Ratings based on 82 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
99% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by KBfrom Arizona

Posted Mar 24, 2014 
Location is up a pretty steep hill. Owners are super friendly and worked hard to make sure that our stay in Monteverde was great. Rooms were very clean. Our room was plenty quiet.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Sarahfrom Missouri

good place to stay in Monteverde

Posted Jan 10, 2014 
The owners are great, very helpful and friendly in every way. Great breakfasts are included. Rooms clean and comfortable but mainly meant for sleeping and there are several comfortable and roomy sitting areas outside the bedrooms. It's a steep, short climb to the hotel if you are on foot, but taxis are cheap and available if you aren't in the mood. Stores and restaurants are easy on foot. There was an animal on the roof at night that woke us up some, but I think that's part of being in the cloud forest in Costa Rica.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by JWSfrom So. Cal

Perfect stay to end our vacation

Posted Jan 7, 2014 
We absolutely loved El Viandante. Grace and Renzo were superb in every way. We really felt at home. Their family is adorable. Both Grace and Renzo went out of their way to help us. They were always available to answer any of our questions. If we decide to come back to Costa Rica, we will definitely stay with them again. Highly recommended accommodation.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Nancyfrom Monteverde, Costa Rico

Owner husband/wife team amazing

Posted Jan 2, 2014 
Had paid for a more expensive hotel before this in San Jose and the staff was rude. El Viandante was such a completely opposite experience. Though not fancy, as is often true, the people running it could not have been more helpful. They also gave a delicious full breakfast each morning in their upper room that looked out to the city of Monteverde and had sweet tree tables. Delicious and inviting. Felt right at home If you are looking for fancy, not the place but if you are out all day doing tours, could not be better. They booked tours, too!
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Viandante

Posted Dec 26, 2013 
Väldigt trevligt par som äger hotellet. Prisvärt hotell!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Hfrom New York, NY

Friendly, lovely hotel

Posted Dec 15, 2013
Grace is amazing! She helped us out tremendously, basically helped plan our whole trip for us, gave us the best recommendations for which tours to take, which restaurant to go to, even what to eat! Seriously, she made our stay in monteverde! The place is spacious, comfortable and nice, very good wifi connection, delicious breakfast, even did our laundry for us at a cheap price! Also, walking distance from Choco cafe (which Grace also recommended) that has amazing coffee and awesome coffee bean prices! The zip lining, horseback riding, night tour, cloud forest and the scenery were all awesome, but Grace and her family (I'm assuming) were so friendly and awesome and made our trip!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Albertfrom DF

Para repetir.

Posted Nov 19, 2013 
La amabilidad y buen trato de los hacen que las cómodas habitaciones y el espectacular desayuno pasen a un segundo término. Algo caro pero muy recomendable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Bobfrom Dallas

Very Pleasant Stay and Good Value

Posted Aug 25, 2013 
Grace and Renzo made us feel very welcome and gave excellent advice when we arrived about the best excursions and sights to see in our three day visit. Free breakfast was good, the room was clean and the bath large and very functional. It is a little far for 65 year olds to hike to downtown, but the cabs are quick and cheap ($2). The neighborhood is residential and mostly quiet, except for a rare yappy dog or motorbike. Since the ceilings are very high that fan is mostly decorative. Generally the nights are cool enough not to need more than an open window and they gave us a floor fan for more cooling on request. The views from the second story breakfast room are beautifully panoramic.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Annefrom Santa Barbara, Ca

Fantastic connection to experiences in MV

Posted Aug 21, 2013
Pros: Personal service and convenient location.
Cons: This is not a five star hotel but it is good value.
1. Quiet street, just off main road, but easy walk to town, cash machine. 2. Just a walk on the road is a whole experience - lots of insects, monkeys, things to see. 3. Simple accomodations - small hotel - home cooked breakfast each morning. 4. Best thing is Renzo - extremely knowledgable and connected with tours, experiences, and people - his recommendations and advice on where to go after MV were spot on and great. He'll make all necessary resos and provide you with local knowledge. He is Italian and speaks excellent English. We were a 7 and 9 year old, my daughter, and me and with his recommendations, our stay was fun, informative, active and all around perfect.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Owner is excellent

Posted Aug 9, 2013 
If you do not have a plan for your stay in Monteverde, just show up and speak with the owner of this hotel.