Monteverde is a great base for exploring the cloud forest in Costa Rica and there’s plenty of cheap hostels available.
Check out our reviews of the best places to stay in town…
Pension Santa Elena ($10USD for dorm) is our top pick for its communal kitchen, friendly staff and chilled out atmosphere. Hammocks hang out on the porch and there’s free wifi for guests.
Monteverde Backpackers ($10USD per night dorm) is a little dark and dreary but the dorms are clean, there’s a TV area and it’s a stone’s throw from the main street.
Hostel Montelena offers surprisingly good rates for private rooms. We managed to wangle one for just $6USD. There’s also a kitchen, free internet and clean bathrooms.
Casa Tranquilo has a more worn out, beach hut feel. Dorms cost $8USD and include breakfast and wifi.