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Monteverde Backpackers Reviews

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

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148 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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As a group of 6, we had a dorm to ourselves. This was perfect. The manager was very helpful and offered a BBQ to all the hostel guests ("Bring your own meat"). Thanks for that.


Very friendly and helpful staff and an ideal location!

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The room smelled strange despite being very clean and of the efforts of the staff with airwick.


Alonso was super helpful with booking our excursions and on other information as well. Very understanding when we needed to leave our backpacks there for the day and let us keep our locker in our room for the day.

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Clean dorm with clean bathroom. Great location. Helpful staff. I would stay again. Great value for the price. Ron


The hostel was clean and simple, in a good location. There were very few people in our hostel as it is slow season (we were hoping to meet more people). We unfortunately didn't meet Alonso until the last day. He was very friendly and very helpful, however the other staff was not nearly as kind or as helpful. We wish we could have met him sooner.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, This is Alonso, thanks for you comment and let us know that about the other staff, this always help us, to talk to them and try always to give a better services. Whenever you come back to Costa Rica, let me know and i will organize a big party for you. Pura Vida!! Alonso.C


This is the best hostel, Alonzo was the most gracious host I have ever met, very helpful and Bryan was the coolest guy I have ever met. I have met a lot of amazing people here and the environment allowed for it, definitely recommend it to everyone I meet.


If you want to sit in silence past 10 o'clock, this is the hostel for you! They have a ZERO tolerance noise policy after this time. You are not allowed in the common areas or kitchen even if you are sitting on your phone in silence. We had major issues with the evening security guard and these strict policies seriously impacted what could have been a great stay at the hostel. We voiced our concerns to the manager and they were met with hostility and rudeness. I would not recommend staying here.


Monteverde Backpackers is a good place to stay in Monteverde. It is close to the bus station and all the restaurants and travel agencies. The staff is really nice and helped us speak some spanish. also they showed us a sloth and its baby right in front of the hostel :)

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very Nice place the staff was helpful. They evev pointed out the mama and baby sloth in a tree nearby. I also liked the location next to a big super market

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