Santa Elena Average Hostel Costs: Dorm and Private Room Prices

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What is the average price of a hostel in Santa Elena? Our detailed analysis of the prices of both dorms and private rooms in amazing hostels in Santa Elena can help you understand how much you might need to spend for your next epic trip. Whether you're on a tight budget or traveling by yourself, with a group of friends, or with your family, we've found the best hostels for every type of trip. Here you'll see how we have tabulated the costs of hostels in Santa Elena by dorm beds, private rooms, price range, amenities, and guest ratings. Read on to find out where you'll find best hostels in Santa Elena and what they have to offer.


The Top 3 Hostels in Santa Elena:

  • Dorms from $15, Rated 100%

  • Dorms from $9, Rated 94%

  • Dorms from $15, Rated 94%

How much do hostels cost in Santa Elena?

Dorm Beds Average Price in Hostel
$10
Private Rooms Average Price in Hostel/Guesthouse
$12

Visitors will find a large range of terrific hostel choices when planning a visit to Santa Elena. The price of a dorm bed or private room in a hostel can vary according to location, type, and amenities. The average price for a dorm bed in a hostel in Santa Elena (based on data from 13 hostels with dorms) is an affordable $10. Also, the average price for a private room in a hostel or guesthouse in Santa Elena is $12 (based on data from 24 hostels and guethouses).

The average price of a dorm bed in a hostel for 3 days in Santa Elena is $30.

The average hostel cost of a dorm bed for one week in Santa Elena is a remarkably economical $71, and the average hostel cost of a dorm bed for two weeks in Santa Elena is $141 (not including taxes and fees).


  • Dorm: 3 Days
    $30
  • Dorm: One Week
    $71
  • Dorm: Two Weeks
    $141
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How much should I pay to stay in a dorm bed at a hostel in Santa Elena?

You'll find the range of prices for dorm beds in hostels in Santa Elena (per night) displayed below. This chart shows the overall range of hostel dorm bed prices before taxes and fees. If you're trying to figure out how much you should pay for a reservation for a dorm bed, this graph breaks down the costs by price range to give you an idea of what to expect regarding prices in the area.

Hostel Price Number of Hostels
$1-5 2
$5-10 6
$10-14 2
$14-19 2
$19-23 1


(All listed prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by HostelWorld. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

How much should I pay to stay in a private room at a hostel in Santa Elena?

You'll find the range of prices for private rooms in hostels, guesthouses, and other budget hotels in Santa Elena (per night) displayed below. This chart shows the overall range of hostel private room prices before taxes and fees. If you're trying to figure out how much you should pay for a reservation for a budget-friendly private room, this graph breaks down the costs by price range to give you an idea of what to expect regarding prices in the area.




Prices for the Best Hostels with Dorms in Santa Elena (Santa Elena's Top Rated Hostels by Guests)

Looking for the top hostel in Santa Elena? Below are the best hostels in Santa Elena with dorm beds according to guest reviews. When looking at the prices of the top 4 hostels (the top 25% based on guest ratings), the average price is surprisingly affordable at $10. Now you can find an amazing hostel in Santa Elena with your desired amenities in the best neighborhood for your next trip to this fantastic destination.

What are the best hostels with dorm beds in Santa Elena?

Santa Elena
Overall Rating 100%
20 metros suroeste de la municipalidad
Overall Rating 94%
150 meters south west from downtown Santa Elena
Overall Rating 94%
300 Mts Sur de la Terminal de Autobuses de Monteve
Overall Rating 92%

Prices for the Best Hostels with Private Rooms in Santa Elena

If you're searching for the best hostel with a private room in Santa Elena, below are the best hostels and guesthouses in Santa Elena with private rooms according to ratings and reviews by previous guests. When we look only at the top 7 hostels with private rooms (the top 25%), the average price is just $15 for a private room. So, you can combine the great vibe of a hostel or guesthouse with the privacy of your own room for your next trip.

What are the best hostels with private rooms in Santa Elena?

frente escuela cerro plano
Overall Rating 100%
Santa Elena
Overall Rating 100%
100 metros oeste de Mini Super Orquídeas
Overall Rating 99%
325m SW of the Supermarket, Santa Elena
Overall Rating 97%

What are the best hostels under $10 in Santa Elena?

Need to save some cash? Here are the highest rated hostels under $10.

20 metros suroeste de la municipalidad
Overall Rating 94%
300 Mts Sur de la Terminal de Autobuses de Monteve
Overall Rating 92%
400 metros Oeste del supercompro
Overall Rating 91%
100m sur de Super Compro, Santa Elena, 5556 Montev
Overall Rating 91%

What are the best hostels under $20 in Santa Elena?

Need to save some cash? Here are the highest rated hostels under $20.

Santa Elena
Overall Rating 100%
20 metros suroeste de la municipalidad
Overall Rating 94%
150 meters south west from downtown Santa Elena
Overall Rating 94%
300 Mts Sur de la Terminal de Autobuses de Monteve
Overall Rating 92%

Hostels in Santa Elena with Free Breakfast

It's always nice to wake up to a free breakfast, and these hostels and guesthouses provide one. It can be a good wayt to save money, too. At a hostel, breakfast is also a good time to meet up with other traveles to make plans for the day.

frente escuela cerro plano
Overall Rating 100%
Santa Elena
Overall Rating 100%
100 metros oeste de Mini Super Orquídeas
Overall Rating 99%
325m SW of the Supermarket, Santa Elena
Overall Rating 97%

Hostels in Santa Elena with a Pool

Everyone loves a pool, and these hostels deliver. A pool can add to the fun vibe of a hostel because it's a place where everyone gathers, so you can meet other travelers while you relax. The average price a hostel with a pool in Santa Elena is only $10. Check out these great options.

Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde
Overall Rating 82%

Hostels in Santa Elena with a Restaurant

If you need a quick and convenient meal, having a restaurant or cafe located right in the hostel is always nice. These hostels and guesthouses offer a place to eat.

Santa Elena
Overall Rating 100%
20 metros suroeste de la municipalidad
Overall Rating 94%
100m sur de Super Compro, Santa Elena, 5556 Montev
Overall Rating 91%
Costarica Monteverde
Overall Rating 89%

Hostels in Santa Elena with a Bar or Nightclub

Looking for a hostel with some nightlife? The hostels below have bars or nightclubs so you can meet up with other travelers and have a great time through the evening. The average price for a hostel with a bar or nightclub in Santa Elena is just $10. So, kick back and have a great time at one of these terrific options.

325m SW of the Supermarket, Santa Elena
Overall Rating 97%
20 metros suroeste de la municipalidad
Overall Rating 94%
Santa Elena Monteverde
Overall Rating 89%
Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde
Overall Rating 82%

Hostels in Santa Elena with a Kitchen

One of the biggest benefits to staying in a hostel is the ability to cook your own meals. This way you can save money, eat healthy, and travel longer on a cheaper budget. These hostels offer kitchens so you can cook. Also, the average price of a hostel with a kitchen in Santa Elena is $10.

325m SW of the Supermarket, Santa Elena
Overall Rating 97%
150 meters south west from downtown Santa Elena
Overall Rating 94%
300 Mts Sur de la Terminal de Autobuses de Monteve
Overall Rating 92%
400 metros Oeste del supercompro
Overall Rating 91%

Kid-Friendly Hostels in Santa Elena

Sometimes you need an affordable place to stay when traveling as a family with children, and hostels can be a fun and affordable option. Here are some terrific family-friendly hostels, so check them out when planning your next family adventure.

400 metros Oeste del supercompro
Overall Rating 91%

Hostels in Santa Elena with Laundry

If you're traveling for a longer period of time, then eventually you'll want to do some laundry. These hostels offer laundry machines, so plan ahead for your next trip.

frente escuela cerro plano
Overall Rating 100%
Santa Elena
Overall Rating 100%
100 metros oeste de Mini Super Orquídeas
Overall Rating 99%
325m SW of the Supermarket, Santa Elena
Overall Rating 97%

What's Nearby

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