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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel Monteverde Reviews
Excellent budget option in Monterverde Jan 11, 2012
Summary : This is a good option to stay at in Monteverde. It's cheap and great value. The breakfast is a little
shabby and the coffee is terible. It could use an additional bathroom / toilet for the number of people that
share it. I would stay here again and would recommend this hostel to others. Accomodation options in Monterverde are cheap by Costa Rician standards.
Security : The rooms lock, lockers at reception for free.
Wifi : Yes, very weak in rooms (often no conection). - free
Fan / Aircon / Heating : None, for Costa Rica its cold here - blankets on beds.
TV : No
Bathroom : Very Clean, hot water.
Breakfast : Yes, fruit, cereal a slice of bread and an egg - the coffee is very poor.
Coffee : Free 24 hours a day but not drinkable
Kitchen facilities : Yes, full - no oven
Common room : Kitchen and dining area and small lounge with views.
Bed : Basic but adequate.
Room : Good, small to average size, clean. Shared bathroom, private bathroom options available
Location : Good, close to everything (5-10 minuet walk) in town
Price : $18 for a shared bathroom including breakfast double ocupancy, slightly cheaper per person for triples and quads
Atmosphere and information : Owner is very helpful, can book anything for you. His family lives at the hostel so kids are running around
a fair bit but they were never an issue. It has a good mix of social areas and meeting people isn't too hard. Views from lounge are amazing. Laundry for $7 a load.
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Sleepers Sleep Apr 10, 2011
Totally unpretentious, almost invisible as anything else but “some house next to the road”, no signs or façade, you find it because it is across the WORLD OF INSECTS Museum… Inside is the other story all together. We are in the family house, and reception and beyond is a playground for owners kids and his embroidery endeavors. House is on the steep hill and some of the rooms have nice view of the forest area below and part of the town tucked between the trees. It is located around two hundred meters from the center where busses come, and restaurants, shops and tourist information center are located.
Hostel is on the left side of the house and on the bottom floor. There are few dorm rooms with four beds and rest are privates with or without bathroom in the room. I am always overjoyed when bathroom is well made, has hot water and there is not too many people to share it, and this is exactly the case with this place. Main thing in Monteverde are nature trails and action tours, and after those you are looking for perfect bathroom, so here it is. When you check in you also receive freshly smelling towel which is not too common this days. Dorm is small and a bit packed, but beds are well made, hard enough, sheets are clean, and temperature inside is good for sleeping. Every room has larger or huge window looking towards the hallway, so even the dorm that does not have outside window has lots of light coming in the morning. Dorms do not have lockers inside, but there are metal ones at the reception where you can fit smaller backpack.
Other thing worth mentioning is breakfast, which is very personal and good. Owners wife makes any kind of eggs for you or gets you fruits, cereal, juices and the MOST important thing, DARN GOOD COFFEE in unlimited quantities (whole day long). Only that coffee threat is worth coming and staying as long as possible and pay whole $7 for everything… Great deal if you ask me. Internet is available on two computers and wifi, and it is a strong signal.
Monteverde is not that green on the Pacific side of the mountain. Actually it is pretty destroyed and needs forestation as soon as possible. Only area that is kept as a rain forest is on the top of the mountain, and that is the national reserve. There is another reserve that is much larger, and it is private endeavor called Children Eternal Forest. They been buying land and forest, and preserved lots of rainforest on the Caribbean side of the mountain. Few providers offer zip-line canopy tours and other “action” related offers, but I am not into spending my money that way. Restaurants range from $5 to $20 per meal, food is tasty, and you should try local cheese, honey and coffee.
Transportation is ok, and you have few busses coming from south and north in the morning and afternoon. Majority of the mountain has no paved road, so be ready to eat lots of dust (because buses have no AC, and windows are open), especially if you are sitting in the back.
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