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Villa Esthela

2a Avenida Sur #48 - Interior A-3, Antigua, Guatemala
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Villa Esthela is that little gem of a hostel that you hope to find. The rooms are spacious and clean, the bathrooms have hot water and there's a great kitchen to cook up a feast from all the cheap, fresh produce available in Antigua. The staff were warm and friendly and helped us book a great trip up Pacaya volcano.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was one of our favourite hostels throughout our whole trip. It's well located and is a short walk to the centre. Everyone told us the supermarket was far away, but it's only about a 20 minute walk (fine for us). There was a shared kitchen that was very well-equipped. Each room was given a basket in the kitchen to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place became somewhat of a second home, as I found myself back there throughout my whole trip in Guatemala. I liked that it was a little farther away from the "city center" than other hostels. It was quiet, but still had a lively atmosphere, depending on the crowd that was staying there. Sometimes we'd have small parties on the... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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102 reviews 102 reviews
37 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A good stay in this nice, quiet hostel. The rooftop terrace has a great view. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The Harry Potter bathroom was amusing. WiFi was very good in the common area. 200 characters required.

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I called up the hotel in order to make a booking for the following night, for 2 nights. I called up in the evening, at about 6-7pm. I was going to be travelling the entire following day until I reached the hotel. The hotel person I spoke with booked me a private room for 2 nights. So far so good.... More 

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daniellek74, Owner at Villa Esthela, responded to this review

First of all, yes, I did make a mistake. When I received the phone call I was not actually at the hostel and thought we had a room free. When I realized my error I immediately let him know. I learned from my mistake and I will not take any more reservations on the phone unless I am 100% sure... More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I've stayed there a few times after several visits to Antigua. The people that work there are courteous and helpful. It's a good price and you don't have to bargain anything with them which I like because I'm bad at negotiating prices.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Positives were : clean, wifi, close to bakery , hot water in shower, helpful front desk, kitchen and hammocks on balcony. negatives: not extremely close to park, have to pay for water, no "cute" factor that some hostels have. We paid 150 quetzals for a double room

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Perth, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Stayed 2 nights here. Felt like we were the only people at the villa, which was nice. Booked a dorm and had it for ourselves. Very quiet place, there is a bar but I never saw it open. Kitchen has everything you need and cheap water refills. Rooftop has hammocks but I rained the whole time we were there. Hot... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This hostel has potential to be an average place to stay for backpackers, but instead it is just filthy and loud. I heard so much street noise at night, slamming of doors, the bathroom on the first floor is indescribable. I think if there was money spent on a cleaning lady that would solve many problems. There are soaked towels... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed in the 6 bed dorm, beds were a little squeaky as they have plastic covers on the mattresses but ok. Lovely rooftop hangout area, decent kitchen, small movie and calm atmosphere, overall would recommend.

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