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Hotel Sloth Backpackers

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Double Room, 1 Double Bed | Free WiFi
Standard Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds | Free WiFi

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Hotel Sloth Backpackers

2-star property
Mountain Monteverde hostel with restaurant

7.2/10 Good

12 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
150 metros from the Supercompro, Monteverde, Puntarenas, 50306

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 146 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 153 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Open Kitchen - 2 min walk
  • Don Juan Choco Café - 4 min walk
  • The Green Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Sabor Tico - 4 min walk
  • La Salvadita - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Sloth Backpackers

Hotel Sloth Backpackers offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in massages, facials or manicures and pedicures. A terrace and a garden are other highlights.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–8:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Rest.La Soda Coati – On-site restaurant.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 55 per person
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Sloth Backpackers Monteverde
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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Sloth Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Sloth Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Sloth Backpackers?
As of 31 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Sloth Backpackers on 1 February 2023 start from €62, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Sloth Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Sloth Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Sloth Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Sloth Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 55 per person.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Sloth Backpackers?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Sloth Backpackers and nearby?
Hotel Sloth Backpackers has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Sloth Backpackers?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Rest.La Soda Coati. Nearby restaurants include Don Juan Choco Café (4-min walk), The Green Restaurant (4-min walk) and Sabor Tico (4-min walk).
Does Hotel Sloth Backpackers have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Hotel Sloth Backpackers like?
Hotel Sloth Backpackers is a short 1-minute walk from Jardín de Orquídeas and 3 minutes' walk from Serpentario.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Close to bus stop. Half a block to center town. English speaking staff who were more than helpful booking trips ,etc. The rainforest was amazing. The ziplining at Extreme O was a blast. Coffee tour, night walk. Everything was great.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Conveniently located but noisy. Great shower
I originally reserved a private room at Sloth Backpackers but on arrival was told to go to the sister hostel two doors down as they were full. Had to make the payment at the property and only cash payments were allowed which I was not made aware of in advance. As I was not at Sloth, my room did not have cable tv as advertised. Breakfast was alright and good service. Did not sleep well at all as both nights I stayed two different guests tried getting into my room - unsure if coincidence or if both guests had been sent to the wrong room? Wind howled through the hotel all night and traffic outside was very loud. Good location and shuttles available, room was clean (especially bathroom) and shower was powerful and hot.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Centrally located and very friendly service.
Low budget with excellent service. Downtown, a little noisy during the night. No A/C.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

great location, nice staff
This was our first stay in Costa Rica, staying here two nights. I payed via paypal ahead of time, as they were having problems with their credit card machine.That made the check-in process very easy. The room was big with an adequate bathroom, and while there was no fan, the air circulated through at nice through little windows above the front window and in the bathroom. The location is outside of the totally crazy area a few streets away, but it is fairly easy to walk around town. The staff is well familiar with tours, so if you haven't signed up for anything, they can help with that. Walking around Monteverde at all is somewhat challenging at night when it's dark (steep roads, not a lot of lights), but be careful to watch for cars and motorcycles and you will be fine.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Hotel is in a good location. room is clean. Weather is nice in late December.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Ok stay.
I stayed here for five nights and it was ok. I don't think it was worth the cost, especially when they added 13% tax on top. This hostel was on the main road and so was very noisy with traffic noise early morning until about 9.30pm. The breakfast was ok, bit enough but was made prior and then just reheated when you turned up. The kitchen closed awas closed from 9pm to 7am, so you had to keep that in mind if you were doing late tour or needed your food before 7am the next day. They were helpful with tours, beds were comfy with extra blanket, but not a lot of space to chill out in. Overall an ok stay, but would probably recommend to try another hostel if you're in Monteverde.
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

RUDE OWNER! Go elsewhere.
After traveling for over 5 hours I come to check in and Yorle made me feel completely unwelcome even though I had a reservation. She told me to type my info into the computer and got annoyed when it took me some getting used to as keyboards in the U.S. are different. Out of all of the hotels, hostels I've been to I have NEVER had to literally type in my own info. (Lazy much?). The only time Yorle was pleasant was when asking if I was interested in doing activities and told me if I decide to do anything that I absolutely HAD TO BOOK WITH HER and that it was VERY IMPORTANT! The room was decent but the street was VERY noisy. Unfortunately I was ill and spent most of the day and night inside and had trouble sleeping as I heard every conversation and car drive by. This hostel put a damper on my time spent in this part of the country. Don't recommend.
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8/10 Very good

Excellent location
located in Santa Elena downtown, the service was great! and the tours the owner found for us great too.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The blankets were horrible. It was loud. But very friendly staff
Dennis, 2-night romance trip
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