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Reviewed 12 January 2016

We booked a private rooms with 3 beds for 2 night. In the first night we were only two in the room and in the second night a friend of ours joined in. We made this very clear to the team when we took the room and agreed on a price of $35/night.

On the second day, when our friend came in the two young bullies who manage place (I assume their father is the owner) refused to let our friend enter the room and requested an additional payment of $15!

Overall the team (i.e the tow bullies) were very aggressive, unresponsive and very pushy.

There are a lot of great hostels in the ares. I would suggest you take a different one.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Maverick-Can
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Despite the reviews I read, hotel el tucan provided a good hostel experience. The dorns were full so the owner provided a double (bunkbed) with shared bath at the dorm price. Breakfast is grab and go, which is perfect if you want to get out early - but get there right at 6:30 if you want fruit. There is a clean fridge and they have computers you can use, and tge owners are willing to help organize whatever you want - if you are a student be sure to inquire about student discounts (that goes for all of Monteverde)!

The only downside is the people badgering you right when you get off the bus to come to to their place...and sometimes it can be a bit loud on tge main street side, but I think that is true for all of the hotels in town. Oh, and despite the advertisement, there wasn't warm water, at least when I was there. Other than that a great stay in Santa Elena, and cheap!

Thank palmopmutsop
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

They is a lot of competition in the span of a few blocks, which keeps the prices low and quality decent for hostels. However, beware that they make a lot of money selling you tours, and can be a bit relentless.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled solo
Thank Keith R
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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The staff helped us a lot ,good location
Clean room and shower,
Near a great coffee store and supermarket, free wifi , and also computers, gaveriel helped us book the naxt place we went, and also recommend us the best attractions around, 5 stars

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Maor T
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

We were given a room that was perfect for three travellers at a discounted rate as there were no dorm rooms left. The room was comfortable and had an attached bathroom which, although it only had cold water in the shower, was very comfortable with enough space.
The staff were very patient particularly when I misplaced my passport, and offered full support including calling the depot and translating! Once the shock wore off, the staff on the desk were very helpful in suggesting activities and giving us a realistic expectation for what to expect in terms of value for money.

The walls were thin so it was a bit noisy, but I would happily stay here again

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank StreeterA
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