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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
Travellers' Choice
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


Full view
92Great for walkers
Grade: 92 out of 100
55Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
6Attractionswithin 0.5 km
847Reviews2Q+A92Room tips
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Popular mentions
Holly N wrote a review Feb 2019
Broken Head, Australia9 contributions3 helpful votes
My friends and I stayed at Pensión Santa Elena in Feb 2019 and I was completely impressed. I have been to Costa Rica before but of course it has changed considerably- Costa Rica is now a global role model of sustainability and this hostel is as well. Besides minimising environmental impacts, maintaining health communities is a key to improving. the state of our planet. Pensión Santa Elena felt like home and I’ve never seen so many happy hostel occupants. Thank you for doing what you do, I’ll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Ole C wrote a review Feb 2019
Frederiksberg, Denmark23 contributions36 helpful votes
Nice people at the reception, good place to meet backpackers, very nice, clean and functional rooms with clean bath. Simple but all right breakfast. Many attractions in the area. Pension is literally in center of town.
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Date of stay: February 2019
2 Helpful votes
denisey20162016 wrote a review Feb 2019
Ottawa, Canada6 contributions
The staff was incredibly helpful and one of the best things about this hostel! It’s centrally located and the breakfast was great. We had our own private room with a bathroom which was no frills but the price reflected that. Highly recommend if you are a budget traveller. Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Kayvan K wrote a review Feb 2019
Toronto, Canada43 contributions7 helpful votes
People are lovely here. Room was too small for 2 people. Basically we slept in a tiny room (3 meters by 3 meters). I think with my standard this hotel is barely 2 stars. Bed was not comfy if you are more than 6 ft tall. i had difficulty sleeping. The only reason i am giving this review 4 stars is because of the hotel manager and his amazing personality.
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Date of stay: February 2019
GBC33 wrote a review Feb 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions6 helpful votes
The outstanding thing about this hotel was the front desk staff who were friendly, and super-helpful at giving advice to make the best of your stay. The rooms were basic, but good as a place to crash after a busy day. Breakfast was good, and overall we thought that you get a lot for your money here.
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Date of stay: February 2019
US$29 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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