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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 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is full of bed bugs.. need I say more? After spending a night I was covered in insanely itchy bites.. even some on my neck and face. I would suggest stearing clear. The staff were nice other than the (in my opinion) terrible way they dealt with this and the place was pretty good for someone backpacking but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for three days and I enjoed very much the hotel, the city and the parks. The hotel is very nice, with a complete breakfast, clean, calm and the employees are kind, availabl and helpfull. I had a single room, at the first floor. I suggest it without any doubt.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to el tucan because the owner offered us a good price for our stay. When we got there he wouldn't give us the room key until we booked our zip lining with him. He was only concerned with getting our money. We reluctantly agreed to do the zip lining which was fantastic. When we returned to the hostel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably priced budget accommodation in a good location in Santa Elena. Comfortable enough private rooms & small dorms, although the walls are paper thin & every sound travels. Bathrooms are ok, often a little dirty & one was without toilet paper for over 24hours despite being brought to the staff's attention. There is a small kitchen & they provide free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we pulled into Monteverde after a long bus-boat-bus trip and were wary, hungry, tired and a little dirty from a full day. we were greeted by a friendly face and were checked in within 2 mins. after a nice warm shower the staff assisted with laundry and we went to eat a nice dinner at the Treehouse... a place to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

There are only two bathrooms for more than 20 people! The check out is very early so it a thing to consider and also if you are a light sleeper because the hotel is located in a very noisy street! We ask for instructions to take a bus and the girl in the reception did not know (even if it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Well I saw the place and seemed real chill and fine to spend a night or 2 but theres a catch the employees are lazy and they dont give a damn about you in general, even though the boss is pretty cool. Oh and heres the great surprise be after 6pm and probably they will sell your room to someone... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Ok, but nothing more. 20dollar for a Privateroom with shared bathroom. Only 2 toilets and showers for about 20 People. Cold shower. Breakfast included, that's was bread with two eggs and some fruit. Good wifi, Nice Staff, exept the manager Who was allways angry and yelling at his Staff in front of all the guests. Made us all very uncorfortable...Plus... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I only stayed here because i couldn't find anything else. The staff was really lazy and not helpfull. Messed up my reservation and ended up giving me someone elses reservation because they weren't there on time. Dirty understocked kitchen and stained bedding. No lockers in dorm and bad wifi. $15 a night, you can find nicer places for less. Really... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

The owner of the place was pretty cool but the staff is terrible. About 30 minutes before the bus showed up to leave monteverda I wanted to take a shower. The front desk guy refused to give me a towel without a $5 deposit. I didn't have cash and they don't take card and wouldn't hold my passport for collateral.... More 

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