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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Booked through booking.com... got to the hostel....dark... shady... only two good things were its location and the super friendly person in charge, Mr Sergio. Other than that... oh my!!!... hot water... good luck... tried to move the warm-hot switch when I realized wires had no insulation whatsoever.. yes..in the shower.. when you are all wet. Bathrooms were disgusting... with no...

Thank martincba77
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We stayed here just in beginning of tourist season, so it was quite slow and not too crowded. The manager on site, an American called Rick was very nice and helpful. Upon arrival we wanted to change rooms because of a whole in the wooden floor (on our earlier travels we had some problems with unexpected "guests" in our hotel...

Thank Emma K
San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Quetzal Inn in August of 2012 while traveling in costa rica for 3 weeks. We covered a lot of destinations during that trip and this was by far the best value. Clean, affordable rooms in a great location with breakfast included. It was my understanding at the time that there had been a recent change in management....

1Thank Coryg63
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The family are lovely but it stops there. Bed linen old and ill fitting, lights - bare bulb and dim, walls very thin, generally run down and it could have been so much better. Towels with holes and very thin. Spend your money elsewhere and get value. No cupboard or chair in room. Pillows very small and lumpy.

Thank Oklaokie
Chino Hills, California
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Upon checking into the Quetzal Inn, my 13yr old son commented about the smell of mold and urine in the bathroom. My wife requested a room change and it was granted. Within minutes in the new room my son (not normally a super spy) found sand under his pillow. I guess I'll sleep in that bed as I can deal...

3Thank JohnMMcKenzie
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 22 March 2014

The strongest points of Quetzal Inn are its location, in the heart of Santa Elena, and, at the same time, at a very quiety and secluded place; and the friendliness and care of its staff. Good for families.

Thank Monica_2012_2011
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

This hotel is all about location. Slap bang in the middle of Santa Elena yet set back from the road, it's a perfect Monteverde base if you're looking for somewhere a short walk from an array of restaurants. The people who work there are lovely and very obliging. We booked a Santa Maria jungle night tour through them and were...

Thank ms_scotsgirl
Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed at the Quetzal Inn 2 nights in october 2013. Ricardo is and incredible host: welcoming, helpful. We felt like home! There is a common kitchen, wich is very practical. The common areas are really welcoming and are a good opportunity to meet people from all over the world. My boyfriend and I even got engaged a the Quetzal,...

1Thank Cblier
Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 6 March 2014

This is a small hotel in the center of Santa Elena. I found staff very helpful and the atmosphere very friendly. But I must confirm other reports: you will hear your neighbours. This because the rooms are all wood what makes them cosy but the wooden panels between rooms offer zero isolation, I found the breakfast room rather impersonal, and...

2Thank jglaw
Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 21 February 2014

My husband and I spent 6 nights here while hiking in the area and it was an excellent place for us. The room was simple and clean and remarkably quiet even though the hotel is right in the center of town. The breakfasts were delicious and quickly served by friendly people. For us, the availability of a kitchen was a...

1Thank SusanJaneMc

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel Quetzal Inn is located in Monte Verde amidst a rainforest and surrounded by wildlife. Free Wi-Fi access is available.Some rooms at the hotel have a balcony and the breakfast is included with the rate. Private bathrooms also come with a shower.At Hostel Quetzal Inn you will find a shared kitchen that is fully equipped. Guests can also explore a variety of restaurants nearby like La Maravilla, Monteverde Reserve Restaurant, Bar Amigos or Café Colibrí, all which are about 100 metres away.Other facilities offered include shared lounge, a tour desk and a laundry. The front desk offers safety boxes a common use lounge and a computer all guests can use.Juan Santamaría International Airport is 77 km away. The property offers free parking an is 100 metres from Santa Elena's town center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Quetzal Inn

Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Quetzal Hotel Santa Elena
Quetzal Inn Costa Rica/Santa Elena, Monteverde
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“Rooms in the back building are quieter and we loved having a porch for hanging out and hanging things to dry (Room 20 was great).”
 of 5 bubbles SusanJaneMc, 21 Feb 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the one with a balcony. One of our big windows completely overlooked a forest area & totally secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles 528raec, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay in the smaller rooms up the hill from the entrance, if you can help it--very noisy and very, very basic. The rooms near the front desk are much better!”
 of 5 bubbles dorsey222, 26 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Balcony rooms are quiet and away from the common area”
 of 5 bubbles SnoobyGreenberg, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Check out the free standing guest house toward the back. It is way nicer than the other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles joelh811, 26 Nov 2013 | Read review
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