared kitchen
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Room features
Clothes rack
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German


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92Great for walkers
Grade: 92 out of 100
55Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
6Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Shane M wrote a review 9 Jan
1 contribution
Helpful staff, friendly vibe, decent rooms, great location. This place made our visit so much more convenient and pleasant. The staff go out of their way to help you with tours and transportation, and the whole place has a really friendly community vibe to it.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lucia A. wrote a review 6 Jan
12 contributions1 helpful vote
We haven't had a chance to spend a night here, but when we thought there was a café included, so we went in. The young woman at the reception (who speaks English perfectly btw) invided us to have a coffee for free and use the wifi whilst waiting for our departure. Thank you, Pension Santa Elena! This is truly a "pura vida" place :)
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Date of stay: January 2022
Juan Pablo A wrote a review Nov 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
When where surprised with this place!! From the pictures we weren't really convinced but once we arrived we where very well treated. It's a very cozy space with a super laid back environment. And all the staff was super helpful and facilitated an amazing zip line experience even though it was for the next day and we arrived at 10pm
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Amber S wrote a review Jul 2021
Kingston, Pennsylvania3 contributions3 helpful votes
This place has such wonderful vibes! I stayed here for a little over a week and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to stay here. The owners, staff, and even guests were so friendly. I instantly felt like part of a family. The team managing the front desk and check-in were awesome! Super knowledgeable and always welcoming you with a smile. They had resources and answers for all of my questions and needs. The room was very clean, the kitchen was well stocked, and you can't beat the location or the price. I highly recommend this spot for anyone passing through Monteverde for short or long stays.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Brian Gygi wrote a review Feb 2021
San Jose, Costa Rica1 contribution
I stayed two nights at Pension Santa Elena; even though I booked the single room at the last minute it was still marked down to $11 a night! It has a wonderful backyard with tables were people can sit outside on the wonderful Santa Lina days. The reception area is also very welcoming, and all the staff are great people. I can’t recommend this place highly enough.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
US$29 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pension Santa Elena
Which popular attractions are close to Pension Santa Elena?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.05 km), Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond (0.3 km), and Serpentario (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pension Santa Elena?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Pension Santa Elena?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pension Santa Elena?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pension Santa Elena?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choco Cafe Restaurant and Coffee Shop, The Green Restaurant, and Raulito's Pollo.
Does Pension Santa Elena have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pension Santa Elena offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Pension Santa Elena located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Santa Elena.
Are pets allowed at Pension Santa Elena?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pension Santa Elena?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Is Pension Santa Elena accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.