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.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included