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 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
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Black Cat is the place to stay in Quetzaltenango. We offer a nice, fun & relaxing stay for groups or individuals.

The hostel is situated in the heart of the city, at only one block from Parque Central and close to all amenities.

We have a wide selection of dorms; from private rooms to a 10-bed dorm for a good price.
Hot water available 24 hours. We offer a choice of 10 differente huge!! free breakfast.

We have a restaurant and bar open all day from 8 am to 10 pm with delicious Mexican and International food. You can come and relax in our sunny patio while drinking a beer. Happy Hours everyday from 5 to 10 PM!

We have free internet access and free wireless.
We have a laundry and lock service for a very low price. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.2

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 6.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    21 Apr 2019
    The renovation was a little bit of an eyesore, but that's nothing I can do anything about. The breakfast was really good, and the staff was awesome. One minor thing I could do without though is the annoying ringing noise everytime someone walks in or out the building.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Apr 2018
    This place was fantastic and really good food. The free breakfast was exceptional and you get to choose from about 8 different things on the menu with free refills on coffee. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We had one issue with bed bugs in our dorm but we moved to another and it was fine. Apparently they have had problems with them only in that room so just make sure you don't stay in dorm number 2 and you hopefully should be ok. But please don't be put off because this place was great
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Feb 2019
    Our stay at the Black Cat was great! It’s very close to Central Park in Xela. Sean at the front desk was incredibly helpful; he organized our departure for GC which was really helpful! There was also another guy at the front desk (Louis?) who was super helpful as well. The breakfast was great and the cleaning staff was very on top of things.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Feb 2018
    Very good hostel in Xela. The breakfast was the best on our hole stay. You just choose from the menu and they make it for you. The beds doesn’t look like must and bot a not of privacy if you are in the dorm rooms. But they are still pretty good to sleep in. They don’t have a kitchen that you are allowed to use. Would stay there again just for the breakfast. But else i would stay at a place with a kitchen.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Dec 2018
    The included breakfast here is the best - you could choose off their menu, so many options! Friendly staff, very close to the main square.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    15 Dec 2018
    Really nice hostel, with the best breakfast and dinner i had. Cool staff. They didn’t have blankets for all of us, so some of my friends were cold at night. And i had a problem with the laundry service, they promise to wash it until 7pm and didn’t wash it untill the next day so i had to carry half wet clothes! Not nice!
    Brazil, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    25 Mar 2018
    Great place for Guatemala. Typical standoffish attitude from guests and employees but that seemed to be my experience straight across the board with places in Xela. The breakfast is so worth it though and I would recommend it just for that!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Feb 2019
    Staff were extremely helpful with just about any possible issue. The breakfast is huge and good. Bunks are sparse and there’s no privacy (curtains, a solid wood bar, etc. There’s small lockers that you can put valuables in. Location is a block from the Parque Central and 10 minutes from everything in Zona 1. It’s a decent place to crash for a night or two, but it’s not a super-social hostel. There’s only one comfortable place to sit in the common area. Bathrooms are well-stocked but not great.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    16 Mar 2018
    There were bed bugs. I woke up with bites all over.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    20 Jun 2019
    We found bedbugs about an hour after arriving. This was really late at night and the doorman said he would tell the person at reception the next day, but I'm not sure. He was very nice and allowed us to leave without paying anything (besides the deposit, which we didn't get back). The bedbugs were massive and pretty infested in both beds. When asking around to other people in Xela, no one had even heard of this hostel. The are other three main ones in town.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi