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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Free Cerveza is a fun glamping hostel located right on the beautiful shores of Lake Atitlan. Our awesome lakefront property overlooks 3 of Central America’s most famous volcanoes - San Pedro, Atitlan and Toliman.

In order to provide and maintain our summer camp vibe, each guest will be charged 33Q per night so that you can enjoy unlimited use of Free Cerveza’s activities and equipment. You can sunbathe and swim off of our private docks, enjoy unlimited use of our stand up paddle boards and tubes, take out our kayaks for a little adventure, get moving with free yoga classes, or hang out in our steamy sauna for an afternoon. We also run a bunch of fun activities including guided hikes and paddle board tours for your enjoyment. We’re basically a summer camp for adults, just with some added cervezas. And yes, wifi is included although we promise, you will find a better connection with the people and the atmosphere.

We have a bar fully stocked with all of your favourite alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverages, a full breakfast and lunch menu prepared by our gourmet Mayan chefs, and our famous family style 3 course dinner with free beer (of course!).

We offer private and shared glamps (up to 4 people), or private and shared treehouse rooms overlooking the lake and the valley. Each glamp and treehouse room is fully set up with electrical power and cozy blankets.

In a mission to protect our beautiful environment, the owners built this property with love, using eco-friendly materials and technology such as compost toilets, recycled wood and glass bottles, and LED lighting.

Free Cerveza is located in Santa Cruz la Laguna on the northern shore of Lake Atitlán, only a 10 minute boat ride from the main dock at Panajachel. You can even ask for the driver to drop you off directly on our private dock!
Valid Passport is required at Check-In. Check-in is at 2pm and check out is at 11am.
Glamping is only reserved for guests 18+ and has a fun, youthful vibe.

Reception is open from 8 AM - 9 PM.
Curfew is at 11 PM: Santa Cruz law requires us to close our common area and reduce noise by 11 PM. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2019
    I had the best time!! Love this place and the people. So many activities to choose from and so good to chill too. I love Brahva and Stephen is my personal hero xoxox wish I could stay forever
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2019
    Truly one of the best hostels. Perfect mix of fun social vibe but also chill and relax, all while giving free beer and running the place with great eco practises! The Fun Fee is a terrific and affordable way to provide a bunch of activities like yoga, hikes, SUP’s, cooking classes, craft beer tastings making it very difficult to leave. Such great value for money! Delicious food here too! I heard they were having a few bed bug issues but can guarantee its fixed so don’t miss out on staying here!
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Dec 2019
    Very very cool hostel, the grounds are beautiful and the kayaks/SUPs are free and the food is amazing and the staff are lovely (love to Alec and Steven)! Definitely recommend
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2019
    An amazingly beautiful and fun destination hostel! Located right on the lake with beautiful views, feee use of sups and kayaks on a great swimming spot. Really friendly staff and volunteers and great vibes. Great food with vegan options, and yum dinner with free beer included for 2 hours makes for a fun evening every evening! Very clean and has good showers.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2019
    Great location with lots of activities like paddle boarding and a great dock to sunbathe on and dive into the lake from. I stayed in the tree house (it was a bit chilly at the time of year I went), but I loved seeing the beautiful sunrise in the morning. We had a great community dinner and hung out by the fire pit after. I would definitely come back here again and I was very sad to leave!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2019
    There are very few places that truly feel like a home away from home, yet free cerveza provides just that. Between the scenery, hospitality, management and activities this place is a one of a kind oasis. If you are traveling in Guatemala and you find yourself at the Legendary Lake Atitlan, you must make Free Cerveza a necessity on your travel Agenda. I assure you, it will be a life changing experience. I cant wait to return to me second home at Free Cerveza
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2019
    The two hour happy hour is pretty sweet not a huge fan of the bar closing down at 10-1030. But still was pretty lit up by then so it didn’t really matter. You guys run a tight ship i had a fun time no real complaints at all. Food was also quite tasty. Good on you guys. Josh
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    26 Nov 2019
    Beautiful place! Great food and plenty of beers. Plenty of activities to do and it’s location is perfect right on the water. Loved my stay.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Nov 2019
    Free Cerveza rocks! Wicked gorgeous location and tons of fun. love laying in the lake and loved going on the party boat to Pana on Saturday. Delicious breakfast and BROWNIES.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    28 Nov 2019
    Free Cerveza it’s a very nice party hostel. We celebrate thanksgiving there with a very nice meal and free cervejas.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
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  • Free WiFi
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Sauna
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi