Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

This property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above (see 'Things to Note' information).

Non-refundable rates
Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Check in: from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
Taxes not included
Credit cards accepted
*Make sure you set your arrival time correctly.

If cancelled or modified up to 3 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.
If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

Our property is not suitable for children.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

This property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above (see 'Things to Note' information).

Non-refundable rates
Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

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 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Pura Vida & Pura Hospitality

The best 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, Wifi, and the best equipped kitchen. Private Rooms very clean.

We have private rooms with bathrooms and dorms with private bathrooms. ( 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! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2021
    We stayed for 3 days in Santa Elena we had the best service at the hostel. Yorle and Mauricio is absolutely amazing he did so much for us. He organized everything for us (shuttles, activities). Wi fi Execellt The private rooms were big and spacious. Breakfast was really good aswell, pancakes, Gallo Pinto tipycal, eggs, toast, Fresh fruits, Coffee or tea. Wi fi excellent, the kitchen is very clean and with everything you need to use, coffee and tea is free in our stay. The guys were really friend
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2021
    One of the top 5 hostels I stayed in. The breakfast is amazing!!! The wifi is actually the best I've had in Costa Rica. The staff are friendly, the location is good, and the rooms are spacious. Pura Vida
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2021
    the owner is the nicest guy, basic but it’s cheap so you get what you pay for
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2021
    Fui por el fin de semana con amigos, nos fue muy bien muy cerca de la parada del bus, y el desayuno muy bueno. La atencion de lo mejor y super centrico!!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2021
    The host is a super nice guy and very helpful. The breakfast was great and the prices for dinner are cheap!
    Switzerland, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Aug 2021
    Perfect place to stay for your Monteverde trip! The hostel owner was incredibly helpful and friendly, and went out of her way to make sure we did everything we wanted and got the best deals! The place is comfortable and clean, the food at the restaurant is very affordable and good, and the hostel is centrally located with good air-con and good wifi. A very good place but the staff is what really makes it great.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    01 Aug 2021
    Mauricio, the man who ran the hostel, was extremely helpful in every way. He booked all of the excursions and even our shuttle too Santa Teresa. The hotel was in the perfect spot in the city center, we would wake up and walk down to the soda for breakfast and back to the same soda after a long day of hiking for beers! Highly recommend
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 May 2021
    Perfect place for Monteverde activities, the staff are incredible and go above and beyond helping out. However, there is some things to consider: sound from outside is very loud - can hear almost everything as if it were happening in your room, water can be tricky (try and remember where you’re at though), and if you can’t find the host, they’re most likely over at the Soda a few feet from main office. Overall, we loved our stay and central it was in town!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Aug 2021
    The location is central. But there is no real common space. The cleanliness is alright. And like many hostels you have to rent your bath towels- for $2 a piece. This always irritates me because why not tack that onto the price so you know what you’re actually paying. Either way, it was a mediocre facility with helpful staff and a great location.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.6


    15 Aug 2021
    Not really a common area to meet people. Just the kitchen and it closes at 8.30pm. Breakfast not worth it (only from 7 to 8.30am and not very good). The hostel is located right next to the street so you hear all the cars passing from the room. However it is very well located (right in the center of Santa Elena and close to all the supermarket, cafes and restaurants). Room was clean. Kitchen was well equipped and clean as well.
    France, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi