Two friends and I stayed at the El Tucan hostel in March 2013 and we were satisfied with our stay for what we paid. We arrived after 6pm and weren't planning to stay the night but just meet our ride there. Turns out we had to spend the night and the staff had no trouble accommodating us. It was $10/person for a mixed dorm. The rooms weren't decorated but were solid wood paneled. The beds had linen and pillows ready to go and I was quite warm and comfortable. The bathrooms were average however one almost always didn't have toilet paper. A storm rolled in the evening we stayed and had I not had my ear plugs, I probably would have been miserable since whatever sign or tin roof was just outside our window was thrashing all night. Breakfast the next morning was DIY with fruit, eggs, bread and coffee available. It was included in the price of our stay. The internet worked fine and I was even able to Skype my husband a few times without a problem. The location was excellent with yummy food joints (Taco Taco) and cafes within very easy walking distance. Its just down the hill from the bus stop and if you're up for a longer walk, you could make it to Curi-Cancha nature reserve in 45 minutes. The staff would be happy to call a taxi for you though if you prefer. I didn't use the laundry service but they offer it and I saw the staff doing laundry while we were there.
Overall, I found the El Tucan to be quaint and comfy. You are staying at a hostel, not a 5-star resort. If you come with those expectations and enjoy the cheap night stay, you'll be satisfied.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Tucan Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena