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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Pension Santa Elena was a great base from which to experience the many aspects of the Monteverde area. The location was convenient to restaurants and businesses. Taco-Taco next door to the hostel had great food at a reasonable prices. The hostel staff were extremely helpful in assisting us with reservations for the various venues around the area. Joe and Trisha

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Providence Bay, Canada
Reviewed 4 May 2015

The staff was very friendly. The kitchen was extremely clean. They had a house cat or two that were friendly. Our room was clean. It gets pretty cold at night and our window would not close completely, but I'm sure they have fixed that. They provided a sheet as well as wool blanket, so that helped. You get a free...

Thank Matthew G
Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed 3 May 2015

The staff and owners are very friendly and helpful and with their laughter and smiles you relax immediately, even after a long journey. They give good, objective information about all the things you can do around Monteverde and about other cities, transport and hostels. The livingroom with the comfy couch makes you feel at home and that's the place where...

Thank ChrGoyens
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 May 2015

I would like to start out saying that Diego was very helpful and that was about as positive as this review will be. He was truly the only helpful person during our stay. Not only did he make a point to ensure everything was going well, he pointed us in the direction of the Hollow Tree, which we would suggest...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Location can't be beat... not that there's much to do around Santa Elena. Attached to Taco Taco (that's where breakfast is served - amazing breakfast taco). Rooms were super clean, comfy beds, roomy and cool lay out. Really enjoyed the shared kitchen area... though I'd suggest re-washing something before using it, some people just aren't clean.

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 18 April 2015

All the staff were great, always willing to help with information about the area, arranging for tours, etc, the assortment of rooms was very appealing. Breakfast was very good from Taco Taco which happened to be attached to the building. There was always coffee available and it was pretty good. Location was fantastic

Thank Metez
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

We went there after someone recommended it to us and we were really disappointed. Ok the price is very reasonable but the room was super dark, not even a window. The bathroom was clean but right next too an outdoor corridor very smelly. The place was noisy too. I would not go back there.

Thank Bilie D
thepse, Owner at Pension Santa Elena, responded to this review

Dear Billie I am sorry that you were disappointed with your stay at the Pension Santa Elena. The hotel offers many, many choices for folks traveling on different budgets. The room you chose is a very basic room without bath located in the older part of the hotel, next door to the reception area and lounge. The cost is $14...

La Crosse, WI
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Hostel staff was very friendly, helpful, both while making reservations and during our stay. They had good recommendations for things to do and see, and were knowledge able about further transport. Common areas (including a well-stocked kitchen) were always bustling. Dorm was a bit dingy and damp, but served its purpose. I would stay here again!

Thank Jacob S
Leelanau County, Michigan
Reviewed 10 April 2015

We stayed with our four kids in one room - a double, bunk beds and loft. Pros: It was clean, efficient, right in town and the staff was super helpful. Cons:pretty noisy, but my guess is everything in town will be. There are a bizillion dogs wandering around that bark all night and constant motorbikes (major mode of transportation on...

Thank SJJ1962
Paris, France
Reviewed 4 April 2015

All you could ask for in an hostel. Jonathan and all the staff were very helpful, not pushing you to do any activities to get a commission. They were very honest. The room was clean, as was the hostel. The free coffee was excellent! Low prices for what we got. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.

Thank Will13_39

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pension Santa Elena

Address: Al Sureste Banco Nacional en El Corazon de Santa Elena 250 m, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $34 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pension Santa Elena 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“no complaints about any of the rooms available”
 of 5 bubbles CindyBrisVegas, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Different price points with different amenities. You make the choice. I had the advantage of looking because I just showed up one morning.”
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“All rooms are good”
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“I would choose for the newer block with rooms, as those rooms are the most comfortable”
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