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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We spend a month there! the location is great, just next to the supermarket. The staff was amazing, super helpful, always ready to play a game of cards with guests. The rooms are super quaint, the beds are so confortable and each dorm has its own bathroom. The kitchen is small but fully equipped. We payed 12$US/night. Breakfast (eggs, bread,...

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Stayed here two nights. I did not have the first reserved and the hostel was full but they found a place for me next door. It was clean and has free breakfast! The breakfast was eggs, bread, bananas, nutella and cereal. What more can you ask for?! The front desk guy was a great help booking trips and even did...

Thank Jonah P
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This was one of my favorite hostels in Costa Rica because of the other people who stayed there. There was such a mix of cultures and the living room there is perfect for meeting new people. It was such a fun place and the employees are very fun and welcoming as well. Strongly recommend!

Thank Lizzie H
Orono, Maine
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel was quiet and kind of empty when I was there (low season). But the staff was super helpful! They helped me figure out my plans, suggesting stuff to do, and when I decided to do a white water rafting that required I leave to San Jose a night earlier they gave me the money back for the night...

Thank Sunnivamidtskogen
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had two nights at this hostel and it was perfect. Staff was incredible. They helped us with direction and with attractions. They even booked our transports! The hostel was also very clean and very friendly. A++

Thank Josyane L
Lloydminster, Canada
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night as there is not much to do in Monteverde besides the canopy tours. The guy at the front desk was very helpful and informative about the tours and town. There was a kitchen and a common area with couches and tv. We stayed in a 4 person dorm which was clean for the most...

Thank Amber L
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I was in Monteverde to experiment the mountains of Costa Rica and to do Bungee Jump. I only spent a night in the hostel but it was a very lively night where all travelers get to get along very well. I had some cool conversations with the owner and wife and learn some things about Costa Rica. If I ever...

Thank Alv R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Alonso the owner is very helpful and informative about tours and transport. The 6-bed dorm I stayed in had 2 private bathrooms. The hostel was very clean and had a great breakfast. It's also located next to a big supermarket.

Thank Popedaisy
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I really loved staying at this hostel. The staff is really friendly and helps you with everything you may need (such as take out food), there is nice free breakfast and the showers... just the best shower you'll have in your life. There is a small common room with cosy couches that make it easy to meet new people. The...

Thank CellavansteenNL
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights with 6 friends. Alonso (the manager) was incredibly accommodating, as soon as we booked he sent us detailed instructions of how long our journey would take, where to go when we arrive, numbers to call in case of emergencies etc. On arrival we were provided with great information and tours, what I really liked...

Thank Ed M

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Monteverde Backpacker's is a very nice hostel, right new to down town, only 1 block away of the restaurants, bars and banks, will be a prefect places to enjoy of the cloud forest and all the activites in the area. We have dorms for $11 per person and Private rooms for $35 per night, all the rooms include internet and breakfast, all the rooms with private bathroom and also Kitchen, we also have a front desk, where you can also book all your tours for the diferent activites in the area and transportation to get out of Monteverde. Parking area, security guard all night and relaxing hammack area as well, and with some very nice and relax grill night, for sure the best choice to stay in Monteverde. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monteverde Backpackers

Address: 75 Meters From Supercompro | 75 meters Southwest of the main supermarket, Santa Elena 1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $19 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Monteverde Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Only dorms, no private rooms.”
jessicabQ5776XC, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“On the second floor, the rain is louder.”
Abeeguyale, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs seem nicer but all have en-suite bathrooms even dorms”
Rachael12342014, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“There are only a few private rooms, and they are upstairs. It was busy when we were there, but we slept very well upstairs b/c most people do not even go up there.”
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GingerCN, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Smaller the better is usually a given, but any room here will be comfortable.”
211FredS, 18 Aug 2013 | Read review
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