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Al Sureste Banco Nacional en El Corazon de Santa Elena 250 m Contiguo de Banco Nacional, Santa Elena 6566 Costa Rica See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
2.5 Star accommodation
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All reviewstaco tacoprivate roombreakfast tacosthe kitchenfree coffeecosta ricacommon areascommon roomhot waterplace to staysingle roomincluded breakfastbudget optionown bathroomincluded in the pricedefinitely recommend this placefront porch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good, central place to stay in Santa Elena. 15 min drive to the reserve. Staying in a private double room with en-suite. Simple and clean. Service and breakfast were nice, quality of beds and noise made for not a great night sleep.

Thank tc283
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was friendly and always willing to help with recommendations, the location was great not too far from anything, great beer, fun common spaces. The BREAKFAST TACOS are straight out of heaven. I would def stay here again

Thank Andrea E
Response from culturatrival, Front Office Manager at Pension Santa ElenaResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice review!! Doors would be more than open for you! Pura Vida!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Pension for 2 nights while visiting the Monteverde area. Our room was pretty basic, but it was clean and perfect for sleeping. The grounds of the hostel are lovely and we socialized with other travellers from around the world in the...More

Thank AAOttawa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is awesome. The amenities are what you'd expect for a backpacker hostel - cozy rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchen. The common area is always full of energy and life with an awesome taco shop right next door. The small courtyard was host...More

Thank mattthomas_travel
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Pension Santa Elena was exactly what we were looking for in an accommodation for our [unfortunately] brief stay. Each of the receptionists: Henry; Stephanie; Diego were very personable & extremely generous with helpful tips. The lovely interior courtyard is a welcome feature, complete with feline...More

Thank Bill B
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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 ...More communities." Pure Life...Pure Hospitality. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$ 27 - US$ 50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Pension Santa Elena Hotel Santa Elena
Pension Santa Elena Monteverde, Costa Rica
Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Traveller (237)
Room & Suite (52)
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Response from Ethan B | Reviewed this property |
The breakfast was provided in the attached food spot Taco! Taco! When I was there, there was a choice of fruit with yoghurt and granola and toast or tacos with eggs. Both were reasonable. I am a vegetarian and so I had... More
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"There are rooms in various price ranges."
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"Great staff, price, breakfast ! Yard rooms quieter than main bldg."
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"The rooms in the new wing are better, and the difference in price is a tiny one."
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"H10 was a great room."
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