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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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#5 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
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Room features
Clothes rack
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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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
847Reviews2Q+A92Room tips
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Annelise D wrote a review Aug 2019
Columbus, Ohio10 contributions
We had a private room with a full bed and twin-sized bed. We LOVED the breakfast (definitely try the breakfast tacos!). The service was great, and the staff was more than happy to help plan activities. Had a cute store with local jewelry and art. We headed over to La Fortuna for a night and they were kind enough to hold our luggage.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Mogens L wrote a review Aug 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
It’s my second time around at Pension Santa Elena This time with my brother and his wife. I’ve been anxious to show my brother and his wife the Pura Vida life of Costa Rica and what better place to do that than Pension Santa Elena :) Not only the rustic rooms but also the very warm, open and always helpfully smiling staff is what Pura Vida is to me, but also sitting in front of Pension Santa Elena and watching the morning unfold, drinking coffee and eating the complementary breakfast. I can highly recommend staying at Pension Santa Elena I love the place
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Date of stay: August 2019
Becky V wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions
This was probably my favorite hostel during our trip in Costa Rica. I loved the little courtyard in the back and the staff was SUPER friendly and helpful. The breakfast was a good change from the standard hostel breakfast in Costa Rica with three options! I would stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trishka-9 wrote a review May 2019
Mexico City, Mexico150 contributions87 helpful votes
Pension Santa Elena is a fantastic base for exploring the Monteverde Cloud Forest and surrounding areas. Front desk staff Diego and Rebecca were friendly and welcoming, and incredibly helpful in arranging activities and travel. It was pouring rain when I was here, so I didn’t get to take all their great suggestions. I did get to enjoy the Sky Adventures bridge and ziplining tour and a few café and restaurant recommendations (Orchid Coffee, Sabor Tico and Taco Taco). They also arranged for a private shuttle to get me to Quepos, which was super helpful. They are able to arrange prices below what you would pay if you went directly through a tour or transportation company. Breakfast was delicious – hot coffee and tea, your choice of eggs/potatoes or granola/yogurt, plus a slice
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Date of stay: May 2019
timvnelson wrote a review May 2019
San Francisco, California16 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent nearly a week here and really loved the spot. Diego, Rebeca, Nina and the rest of the staff were great to be around. The reception is open super early in the morning which is great for the early morning excursions and coordination that comes with that. They have a world of information to help you out with on the activities - Rebeca's enthusiasm is especially contagious. Included breakfast was really tasty. Also it's location couldn't be better, close to everything in town that you might need.
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Date of stay: May 2019
US$29 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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