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Contiguo De Banco Nacional, Santa Elena 60109 Costa Rica
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#5 of 54 Specialty 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
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Shared kitchen
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English, Spanish, German
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Darcy wrote a review Sep 2022
Tijuana, Mexico3 contributions
The location is perfect, it’s close to all businesses and easily accesible by foot. 200 meters away from the bus station and just a few steps away from the Orchid Garden. The staff is very friendly and helpful to book tours and guiding you around the place. The rooms are simple but comfortable, i was traveling solo and got a private room with two beds all for myself for an amazing price. I really enjoyed my stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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William O’Brien wrote a review May 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Staying at Pensions was an absolute treat, the chilled out atmosphere, super friendly staff (Shout out to Nina and MJ 👍), very comfy rooms and the best location in town. Staying here was a cherry 🍒 on top of the cake that is MonteVerde. I also had the good fortune to get to know Ran and his wife while staying there, they're a one in a million family.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Anna B wrote a review May 2022
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Super friendly staff. Helping you with the planning and booking in Monteverde. Also nice food recommendations. Kitchen fully equipped. Free coffee and tea all day. Cosy common area although few tables with chairs for the guests. Free breakfast.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Canelle wrote a review May 2022
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I spend one night in Pension Santa Elena and I had a beautiful expérience. Thé room was simple,clean and comfortable. There is beautiful art in all thé hostel. Thé atmosphere is really welcoming and friendly. Thé staff is so nice and Always ready to help or give thé best advice. Thé location was perfect and there was all thé amenities nécessaire liké a shared kitchen and breakfast incluses. Thé garden is comfortable. I definitely recommend to stay there.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Carrie M wrote a review Jan 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia25 contributions3 helpful votes
The staff at this place were so friendly, welcoming and helpful! They gave good restaurant recommendations (especially if you’re on a budget and are sick of Casados). The room was cozy, and the shower was great. I especially loved the hammock outside my room! The only downside - not really their fault - was that there was a large group of extremely disrespectful students (high school or college?) staying in the dorms, who behaved as if no one else was staying there. Shouting across the property at 11 pm and 6 am for example. So maybe not the most quiet night? Also parking was fine when I stayed because there weren’t many guests with cars, but they only have about 5 spots. But still great value for money and I love little guesthouses like this where the staff go above and beyond to make you feel at home. Costa Rica is seriously lacking at places where you can get a comfy private room and hot shower and a nice traveler vibe at this price point, so I was thrilled to find Pension Santa Elena.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Shane M wrote a review Jan 2022
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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
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Lucia A. wrote a review Jan 2022
12 contributions3 helpful votes
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
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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
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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
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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
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PRICE RANGE
$32 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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pension santa elena hotel santa elena
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeSanta Elena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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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 San Luis Waterfall (0.3 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.