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    Pension Santa Elena

    Al Sureste Banco Nacional en El Corazon de Santa Elena 250 m, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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    3/9/2017 4/9/2017
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    Room & Suite (39)
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    • Excellent64%
    • Very good29%
    • Average5%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “taco taco” (73 reviews)
    “private room” (48 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Family Rooms
    Multilingual Staff
    Pets Allowed
    Accessible rooms
    Shuttle Bus Service
    2.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

    Friendliest and most helpful staff we've had anywhere in Central America! Our private double was quiet and clean and good value (US$32). Great amenities, including the kitchen and free breakfast. Overall, no better place to base an adventure in Monteverde!

    Thank PaulDavid91
    Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

    Stayed three nights in a room with a double bed, room was clean and had a private bathroom which was nice. Paid 20$/person/night. Nice area around the reception where you can eat, have a few beers and play some card games. The kitchen was well...More

    Thank Andrée K
    Reviewed 6 November 2015

    Pension Santa Elena is situated in Monteverde city center. It is a hotel, but with the laidback feeling of a hostel, both in clients and staff. The perfect place for meeting fellow travelers from around the world over a bite to eat at neighboring “Taco...More

    Thank Raudskjegg
    Reviewed 27 October 2015

    We stumbled on the Pension Santa Elena after staying one night at another place we weren't happy with. From the first second we walked in the door we were welcomed by Oscar and made to feel completely at home. We don't normally stay in hostels,...More

    Thank Bec S
    Reviewed 13 October 2015

    One of the best hostels in Costa Rica I've been. Clean room, hot showers, nice kitchen and common area, and very helpful reception! I had heard some bad stories about monteverde (hostels kicking you out if you don't book tours with them..!) but this place...More

    Thank Inge a
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    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Price range
    • US$ 26 - US$ 41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Family Rooms ,
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 40
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    • Province of Puntarenas >
    • Monteverde >
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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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    "H10 was a great room."
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    "Avoid being near to the road."
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    "Don't take room P16"
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    "A room out the back would be away from the often noisy road."
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