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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 June 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights in total and I really recommend the place. The dorm room was great and it was a lovely bonus of having the roof terrace. It was nice to be able to use a kitchen here as eating out constantly can get pricey. Staff were very pleasant and always went out of their way to...

Thank Joe C
Guatemala Department, Guatemala
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Villa Esthela is a great stay in Antigua for a fraction of the price you find other places. It's a short walk from central, but it's great because you avoid street noise. The hostel has a a nice rooftop terrace with hammocks and great views of the volcano and a bar that sells drinks until 10 or 1030. There is...

1Thank Viajando_Cristina
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Villa Esthela is that little gem of a hostel that you hope to find. The rooms are spacious and clean, the bathrooms have hot water and there's a great kitchen to cook up a feast from all the cheap, fresh produce available in Antigua. The staff were warm and friendly and helped us book a great trip up Pacaya volcano....

Thank KellyLovick
Reviewed 28 April 2015

This was one of our favourite hostels throughout our whole trip. It's well located and is a short walk to the centre. Everyone told us the supermarket was far away, but it's only about a 20 minute walk (fine for us). There was a shared kitchen that was very well-equipped. Each room was given a basket in the kitchen to...

Thank Zoe S
Reviewed 18 March 2015

This place became somewhat of a second home, as I found myself back there throughout my whole trip in Guatemala. I liked that it was a little farther away from the "city center" than other hostels. It was quiet, but still had a lively atmosphere, depending on the crowd that was staying there. Sometimes we'd have small parties on the...

1Thank TheAlaskaLady
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

A good stay in this nice, quiet hostel. The rooftop terrace has a great view. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The Harry Potter bathroom was amusing. WiFi was very good in the common area. 200 characters required.

Thank Revmike4
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Reviewed 10 February 2015

I called up the hotel in order to make a booking for the following night, for 2 nights. I called up in the evening, at about 6-7pm. I was going to be travelling the entire following day until I reached the hotel. The hotel person I spoke with booked me a private room for 2 nights. So far so good....

Thank gaifogel
daniellek74, Owner at Villa Esthela, responded to this review

First of all, yes, I did make a mistake. When I received the phone call I was not actually at the hostel and thought we had a room free. When I realized my error I immediately let him know. I learned from my mistake and I will not take any more reservations on the phone unless I am 100% sure...

Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2015

I've stayed there a few times after several visits to Antigua. The people that work there are courteous and helpful. It's a good price and you don't have to bargain anything with them which I like because I'm bad at negotiating prices.

Thank Brogan M
Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

Positives were : clean, wifi, close to bakery , hot water in shower, helpful front desk, kitchen and hammocks on balcony. negatives: not extremely close to park, have to pay for water, no "cute" factor that some hostels have. We paid 150 quetzals for a double room

2Thank Harpers0512
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Stayed 2 nights here. Felt like we were the only people at the villa, which was nice. Booked a dorm and had it for ourselves. Very quiet place, there is a bar but I never saw it open. Kitchen has everything you need and cheap water refills. Rooftop has hammocks but I rained the whole time we were there. Hot...

Thank Rinee B

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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 

Additional Information about Villa Esthela

Address: Avenida Sur #48 - Interior A-3 2a, Antigua, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Price Range: $19 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“ask to test the beds”
 of 5 bubbles andreagK3600OV, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Private room 2 seems to be the biggest one and is right next to the shower”
 of 5 bubbles GertL_12, 26 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We had room 8 (upstairs) most of the time and preferred this to the room we tried downstairs - its more comfortable and has 2 bathrooms next door”
 of 5 bubbles Geranibub, 15 Nov 2013 | Read review
“A room on the first floor has better internet connectivity.”
 of 5 bubbles ameliac912, 11 Nov 2013 | Read review
“It's better upstairs to avoid the entrance door.”
 of 5 bubbles FrankvanOdiel, 13 Aug 2013 | Read review
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