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Gecko Hostal Monterrico

Calle al Cementerio, Monte Rico 0815, Guatemala
Gecko Hostal Monterrico
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Antigua, Guatemala
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

El Gecko is a lovely, chilled hostel with a kitchen and lovely clean, bright rooms, just a stones throw from the beach and great value for money. The best thing about El Gecko are the AMAZING people who work there, specifically Charlotte, who is an absolute legend. I was unfortunate enough to be really sick when I was there, and... More 

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Cartagena, Colombia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

El Gecko is a nice getaway from busy hotels. Placed in second row from the beach I found this a lot more quite and relaxing and I stayed a month. You can cook your own meals or buy a fish on the beach and throw it on the barbecue. The pool is small but clean and the people are really... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

i spent almost 3 months at the Gecko relaxing, making friends, and enjoying the beach. Henry the owner is amazing. All of the rooms are decorated with painting and art that he's created. This hostel is one of the only places that allows the guests to use the kitchen which is great! Stay there long enough and you'll make a... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

El Gecko is probably the best place to stay in town if you are looking for a relaxing and economic place. They have the lowest prices and a nice kitchen for cooking. Even if you are not planning on cooking the cozy livingroom and friendly people around make it a pleasant place to stay. The only reason I do not... More 

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San Pedro La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Looking for a place to relax? This little spot is a real gem. El Gecko is cozy, clean and full of beautiful artistic details. And it offers everything you need: There is a fully equipped kittchen, a small but clean pool, bike rental, internet service, laundry... and if you need anything that is not on the list, Franklin, manager, will... More 

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Hamburg
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Monterrico is the perfect place for a couple of relaxing days/weeks/months at the beach... and so is the Gecko Hostal: it has a great and laid back atmosphere and I had a perfect time there at the end of my trip! They have a nice patio, equipped with comfy sofas/benches, a tv and a kitchen to use, where you meet... More 

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