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Hostel Casa Jacaranda Reviews

1era calle poniente #37, Antigua, Guatemala

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188 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Nice staff, very clean facilities, and nice common spaces ("living room", lobby, and garden) They serve what seems to be a very generous breakfast which I personally don't eat - but many others did. You get to pick your meal from a menu. nice touch. Location is good, not as central as other hostels, but Antigua is so small, that I wouldn't factor location into the decision process. I was looking for a non-party hostel - and Casa Jacaranda is indeed peaceful.


A very pleasant stay at Casa Jacaranda - quiet, clean, safe and comfortable. We were upgraded from a 2-person to a 3-person private room free of charge. The free breakfast was a great way to start the day. The hostel was very complimentary of everything Antigua has to offer. Highly recommended.


Wonderful hostel. Great accomadations. Tasty Breakfast included. The only drawback is that it's a 15 mins walk from all of the interesting stuff in Antigua. Not terrible but there are many options that are much closer. I would definitely stay here again.


A decent hostel, average in almost all respects. The main highlightS were the breakfast and the nice garden out back. I wouldn't mind staying here again, but would look for a better hostel first if I can find one.


The staff are really fantastic: very helpful, informative, and exceptionally nice. The private rooms are pretty cramped, but everything is very clean and the included breakfast is great. It's close to some attractions like the Arch, but not as centrally located to the main square. It's also a very quiet environment, this was not a social hostel.


Hi! The hostel was great however a few recommendations for improvement: - The rooms in the front are a bit loud. You can hear the TV in the front, even when it's turned down low. - The hostel wasn't very "social". A lot of hostels I've stayed in have events so people can meet each other. Something as simple as hang out with beers. - The WI-FI would sometimes not work. There were lots of great things though! The breakfast was FANTASTIC and it was a very secure, safe hostel.


If you want to avoid the party hostels this is a great place. Although there isn't really a 'common room' there is a beautiful garden and it's easy to meet people over a great breakfast (5 different options available). The staff are wonderful and I love the fact that the hostel supports so many local jobs. Everything is well taken care of and clean and the garden area is a great place to relax during the day. Highly recommended. I booked 2 nights and have already stayed a week (and likely more).


Casa Jaracanda was home in Antigua. All staff extremilly helpful and friendly. Breakfast was very good and delicious. Thanks.


A lovely hostel where Lucy is particularly friendly and helpful. Has a nice courtyard with a kitchen you can use. Rooms are good value at Q90 a night, though some dont have windows. Great breakfast included in cost where you have a choice from 5 options.


Stayed in a dorm the first night. Quite cramped not space to store backpacks. Only 2 electrical outlets and they were next to one person's bed. Only 3 lockers in the room and they were tiny. One of them was broken. Moved into a private room which was better. More room. Free breakfast was excellent. 5 choices. Free coffee too. Secure Wi-Fi didn't work. Connect to the free open Wi-Fi instead. It's decent. Location was decent. Short walk to the square but far enough to be quiet.


Very clean hostel with friendly, helpful staff. The free breakfast was cooked to order and surprisingly was one of the best meals I had in Antigua. My only complaint is that I had a private room that did not have a window, so it got warm and stuffy during the day. If you can get a room with a window, I am sure it would be fine, but I don't think I would stay here again due to the lack of ventilation.


Nice chilled hostel - we ended up staying again after returning from Lake Atitlan. There were a few of us staying here and for the most part we had the place to ourselves (it was low season). The breakfast is amazing - you can choose between 4 different options. The place was super clean and the staff were lovely. The only thing missing is perhaps some couches or something to lounge around on as all the furniture was table and chairs. The night security man is awesome.


Very accommodating and very friendly staff,

  • 20th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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