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Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast

From the bus station walk to the corner Popular Bank, on the left at 50 meters there is Sloth Backpackers 75 metros este from Chamber of Tourism, Santa Elena 5556 Costa Rica
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#17 of 53 Speciality lodging in Santa Elena
Hotel Sloth Backpackers B & B is one the most famous hotels in thegateway to all touristic venues in Santa Elena of Monteverde. Personalattention by Owner YORLEWe are the number one option for backpackers and travelers in Costa Rica.In the Town, without Noise.The Hotel Sloth Backpackers B&B is in the perfect place to stay andrelax after a busy day of activities.Offers clean, Dorms and comfortable rooms, and each room has a private bathroomwith hot water 24 hours & Dorms with Bathrooms, towells, FreeInternet or Wi-fi, kitchen Fully Equipped Free, Free Coffee & Tea all Day.Free breakfast includes:Coffee, tea, pancakes, bread, butter, jam, eggs and fresh fruits.Also, Hotel Sloth Backpackers B & B, offers: laundry services, Office information with the best prices in activities, special for Groups and Students.2 Minutes from the only public bus station,Downtown, only 2 minutes to the bus stations, banks, restaurants, night life, souvenir stores, and supermarkets.If you need me (Yorle) pick you up at the bus station, send an email.
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Free public parking nearby
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Neck massage
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Sophie d wrote a review May 2021
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Really rude staff. Went to get laundry done, they dyed all my clothes pink and when we complained refused to give us our money back or call their boss. It was the most expensive laundry service I’ve had in all of Costa Rica as well. Don’t go here.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Tamara F wrote a review May 2021
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So, We came to this hostel to request laundry services and not ONLY do they not know how to clean clothes, but they are also the RUDEST staff I have ever had the displeasure of conversing with. They died all our white clothes PINK and left NEW stains all over other clothes. The only response they had to our complaints were “you never told us to separate the whites from reds” CAN YOU IMAGINE OUR SURPRISE When instead of giving our money back (which cost more than normal laundry services I might add) when we asked them to call their boss they threatened to call the police !! I am appalled beyond words by this service. DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT GO HERE unless you want to have to deal with the Costa Rican authorities for probably complaining about a blocked loo :(
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Laurine Munk wrote a review Jan 2021
10 contributions
Mauricius was really polite and helpful. For the little money I payed, I got an okay room and most of all, really good service. Ask for all the tours and help you want, he knows! The hostel is localized in the middle of Santa Elena.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
eimeartd wrote a review Jul 2019
Galway, Ireland9 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location. Really comfortable, clean and spacious rooms. Staff extremely helpful. Made sure we had tours or transfers organised before they left each day. Free very generous breakfast each morning. Kitchen available for use all day. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ahhwririe wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
As a tour group staying in Monteverde we wanted to do some laundry. They advertise laundry services for $10 a pound. Doable. They tell us (and write on the receipt) to be back at either 8pm that night or 6am the next morning. Because we are leaving at 6:30 the next morning we arrive at 7:45 and wait for an hour. No one shows up. We knock on a few doors and try calling non stop and still nothing. They have our clothes. And we pre paid. We end up leaving because other guests tell us there has been no staff for a few hours. They closed hours early. So we come back at 6 in the morning, make our tour group wait until 7:15 and still nothing. We paid $50 for laundry and never got it. We came back to both of the two times they asked us. We were early and stayed late. Do not stay here or try and do laundry, they will scam you and you will end up without clothes. We are all livid.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeSanta Elena
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.09 km), Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond (0.2 km), and Serpentario (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choco Cafe Restaurant and Coffee Shop, The Green Restaurant, and Orchid Coffee Shop.
Is Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Santa Elena.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Sloth Backpackers Bed & Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.