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“Guatemala tuk-tuk my heart away!” 4 of 5 stars
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Villa Esthela
2a Avenida Sur #48 - Interior A-3, Antigua, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #24 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Portland, Oregon, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Guatemala tuk-tuk my heart away!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This place is great. Situated toward the south end of Antigua near a tienda, pharmacy, taqueria, and delicious bakery. Antigua is totally accessible on foot so there really isn't a bad area to stay. We felt safe and comfortable leaving/returning after dark. The staff (Danielle and Juan) are wonderful people. They will help you arrange tours, shuttles, taxis, or just answer questions. The rooms were basic but perfectly comfortable- everything one needs aside from air conditioning. Fans would be a nice addition to the rooms. You can't beat the view from the rooftop terrace- a perfect place to read, relax, or spend an evening in with a few drinks meeting fellow travelers and making friends.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Enjoyed my stay, and came back for more. great dorm, wonderful rooftop bar. a bit far from city center but quiet and hospitable. There's a clean kitchen although I havent used it. very nice owner, help me a lot.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

It was my first stop in Guatamala and made for a great first impression. I was traveling alone and the owner was really helpful and accommodating. My room was cozy, everything was clean and there was a communal kitchen for everyone to use. The views are also quite impressive, on my first night there I could see a nearby volcano erupting in the distance.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nebaj, El Quiche, Guatemala
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

I stay here whenever I go to Antigua. The rooms are big and clean and prices are very good. The hostel is not in the party center of Antigua so it is nice and quiet - a great place to get a good night's sleep. Daniella, the owner is really really nice and super helpful. There is a wonderful little bakery next door.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

We stayed at Villa Esthela for several nights during our last Guatemala trip. The price for the rooms is quite good and the rooms themselves are tidy and clean and reasonably maintained. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The hostess, Daniella, went far beyond what one could reasonably expect, to help my girlfriend retrieve her lost passport. Dora, which cleans the rooms, was also friendly and let us practice our terrible spanish on her:-) The chauffeur/bartender spoke good english and was also very friendly and helpful. Overall, a positive experience.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Playa del Carmen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

I stayed here in January 2012. I loved the hostel. All the guests were very friendly and the hostel felt like home. There are a lot of communal areas like a livingroom with a TV and DVDS which is very comfortable, the kitchen is the best kept and nicest hostel kitchen I have seen! There's another table upstairs, plus the rooftop which is the best part of it all! The views of the city and the volcano are beautiful. The dorm is small but the beds were the most comfortable of all the hostels I stayed at in Guatemala. It's quiet yet it's social.... it's the perfect place to stay. Also the hostel offers the volcano tour for a cheaper price than the tour agencies. They also offer shuttle service to different places and like others said the woman working speaks english really well. You feel safe, at home and all around good about this place when you stay :) I recommend it to anyone going to Antigua!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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42 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Stayed here for a few nights in December and found it to be “just ok”. It is relatively clean and central for Antigua but we found the room to be a bit gloomy and noisy. Basically between 11pm and 5am it was fine but found ourselves awakened as the break of dawn by staff(?) chatting into their mobile phones in very loud Spanish. Not great.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2a Avenida Sur #48 - Interior A-3, Antigua, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer both private rooms (singles, doubles, triples) as well as a shared room 'dorm' with 8 beds. All rooms are with shared bathroom. We aim to offer low-priced accommodation for the budget conscience traveler. This means we do not offer any luxuries but always try to have friendly staff, give the best possible service and a clean place to stay. We do have a big rooftop terrace with amazing views of Antigua. And additionally free wifi, reasonably warm showers, free coffee/tea, TV room with DVDs and a kitchen you can use to make your own meals. ... more   less 
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