Cabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast

Address: 100 mtrs del bar amigos, Santa Elena, Province of Puntarenas, 805655, Costa Rica | B&B
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCabinas El Pueblo Bed & Breakfast Santa Elena

    Reviewed by mothman


    Reviewed Apr 27, 2014
    by (40 reviews) Brighton , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Cheapest place we stayed on this holiday, but one of the best. This was the first hotel we stayed at in Costa Rica which did not seem over priced. We arrived in early afternoon and were shown to our room by the helpful reception staff who gave us map of sights and explained bus times to national park etc. We had booked our tours in advance and were not made to feel unwelcome due to this and were not sold any more tours.

    The room was agood size, and unlike most rooms in Costa Roca it came with plenty of places to hang things. Bearing in mind this is a hostel, it actually had a better TV than most of the hotels we stayed at on this trip, and there was a fridge too. We had a private ensuite room which was upstairs and for the money I would say a better bet than the non-ensuite rooms below which we saw when having breakfast.

    You had to put a time down for breakfast which I have not encountered before, and don't really like, plus brekkie finished a bit early. Lots of signs about warning of potenatial fines which is a bit unwelcoming, but helps to keep costs down. Breakfast was a choice of two options which changed each day and was a nice, simple start to the day. Free tea and coffee was great, as was nice to enjoy a cup in the lounging area after a day's activities.

    Curtains in room let in too much light which I suppose helped us be up in time for breakfast!

    Check out also was earlier than normal, so be warned if you plan on having a rest on your final day here.

    To get to town you can walk up a side path near the supermarket or take the road. By taking the road you will pass Bar Amigos, a good bar with pool table, a local feel and potential for dancing.

    In opposite direction from town is soda Amistad recommended by the hostel which gives a free desert. Free desert was poor, and the meal itself, although OK was not one of the best we had. We tried soda La Savadita to the north of town which was a bit cheaper and better food.

    Owner of hostel was very nice and good to talk too, we even got a packet of coffee from the platation given to us. Now we need to buy a coffee maker!

    Bang for your buck this was best place on our trip. Highly recommended.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by journeyjoy

    Cabinas El Pueblo

    Reviewed May 12, 2010
    by (27 reviews) Sacramento, California , United States Flag of United States

    Yorle was amazing and friendly, fun. Best hostel in Monteverde. Most information and easy transportation. Reports of a sloth in the tree outfront though I never got to see it. Right next to marketplaces, etc.

    Monteverde , Costa Rica
    Monteverde , Costa Rica

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    The Coconut Massacre

    A travel blog entry by jennymg on Apr 23, 2010

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    ... were all like uhh no that doesnt sound like a good idea. So the guy takes the machete and proceeds to cut the coconut. 2 min into it he slices his thumb open and it just started gushing blood. I thought he had cut his thumb off! We all start freaking out , but he just looks at it and continues chopping away at the coconut while blood is pouring all over it. I really wanted to eat this coconut so I was like dude you have to get a band aid or something you're bleeding ...


    A travel blog entry by ccchrissie on Dec 01, 2009

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    Finally back on route, found the falls but the river was so swollen after recent rains I was dubious about going into the main flow & getting washed down to the lower pool from which there was no way out except down. Went in at the smaller side falls which were more sedate.

    The Ballena National Park was a long hot walk on poor roads to get to ...

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