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Hotel El Tucan

Town Center, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Santa Elena
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hostel in a perfect location--right by the bus stop in Monteverde. Wifi is good. Tony, the owner, is one of the friendliest people I've met and will help you with absolutely anything you need during your stay. Rooms are really good for the price--as long as you can handle a bit of cold water in your shower this is... More

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Helsinki, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was cheap and after a long buss trip we we tired of the hassle and gave up and took a room from Tucan due to its convinient location. The place was not clean and there was a constant noise mainly from the owner and the employees of the place. They did stop for the night though when they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip here was awesome! The prices were really good, and all of the staff members were super helpful and friendly. It has been the cleanest hostel I have stayed at, and all of the extra ammenities are great! Free wi-fi, free breakfast, hot water... It also provided extra blankets, which was nice since Monteverde is a bit chillier than... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (2 girls) arrived with the bus in Monteverde and two people who were from hotels were standing there, we chose one of the hotels because we were offered a very low price. The rooms in el tucan were very basic but certainly ok for the price. The common kitchen and bathrooms are simply disgusting. The service was bad, when... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We were in room 10 and we unfortunately encountered bedbugs during the night. Staff is friendly, shared bathroom is fine. Kitchen is poorly equipped and not very clean. Also, the cat is underfed (very sweet still though). As an animal loving person I have a hard time with that. Bedbugs are the main, and a very serious, problem though.

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Mexico City, Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I think it's enough if I write that I couldn't sleep all night because of bedbugs. In the morning I checked and I found under the mattress bedbugs and their eggs as well. I took my stuffs and I went to other place. I'm look awfull. I have bedbugs bite on all my body and even on my face.

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Cambrai, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

As a previous review said it, they take the deposit of a couple who left the hostal at 6:15, and the previous day , they said "don't worry there is someone at 5am..." Wasn't true! The breakfast suppose to be from 6 to 8:30. We were planning to take the firts bus to Monteverde at 6:15. of course we missed... More

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Zonhoven, Belgium
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Don't expect luxury but you get all you need: warm water, a good bed, clean towels, breakfast (bread, eggs, fruits, coffee, milk - if you want toast and/or scrumbled eggs, you have to prepare them yourself) Santa Elena itself is a small town so everything is close by: supermarket, restaurants, busterminal, banks,...) Have a drink and a salad at the... More

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Portland, Texas
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15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Bear in mind that this is a hostel, and at 15 USD per night, what a deal! There are a variety of different rooms offered...we paid 30 for a room that had multiple beds and a private bathroom. Pros: It is in the center of town for Santa Elena/Monte Verde. There are places to eat, go to the ATM/Bank, and... More

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Friendly staff and they give good discount both on the room and on the trips. Rooms are nice and clean and the kitchen facilities are good if you want to make your own food. They speak good english and are very helpfull with organizing trips and travels further on

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Address: Town Center, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Cabinas El Tucan is a perfect solution for travelers under a limited budget, we offer our customer very clean, comfortable and nice rooms under a very cheap cost. Cabinas El Tucan is located in Monteverde Costa Rica right on the Monteverde downtown. cabinas el tucan offer rooms with share and private bathrooms, all the bathrooms come with hotel water. Tv area, Game area, relaxing area, internet area, WIFI connection and breakfast include are a few of the great things offered by Cabinas El Tucan in Monteverde Costa Rica ... more   less 
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