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El Hostal Reviews

1ra. Avenida Sur No. 8, Antigua, Guatemala

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92%

Rating
652 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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86%

Good clean hostel with helpful staff and secure lockers for storage. My one complaint is the mens' showers - they're cramped right up against the toilets, so it's difficult to take a shower without getting your clean change of clothes and towel wet!


100%

Staff were extremely helpful in organising tours and transfers, really made our stay easier.

  • 19th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Good location and comfortable beds. However the hostel is very noisy - it's opposite a lively bar which can be heard until 1am ish so not good if you need an early night and then at 6.30am the staff arrive and can be heard in the main area due to all the rooms being located around the communal space - so not good if you want a night out and sleep in!


100%

Just amazing. Beautiful building - excellent staff. Best place ever. I'll be back again and again..

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Always like staying here. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I will continue coming back here.


97%

Fantastic hostel, the bed I have stayed in, in Central America, the staff are very good at there job and extremely friendly.. the rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean.. great wifi, breakfast, common area, laundry service and kitchen... the only negative is that the kitchen closes quite early at 8pm. they can arrange shuttles for you all over the country for a decent price.


91%

The hostel is perfectly setup with everything you need and the prices were the best we could find for things like trips to Pacaya mountain and shuttles to almost everywhere you could want to go. The main draw card is the breakfast - you order for free off the main menu and it was AMAZING!!!


100%

We had a wonderful time staying here-- just a short tuk tuk ride or 15 minute walk to the main part of Panajachel, it was safe and much more quiet. We arrived hours before checkin, but we were taken to our room immediately. Beautiful, clean facilities with access to filtered water. The owner made us feel very welcome and even allowed us to keep our bags locked up in his office the day we checked out as we explored the area, free of charge. I highly recommend Hotel El Sol!


100%

This was one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. The free included breakfast was so delicious - forget the usual toast/cereal on offer at hostels, they do a large variety of cooked breakfasts. The beds are comfy, the bathrooms are clean and the courtyard area is a lovely place to hang out. Location is really convenient, being a short walk to the central park and there's lots of good eateries and drinking spots nearby. The staff are super friendly - a huge thanks to Mario who was great!


80%

A very good hostel. Great breakfast selection included in room price. Staff available 24hrs. Location near sky bar and a short walk from parque central. Hot showers. Nice chill out courtyard with hammocks and sun beds. Would recommend.


91%

The dorms at the street side are noisy. But the hostel is really nice, great tours, great bar and nice staff!


97%

Friendly, relaxed, super clean.

  • 12th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Welcoming atmosphere, delicious free breakfast. Very safe and clean

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Comfortable beds, quiet at night so it was easy to sleep. The front desk was manned 24 hours a day and entry was via locked gate for security. Common area had comfortable couches and enough outlets to for residents to keep their gear charged up. The wi-fi was pretty reliable and fairly quick. No AC but I loved the free breakfast and the hot water in the showers. The staff was friendly, helpful, spoke some English and could arrange transportation and outings to local attractions. Recommended.


91%

My stay in hostel was great! Atmosphere very relaxed and easy. Francisco was very organized, patience and friendly. Very professional, extremely helpful staff. Breakfast is delicious and you can purchase fresh veggie, or fruit juice or smoothie. Coffee could be stronger. Bathroom could get update.


94%

I had a great experience at El Hostal. It was close to town but quiet. They had a cute courtyard and offered a complimentary breakfast each morning. All of the staff was friendly and very helpful!! I highly recommend it!!

  • 15th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Lovely, friendly staff. Really clean hostel, breakfast included, great deal! Will def come again!

  • 12th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel was very well-taken care of, clean, and comfortable! A great place to hang out and call home for a few days! The staff were very knowledgeable and the location was perfect.


100%

Great food and drinks, Super friendly staff, clean and well organized. I would definitely come back.


97%

A bit far away from the bus station and central market. On the other hand, good bars just opposite (Cafe No Se, Sky Bar etc) Very clean. Very friendly staff. Nice relax area with couch, lying chairs and bar. Good travel agency with fair prices.


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