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Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 20 May 2013

I am torn about how to rate this hotel. My stay there was truly terrible, but not all of it was due to the hotel. I will do my best to factor out the good, the bad and the ugly. I stayed in this place once a few years ago and had a better experience. The hotel is owned by...

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Simi valley
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Nestled in the wooded area of town with lots of wildlife including some tree monkeys. Close to town and other attractions. Clean and comfortable . Great value for the location and comfort. The only thing is plan on eating breakfast in town as the offered breakfast for $7 is meager and slow to arrive if time is a factor.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2013

A lovely place to chill out both emotionally and climatically. Situated in the centre of Santa Elena down a quiet cul de sac backing onto woods and vegatation. Room was very clean and comfortable with nice verandah. Staff very pleasant and helpfull with nothing too much trouble.Entertained by monkeys and Blue crowned mot mot (national bird of Nicaragua). Breakfasts simple...

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Petaluma, California
Reviewed 3 January 2013

I stayed in 2005 and for New Year 2012/2013. It is a beautiful place! It isn't your upscale place, the rooms are simple but nice. Stone work and dark wood siding, the rooms are clean. Just bring a reading light if you want to read at night. The owner, Jeanette, returned in 2012 to manage her hotel again, and mentioned...

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Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Nice rustic and inexpensive hotel in the heart of Santa Elena. Beds are warm with nice, fuzzy blankets, which are crucial on a cold night in Monteverde. Front desk staff can set up all tours for your stay.

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Rock Island, Illinois
Reviewed 9 July 2012

I recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica in which I took a group of my students. I've done this for the past 6 summers and this was by far the WORST hotel experience ever. I didn't expect a 5 star but this was beyond my wildest NIGHTMARES. The place was filthy and the rooms and beds were full...

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Indiana
Reviewed 30 June 2012

This was my 2nd time to Costa Rica. I don't mind rustic and simple, but cleanliness is a necessity. There were bugs everywhere in the room (earwigs, moths, worm in the shower, spiders) so we slept with our hoods on at night. The minute we walked into the room (there were 38 people in our group) you could smell mold...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 June 2012

If you like nature in your room, stay here. Otherwise, I suggest finding a cleaner hotel. Yes, it's Costa Rica and bugs are part of nature, but I do not want them on my bed! Every night we had to do a sweep for bugs in our bed because there would be something different in our room every night. The...

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Austin, Texas, United States
Reviewed 13 June 2012

First of all we love that this hotel is set back off the main street and up a hill overlooking part of Santa Elena. It made it feel like a special private oasis when returning exhausted from activities. The rooms are all wood, made out of cedar and were very clean and comfortable. We even had a private balcony. We...

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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Too bad we did not first look on TripAdvisor otherwise we did not go there. The rooms are old and not maintained. Locks are broken, shower door will not move, if you want new towels you have to get them yourself, it's not clean, Breakfast is minimal. The manager begins to groan when she has to do something.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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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