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Orangeville, Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2015

The staff are what makes this hostel. Deigo checked us in and then provided a detailed introduction to the area and what outlined activities were possible. The staff will help book anything and do not pressure for certain tours etc. We had a double room with a nice stone bathroom. The room is pretty basic...could use more hooks or perhaps...

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Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Right down town. Taco Taco restaurant on the side of the building draws all tourist staying in Santa Elena, so tasty. We stayed in a dungeon of a room with no windows and dirty walls down a dark hall way and shared a toilet will all people coming and going, and many do, Taco Taco folks, staff, anybody. The bathroom...

Thank Molly B
Reviewed 7 March 2015

The guys working at the hostel were very friendly and helpful! And they help out to keep the busy kitchen nice and clean. Rooms are of mixed quality but I still think it's the best budget option in town.

Thank Uldall
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Our 3-night stay changed into a 6-night, we couldn't leave the place. It's cosy, friendly, well-located. The staff is great, perfectly bilingual, and of course, they know about everything around. All kind of people in this place (families, backpackers, nature lovers - short and long stay), which makes it pretty interesting. Big thumbs up !

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

The staff here really know their stuff and really do want you to have the best time possible. They are extremely knowledgeable, not only about this area but about shuttles and travelling around Costa Rica. The rooms are good for what you pay for them. Beds are comfy and have a comforter (because it gets chilly here). I would recommend...

Thank bjanethom
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Pension Santa Elena is THE place to stay. Everyone in the area knows them. The pension will arrange anything you want to do in the area (I highly recommend the Kinkajou night tour) and they can provide advice on what to do as well. The staff were all incredibly nice and spoke perfect English. The rooms are small, but clean,...

Thank Aussie489
Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

Easy, friendly, live up to their mission with terrific breakfast from Taco Taco next door included. 5 of us (3 middle aged sibs, one spouse & one child) stayed in a room together for one night we hadn't found a room for ahead of time & loved the setting.

Thank MamaLoblolly
Cape Town
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Great spot in the centre of town, with reasonable rates and clean, though basic rooms. Super friendly staff who will recommend and book all activities in the area for you. Nice free breakfast - egg and potato taco and fruit - at Taco Taco next door (which has amazing tacos and burritos and you get a discount from staying at...

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chimi changa
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

The staff here are fantastic. Super helpful and friendly. Big shout out to Diego who showed me a baby sloth in his lunch break and showed is all the good places to eat!! We stayed in a private room w/ private bath. Super comfy and clean!! The taco stand next door was delish as was the free breakfast. Would de...

Thank Luke S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Great staff, cheap rooms, and very convenient for activities. I think everywhere in Monteverde will set up tours for you, but it's still nice. Very nice to get a discount at Taco Taco and have breakfast included in the price. The bed wasn't the best, and something leaked in the bathroom so the bathroom floor was a little wet most...

Thank Matt H

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pension Santa Elena

Address: Al Sureste Banco Nacional en El Corazon de Santa Elena 250 m, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: ₹ 1,672 - ₹ 3,088 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pension Santa Elena 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“A room out the back would be away from the often noisy road.”
Philimp, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
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“no complaints about any of the rooms available”
CindyBrisVegas, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Different price points with different amenities. You make the choice. I had the advantage of looking because I just showed up one morning.”
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Anya3113, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
Ba8ydriver, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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