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Base Camp Antigua Reviews

7th Street poniente, 17, Antigua, Antigua, Guatemala

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84%

Rating
36 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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100%

Although this is a self-proclaimed Adventure Hostel, you need not worry about the adventure of staying in the hostel itself. It is comfortable, safe, has a great relaxed vibe, and is really everything I could ask for in a hostel. All of the staff went above and beyond to be helpful, inclusive, and make sure I was having an excellent experience. Highlights include the new terrace with perfect volcano views, "chill cave", cheap beer and great company during happy hour, and comfy beds. Great place!

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I honestly can't praise this hostel enough, these guys have it spot on. The staff are welcoming, approachable, fun and knowledgable, good at keeping the vibe super chilled which is great for when you have a hike at silly o'clock at the morning. Not a party hostel yet in no way boring. Such a great set up being able to roll out of bed ready for an awesome hike, even better to return and be able to chill with a beer and your new friends on the roof terrace! Can't recommend these guys enough!


77%

Pros: * Friendly, helpful staff * Very clean * Really neat photos of local volcanoes on the walls Cons: Weird rules: * You must leave your passport as a deposit * You must not enter (or use) the kitchen * No outside guests Breakfast is provided, but not very much of it (a small plate of beans, eggs, and bread, with coffee or tea.

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

It was the best idea to stay there. Everyone was so nice! They are offering some greate hiking tours as well!

  • 29th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

This was a great place! Even with the craziness of Holy Week it was pretty chill. The rooms and bathrooms were really clean and the breakfast delicious; no kitchen access but a really tastey taco shop across the street if you are hungry late. The dorms all open on to the common room, so I imagine it could be noisey, but when we were there it was pretty quiet. There is a roof top that is good for a beer, and a movie room with Netflix, good if you are staying awhile b/c Antigua is small :)

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

It really is a basecamp for the hostels excursion business, but a great place to stay. Only real issue is the lack of a 24 hour reception, makes it awkward to check in and out when you inevitably arrive and leave early/late. Breakfast is decent and staff are friendly and helpful.


54%

Beds are 3x high, rooms are tiny with concrete floors, facilities were bare minimum and zero atmosphere.


60%

The dorm rooms were spacious and had small lockers, but no windows so were gloomy. Towels are provided and there are 2 bathrooms and a 3rd shower shared between all guests - before 7am I didn't have to queue but did later. So if you want to get up later be prepared to wait or go to a cafe to use their bathroom! The breakfast is simple and served from 8amThe kitchen is quite well stocked but small so workspace is limited. Better hostels nearby for the same $ and better facilities.


94%

Ping pong table, warm showers, free lockers for valuables and small bags, good free breakfast of eggs, beans and rolls, volunteer staff and permanent friendly and efficient, comfy beds, and the all important chill-out Netflix cave make this a great choice for us.. So much so we returned to make sure we did the overnighter to Acatenango which I highly recommend. Wish there were more than two toilets when it's busy and three showers get filled up in the morning but it just means timing.

  • 20th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

I stayed in a six bed dorm and there were really thoughtful little touches like curtains around each bunk, a little shelf next to each bed with a power socket and reading light. The hostel is inside the OX tours office so I didn't see it easily from thestreet. Big kitchen, roof terrace and reasonable communal areas with ping pong table and TV room. Lots of information about activities. I was only there one night midweek and it was very quiet.


80%

8 of us arrived lat - 10pm - and it took 20 minutes for someone to let us in, then the volunteer - who had not had any training - had no idea what to do with us. Needs to be better organised. Facilities were good.


69%

There are only two toilets and since they also are also showers, it was IMPOSSIBLE to get in there in the morning. All the guys were peeing in water bottles because of the insanely long waits in the morning. Other than that, this place is really not very clean. I really wanted to like it here because the staff were extreamly friendly and helpful (and the showers were hot!) but we still had to switch hostels after a couple days because of how gross the place was and because of the bathroom sit




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