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Monteverde Backpackers Reviews

Costarica Monteverde, Santaelena next to the supermarket, Monteverde, Costa Rica

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90%

Rating
246 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Great hostel, couldn't pick a single fault with it. Clean comfortable, they even have hot showers!!! Good, well equipped kitchen and the staff will help you with any of the many activities available in Monteverde. Highly recommend this hostel.

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Hi, Thanks for staying with us, and glad to know that you liked our place. welcome back anytime. Pura Vida!

94%

The staff was I think their biggest attribute! We actually forgot our passeports in the room and left to another city by shuttle bus. Alonso the owner contacted the driver by phone and told us we had left our passeports in the room. He also arranged for us to make contact with someone who was going to our actual city. For him it was normal and for that I highly recommend his hostel. Sometimes it's hard to know who to trust and I can assure he will take care of you! ¡Pura Vida !

  • 30th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi, Thanks for the comment and thanks for staying with us, we are happy to know that we could help you the best, we try not o be a business, we try to be friends with our custumers and help them the best way we can in everything. Take care and welcome back anytime you want. As always, Pura Vida!

91%

Nice place to stay at. Good value for money. Only downside is super thin walls.

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Hi Heidi, Thanks for staying with us and welcome back anytime. Pura Vida! Alonso. C

74%

Friendly environment. Helpful staff. Not fancy, but clean and quiet.

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Hi, Thanks for staying with us, welcome back any time. Pura vida!

94%

Great place close to town and next to the supermarket. Kitchen is available for cooking breakfast (eggs are even provided). Each room has a key so the security is good in that regard. There's also a night watch person to keep their eye on things. Would stay here again. Regarding the tours - definitely do the zipline/canopy tour. Free transportation and same $ as showing up to company on your own . Superman/Tarzan were great. Hanging bridges -- meh....would skip if I could do it over.

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Hi, Thanks for staying with us and glad to know that ou liked our place, welcome back anytime and we are here to help people and make sure everyine enjoy the must. Thanks!

83%

This hostel was very cute and quiet. Right in the middle of town, walking distance to everthing. the girls who worked there were great. our beds were made everyday and new towels and soap placed in our dorm. the only negative thing i can say is that the common area closed at 8pm (where the wifi was) so no body could hang out anywhere, we were forced to go to our dorm early. the kitchen hours also closed early at 7:30pm.

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi, How are you? This is a bit wrong, We do not have any of those rules, the kitchen is available from 7am till 10pm and the wi fi we do not turn it off at all, so people can use it in the rooms and everywhere, we do have quiet hours by is from 10pm till 7am. Anyways thanks for staying with us and glad to know that you like somethings at our place. thanks!

86%

Staffs were very friendly and helpful..Good location and a nice place to chill out !!!!

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Hi, Thanks for staying with us, we hope to have you back at some point! Pura Vida!

94%

My friend and I stayed in a 4 person dorm but had it to ourselves which was nice. Everyone we met in the hostel was very friendly and the staff went out of their way to be helpful and even spend a while helping us search for a sloth. The kitchen is a little small but had lots of equipment for cooking too.

  • 8th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi, Thanks for staying with us and we are here to help people, we invite everyone who come to our hostel to ask as for all the information that they need, we will be happy to help everyone to get around and to know well the area and the whole country! Pura Vida!

100%

This is the best hostel experience I ever had. Great facilities, great people, great vibes. Highly recommended.

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Hi, Thanks for staying with us and glad to know that you liked our place and services, welcome back anytime. Thanks!

97%

The mattresses were pretty painful for someone who hasn't used spring mattresses in a while but that was the only thing. The owner is super friendly and helpful if you need help planning activities.

  • 3rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi Weiduo, We change and have new mattresses, thanks for the review and welcome back anytime. Pura Vida! alonso.com

97%

Very helpful staff. Very clean!!

  • 3rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Hi joan, Thanks for staying with us. Pura Vida! Alonso. C

57%

For starters, the hostel is not really within walking distance of the cloud forest reserves, so plan on finding transport if you want to go hiking in the parks. Also, the staff was very unfriendly and not helpful when giving advice on what to do in the area. We had to change our shuttle time from the airport to hostel because of a plane delay. At first the hostel was helpful, but then got upset when we didn't want to travel at night, which is unsafe. Generally a somewhat uncomfortable experience


100%

Great for cheap price, main common area inside and outside great for meeting people. Staff speaks great English and very helpful (not pushing things in your face). Great prices for the tours. Arrange everything for you. Supermarket is within 100m of it and public bus station is about a 10 min walk. Bed clean, bathroom was good too.

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Hi Patrik, Thanks for staying with us and thanks for the review and all the great things you say about our place and staff, welcome back whenever you want. thanks! Alonso. C

97%

Breakfast alone makes this place the most economical place in monteverde. Stay here

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Hi Alex, Thanks for stay with us, glad you liked our breakfast. Pura Vida! Alonso. C

100%

Great place to stay. Good location. Nice clean dorms. My only complaint were that the beds in room 6 were VERY uncomfortable, you could feel every spring. My friend stayed in dorm 1 though and said the beds were fine. Really enjoyed the free breakfast. Kudos to the staff member that saved me from a spider.

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Hi Philippa, Thanks for staying with us, and thanks for the review. Thank you for talking about the bed in the room, this is the manager and as soon as i saw this, i went check and you are right, no one said anything before about it, but i already bought new mattress and i will have them next week, so people can rest better. Pura vida! Alonso. C

100%

Loved this place, Would stay here again! Pura Vida!

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Thanks for staying with us, hope to see you back at some point.

91%

Nice hostel. Staff was really helpfull and organized a bbq one night.

  • 12th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hi, Thanks for staying with us, hope you make it back someday! Pura Vida!

83%

Bob the dog was the best part. Also the beds are very comfy. Staff was awesome and so helpful!

  • 10th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for staying with us, welcome back anytime. Pura Vida!

100%

Beautiful place and people. Very good located, a few steps from downtown! We just stayes for one night but had a wondeeful stay, thanks for the hospitality! :)

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Glad to know that you like our place and our service, we always work to be better!

97%

Really nice, small hostel ideal for meeting fellow backpackers. The owner is really helpful on the reception and his dog, Bob, is awesome! Would definitely recommend it.

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Hi, Thanks for staying with us and glad to know that you liked our place, hope to see you back someday

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