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Carretera A Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena 5556 Costa Rica
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#14 of 54 Specialty lodging in Santa Elena
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Casa Tranquilo is a rustic tico-style house turned into a relaxed hostel outside the village of Santa Elena in Monteverde, Costa Rica.here you'll find Free Breakfast, Free Internet & Wifi. Kitchen and parking area are also available...
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Currency exchange
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Italian
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viktor wrote a review Jun 2022
Cozumel, Mexico3 contributions
Vinicio and his wife were very attentive during our stay. Both the town and the hostel quite nice with all the comforts. In the morning they already had breakfast for us. The hospitality was without a doubt the best, friendly all the time. Super recommended. THANKS A LOT!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Louisa G wrote a review Mar 2022
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We stayed in Casa Tranquilo for two nights and had the best time ever! Marco and his wife are so friendly and helpful, rooms are fine and cozy and breakfast is included. I can only say we felt very welcome and would love to come back to Santa Elena one day! Can definitely recommend it. Thank you, Marco + esposa for everything <3 Louisa & Mara
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kevin D wrote a review Feb 2022
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This is a really nice hostel with a great atmosphere and relaxed vibe. I had a private room and bathroom and it was basic but very clean. Marko and his family are lovely and go out of their way to help you with whatever you need. Breakfast is great and served with a smile. The reason I only gave a 4, is this is very “hostely”. Which may be what you want but for me it under delivered in that respect, despite all the great things I had read. The main issue was my room, which was on the ground floor and right by the road which made it very noisy, with a lot of light coming through the flimsy curtains. The kitchen is small and seemingly everyone there cooks, so always packed. There wasn’t much room to just chill and not a tonne of comfy chairs to relax in. As a result I hardly spent any time there so I didn’t get to meet many people and spent a lot of time alone. I probably wouldn’t go back for the above reasons, but I think if you are looking for a very backpacker vibe this is a good bet and I can’t say enough about how great the staff are.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If you are on a “private room” kind of trip, don’t stay here.
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rtw123 wrote a review Jan 2022
San Francisco, California164 contributions162 helpful votes
Unbeatable price (even includes a basic breakfast!). Good Internet, comfortable beds, clean room, central location close to supermarkets and restaurants. The staff is helpful. Hot water, which is a big plus.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kendall K wrote a review Sep 2021
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Disappointed in the cleanliness of the room, dim and dark space, to add the staff was disrespectful. Don’t stay here unless you aren’t interested in sleeping in a clean space and don’t care to be disrespected.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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McG wrote a review Feb 2020
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I stayed in a single room here for three night. Accommodations are basic and what you’d expect for the price. A good, hot breakfast is included every morning from 6:30-7:30 - pancakes one day, eggs and pinto de Gallo another, and hot coffee. Most notable are the brothers that have owned the hostel for 9 months now. I did a private solo birdwatching tour with Hector, owner but also certified guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the forest and the birds. He even helped me get great photos through his birding scope! We saw an owl, a quetzal, a toucan, and countless other birds. It became clear to me that Hector was better than other guides at working to get me a clear view of the birds. His price was very reasonable given it was just me and included transport to my next location in town. Generally they were great at helping figure out how I wanted to spend my time as there are more options than a person can realistically do in a few days. They arranged everything. The only con was that the WiFi barely reached my room and I had to go into common areas to get a good signal. Great place for a solo budget traveler. Oh, as as a female solo traveler I felt safe and close enough to the main town that I never felt worried walking alone.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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William S wrote a review Feb 2020
Pasadena12 contributions14 helpful votes
We can't say enough good things about our experience at Casa Tranquilo. Casa Tranquilo is a family-owned hostel (it feels more like an incredibly friendly budget hotel) run by bend-over-backwards helpful and extremely knowledgeable brothers. We found the common room a perfect place to hang out and have great conversations with fellow travelers. Brother Hector was our guide through the Cloud Forest. His passion for the plants and animals in the Cloud Forest was infectious. He was an amazingly skillful spotter (honestly, always hire a good guide in Costa Rica --- you'll see so much more). The Night Tour recommended and arranged by the gregarious Michael at Casa Tranquilo was spectacular. My wife is frail; our Night Tour guide Christian took great care with her. When we return to the Santa Elena/Monteverde region we will not hesitate to book a room at Casa Tranquilo. Here's a Costa Rica travel tip: instead of taking long bus rides everywhere, arrange a private driver through your hotel. It's remarkably inexpensive, much more comfortable and much, much faster in getting you to your destination. Plus, the drivers are great and have excellent insight to enjoying Costa Rica if you're willing to listen.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Jonas H wrote a review Jan 2020
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Amazing place. They are super friendly and helpful at casa tranquilo. We had an amazing stay. Rooms are spotless and the atmosphere around the shared spaces is great. They gave us many great experiences. Thanks.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sandy0518 wrote a review Dec 2019
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
We enjoyed our three nights at Casa Tranquilo. The staff helped us plan our trips and gave very useful advice. The breakfast was delicious and they have hot water for shower. We really enjoy our time there. Pura vida!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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kattullus wrote a review Dec 2019
Stockholm, Sweden1111 contributions338 helpful votes
Nice backpacker atmosphere where you always find someone interesting to chat with. As expected by the low room price the facilities are very basic. The staff are enthusiastic and very helpful with advice and tour bookings, etc.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$19 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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casa tranquilo hotel santa elena
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeSanta Elena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Tranquilo Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Tranquilo Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.3 km), Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond (0.1 km), and Ferlander Arguedas Studio & Art Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Tranquilo Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Tranquilo Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Tranquilo Hostel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Tranquilo Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choco Cafe Restaurant and Coffee Shop, The Green Restaurant, and Raulito's Pollo.
Does Casa Tranquilo Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, Casa Tranquilo Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Casa Tranquilo Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Santa Elena.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Tranquilo Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Italian.