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El Hostal Reviews

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

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92%

Rating
456 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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91%

The breakfast that is included is great, they even pack you a snack if your leaving early. The staff was super nice and helpful, especially while practicing spanish. A must stay for a quick stop over in Antigua. Check out some pics at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.646713882060495.1073741851.110680618997160&type=1

  • 28th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Always disappointed when El Hostal is full...which means i have to stay somewhere else. This Hostal is amazing in every way. The staff is extremely helpful, fun, and ecologically minded. Its super clean and beautiful. I am a fairly cheap traveler and always stay in the co-ed dorms that are safe and i am always meeting young people to talk to about their adventures...by the way im a 64 year old woman who feels very welcomed here. Been here several times..the BEST

  • 26th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Friendly and relaxed place. Highly recommend staying here! Great breakfast! Very helpful staff...


100%

Perfect location, delicious breakfast, fantastic staff. Music was not loud at all.


97%

Great place to meet new people!


71%

This hostel has a great reviews maybe that´s why I felt really confused. It is ok but nothing great. Everything was clean and staff was ok.There is tiny area where you can hang out but in the middle is huge fountain. When place is crowded it ´s hard to even walk there. The most irritation thing was a guy with guitar. Because the place was so small you couldn´t escape that guy with his guitar and singin. First thing at the morning and last thing at the day was this dude making noise.

  • 25th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

good location, staff, bed and facilities, bar in front is good as well !


100%

The hostel is located a few blocks from the main square. Its clean, and it has a great breakfast. Nice common areas.


94%

Great hostel, helpful staff, delicious breakfast, nice courtyard, spacious rooms, very clean.

  • 22nd Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Brilliant hostel, clean, great atmosphere, amazing breakfast. Staff are friendly, also make great smoothies. This is a quieter hostel, for a party hostel would be better to go to La Terraza, however anyone is welcome to their bar so we just went over there for the night but enjoyed our stay at El Hostal. Would definitely reccommend, also if staying its worth going to Sky Cafe across the road.


100%

Good place, nice staff, good breakfast.

  • 10th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

El hostel may be slightly more expensive than other hostels in Antigua but its worth it. Very clean, comfortable beds and hot showers. A good vibe, helpful, friendly staff and right across the road from Cafe ne se, couldn't ask for more.

  • 30th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

Great little hostel. Delicious breakfast, friendly atmosphere and easy enough getting around Antigua. Had a minor hiccup with a volcano tour booked through the hostel, not getting the tour we were sold, but the issue was rectified when we brought it to the hostel staff's attention. Would certainly recommend to anyone passing through


100%

Overall very good value, location, clean and the breakfast was definitely a plus. In terms of staff and security, I did not know that I had lost my wallet the previous evening and upon ordering breakfast the following morning; to my surprise my meal was delivered with my wallet untouched. :)


94%

Thanks El hiatal I had the best two week stay! The staff are so friendly and amazing, they will do everything to help you out. The atmosphere is fantastic. You can have a chilled night in at the hostel or a big one if you choose to go to the bar over the street. Would definatly go back to stay. Highly recommended.

  • 17th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

If you go to Antigua, STAY AT THIS HOSTEL! Such a welcoming environment--staff and guests included--and clean rooms... plus hot showers, which is such a plus. One of the best hostels I've stayed in.


100%

El Hostal is without a doubt the BEST hostel I have ever stayed in - better by far than any in the US, UK, Europe, Costa Rica, Mexico and the rest of Guatemala. The staff were so lovely, especially Marina, the free breakfast is better than most you can get in Antigua's cafes and the bathrooms were always spotless. Great location and nice and secure, and the staff are fantastic at booking buses, tours, hostel reservations in other towns, and recommending places to eat and things to see.


100%

I have been to almost 100 hostels this year and El Hostal in Antigua has been the best. Lovely and attentive staff. Excellent wifi and location. Rooms were consistently cleaned everyday. Breakfast was the best I have encountered and would cost you a considerable amount at a cafe nearby. Cannot recommend highly enough


100%

Wonderful hostel! Would stay there again in a heartbeat! Most of the staff were super friendly. Definitely recommend!


89%

This was a very good hostel complete with bar, HOT showers, and a delicious free breakfast. The atmosphere is better than could be expected (beautiful garden in the courtyard-bar area) and everything was clean and well maintained. Highly recommended! Special thanks to the front desk fellow who lived in NJ and helped us navigate our trip through Guate City.


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