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Villa Eshta

2 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
61 Calle Santa Cecilia, San Juan, San Juan, 00911

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBarbosa Park9 min walk
  • Popular LocationMuseo de Arte de Puerto Rico20 min walk
  • Popular LocationCentro Europa2 min drive
  • AirportSan Juan (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin Intl.)13 min drive

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About this area

San Juan

Located near the beach, Villa Eshta is in Ocean Park, a neighborhood in San Juan. Pan American Pier and Port of San Juan are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Carolina Beach and Condado Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Sixto Escobar Stadium or Hiram Bithorn Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Barbosa Park - 9 min walk
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico - 20 min walk
  • Centro Europa - 2 min drive
  • Plaza Antonia Quinones - 2 min drive
  • Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Domenech Station - 6 min drive
  • Luis Munoz Marin Intl. Airport (SJU) - 13 min drive


  • Acapulco Taquería Mexicana — 3 min walk
  • Si no corro me pizza — 3 min walk
  • Ocean Park Cafe — 5 min walk
  • Tresbe — 7 min walk
  • Panuchas — 8 min walk

About this property

Villa Eshta

Adults-only San Juan hostel in Ocean Park, near Carolina Beach
Along with a microwave in a common area, this hostel has a refrigerator in a common area and multilingual staff. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a garden and barbecue grills. All 8 shared rooms feature free WiFi and furnished balconies or patios. Guests can appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, and other amenities include stovetops and coffee makers.
Villa Eshta offers 8 shared accommodations with air conditioning and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves are provided.

Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available


  • Lockers available
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in from 3:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 20
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: 50 percent of room rate

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in fee: USD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Long-term renters welcome
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is also known as

Villa Eshta San Juan
Villa Eshta Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Villa Eshta Hostel/Backpacker accommodation San Juan

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 25 out of 54 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 15 out of 54 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 54 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 54 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 54 reviews
1 - Terrible 15%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Staff & service
The property should be condemned, the floors are not level. When you get up from bed, you feel like you are going to fall on your face because of the floors are leaning. At first although our reservation was for a double bed they gave us a room with two twin beds.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a great stay
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stay anywhere else! Please don’t stay here.
We stayed in one of the “apartments.” While the staff at Villa Eshta were incredibly helpful and pleasant, our interactions with them were the silver lining to a very thick grey cloud that left us checking out early and paying for an additional hotel night elsewhere on the island. The bathroom was unusable. The sink pipes was not connected to the wall, which we discovered while turning on the faucet and having water splash on our feet from a stray pipe. The shower area had toiletries and other remnants of the poor guests who most recently shared our plight. On brand, the A/C either didn’t work, or worked in such a manner that our room was hotter than the rest of San Juan. The heat often left us feeling like we’d had fever dreams. We spent our nights anywhere and everywhere, in bars and restaurants, only for access to clean toilets and a well ventilated / air-conditioned place to sit. It was only after we tired that we would return to our nothing-but-spring beds (but I guess we got what we paid for) and our room that was so dusty, the three of us still have sore throats and cough constantly. One of us couldn’t speak by the end of our 2nd night, prompting us to move to the Marriott in Miramar and forego the money we paid for our 3rd night at Villa Eshta — makes us wonder, was it dust or mold? For reference, we flew Spirit Airlines back home and our experience — even with two infants on the same row and economy seats — was more pleasant than our stay at Villa Eshta.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
They said the room was private but it was actually in a shared dorm with other people. They should include that type of information in the room details.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021