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Ch'i Bocol Community Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

A 30 minute hike down an ancient Mayan pathway leads to our beautiful and secluded little piece of paradise. At Ch'i Bocol Community Hostel we offer a community kitchen, a full service bar, a nice common area with several hammocks and other comfortable seats, and amazing company. We pride ourselves in making you feel at home, no matter where you are from and how far you have traveled to get here.

All of our accommodations are private or shared cabins which are spread across a 2 acre piece of land. They are quite spacious and comfortable, with several windows to let the cool breeze in. Our dorms include lockers for all of your valuables, and all cabins include power outlets to charge your electronics.

Ch'i Bocol Community Hostel is located deep in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle, with a creek on one side of the property, and the beautiful Cahabón River on another. Only a few minute walk from our cabins is a natural swimming pool on the edge of a beautiful waterfall.

Ch'i Bocol Community Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00.
Check out before 13:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash. As we are currently a cash only business, we ask that you take advantage of using the ATM's in Cobán or in Lanquin before arriving. Transportation from Lanquin to the spot where you will hike in from is included in the price as long as you send us a message and let us know which city you will be coming from. However, there is a Q30 charge to get back to Lanquin from the hostel (this charge will be included in the price of a shuttle if you buy your shuttle tickets from us)

Taxes not included. 12%
Breakfast available for Q25.
Family-Style Dinner available for Q45.

General:
24 hour Reception.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Sep 2019
    Super nice hostel, great staff, the family style dinners have been super tasty. The location makes it rare and special, as one lives deeply in the jungle. As a tradeoff, one has to face more bugs and the prices are a bit higher, which is reasonable. Absolutely recommended if you wanna get out for a while :-)
    Germany, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Aug 2019
    Simply amazing. Sure the trek is a little tough but it is so worth it once you arrive - I'd recommend 3 nights minimum though as the journey to and from Lanquin is exhausting. The staff are super friendly, the community dinners are delicious, the advice and tours are excellent. Above all else though is the beautiful location - a jungle paradise! Practice yoga (special thanks Rachel), go tubing or grab a hammock, sit back and relax!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Jul 2019
    Totally worth the 30 minute hike in. The staff are extremely kind and accommodating. I highly recommend doing the hour walk to Semuc Champey and tubing back to the hostel. It’s so fun! Everything about the hostel was truly unique from anything else I have experienced in Guatemala. From the homemade community dinners, to the outdoor yoga studio, to the perfect riverside location, I absolutely loved everything about it and hope to return one day! Thanks for everything!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Jun 2019
    Awesome spot in the jungle. Staff are great and location to Semuc Champey is perfect. Hard to leave this place.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 May 2019
    Really amazing place that gives an authentic jungle experience. The hike to the property is not hard and just adds to the whole experience. They organise transport and a guide, as well as tubing back from semuc Champey. It really is the best place to do semuc from, 1 hour 20’ish hike there and tube back is really fun. Mike and the staff were amazing, really passionate, warm and welcoming. The community dinners were delicious and gave a much needed homely feel after months of travelling.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 May 2019
    An absolute must stay. Mike, the owner, and all of the staff are wonderful. The food they make is delicious and they offer great (and reasonably priced) excursions. The local guides who bring you to/from the hostel are very nice. The 30ish minute hike in is a perfect start to your stay. Facilities are very clean, the dorms have breath taking views, and you will be surrounded by the jungle. Although isolated, it is very social and easy to meet people whether you're in a group or solo!
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    21 Jun 2019
    The most beautiful setting (worth the 30min hike) and very helpful staff! The photos don’t do the place justice! They have a private beach on the edge of the river which is just magical! Hour hike to Semuc Champey and then you can tube directly back to the hostel down the river! Totally recommend!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    31 May 2019
    Really cool place with an interesting vibe. Staff and volunteers are great and dinner every night was cheap and delicious. There is a hike to get in and out with your backpacks, which was fine for us, but if you aren't into that then go elsewhere. Things that could be improved is some bathrooms closer to the dorms, as they're a bit of a trek especially in the dark on the slippery hill. Overall a great experience
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    28 Apr 2019
    This really is a unique place. Although there is one or two early teething problems this truly offers a chance to get away from it all and experience the jungle life, with the odd mod con. The river is amazing with a private beach (tip: lie on the log in the river). The healthy homemade food is exceptional and a welcome relief from the local fried food. Highly recommend
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    14 Jul 2019
    Beautiful place, great meals, great spirit. The trek in and out though is long at best, arduous at worst.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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