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Hostal El Portal de Champey

Colonia Belen Lanquin, A.V | Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bamberg, Germany
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived in the middle of the night in lanquin when the bus dropped us off and the staff from el Portal came to bring us to the hostel.we had a reservation, like the couple who went to the hostel, too. when all the others had left to their hostels, they told the couple that el portal was fully booked... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK the location is just perfect but... Be careful this hotel seems to do overbooking everyday ... as many others customers that we met there, we booked a room by phone several days before our arrival. When we arrived at the hotel at 18h30 after a long trip, the receptionist told us that the was full... They offered to transfer... More 

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Gottingen, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend there two days and a small hut for two persons. Unfortunately we only stayed there for two night, we would have love to spend at least another night at this amazing spot. Absolutely recommendable ,

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We intended to stay there for 2 nights, however after one night we definitely had seen enough. The staff was so rude and unhelpful. They drive you there from the town however they make you pay for the return shuttle, when they know that there is no other way to get anywhere, as it is in the middle of nowhere.... More 

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Bastad, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at this hostel is very rude. They´re greedy as well. They made me pay for a cup of hot water. I cannot recommend this hostal at all. They don´t have a kitchen, only a restaurant which is pricey. Their tours are overpriced. Don´t go. No WIFI, almost no electricity. Transportation depends on the shuttles. A lot of party,... More 

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Fairfax, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is definitely beautiful. But when I arrived, they had mixed up my reservation. I wanted a private room, and they gave me a horrible dark attick room with no light inside, whereas the others on my bus who didn't have a reservation got nice rooms. I was not happy, and the guy at the desk was not very... More 

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Arendal, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was literally no peace to get here - it was super rowdy and people were drinking and partying all night. The rooms were also incredibly hot and stuffy! It was a really bad experience staying here, which was such a shame because the place and surroundings were beautiful. I suggest to stay in Coban or somewhere else, and just... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was so much fun. The rooms were great. The only thing you need to remember is that the power goes out around 9:30 - 10:00pm so have a flashlight or something. Also, remember to bring cash as once you get past Coban and into the area, their are no ATM's. The tour of Semuc Champay was fabulous and it... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We had booked at Utopia but we're disappointed. When exploring Semuc Champey We decided to check this place out. It was GREAT, so we moved. Great location, service, price, food. I can't understand how it is rated lower than Utopia. The location led us to stay way longer than planned. Part of that was our love for SemucChampey - but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

If you're visiting the breathtaking Semuc Champey, I would really recommend actually staying there rather than doing a day trip from Lanquin/Coban. This is a really great hostel - situated in the jungle just after a rickety bridge (quite a scary crossing in a fully laden vehicle) you are just a 15 minute walk from the limestone pools. You can... More 

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