Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

El Retiro Hostel is surrounded by nature where you can relax in hammocks or go for a drink and good meal to our vegetarian or meat restaurant, owned by locals. Hostel with lot of activities as great tours of the area – Semuc Champey, Lanquin caves, Chocolate tours; Canopy tours, tubing the river Lanquin, etc. Our main attraction is the river that runs next to the property and you can swim in our natural pool or relax next to it on the wooden platform. You can go hiking and enjoy amazing views of mountains or experience little bit of Adrenalin on Canopy.

We are located 500 metres from city centre, a few meters from the health centre, Gas station, Canopy park on the direction of next town Cahabon. Lanquin is a very remote area, located in a gorgeous valley, there is several cave formations and the most important park is Semuc Champey, and the Lanquin caves, there is a lot of outdoor activities, hiking, biking, rafting the river Lanquin, with 3,4, class rapids, very rural area.

Here you can find great options to eat, vegetarian food and for meat eaters, we have space for families, big tour groups, single people, backpackers in general. We also offer local tours of the area, semuc champey tour, zip line tours, tubing the river Lanquin, hikes over the beautiful mountains, we have also a sauna, a volleyball yard, a nice bar, the most important thing is that we provide works to at least 20 families of Lanquin. We are 100 local owned. Wifi works perfectly during the mornings, come and visit us in the beautiful Lanquin town.

Hospedaje Tipico el Retiro Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 h before arrival.

Check in from 11:00 to 22:00 .
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit card and debit card.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

Reception hour from 07:00 to 22:00
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.
Non smoking.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    23 Dec 2019
    Very nice hostel with super friendly staff! Offered tours to Semuc Champey and tubing. Both things super fun and enjoyed a lot. Offers good food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food on the expensive side but good. Atmosphere was very chill. Easy to meet people and had a nice lounge area
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Dec 2019
    Great hostel right on the river. Great atmosphere and the buffet is awesome! Beds are comfy and the hostel location is beautiful.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    10 Jan 2020
    El Retiro is a great place to stay around Semuc Champey! I had a very sweet private cabana with a hammock. El Retiro is literally right on the river, and they have big buffet dinners every night, recommended !
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    05 Dec 2019
    Nice hostel on the river. Room was basic, but very cheap. Good food at the restaurant. Hostel organises tours and shuttles.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    19 Nov 2019
    Nice basic rustic hostel. The buffet dinner was a great option, especially the night that the power was out through the whole town. Staff were friendly.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    12 Mar 2020
    Great value for money. Basic hostel but runs all the tours you would want to semuc champey etc. Restaurant was nice and it was relaxing so sit right along the river. There was not a lot of people there when I was there so not much atmosphere, however this could have been do to a quietening down of vacations due to everything that is going on right now!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    12 Feb 2020
    I stayed at El Retiro for 8 nights and had a generally positive experience. For the Lodge I would give the feedback that the staff needs training to better serve the guests needs and not act like it is their private hangout. They play the dated techno pop at full blast, you can't hear the lovely sounds of the jungle, and they are a bit arrogant. The night buffets are adequate but they often run out of some of the better dishes. But the setting is lovely, on the river and very clean.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    19 Nov 2019
    Nice hostel with good entertainment in the main communal area. Lovely setting but bit further of a walk to get there.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 3.7


    29 Dec 2019
    The rooms are full of spiders and cob webs above your bed where your sleeping it feels like yout sleeping outside no air con and horrible beds horrible room the outside facilities of the hostel is nice and it's a cheap hostel but not a good location okay to stay just one night only!!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    26 Dec 2019
    This is by far the worst hostel I have come across. When we arrived, we were met by two men in staff uniform who told us that because the admin had changed, the website bookings were’t accepted and they had no room for us. This whole conversation was had on the street as they would not let us inside. They then said they could give us two beds and walked us across the road to a hotel that looked like it had never been cleaned, ever. We then had to find somewhere else to stay. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hot Tub
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's