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 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

For cancellation of your entire group booking, please notify us no later than:

14 days prior to arrival if you booked 5 Rooms
21 days prior to arrival prior if you booked 5 - 10 Rooms
28 days prior to arrival if you booked 11 Rooms of more

The penalty for group cancellations after the above notification periods will be a cancellation charge of 20% of the total cost of your group booking at time of cancellation.
Please kindly advise of any individual amendments or cancellations (maximum 20% of total reserved rooms) no later than 7 days prior to arrival.
Cancellations after this time or failure to arrive would result in a fee equal to 100 % of the first night’s rate per room reserved.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Guests are responsible for any damages they cause to hotel property or other hotel residents property.

No alcohol is to be consumed on the premises unless purchased from the hotel. This includes guest rooms.

You are responsible for any members of your party causing any disturbance/noise issues to other residents.

You are responsible for any other issues arising from your party’s stay with us which are deemed applicable by the Manager on duty.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School 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.

We have a bar fully stocked with all of your favorite alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverages, a full breakfast, lunch & dinner menu prepared by our gourmet Mayan chefs.

We offer private glamping options (1-3 people) as well as our very popular cozy lakehouse which sits out on the water. All types of accommodation are fully set up with electrical power and warm blankets.

All guests can enjoy unlimited use of Free Cerveza’s facilities and equipment. You can sunbathe and swim off of our private docks, enjoy unlimited use of our stand up paddleboards and tubes, take out our kayaks for a little adventure, zen out with our yoga mats on our lakefront platform, or hang out in our steamy sauna for an afternoon. We also have limited access to WIFI - although we promise, you will find a better connection with the people and the atmosphere.

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 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jan 2022
    Really awesome staff with plenty of group activities making it easy to meet people. Tents are clean and comfortable. Definitely a party vibe so is great if that’s what you’re looking for but not a lot of quiet space if you’re looking to relax a bit more. Also WiFi only works in the common area (but is strong there).
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2022
    I stayed at Free Cerveza for a week, & could have stayed forever! The hostel is right on the lake facing volcanoes in quaint Santa Cruz. You can spend the day sippin’ on a drink, swimming & relaxing on the dock, and/or enjoying one of the activities included for guests (yoga, sunrise hike, SUP, kayak, etc). Staff was super helpful & really friendly. I stayed in one of the brand new tents they have and had a 5-star sleep! Oh, and hot showers. The food is delicious. Can’t wait to be back already!!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2021
    Honestly my favorite hostel I have ever stayed at. I loved it SO much I didn’t leave the property for the first 4 days. If you’re looking for a place with the perfect view, temperature, swimming, food and good people, this is the place for you! I truly enjoyed the atmosphere. Family dinners and free beer with plenty of drinking games to make them go down faster made it an excellent place to meet so many wonderful people. I will be back! Thank you free cerveza :)
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Dec 2021
    Free paddle boards, kayaks and also a private dock which is really nice for swimming and chilling on. Our private tent was nice, if a bit pricey. Toilets smell quite bad as they are all compostable ones.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Dec 2021
    I loved this place! It's like adult summer camp. I was here over Christmas and it was such a fun spot to celebrate the holidays. The big family dinners make it super easy to meet new people. We had a couple awesome parties here and on Christmas eve opened up the tickle trunk of onesies to get festive. I was only going to stay for 3 nights and ended up extending and staying for 6. Careful...this place is a vortex. Of good times of course.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Jan 2022
    Amazing hostel, you should definitely stay here if you’re going to the lake. One negative: (and not sure what they can do about it) There are dogs everywhere around the hostel and they bark all night, it’s endless and sounds like they are killing eachother. I didn’t have great sleeps here because of that. But like I said, still 100% worth staying here.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Dec 2021
    Amazing location right on the lake front. Free beer from 5-7pm, free use of kayaks and paddle boards! Staff really friendly and welcoming, family style dinner every night which is a great way to meet and socalise with other travelers. Shower pressure was amazing, everything was kept really clean. Despite previous reviews, there was no mould in the tents. Great stay overall
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    16 Jan 2022
    Beautiful facilities and location - feels like you’re at summer camp! Bring a lock with you as there are lockers. Tents/casitas don’t lock (poor front gate security too). Group dinner is 75Q and includes 2 hrs of beer. Lots of free activities - I did the sunrise hike and yoga. Also a great dock to swim off of and free paddle board/kayaks. They have towels and extra blankets. No outside food or drink allowed. Casitas are nicer than pictured on the website! Bathrooms are “compost toilets”
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    22 Dec 2021
    We loved this hostel so much, incredible view, really nice vibe and and good nightly price. Free kayaks and paddle boards too! Take into consideration that there are no cooking facilities so you have to either go to restaurants or only buy food from the bar as bringing in food from outside is not allowed. Also some fans in the tents would be nice as it’s very hot past 8am.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Jan 2022
    When I booked this hostel I didn’t realize it was a party hostel! I saw the tent photo and thought it would be more quaint- where actually there are about 20 tents all in a tight area…so the image was a bit misleading- however the tent was nice! There are only small lockers so you wouldn’t be able to lock up your travel backpack. The staff that greeted us was rude and dismissive.- I appreciated the dock for swimming! But had all our meals and spent our time at Iguana hostel instead.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Sauna
  • Security Lockers
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi