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Hotel El Tucan

Town Center, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a private rooms with 3 beds for 2 night. In the first night we were only two in the room and in the second night a friend of ours joined in. We made this very clear to the team when we took the room and agreed on a price of $35/night. On the second day, when our friend... More 

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Thank Maverick-Can
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Despite the reviews I read, hotel el tucan provided a good hostel experience. The dorns were full so the owner provided a double (bunkbed) with shared bath at the dorm price. Breakfast is grab and go, which is perfect if you want to get out early - but get there right at 6:30 if you want fruit. There is a... More 

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Thank palmopmutsop
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

They is a lot of competition in the span of a few blocks, which keeps the prices low and quality decent for hostels. However, beware that they make a lot of money selling you tours, and can be a bit relentless.

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Thank Keith R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The staff helped us a lot ,good location Clean room and shower, Near a great coffee store and supermarket, free wifi , and also computers, gaveriel helped us book the naxt place we went, and also recommend us the best attractions around, 5 stars

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Thank Maor T
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49 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We were given a room that was perfect for three travellers at a discounted rate as there were no dorm rooms left. The room was comfortable and had an attached bathroom which, although it only had cold water in the shower, was very comfortable with enough space. The staff were very patient particularly when I misplaced my passport, and offered... More 

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Israel
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I stayed 3 nights in a dorm room. The place is cheap and nice, with cool "resting area" includs hammocks and rocking chairs. It has a kitchen, free to use. The stuff is very cool and helpful! The owner is a nice person, always willing to help. You can have all the information about the area and all the attractions... More 

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Thank Dorinz
Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

it was ok. Booking was a painful experience: they don't answer their email and I had to bug them with repeated emails until finally they did. On site, not very reliable either. Room was your expected budget hotel room: sparse but for us clean. It did the job for the 2 nights we were there en route to do conservation... More 

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Thank Akilee K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I stayed here for two nights. The room was clean but very sparse. We did not have hot water in our private shower, although I was under the impression we were supposed to have it. We left our window open for the breeze, which was enough to keep us comfortable in the cool climate, but unfortunately that meant the noise... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Staff was great. I stayed 3 nights then left for a few days. Made reservation before departing and when I returned, they did not hold a room for me so I had no room. Staff let me leave travel bags while I searched town for another room. Common kitchen area not clean and gas burners for cooking a bit unsafe... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We arrived in the evening at the Santa Elena bus terminal. There are plenty of people trying to offer rooms. We decided to go with El Tucan. The same evening we arrived, the owner was upset we didn’t book the Aventura Zip Lining tour through the hostel. We gave them a chance, the best price they offered was $40. We... More 

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