Chaltunha Hostel San Miguel Flores Reviews
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We had an absolutely fantastic stay at the Chaltunha hostel, Neil and his wife are so welcoming and friendly. They make you feel at home and the view from the hostel over looking Flores island is just beautiful. There are lots of walks nearby, the zoo, the animal sanctuary and the boat to Flores is super cheap, only 75p each way per person. The food t the hostel is great too and happy hour even better! All in all a great stay and one of the best hostels I've been to!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
The owner really cares that you enjoy your stay and will go out of his way to help you out. He has some great ideas for the place and would love to come back in the future. Gave me a great tour of some of the local ruins, fantastic day. Nice views of the town and relaxed atmosphere
If you're thinking of staying here - just do it. It's a beautiful hostel, ideally located across from Flores island. The views are wonderful, the grounds are beautiful and relaxing and Neil and his staff so welcoming. Enjoy!
Probably the best hostel I've ever stayed in. The views are outstanding from the terrace. The rooms are good and are away from the bar. The addition of a pool is a welcome change from most hostels (the tiles are green not the water for all the dumb people who put is dirty!!!). The service is exceptional, Neil and his family make you feel very welcome. A point to note when first arriving on flores don't buy any trips until you speak to Neil he'll help you not get ripped off by lying agents!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Had a great visit at Chaltunha. Was a bit tricky getting to the hostel (via a short boat ride from Flores), but it has an unbeatable view of Flores, and is situated on beautiful green grounds, more than making up for any location deficiencies. Neil (the owner) was absolutely wonderful and incredibly helpful, arranging early morning ferry travel and my trip to Tikal & Belize. Really was a nice relaxing stay (although be warned - local roosters might keep u up from time to time lol) Check it out!
This hostel is so warm and inviting. Impeccable views of the city, excellent staff and support, and the best mojitos in Flores!
You have to take a boat to get to the hostel. But get a awesome view of Flores!
Neil is super nice! The hostel has a very beautiful view of the lake and Flores.
We had cold shower and you have to get a boat and walk to get in to the hostel, I don´t recomend this place, it´s much better stay in Flores itself and not in San Miguel.
We only had one night there. Got really cold at night, little bedding. But liked cabin and location lovely. View over Flores wonderful. Neil was a great host, very helpful with good advice. Went for an interesting local walk in the morning. Fun crossing from Flores in wooden boat!
The place is nice, family is nice, the gardener Mario is super nice, the dog is nice, views and pool are perfect. But, don´t buy any tour or bus ticket from Neil. I ended up paying 3 times more for a bus to Guatemala City than the regular price at bus station. And that was after asking if the price he offered was the same.
Excellent hostel in Flores, we stay two nights just in our way to Tikal. Neil is an excellent host, he is always aware of the people that stays there. The location is excellent because is fresher than in the island. You don't have to worry about crossing the lake, there are boats all the day and in case you need anything (tours, transportation, boats, information...), Neil will help you. We recommend it a lot!!!!
The best view over the lake and Flores! The owner Neil and his staff Oscar were very helpful, great and friendly people. We spent over a week in Flores. Neil has a new second hostel (Chaltunha Hostel Flores Island) in the center of Flores which is a nice place to stay, too. Neil will help you with nearly everything you need. We recommend it a lot!
Very good hostel. It had a calm vibe and Neil is very helpful! I recommend!
Chaltunha is probably the loveliest hostel I've ever stayed in. Located on the island of San Miguel, the hostel is a peaceful retreat with each of the dorm rooms being a separate cabin on stilts. It has a remote, jungle feel to it with all of the trees on the property. There is a tiki hut with hammocks and the restaurant area of the main building has a beautiful view of the lake. The owners were friendly and very helfpul. I actually ended up staying there a day longer than I intitially planned.
the owners are great and enormously helpful - a pleasant break from the rest of Flores. the location is just a short boat ride away from central flores and that is mostly a good thing. a beautiful oasis in a city of crooks & scammers!!!
Neil was a great host and good person all around. Don't let the location across the lake put you off because he will take you across for tours and on your departure. The view was incredible and there is a swimming pool and orange trees all over. There is also a near by playita on the lake that's perfect for a relaxing day. The food was pretty good try the veggie fajitas! Awesome place I would highly recommend it!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)