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Zen House

Property Description

We are centrally located, we have an great covered open courtyard, friendly bilingual staff and and a great atmosphere. We will help you with anything you need including tourism, transportation, etc. At Zen House Hostel it is communal living at its finest. Xela is famous for its indigenous Mayan community, spanish schools, handmade fabrics, volcanos, and Las Fuentes Georginas (hot springs) and artisan crafts. Most people come to Xela for its affordable Spanish schools but tourism is becoming more popular every year. Xela is also known for being one of the safest cities in Guatemala.

Zen House is located in the historical center of Quetzaltenango, a few blocks from Central Park (Parque Central). We are within walking distance of supermarkets, farmers markets, restaurants, cafes, pharmacies and locals shops. You can visit historical sites such as Parque Central, the Cathedral, Pasaje Enriquez, etc. We are also very close to popular bars and clubs for your nightlife activities. Zen House Hostel has a great covered courtyard to relax in and large spacious rooms.

The rooms are fully furnished, laundry service is available (additional cost), a fully equipped shared kitchen, free WIFI, lockers, beds, varieties of plants in the courtyard. Breakfast service available starting at $2 USD. There is no air conditioning because it is not required for the climate due to the elevation, the temperature in Xela never goes over 24°C or 75°F. Our hostel theme was inspired by the Zen Buddha. We have bi-weekly housekeeping service but our staff can be available at anytime to clean anything that may need it. Zen House has six rooms including dormitories and private rooms with shared and private bathrooms. We have a large covered common area with where you can relax and converse with other travelers. We also have a fully equipped shared kitchen. You can wash your clothes at our washing machine available for you to use 25 q. per use. Free WI-FI is also available.

Zen House Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 7:00 to 23:50 .
Check out from 07:00 to 12:00 .

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes not included - 15%
Breakfast not included.

General:
No curfew.
When entering you must provide identification and some data for registration.
Respect the common areas, other guests and the building facilities.
No animals allowed.
If you use the kitchen you must clean up after yourself. The cookware (dishes, glasses, silverware, etc.) they are only to be used in the kitchen and eating area. And do not bring them into the rooms.
If you damage the building facilities you will be charged for the repair.
If you lose the key to the front door of the building you must pay the replacement of $ 20.00 and if you lose the key to your room the replacement cost is $ 6.00.

Reviews & Ratings

4.3
Rating
18 Total Reviews
  • Security
    6
  • Location
    8
  • Staff
    5
  • Atmosphere
    3
  • Cleanliness
    2
  • Value for Money
    4
  • Facilities
    2

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Latest Reviews

5.1
Rating
Sep 14, 2022
The property itself seems have a good opportunity, if it’s taken care properly and given a good renovation, repair, cleaning and repaint
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Female, 31-40
3.1
Rating
May 20, 2022
From the start there was a weird vibe. I arrived at 18.00 and the bed was not made and there was garbage all over the place. The host assured me that he would clean everything and he could make me a room in "the other house" because they MADE parties here at night. Really weird offer so I declined, big mistake. They partied till 5.30 in the morning. Could not get any sleep. Besides the bathroom was locked and dirty so people from parties could not get in. Ended up leaving the next day.
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Female, 25-30
9.4
Superb
May 07, 2022
an excellent stay in a very unique property, hosted by interesting person. Large, high-ceiling rooms and an old colonial house make for a very atmospheric stay. Getting to know carlos the little bit that I did made my stay in xela very rewarding. an excellent base from which to explore a beautiful city.
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Male, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Fitness Centre
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Parking
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
  • Entertainment

    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi