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Pension Santa Elena really has the hostel feel. Nice people who help you get the best activities and offer great support for your trip! Free local coffee during whole day! Chillest place I've been to in Costa Rica.
Really happening hostel (but quiet enough after 10pm) with lots of fantastic & friendly information. We took a guided tour of the Curi-cancha reserve with Ronald & saw quetzals & a toucan. Amazing. The night tour was also really good (although slightly bigger groups of...More
We stayed here on recommendation from a friend and thank GOD we listened. We stayed in the superior double room and it was great. We had a hammock outside on a little porch, bed was big and comfy. Reception was really helpful with booking ziplining...More
I love this hostel. Love it. The reasons, which I’ll expand on below, are:
Location: Misty Santa Elena is much smaller than I expected. A tiny triangle makes up the town centre, with the Pension...More
Response from thepse, Owner at Pension Santa ElenaResponded 3 weeks ago
My goodness, what kind words. On behalf of the entire hotel team I want to thank you for taking time out to write such a lovely review. A simple thanks never seems enough to express our gratitude to all our wonderful visitors. Keep exploring and...More
My small family of 3 truly enjoyed this hostel. We stayed in a private room with a shared bathroom. The room was small, but felt very comfortable with a double bed and then another double bed lofted above the other, not quite a bunk bed,...More
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US$ 26 - US$ 41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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
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 both on occasion. They have free coffee all day.
As the other respondent said, the shuttle is not free, but I can't really imagine it would be as Santa Elena is way up in the mountains. A resort close to the airport could have a free shuttle theoretically, but I never saw any free shuttles really. There are plenty of transportation options for tours and activities. Sometimes the place that you get the tour will send transport or the kind folks at the pension can help arrange things for you.