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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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A Place to Stay - Boutique Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Mission Statement: We strive to be more than just “A Place to Stay. Our goal is to make Our Home...Your Home ...away from home. We place a high value on maintaining a clean, safe, relaxed, and community oriented environment where everyone feels welcomed. Our guiding principle is integrity and we believe mutual respect is the key to our success.

After over 15 years in business we have undergone a major renovation: from new beds in the rooms to the addition of lockers in the dorms, newly decorated common areas, expanded dining area and the building of a fourth shared bathroom. What was once just a backpacker’s hostel is now our home. Our story began here at the hostel 2 years ago when after travelling for 18 months, Kerry came here as a guest and met the owner, a confirmed bachelor, Raul. They feel in love and married a few months later and began their journey as husband and wife and business partners to develop a new improved Place to Stay.

Together they make a powerful team with Raul’s intimate knowledge of his native homeland Guatemala and 17 years working in tourism and Kerry’s extensive experience as a traveler they have created A Place to Stay which is a haven for travelers craving a comfortable place that feels like home.

Since this is our home we are not your typical hostel/hotel therefore the types of people that enjoy what we have to offer are: couples traveling on a budget, families, and solo travelers who want a clean, safe and affordable place where they can meet others. Our small size (maximum of 20 people with 9 guest rooms) makes for a cozy environment and our shared kitchen and lounge area promote interaction among our guests.

It’s important that you like animals as we have pet cats and bunny rabbits; the animals roam free around our property and are very friendly. If you have allergies you should be fine as our pets are not allowed inside the guest rooms.

While you are a guest in our home we require you respect our House Rules which includes no smoking or drugs on the property and a curfew of midnight (00:00) every night with no exceptions. Those not back by midnight will not be allowed in until we re-open at 7:00 in the morning; no refunds or discounts.

Come join us for a night, a week, or a month and find more than A Place to Stay…find your home away from home!

Please note:

Cancellation Policy: 7 days before the arrival

Check In: 13:00 -19:00pm (late check in upon request)
Check Out: 7:00- 11.00 am (early check out upon request: requires 24 hour advanced notice)

Late check in after 19:00 requires payment of first night prior to arrival. If your arrival is after this time please contact us to make arrangements to ensure your reservation is guaranteed for late check in.

We are a smoke and drug free environment, no smoking anywhere on the property.
Important to note that we have pet cats and rabbits that roam free in the common areas.

Breakfast is served exclusively between 9.00 – 10.00 am.

Taxes are included.

You must ring the bell outside the door of A Place To Stay Hostel to enter the premises, someone is here to answer the door from 7:00-23:59. We lock the front door at midnight with no re-entry to enforce the curfew 00:00.

Minors (under 18) are not allowed to lodge in dorms. However they are welcome to lodge in our private rooms.

A Place to Stay Hostel shall be entitled to refuse a guest entry or accommodation or to require a guest to leave the premises if unreasonable behaviour is displayed, be it threatening or abusive, causing disturbance to other guests or otherwise unacceptable. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Feb 2020
    We love A Place To Stay! It is run by the nicest couple and their family. They have cats and a bunny, Raul will tell you anything you need to know about the area (& beyond) and help you with trips and shuttles. We came back after a little trip to Lake Atitlan, and were welcomed back as friends! The private bed we stayed in was a little too hard for me but hubs liked the firmness! Breakfast is epic and the coffee is out of this world! Location is spot on for Antigua. The curfew is perfect for us!
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2020
    The hostel was great for us. I love the rabbit, Mateo. The owners/managers were super nice and helpful and helped us a lot with tours and logistics
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Dec 2019
    I had a lovely shirt stay at this friendly family run hostel, all the staff were great and speak excellent English The omelet for breakfast was prepared excellent by Fernando The staff were extremely helpful I would highly recommend this hostel John England
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Oct 2019
    Very nice and friendly. Super easy to book shuttles. Some people I saw rated location as not the best, but Antigua is small. We literally strolled and were in central park in 6 minutes. Its near the market which is nice. The beds are comfortable with extra pillows. Its quiet for a good night of sleep. They provided towels so we didn't have to travel with ours wet. A private double was cheaper than two dorm beds at other places.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    20 Nov 2019
    Beware of the curfew! Other than that its quiet, a but outside the main drag, close to buses, owner is very nice, great breakfast, a few cats and a rabbit are there to keep you company, nice comfy beds.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Aug 2019
    Lovely hostel with awesome owners who go out of the way to help you and ensure you enjoy your time in the beautiful Antigua! Only issue was that my friend and I were the only people there so it lacked a bit of atomosphere-however this was midweek during the off season. Also a massive perk were the cats and rabbit
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    29 Nov 2019
    The staff was super friendly. Raul answered all my questions and he also helped book one of my tours. I would highly recommend booking through the hostel. I ended up paying less than other folks and I was also well taken care of on the tour where as other folks didn't have everything included as part of their ticket price. This place isn't one where you meet a lot of other travelers. I only saw 3 other travelers while I stayed here. I felt safe here at all times. There is a strict curfew though.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Nov 2019
    Despite a number of mix ups caused by various misunderstandings, Raul was extremely hospitable and accommodating and worked to remedy the situations. The rooms were nice, the breakfast amazing, and the cats were delightful. My only complaint would be that cats were not allowed in the hostel rooms, even though I completely understand why that is, it was very hard to resist smuggling a cat into the room for a snuggle.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    15 Nov 2019
    Nice quiet place, would stay again
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    15 Aug 2019
    A bit on the outskirts of town. Very clean and safe/secure. A nice quiet low key hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's