We stayed at El Tucan hostel on Friday (it may be called Coati, see poster on inside of the bedroom doors) and my boyfriend was savaged by bed bugs (40+ bites) and I received several bites also. In the middle of the night we found the bugs chasing around the sheets. Hence why the hostel has plastic over the mattresses.
Our friend was in another room and wasn't bitten, so the bed bugs could be limited to room no. 5.
To be fair the day we checked in the staff were helpful with booking tours etc, however, when we wanted to move to another hotel for our second night in Santa Elena, the reception staff weren't apologetic about our experience or particularly happy to refund us - though they did.
$40 for a very basic double room, without bathroom or fan, is a lot in this area.
- 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 Costa Rica/Santa Elena, Monteverde