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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 15 November 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...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 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...

1Thank VincentCroos
Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The hostel seemed nice, but the owner of the hostel tried to sell his tours immediately, even before I could do the check-in. When I did not tell him my plans for the next days (I wasnt sure, what I wanted to do, but I hadnt booked anything at that point), he became suspicious and told me that I had...

Thank Morio123
Reus, Spain
Reviewed 21 August 2015

When I get this hostel there was 5 people leaving, saying that this hostel is terrible because they bought a tour from other company and not from this hostel, for that reason they were kicked out, even when they alredy paid the next night. I gave this hostel an oportunitty and i stayed with them. I told the guy that...

Thank Oscar L
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The room was fine, pleny of covers on the bed (it gets pretty cold at night), though the bed spread could have been cleaner. It's hard to get the hot water going in the shower. The hostel owner is hilarious, but a bit intense about selling you certain tours. Free breakfast is always a plus. The burners are a bit...

Thank Anastasia B
Reviewed 28 July 2015

As soon as I got out of the bus a guy was waiting and proposing us to stay for a good price at his hotel. He seemed nice at first sight, but once at the reception desk, only money mattered. Their main goal is to sell you (force you) to book a tour. The staff is very unfriendly! Beds are...

1Thank Camillechmpns
Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Disgusting beds, I suspect it was soiled with human semen... We were promised to get breakfast although we had to leave early in the morning. Unfortunetaly nothing was further from the truth. Personal for check-out in the morning was too late, almost causing us to miss our bus. Furthermore, as soon as we had a complain no one was able...

1Thank Pascal d
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

when we arrived in santa elena a guy who seemed really nice asked us if we already had a place to stay and because we didn't he showed us a room in the hostel he worked at the el tucan. the room is really okay it has an own bathroom with warm water and everything seemed okay. when we said...

2Thank swissanna
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 14 July 2015

I stayed there in June 2015, and my experience was HORRIBLE. I had a private room, and in the middle of the night I realize I was being HEAVILY BITED by flees which were all over the place. There were so many that the sheets were all full of bloodstains, after I tried to kill the ones I saw. See...

4Thank Ariel G
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We just spent one night here and had a very good experience. Our room was very clean and appeared to have been recently decorated (room #1). The staff, Monkey, was helpful and booked us onto a fantastic night tour - it's one of our Costa Rican highlights, definitely a must do. We didn't get to sample the breakfast as we...

1Thank Jessie-127

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel El Tucan

Address: Town Center, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: €14 - €28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Hotel El Tucan Costa Rica/Santa Elena, Monteverde
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“Don't take room no 5 till they've sorted out the bed bugs”
 of 5 bubbles English_Ali, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“None that I looked at or stayed in were good.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveloir, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“we picked a room top floor, kept window open for a nice breeze and no problem for noise that we experienced”
 of 5 bubbles JoannaT505, 30 Apr 2015 | Read review
“If you want to stay at this hostel and you want dorms or private room ask for a place in the back not street view because is to much noise.”
 of 5 bubbles nugandescd, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We took the private room and it was big and great!”
 of 5 bubbles etayzik, 12 Aug 2014 | Read review
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