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General Group Booking Terms

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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Sloth Backpackers Hostel and Bed & Breakfast

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Pura Vida & Pura Hospitality

The best free breakfast, coffee and tea all day free

Hostel Sloth backpackers is situated a 3 minute walk from the bus station, 1 minute town centre of Santa Elena,
This is the perfect option quiet, clean, helpful, this hostel is worked Yorle native to Monteverde so you're in good hands.

This is the number one place for Backpackers, cheap, good, clean, free breakfast, Wifi, and the best equipped kitchen. Private Rooms very clean. bathrooms with hot water.

We have private rooms and dorms. ( with bathrooms with hot water)

We also offer connections to all the main attractions in the area.

The experience you're looking for, Come to Monteverde Sloth Backpackers Property and start living it!
If you are looking for a clean, quiet, safe & inexpensive property in the very heart of Santa Elena, then your search is at its end!

Our property is not suitable for children. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 May 2019
    What an amazing location! The owner greeted us from his very cool outside desk, and we felt at home instantly. Everything is awesome! Great free breakfast. Lockers in all the dorms. Clean bathrooms. Close to everything. Great place to book tours. Best staff in all of Costa Rica! Thank you for everything! Pura Vida!!!
    Germany, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.7


    13 Apr 2019
    This is an amazing hostel! The staff are so accommodating and willing to help with any needs you may have. The breakfast is awesome! It's on a busy and noisy street but we just put earplugs in and we slept great! The location is great for walking around town! We ended up staying here a couple days longer than originally planned because we liked it so much! We had the private room with our own bathroom and we loved it!
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 May 2019
    Really good breakfast and showers!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Apr 2019
    Amazing breakfast! The best I had after 10 weeks traveling. Everything else was fine :-) would recommend this hostel.
    Luxembourg, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    25 Jun 2019
    Loved my experience here! The staff was very friendly and helpful.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    30 Mar 2019
    We stayed here for two nights and had a clean room with a bit outdated bed covers. The location was amazing, because it is right where the bus stops to go to Monteverde. It’s right in the center of Santa Elena and you can reach several nice restaurants easily by foot. The breakfast was served in a small kitchen, but it was very good.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    30 Apr 2019
    Great hostel breakfast is so good. Kitchen is great. Staff amazing.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    30 Apr 2019
    They moved us from Sloth hostel to Coati hostel because they were full up and it was an accident overbooking. When booking Hostelworld said they still had 10 beds available in the dorms that I could I think they just do this on purpose to get the bookings then put customers in Coati hostel which is their partner. Coati wasn’t good. It was a smelly room above a restaurant. The restaurant fan goes through the room to the ceiling, so you smell all food they cook and hear everything too.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.7


    29 May 2019
    While Sloth has a central location, it was tough to find anyone to help out with information. The woman in reception overcharged for many tours & shuttles, and used a higher conversion rate than was standard everywhere else from Colones to USD (610 while bank rates were 590 and most places were converting at 600), which she claimed was to recoup the conversion fee at the bank. Wifi was spotty or non existent, and they turn it off if someone doesn't wash their dishes. No social vibe either.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    15 Apr 2019
    I give this place a bad critique due to the extreme lack of understanding and hospitality by its employees/owners. MANY things I read and liked online was not accurate when we arrived. Also, she overcharged us for our stay and when we tried explaining that we paid the taxes through the app she wouldn’t listen and said no, that she was charging us extra for making her use the credit card machine even though they advertise EVERYWHERE that they accept cards. We felt extremely taken advantage of.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities