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 9.2

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Nov 2019
    Really loved staying at this place would recommend!!!!!!! Great staff, food and a good vibe
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Oct 2019
    Amazing location on Lake Atitlan. Staff are wonderful, and there is lots to do if you're into swimming, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, yoga, even hiking to the neighboring towns. The food was great and you get free beer from 5-7pm! I loved the atmosphere, and beersbee was a ton of fun. There is even a sauna available for use. I will be returning for sure!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    Amazing location, vibes, staff, food, activities, comfy beds, everything! Couldn’t recommend this place more! Little slice of luxury camping in Guatemala with some awesome staff to help you with anything you need. Highly recommend staying here!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Oct 2019
    Such an awesome spot by the lake! The staff were really helpful and so many activities to do while you’re there. Plus two hours of free beer! What more could you want!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Oct 2019
    What an amazing place! Location is right on the lake front and super beautiful, especially during the sunrise paddle board tour. Definitely a highlight to our trip. At first we were slightly apprehensive to come here as we had heard rumours of bed bugs from other travellers but we’d also been told by multiple people what a great hostel it was so we risked it. Sleeping in the tree house dorm there were no bed bugs. The staff were great and really helpful. Thank you Free Cerveza we will be back!
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Nov 2019
    Great stay! Friendly staff, nice rooms - we did however have rain and it got into our tents but besides that everything was wonderful! The food there is really delicious too!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Oct 2019
    This was a unique and fun property to stay at on Lake Atitlan. There was construction when we were there so it was a bit noisy in the morning, but the staff worked hard to accommodate the guests and ensure they were comfortable while the roof was repaired. The food was good and it was a cool eco-lodge experience. One criticism would be that I wish they had proper tables and chairs in the common area rather than low ones where you have to sit on the floor. Would recommend to others though!
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Nov 2019
    The place is amazing with beautiful views. I think food is far overpriced for what it is (mainly breakfast) which is clever since there are no other options. Water activities are fun however activities supported by the hostel were a mess around. I think if you promote activities to other villages then you should ensure people have a safe way to return home. I was stranded in another village for the night after a boat party that was meant to take me home. Staff are a delight, hard beds were not x
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    18 Nov 2019
    - great staff and volunteers - No warm showers - could use more games/activities (ping pong, board games, jenga, etc) - quite loud after “quite time”
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 4.3


    13 Oct 2019
    Very overpriced and the staff do not know anything of the local area. If it is raining there is nothing to do so ensure you check the weather before. The lake itself is beautiful but I didn’t enjoy the forced feel of the hostel
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • 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