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Villa Esthela
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

A pleasant place to stay. Nothing to exciting, but solid. The rooms were clean and a good size. The roof top with hammocks was an excellent place to hangout. The customer service was good - happy to provide advice on where find things and what to do. No problems with the location, it was a short walk to anything.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jenny R
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Quiet good hostel. The best thing about it is roof terrace and the view is just stunning. Hostel is close to the central park. Rooms are a bit dark and smelly, but we were not choosy, so it was ok. In general good value for money.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

I stayed at Villa Esthela for 4 nights with my partner. We had a private double room that worked perfectly for us. There was a locked armoire for clothes, etc, a writing desk, 2 beds!, and the hostel offered a selection of books to read on downtime, a rooftop terrace with hammocks, free water and use of the kitchen/fridge. It's just far enough away from central park to not be noisey, but still just a 5 minute walk. It was a great place to stay in a new city!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Niki C
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

At least for a solo traveller who wants a private room, this place is fantastic value. And the rooms are well equipped as well - I stayed in different rooms over a few stays, and always had drawers, a desk and a lockable cupboard. The showers genuinely have hot water (unlike the tepid dribbles that often come out in other hostels in Antigua) and the kitchen is fully equipped so that it is actually usable and with plenty of space to store food. Free tea, coffee and drinking water is an added bonus. Wifi that actually works throughout the hostel and not just in reception is also a nice benefit.
There is a lounge as well, although I didn't use it, and the roof terrace has great views of the volcanoes. It's a few blocks away from the centre so it's much quieter than most places, but it's still only 5 minutes walk from Parque Central.
Finally, the hostel can arrange a variety of shuttles and tours - and these are all very well priced. Many travel agents in Antigua will always try to add on a few dollars and it can get wearing having to negotiate to get the actual price every time - at the hostel you can be guaranteed to get the best price in town without any hassle.
I can't recommend this place highly enough - I've stayed in a number of hostels here, but I wouldn't go to any other one now.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank T_llrr
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Villa Esthela is a quaint hostel with an amazing rooftop terrace, probably the feature of the hostel. Our private room was comfortable with a shared bathroom next door. Rooms were clean and warm. 5 minute walk to the centre. It is great value for Antigua, staff were very helpful and friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Richie126
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