Hostels in Monteverde, Costa Rica

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Get to know Monteverde (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Monteverde. To help you make friends with Monteverde before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Monteverde is a giant natural wonderland and playground! There is so much to see and do here, but keep in mind that much of it can be quite expensive! Compared to some other prices in the world, however, it is fairly reasonably priced so leave a hundred or so dollars in the budget to fully experience all that this place has to offer!

Ziplining and canyoning tours are super popular here and you will find a variety of different companies that do these kinds of tours -- just ask at your Monteverde hostel and they should be able to help you out and even book tours for you. One of these companies offers the tallest bungee in Central America at just over one hundred forty meters.

The other popular thing to do here in Monteverde is take a night tour into the forest with a guide and look for the amazing variety of wildlife for which Costa Rica is renowned, such as sloths, macaws, tarantulas, porcupines, armadillos, and some amazing insects. The night tour guide is great at helping you spot these animals and understands the habitats and where to find them.

You can get buses from Santa Elena into the park and back at different times of the day (for bus schedules, see your hostel staff) and you can do some self-guided hiking through cloud forest in the Monteverde National Park. For those on a budget, there are some walks in and around the town of Santa Elena and there is an amazing Hollow Tree that you can climb a good sixty feet up from the inside of the tree and peek out over the canopies and this is an amazing free activity.

The town of Santa Elena is pretty much triangular in the shape of its streets. You can walk around this in five minutes and all of the shops, supermarkets, banks, Monteverde hostels, and tour companies can be found around this area. Some Monteverde hostels can be found further out of the town in the surrounding areas, so use the maps to determine where they are before choosing where you stay.

No matter what it is you choose to do here, you will have an amazing time and see some incredible nature. Monteverde is not to be missed!!

Written by local enthusiast for Monteverde hostels

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FAQ about Monteverde Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Monteverde. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Monteverde. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Monteverde costs on average $14 for a dorm. A hostel in Monteverde with private rooms costs on average $52. shows all 15 Hostels in Monteverde. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Selina Monteverde is the best hostel in Monteverde for couples.
Selina Monteverde is the best rated hostel in Monteverde for female solo travellers. compares prices for 15 hostels in Monteverde, Costa Rica. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Monteverde such as
  • 15 hotels
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OutBox Inn is the best rated hostel for partying in Monteverde.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Monteverde

Your Packing List for Monteverde

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Monteverde and Costa Rica.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Monteverde Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Monteverde, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
15 Total number of hostels
$14 Average dorm price
$52 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Monteverde
Hostel Cattleya is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Monteverde
OutBox Inn is the best rated
Most Monteverde hostels are located in
Santa Elena
6.7 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Monteverde - from the Community

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