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107 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Marvellous Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Hostal El Portal is a friendly property located in Semuc Champey. The property is run by Guatemalan owners and local staff. Our main objective is to offer the best of your trip to this paradisiac place in the green forest of Guatemala. At Hostal El Portal, we are enthusiastic people with the desire to carry out this project and at the same time offer them a first class service. There is a 24-hour front desk, onsite restaurant, bar with national and international drinks and trips/tours can be organized. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The hostel is located 73km north-east from Cobán and only 9km from Lanquin. The property is ideally located just few meters away from Semuc Champey Park.

Hostal El Portal offers comfortable and spacious rooms (private and shared) some with private bathroom. Bed linen and towels are provided (in private rooms) and the following furniture: desk, night table, shelves, garbage dumps.

Hostal El Portal policies and conditions:

Check-in time starts at 1 pm.
Check-out time is 11 am.
Please advice your arrival.

Payment types accepted at this property: cash only.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Taxes included.

Breakfast not included.


24-hour reception.

No curfew.

No pets are allowed at this property.

Reviews & Ratings

107 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Feb 20, 2022
Only good thing about this hostel is the location. I booked a private room due to “no dorms available” only to arrive and find the place virtually empty. Staff was rude when I asked to switch to a dorm, saying I could, but I would pay the price of my private room. Then I found a card on the wall of my room from the Guatemalan department of Tourism stating the maximum authorized rate for my room. I paid double. Room was not clean, gross sheets and a giant hair ball in my shower. Freezing water.
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Female, 18-24
Jan 12, 2022
we loved it! we eat everything meat and veggies and we were 100% fine the silence was definitely the best and the sound of the river give us a nice sleep the staff is super nice and friendly the only thing is that they could have some warm water on the showers but no, anyway was hot enough to take a nice cols shower too haha also the 2nd best thing is is that you just walk meters from the hostel to semuc champey so we were the very first people at the park
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Couple, 25-30
Jan 10, 2022
they never stopped cleaning. I have travelled the world, nothing like this. Carlos, great tour guide. Food at the restaurant was good. Staff were super friendly and helpful. So close to the sights. We had a private little cabin with a deck and hammock on the river.
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Female, 41+


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • Services

    • Towels for hire
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Foosball