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Hostal El Portal de Champey

Colonia Belen Lanquin, A.V | Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You couldn't ask for a better location in this area if you tried! It is located 100m from entrance to Semuc Champey pools & 200m from entrance to the caves. The dorm rooms are in a hut with 3 walls & the other is open overlooking the river. This is beautiful but can get very cold at night!! The choice... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place right next to Semuc Champey. No wifi and no power for most of the day (6pm-10pm only) BUT you don't need it. You should be taking in the beautiful surroundings. Food was really great and dorms were nice and clean. The drive here is crazy but well worth it, highly recommend this place.

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Thank MadeByVR
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was an awesome experience to stay at this place. Right by a shallow river where you can wade, hang on to a rope strung across the river and lay down on the rocky riverbed, while the semi rapid waters carry you to a very relaxing state. Occasional risk of flash floods, be careful. That not to mention the wonders... More 

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Thank Mario M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hands down the best place is semuc champey primarily for the fact that is right next to it. All the other places are either in Lanquin or at least not in walking distance from the river and the pools. if you are spending few days in Semuc, which you should do, El Portal is the place to stay.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came up to Semuc on a tour from Lanquin, and enjoyed the pre-park bridge area enough that we trekked back up here on our own the next day. Great idea! The kids who sell chocolate and beer to passing tourists are there basically all day every day, but once they start to get used to you, they lose the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing, love the food the people the music !!! I felt very bohemian . The only reason I give it a 4 start is because the person who took the reservations made a mistake and double booked the amazing Quetzal room (with a private bathroom super spacious) we were asked to move to the quail room they... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This is about a 3 minute walk from Semuc Champey, a really great location. It's 50q for a dorm room. There is no hot water, or wifi and power is limited for a few hours in the evening. The food in the restaurant is fine but a bit on the expensive side. It's good for a few nights but really... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I have so many great things to say about this place! First and foremost, it was incredibly clean., the cleanest of any place I stayed in Guatemala. The staff was working all day cleaning windows, scrubbing walkways, landscaping etc. The room was nice and spacious, the three of us opted to share a room with 2 beds and it was... More 

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Bad Sackingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

If you want to go to Semuc Champey you have to stay at the hostel "El Portal". It´s the closest hostel to the caves and the National Park (5Min walking) The staff is very friendly and helpfull. From 11pm to 5pm there is no electricity but it doesen´t matter because there are enough things to see and explore! The food... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We were looking into different hostels and hadn't looked at Portal before getting there but I'm happy we decided to go here. We got a very competitive rate for a private room (100 Q at the time/night) for a cute treehouse-style wood cabin; clean, quiet, shared bathroom but nice. It's the only one walking distance (around the corner) from the... More 

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