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Ch'i Bocol Community Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
7.8
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good 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 have a full service restaurant and 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 Cahabon 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 Coban or in Lanquin before arriving. Transportation from Lanquin to the spot where you will hike in from is included in the price for guests staying 2 nights or more, as long as you send us a message and let us know which city you will be coming from (for guests staying only one night we charge Q30 per person for the ride to the hostel. We also ask departing guests to pay Q30 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).

In our restaurant, we offer both family style breakfasts and dinners every day, which often include fresh ingredients from our gardens. For those guests that prefer to prepare their own meals, we offer a wide variety of dried goods, along with fresh fruits and vegetables for sale. Additionally, we charge Q20 per person per day for the use of our kitchen, which helps cover the costs of getting all of these ingredients to the property, as well as the costs of the gas for the stove. This fee not only helps cover our costs, but also allows each guests to our spices, oils, and condiments. We do ask guests to please not bring in outside food or drinks.

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

7.8
  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 6.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Dec 2019
    Best Hostel I have ever been to. Amazing location, perfect to just relax and enjoy nature. The staff is also super friendly and the food was really good.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Feb 2020
    Such a beautiful place with just the most amazing staff. Perfect if you're looking to experience the jungle and relax. The family dinners are incredible and once again the staff are the best. Some of the best views too. Special shout out to the 3 M's (Mia, Mini, and Malika) 😄😄😄
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    21 Dec 2019
    This place is 100% worth the journey! The 30 minute trek in the jungle in the dark isn’t easy but just do it, it pays off! The staff are great, it’s a lovely atmosphere, the food is delicious but you can also make your own if you’re on a budget! The views are unreal! We stayed in one of the 4 bed dorms, it’s a little far from the showers/toilet but it wasn’t a problem at all! We only wish we could have stayed longer!!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    12 Mar 2022
    Brilliant place in a beautiful superchilled spot way down the river far away from all the party vibes, for those with an adventurous enough spirit to do the extra hike to get there ~ if you're not up for the 30min hike in then it isn't the place for you! You can use the kitchen for an extra 20Q a day, and it's a nice hour's walk to Semuc Champey. By far my favourite place in Guatemala so far..
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    17 Feb 2020
    This place will give you the true jungle feeling. Perfect if you want to relax, have amazing breakfast/dinner and love to jump in the river nearby. The hike up here is totally worth it. Perfect place if you are vegan! (Thanks for the delicious food!!). Realy enjoyed the chocolate workshop, tubing down the river and hanging out in the hammocks with the dogs and cat. Also, don’t forget baby Malika, she is just the cutest. Hard to leave this gem. Keep up the good work Ana and Lea!
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    17 Apr 2022
    A real adventure to hike for half an hour to reach the hostel! Beautiful location in the jungle next to the river, instruments They offer dinner to a good price. Loved that everyone ate the same food, at the same time togheter
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    23 Apr 2022
    A nice 30 min hike. Toilets and showers is very far from your dorm, also the shower is difficult to take a proper shower cause you need one hand to pull the water. Nice and quiet place with a lot of bugs, obviously because it’s in the jungle
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    13 Jan 2022
    Not for the faint of heart BUT if you are up to the journey, it is a very fulfilling and rewarding one. Keep your expectations reasonable regarding wifi (only really works in the common area) and consider getting a data plan, which will give you internet access in the room. It is great if you want an authentic jungle experience in a quiet and peaceful environment.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    03 Jul 2021
    Okay, so if you want to have what I wanted you will have great time. Location in the jungle, only a few people, destination to enjoy nature and sounds of the jungle. If you want to hangout, be near Lanquin or near other people this is not for you. To get here in the final stage you need to walk 25 minutes through following the jungle path. For me, great location and I would definetly returned here.
    Croatia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Oct 2021
    Listing is not updated The kitchen is not free, meal prices have changed
    Israel, Male, 18-24
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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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