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Casa Shalom

Canton Xetagual, Antigua, Guatemala
Casa Shalom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Managua, Nicaragua
4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Takes basic to new heights. Beds are threadbare with pillows like blocks of wood. The shower leaked so badly it poured into the bedroom. The breakfast was served on a landing with washing drying around the one table. It is obvious no maintenance has been carried out for a long time. We only stayed one uncomfortable night and went to... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Over the course of our trip we ended up in Antigua three times (advice - book you accommodation ahead of time). The first time we tried all the popular, high-rated hostels and had no luck. We ended up at Casa Shalom. The additional two times we came to Antigua, we just stayed here knowing there will likely be space and... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is pretty much the best deal in Antigua 50Q for a small dorm, no bunk beds and a free breakfast. Really good wifi, hot showers, full use kitchen, only a few blocks from the market. Breakfast is either pancakes or eggs, pan fries, fruit, bread and a cookie. Also free coffee tea and filtered water. If you are looking... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Rooms are basic; the beds are great. We stayed in two other hostels in Antigua, which were more expensive and were definitely not as nice as casa Shalom. The double room rate of 120Q included breakfast and staff was friendly. Location in the north of the main square is good, as a lot of street food was close and at... More 

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
109 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I ended up staying here because Yellow House and Internacional Mochilero, both of which were recommended to me by other backpackers, were full. Staff were nice though sometimes I had some slight difficulties communicating with english. The rooms and bathrooms were clean, though the bathrooms were a little shabby. The bathrooms had instant water heaters which did the job, though... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We came to this hostel as Internacional Mochilero across the road was full, and so glad we found such a good deal. We had a private bedroom, number 2, with shared bathroom at a lot less than some of the other hostels charge. Rates include a good breakfast of pancakes or eggs too, which is a bonus, or you can... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Stayed here traveling through Antigua and it quickly became one of our favorite places to stay in Guatemala. We found this place on the recommendation of fellow cheap as can be budget travelers in Lanquin. The first time we stayed at Casa Shalom, we stayed in a private double, which was right next to the shared bathrooms (not ideal), but... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

You wouldn't think much of this place in Antigua, but it was our last resort while walking around looking for a private room. Their rooms are extremely cheap, clean and nicely situated close to the market, ruins and not too far from the main square. The upper communal kitchen is nice and they offer free breakfast in the mornings. Unfortunately... More 

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Granada, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed in this hotel in a doble with private bathroom for 150q. It is a good room, with a window, clean and breakfast was included. WiFi doesn't reach the top rooms,but there is a computer with internet in the reception.you can use the kitchen too. The people working there are very nice too. The rooms downstairs are a bit... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The nicest people in Antigua, offering the best valued hostel. Q50 for dorm per person including breakfast. There isn't a cheaper nicer place in town! Also the place is very quiet and very easy to sleep at. Highly recommended!

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