Hotel Montelena

Address: Santa Elena Main Street, Santa Elena, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Santa Elena Main Street, Santa Elena, is near Butterfly Garden (Jardín de Mariposas), Isla Tortuga, Santa Elena Skywalk, and Reserva Biologica Carara.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Montelena Santa Elena

Reviewed by mrlinoleum

An amazing stay

Reviewed Aug 14, 2012
by (3 reviews) Planet Earth , Belgium Flag of Belgium

This hotel/hostel is definitely one of the best we've ever been in. The rooms are extremely tidy and spacious and the beds are pretty good as well. What makes this place stand out however is the very friendly staff. Miguel provided us with all the assitance we needed and was definitely the nicest hotel owner we've ever met.

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TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Montelena Santa Elena

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

Travel Blogs from Santa Elena

Settling in and the Wonders of Nature

A travel blog entry by lightnerjohnson on Feb 05, 2014

7 comments, 17 photos

TJ’s (Tah Hota )1st entry
Wow! In some ways I still can’t believe we’re here after all the work, time and energy to put it together and then to finally arrive. I was actually physically shaking a little at the airport, out of excitement and nerves.
We are getting into a routine of sorts, which is nice and makes us feel like we are really living here for a while and not just visiting. One of the ...

La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by simoncole on Dec 14, 2013

1 comment, 4 photos

... cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, oregano and a pungent mint and explained how they used various plants to deter pests. Did you know that a pinapple contains no seeds. It is a flower and not a least that's what our guide said - Wikipedia gives a fuller account.

Costa Rica is a very eco friendly country. Read all about it at


In which everyone gets peed on by a monkey

A travel blog entry by summersabroad on May 20, 2013

88 photos

... we return the rental car with a different key than we left with), and we were as good as new by about 10 am, and were left with our whole day. We debated which combination of things we'd like to do. Horseback riding? Zip lines through the forest canopy? Animal sanctuary? After some discussion with the front desk of the hotel (the people there were really very helpful), it became clear that it was only going to be possible to do one, and ...