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 a fun fee of 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 sunrise guided hikes and paddle board tours, mayan cooking classes and artesanal beer tastings for your enjoyment. And yes, wifi is included although we promise, you will find a better connection with the people and the atmosphere.

**Due to COVID-19 we’ve had to reduce some of the activities included in our Fun Fee and reduced the cost to 25Q per person per night**

We have a bar fully stocked with all of your favorite 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 / shared glamps (up to 4 people), or private / shared treehouse rooms overlooking the lakefront and the mountain valley views, as well as our very popular cosy lakehouse which sits out on the water. All types of accommodation are 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! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    One of the best hostels! Family style dinner with 2 hours of free beer watching the sunset over the lake was amazing. Great vibes and atmosphere. Loved the fun fee - was able to do a heap more fun things I normally couldn’t afford to do. Don’t miss out on staying here
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Feb 2020
    Amazing hostel!!!! So worth every penny, would deffo recommend the sunrise SUP and all the amazing free classes.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2020
    Loved free cerveza. You can just wake up and jump into the lake. Very chill vibe. The dinner is totally worth it.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Mar 2020
    This hostel was amazing. Management & staff were always attentive, helpful & provided support to me and all guests. Everyone was super friendly. The vibe at the hostel can be as chill as you want it to be with it’s open areas, chill out hammocks, and spectacular lake views. When in the mood, you can join any of the many activities and events put on by the staff, from hikes, to games, to random theme parties. I’d recommend Free Cerveza to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Lake Atitlan.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    09 Mar 2020
    Such a good buzz at free cerveza, really social! Gorgeous views and kayaks /paddle boards etc available to hire and other daily activities. Only downside is you end up spending a lot of money but the 3 course dinner with 2 hours of free beer for 75Q is good value!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Mar 2020
    Beautiful place ,Good vibes, a bit expensive
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    22 Feb 2020
    Super fun hostel with a great view of the lake. Very social atmosphere and amazing food. It was fun having access to kayaks and paddle boards. The beds are not comfortable so make sure to enjoy the free beer! Wouldn’t recommend booking a shuttle through them as the directions were unclear and ours never showed up. Overall, fun time!
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Feb 2020
    such an amazing view and great atmosphere during the day. read the fine prints because your total cost is not accurate. make sure to use the sauna and water equipment everyday to make your trip worth it! the staff was either super nice or somewhat rude. the concept can attract trashy guests, we saw people doing drugs and throwing up on the path and patio. if you like to drink beer and party it is a great place! coffee is not before 9 am
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Mar 2020
    Overpriced and overrated food! Hidden fun fee is pretty deceiving you’ll have to drink over a litre of beer to make it even worth the small dinner! Everything else is mediocre compared to other hostels ive stayed in guatemala but its a beautiful property with decent vibes
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    08 Mar 2020
    It’s a rip-off. hidden fees and overpriced meals will make you spend more than you calculated. Also, beds were the worst of my entire trip - it’s like sleeping on the ground. Toilets are outdoor latrines. Pros: nice social vibe and beautiful lake view.
    Germany, Male, 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