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Pretty much standard hostel fare. The difference here is the staff.
They are really helpful and informative.
Good knowledge on local options for activities and placed to visit.
Rooms are a good standard, perhaps falls short a little on some of the communal areas.
We stayed for 2 nights in this hostel. You get what you expect for this price. We took a superior room which are located in the adjacent building and have private bathrooms. The walls are super thin so you can hear every conversation from the...More
Friendliest and most helpful staff we've had anywhere in Central America! Our private double was quiet and clean and good value (US$32). Great amenities, including the kitchen and free breakfast. Overall, no better place to base an adventure in Monteverde!
Stayed three nights in a room with a double bed, room was clean and had a private bathroom which was nice. Paid 20$/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
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
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
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 both on occasion. They have free coffee all day.
As the other respondent said, the shuttle is not free, but I can't really imagine it would be as Santa Elena is way up in the mountains. A resort close to the airport could have a free shuttle theoretically, but I never saw any free shuttles really. There are plenty of transportation options for tours and activities. Sometimes the place that you get the tour will send transport or the kind folks at the pension can help arrange things for you.
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"The rooms in the new wing are better, and the difference in price is a tiny one."