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“A very nice hostel”
Review of Villa Esthela

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Villa Esthela
Ranked #27 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Reviewed December 2, 2013

I stayed in Villa Estehla from 17 to 20th October and was really pleased with this small hostel. Though inexpensive it has a nice atmosphere and a fantastic terasse with a view to the volcanos surrounding Antigua. The rooms and the kitchen are clean, and Daniella - the owner - is very helpful and gives you all the information you need.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Villa Esthela is such a fantastic place to stay that we went back 3 times while we were in the area and it began to feel like home! It is run by someone who knows exactly what travellers want from a hostel. It was comfortable, friendly, affordable with very good facilities (the kitchen is well equipped for cooking almost anything - easily the best we've seen). Little touches like free tea and coffee, DVDs to watch in the living room and having things like a bedside lamp and mirror in the rooms were really welcome. Also, they can organise day trips or onwards transport- this service was good, convenient & a fair price. Our time in Antigua was great and this place was a big part of it - definitely recommended! (Just don't expect a lie-in on Sundays though- there is an evangelical church next door and they like to sing, a LOT!!)

Room Tip: We had room 8 (upstairs) most of the time and preferred this to the room we tried downstairs - its m...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

This place is great with all the amenities the budget traveler needs! They have water, tea and coffee available at all times; a well stocked kitchen for your use; a lovely roof top deck with stunning views and a bar. Plus, the staff, especially the manager Juan, are wonderful, helpful and friendly. The hostel also helps you with travel arrangements and tours if you need it. I highly recommend a stay here when in Antigua.

Room Tip: A room on the first floor has better internet connectivity.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

We have stayed at Villa Esthela many times - and before - Casa Bellona - under the same management. With what you save in accommodation, you can splurge at Café Mediteranio or ComoComo. The most perfect moment was when we were due to pick up my sister at the airport and were delayed by a landslide - we called Danielle and she arranged for my sister to be picked up at the airport. Some reviewers have said the location is a bit far (6 blocks) from Parque Centrál, but for a bit of exercise, the quiet is worth it. If your are planning to be in Antigua for a week or more, consider Casa Bellona, several blocks south of Villa Esthela.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We arrived here late in the night and when we arrived we had such a warm welcome! The manager was so helpful and in the morning gave us all the information we needed for our stay in Antigua. The rooms were comfortable and the rooftop bar was such a nice place to relax on the hammocks and enjoy the 360degree views! You can book shuttles to other place in Guatemala easily and for a good price. Mario the night guard is so friendly, always with a smile and willing to do anything to help you. Felt so valued here rather than a name on a piece of paper. Would recommend to anyone wanting a chilled out comfortable stay for a few days!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed for two nights in Villa Esthela. Calm location, out of the center, but still near. The room was big enough, but located down, next to the entrance door. So if you're unlucky with the other guests that arrive late and noisy or got up to leave very early... Apart from that, staff is very friendly and speaks English. Great breakfast place nearby: Hotel Santa Clara. Just around the corner is Por qué no? café which is very cozy. And of course the roof terrace of the hotel with the hammocks to enjoy sunset or sunrise and a splendid view on the volcano Agua.

Room Tip: It's better upstairs to avoid the entrance door.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Located a bit away from the centre and slightly hard to find, but it's a safe place with decent sized rooms. Staff are helpful and friendly (and speak really good English!) Rooftop bar with hammocks is a nice place to chill out.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Additional Information about Villa Esthela

Address: Avenida Sur #48 - Interior A-3 2a, Antigua, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Price Range: $14 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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