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“Pleasant, but questionable neighborhood at night.”
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Villa Esthela
Ranked #27 of 115 Speciality Lodging in Antigua
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Villa Esthela is situated a little far out from the square, but also in a little quiet neighborhood, a little sketchy at night from my perception. The guard the night we arrived was kind enough to upgrade us from a dormitory to a private after a 17 hour bus journey to Antigua. The place itself is clean and quiet, and has a nice upper deck with a view of the city below.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We have stayed here several times, all good. Daniella and Juan make a great team, and their staff is so friendly and helpful. We met many interesting fellow travelers sharing snacks and stories on the rooftop terrace that looks out over the city, volcanos in the background. The communal kitchen is well equipped. The communal tv room comes with many current DVDs. The location is away from the city center and away from the bustle and noise. That is a plus for me. Another plus is that you are close to Porque No, a charming bar/restaurant open in the evenings.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

The owner is absolutely great- super helpful and friendly. The place is pretty nice. There's a nice rooftop bar with hammocks. Free coffee and use of the kitchen. It may be hard find for a taxi driver from guatemala city, but the location is good, pretty easy to walk anywhere since antiuga is so small

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Lawrence Y
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Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

This hostel has a medium sized, fairly well equipped kitchen. Offers free instant coffee and tea at all times. Rooftop terrace with hammocks and a place to wash your clothes if needed is beautiful. Amazing view of Agua and Fuego. The owner is quite nice and helpful. Tv room has lots of DVDs, wifi is fast, showers are actually hot. Visitors are allowed until 10 pm. On the downside, the hostel is located out of the way, walking back late at night isn't a great idea. Also, bunk beds are covered in plastic, which can get pretty loud at night. Not a party hostel, but a great place to chill.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Lakotab
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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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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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Address: Avenida Sur #48 - Interior A-3 2a, Antigua, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
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Ranked #27 of 115 Speciality Lodging in Antigua
Price Range: £11 - £23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer both private rooms (singles, doubles, triples) as well as a shared room 'dorm' with 8 beds. All rooms are with shared bathroom. We aim to offer low-priced accommodation for the budget conscience traveler. This means we do not offer any luxuries but always try to have friendly staff, give the best possible service and a clean place to stay. We do have a big rooftop terrace with amazing views of Antigua. And additionally free wifi, reasonably warm showers, free coffee/tea, TV room with DVDs and a kitchen you can use to make your own meals. ... more   less 
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