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Salida a Santa Catarina Palopo, Barrio Jucanya, Panajachel, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed here one night, but that's not a reflection of the hotel, rather just our travel plans for the city. However, would highly recommend to anyone & would stay here again in the future if in the area. It is outside the city center but within walking distance or taxi if your feeling lazy. The area might look... More

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Brisbane
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is located about 10-15 minutes walk out of Calle Santander, right on the edge of town which is a little inconvenient especially in the rain as the restaurants are a bit far. However, it is extremely nice and clean (like every other Japanese hostel I've ever stayed in) which makes the walk worth it, and there is a... More

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Stephenville, Texas
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128 reviews 128 reviews
25 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This little hotel is clean, quiet, friendly, and out of the general yuk that is Panajachel. There is a free coffee bar and a well stocked and reasonable little store across the street. The closest restaurant is La Casona right down the street where Lessie does a nice job at a fair price. The tuktuk drivers will haul you around... More

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Provo, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This hotel was perfect for a small group of students with several options for putting more than 2 people in a room. It was clean and quiet and the owner was very helpful. It was also very safe with lots of security and the rooftop view of the volcano was a perfect way to start the morning.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This hotel is clean, the staff are very nice and it's location is good. It's not down the main strip but a pleasant walk or 10Q in a tuc tuc. The rooms are pretty basic but have Mayan bed linen, hot showers, toiletries and wifi so everything you need! Coffee making facilities are also complimentary. A great hotel to stay... More

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Vancouver, BC
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I have stayed here on my way through Lake Atitlan several times. The place is super clean, quiet and secure. It is out of Pana but the walk back and forth is lovely and Tuk Tuk's for 5 Q per person pass by regularly if you are tired of walking. Also the you can order Japanese food from the owners... More

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Poznan, Poland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Everything was just perfect! The owners were lovely Japanese people and we had a really large, clean room. The staff was extremely helpful and the place was completely spotless! The hotel is a little far from city center, about a 15 minute walk or a 2 minute tuk-tuk ride. Location has the advantage that there is peaceful and quiet. We... More

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Cucunatí, Darien, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

The only downside is if you want to be in the center of Pana during your stay, but tuk tuks are less than 1US$ and it makes the location quiet. Manager is super friendly and very organized, laundry service is fast and inexpensive (they have a washer and dryer). Internet is good and water is HOT. Good for dorm or... More

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

After researching a few hostels and hotels in Panajachel, I chose Hotel El Sol and was not disappointed. I stayed in an 8-person Dorm for three days in the middle of June, and the room itself was quite spacious and very clean. It was also very quiet because the hotel is situated about 15, 20 minutes outside of the main... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The value of this hotel lies in its uber cleanliness and pure size of private rooms. The bathroom was inspirational in size as well. The owner being an architect I think lends credibility to the whole place working out like it does. From the outside its just a large building a good walk from town. But inside, each bed is... More

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Address: Salida a Santa Catarina Palopo, Barrio Jucanya, Panajachel, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Panajachel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This hotel is a hidden jem, its 5-10Qs from Lake Atitlan and is a Japanese hotel with super cheap rooms, hostel accommodation for 50Q's and the cleanest hotel I've ever been in. I hope you can list it as it complies to your requirements and is so much cheaper then other Atitlan hotels ... more   less 
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