Monteverde Backpackers

75 meters SouthWest of the supermarket (La Esperanza), Santa Elena, Province of Puntarenas, 1000, Costa Rica | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Santa Elena


A travel blog entry by coma-weltreise


Nach knapp 5 Stunden Fahrt durch schöne Täler und zum Teil auf Holperstrassen erreichten wir den Touristenort Santa Elena. Kaum in der Unterkunft angekommen buchten wir bereits Touren für die nächsten zwei Tage. Danach gingen wir ins mit Restaurants, Souvenirläden, Reisebüros und Supermarkts vollgestopfte Dorf und assen nach langer Zeit wieder …


A travel blog entry by ksmith630


So I was a bit tired when I wrote that last entry, backpacker life isn't so conducive to a good nights sleep. I'm not sure I adequately described how amazing it is to wake up in the tropical forest of the Costa Rican Caribbean Coast... Waking up to the sounds of the birds and the monkeys howling outside the window is mildly irritating it was …

Zipping through the clouds

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts


Monteverde is very much a tourist town and set up around the wide variety of tours on offer. The lush cloud forest surrounding the town and the adrenaline of the ziplining tours draw in the crowds, even in low season. I checked in at my hostel and as luck would have it, my roommates had all just arrived and booked up for the Extremo Canopy Tour the …

Ziplines och bungee

A travel blog entry by jakobahman


Med mersmak for actionfyllda aktiviteter sa drog jag dagen efter forspaddlande och varmvattenbadande pa en jeep-boat-jeep-tur som tog mig fran La Fortuna till Monteverde pa ca 4 timmar. Tanken var att jag skulle hinna med "ziplines" och bungeejump samma dag, for att sedan dra fran Monteverde dagen efter for att mota upp ett gang som jag traffat …

Wives in the Clouds!

A travel blog entry by woohaxgarby

4th June...

4.45 am the wives wake up bleary eyed in the hostel and walk out the room to find the reception man drunk and asleep on the sofa! Ohhhhh yeahhhh he was meant to be giving us the wake up call!

The wives wait patiently at the bus station with our ridiculously heavy bags, suddenly we look over and the non existent …

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This hostel, located on 75 meters SouthWest of the supermarket (La Esperanza), Santa Elena, is near Butterfly Garden (Jardín de Mariposas), Isla Tortuga, Santa Elena Skywalk, and Reserva Biologica Carara.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsMonteverde Backpackers Santa Elena

    Reviewed by ksmith630

    A couple nights in the mountains

    Reviewed Feb 16, 2014
    by (3 reviews) Perth , Australia Flag of Australia

    We stayed in a small little backpackers that had rusty beds and half working toilets, but a great atmosphere and an owner who went out of his way to help you plan trips and adventures. For 11$ a. Ignite, it was more than you'd expect.

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

    Reviewed by jennyroberts

    Great homely place

    Reviewed Oct 1, 2013
    by (3 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    It's small enough that you get to know everyone, but with enough space to spread out. A very friendly hostel, with hot showers, breakfast, bbq and tour/transfer advice/booking provided freely.

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

    Reviewed by jakobahman


    Reviewed Nov 2, 2012
    by (8 reviews) Stockholm , Sweden Flag of Sweden

    $20 for private room. Clean rooms and friendly staff. But it is not the best value in town.

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

    TripAdvisor Reviews Monteverde Backpackers Santa Elena

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent