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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...More
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...More
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...More
Thank Bilie D
Response from thepse, Owner at Pension Santa ElenaResponded 13 April 2015
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...More
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...More
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...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Shuttle Bus Service
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USD 24 - USD 42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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."