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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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation & reduction in numbers must be done 5 Days in advance
Cost of first nights stay is charged for no shows

Additional Terms and Conditions

Please email us at with your estimated time of arrival or if you have any questions.

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.


The Old House Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

San Ignacio is a small welcoming town offering a great expanse off things to do. Swimming in the near by Macal river, horseback riding, hiking to the waterfalls or visiting the multiple Ancient Mayans Temple archaeological site. It is a very charming and relaxing town and atmosphere.

At the Old House Hostel, we offer 8 bed dorms with large, private in room lockers and fans. Heads up we only have one private room so book it fast ! All our rooms share two full sized bathrooms both with hot and cold showers along with an additional two stone showers and two toilets downstairs. Our large common area and kitchen makes it easy for your in house meals and enough dinning space to share it with other travelers. At the Old House Hostel, we have a big balcony with outside couch, hammock, ambient lights and a lot of places to sit and relax.
Small Book Exchange ' Take one, leave one'. As an added bonus there is a great, established creative arts space and local bar called the Soul Project - located directly downstairs.

Note : The bar i open from 6PM to 11PM.

The Old House Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Check in from 11:00 to 19:00.
Please make sure that you will inform the property about any delays.
Check out before 11:30.

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

No curfew.
Bar downstairs can be heard. However, they only open once or twice a week from 6 pm to 11pm. Bonus is it's great, live, local music, local wines, beer and art gallery. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2020
    Old House Hostel was great! As soon as I arrived I was able to check-in and Dale provided all sorts of recommendations for things to do around San Ignacio which was super helpful for me since I hadn’t done my own research before embarking on this trip. The hostel is in great location and anything that can’t be reached by foot can be easily organized with the hostel staff. I did a river tubing trip and visited the ATM caves which were both organized by Aldo and Dale. No complaints. Would go back!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Feb 2020
    Loved this hostel. The workers were amazing and gave so much information about what to do in the neighbourhood. Everyone was welcoming and friendly. Rooms were good, everything was clean and I felt very safe here. Only downfall is the bar underneath the hostel gets loud if you wanna sleep early. If not it’s a great place to listen to live music and have a drink.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 Feb 2020
    Great place, chilled and friendly atmosphere with helpful staff. Beds are good and clean and come with a fan for each. Bathrooms are large with warm water and always kept clean (the cleaning lady does the whole hostel each day). Kitchen has fridge/freezer, pots, pans everything you need. The best part are the balcony where you can chill the whole day if you want to. Location is 2min from center of town. 2 downsides - The road does get a bit noisy and the 4bed dorm doesn't have a proper door
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Feb 2020
    This is a great hostel to use as your base of operations for all the amazing activities around San Ignacio. Everyone in town knows the hostel so it is a convenient drop off/pick up spot. It is also very close to the center of San Ignacio, which makes food and drink options easy. The only things to be aware of are that the showers are pretty basic with intermittent hot water, and there is karaoke downstairs on Weds/Fri nights which is pretty loud. But overall great!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Feb 2020
    Staff were amazing and really friendly and helpful (Dale you’re a quality bloke!) good selection of activities available and the BBQ was really Good value and nice. Rooms a bit stuffy and warm but pillows really good. Bathrooms and kitchen also good. Would stay again.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    07 Feb 2020
    Awesome location, loved grabbing some cheap street food and then chilling on the front deck hanging out with hostel mates. Everyone from solo backpackers to mom and daughter vacationers at the hostel. The only reason I wouldn’t recommend is if you are a light sleeper, the street out front can be loud at night and the rooms can be quite hot. Otherwise, loved it here!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 Feb 2020
    Would replace the four mixed bedroom door with a real door. Otherwise, place was clean and great location. Close to the market, walking distance from everything, and easy to get to. Aldo was friendly and the other staff were nice. For a two night stay it was great.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    19 Feb 2020
    I had a blast in this hostel! Dale at front desk was great at gathering people together and having fun activities to do together. The activities booked at the hostel directly is cheaper so I suggest booking activities here instead of booking ahead. The rooms are super no frills (no light at each bed, you do get a fan since rooms can get really hot - it's an old house without any AC). I just enjoyed being here because of the atmosphere but the rooms itself were meh. Bathrooms were clean!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    31 Jan 2020
    Positives - Very friendly and helpful staff, good location. Negatives - Sadly poor nights sleep here - very loud music downstairs till 11:30pm one night and then a dog barking next door to the property all night, the two nights we were there.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    11 Mar 2020
    Party hostel. The entire basement floor of the house is a bar with equipment for live music. So if you like partying, smokin and drinkin, then this is your place. But if not look elsewhere. Especially cause it’s way overpriced for what they offer. It’s not the cleanest and the shower is not the greatest.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi