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 on 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Casa de Grethel, is a beautiful house in the peninsula of San Miguel (Tayazal). The hostel has all that you need for enjoy your days in Flores, Petén. If you like to walk you can do it around of Tayazal and visit a small ruin, public beach and have a complete view of Flores, San Andre and San Jose. The property offers you a complete kitchen, dining outdoors, exercise machines, Wi-Fi access and Netflix. Breakfast can be served daily upon request.

The property is located in the peninsula of San Miguel, near the beach (Lake Beach), 2 museums, the city of Flores and a one hour from the Ruins of Tikal. Flores is very well-known as a gateway to nearby Mayan ruins.

Hostal Casa de Grethel offers a wide range of accommodation private and shared rooms. All rooms have A/C, private bathroom and cable TV. Some with views over the lake.

Hostal Casa de Grethel policies and conditions:

Check-in time starts at 1 pm.
Check-out time is 12 pm.
Please advice your arrival time.

Payment types accepted at this property: only cash.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Taxes included.

Breakfast not included. Extra-cost: USD$ 3 per person per day.


24-hour reception.

No curfew.

Child friendly.

Non smoking rooms.

Pets are not allowed.

There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2019
    Anyone who rates this place less than a 10/10 is just WAY too picky. From arrival to departure it was an absolute pleasure to stay here. Any naysayers could not possibly have ever stayed in a hostel before! I would rate it higher than many more hotels I've stayed at. And nothing to do? Just a 3 minute boat ride into Flores. A tip of the hat to Hector who was incredibly helpful and hospitable. If the owners are reading this, he deserves a BIG raise!
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    09 May 2019
    One of the best hostels I've been to ever. Period. The staff is incredibly helpful and always happy to be doing so. You won't regret staying here.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 May 2019
    Loved my stay here in flores. You can get up in the morning and dive straight into the lake. Being across the lake from flores in San miguel was peaceful and the hostel drop you off and pick you up in a boat free of charge so you get the best of both worlds. Also the food was amazing!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Apr 2019
    Excellent place ! Helpful and smiling stuff, Would go back anytime !
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Jun 2019
    I enjoyed my time here. Grethel was very welcoming and we chatted about my travels, you feel like you are staying with family. Even though you are not located directly on Flores island you still have all the options available to you . The staff were happy to take me to Flores so I could rent a kayak and gave me advice on what to bring. Also by staying on the San Miguel side I could walk to the mirador . It was also nice having the dock right there for swimming and relaxing.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    07 May 2019
    Great stay here, perfect for anyone looking to chill out around Flores. The hostel is located just a short boat journey over the water from Flores town in a much more chilled area. It was perfect for me as I wanted to have a nice relaxed time whilst also easily accessing Flores and Tikal. Food was good (especially breakfast) and the staff were great - especially Eric the lancha (boat) driver and Esteban! Thanks guys! Note - message the hostel WhatsApp for the free boat journey to/from Flores
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    02 Jul 2019
    Nice, clean hostel with A/C. Friendly owners. However, it is far from everything, and there isn't anything to do on this side of the lake.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    05 Oct 2019
    The hostel is clean and nice, but location is problematic, crossing the river with boat all the time was very UN comfortable .
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 May 2019
    First off the only person that new any English was the chef and his level of English wasn’t that high so for me a it was an issue, second thing was the location, it’s nice that it’s right on the lake, but it’s on the other side of it away from the actual town of flores which means you need to take a boat every time you want to do anything since there’s absolutely nothing to do at the hostel besides eat or go in the lake which isn’t that inviting in that spot.. and they charge extra after 9pm...
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 Apr 2019
    Hostel was quiet, but relaxing. We booked and paid for an 8 person room with private bathroom but were given a 12 person room and were told the room we booked didn't exist. We were swapped to an 8 person room with no bathroom and ended up having the whole room to ourselves. Door had no lock on it, so anyone could enter at any time. Lockers were small so could only fit valuables. Though didn't have any problems with thieves. Boat operator was very friendly. Check in lady was not so welcoming.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi