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Hostal El Portal de Champey

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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
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hobart, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do yourself a favour and stay at El Portal. Amazing hostal in prime location. 2 minute walk to the entrance to semuc champey, but I recommend doing the day tour with semuc champey, caves and tubing included. We paid 125 Q. Staff are really friendly and the food (while limited choice) was prepared well and tasty. Cold showers but who... More

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Berlin, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed with my friends in a dorm for 3 nights. The hostel has a perfect location next to the river and the nationalparc is close by. The bets are fine and bathrooms clean. We booked the full toour (incl. tour through the NP, tubing and cave tour) there as well. The stuff is partly friendly and unfortunatly is no... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to El Portal by chance - our bus driver recommended it to us - but it was one of our favorite experiences of our trip to Guatemala. Notice I say "experience" as El Portal is not just a place to sleep. It is a bit like being at summer camp. You have to eat there, you have planned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay in El Portal 3 nights. We were travelling for 6 weeks in central america and this was the best Hostal we stop by. The scenery is amazing, the rooms are new and clean and the restaurant is really good and cheap. The staff work a lot to make you feel great and they made it! They are super... More

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Geislingen, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel consists of a main woden building including the restaurant and the reception and several other also wooden buildings to sleep in. It is located approximately 10 km outside Lanquin right next to the entrance of the Semuc-Champey national park in the middle of the jungle next to a river. It's a beautiful place somwhere in the nowhere where... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

El portal hostel is a beautiful hostel located literally 1 min walk from the samuc champay park entrance and cave tours. It is right by a river, very relaxed, and has nice little bungalow dorms and rooms. We got a bit unlucky one night and had a lot of loud people in our dorm, but the next day we took... More

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Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

These people were so kind and welcoming I felt at home always. The lights go out around 10 which sucks but it is what it is. My friend and I stayed up playing cards with the staff and then jumped into the river to swim at night. They always looked out for us and we all just vibe dwell which... More

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Brisbane
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stayed here for a night and did the waterfall, cave and tubing tour with them which was great! The cabanas are clean and I got put into a private room with a double bed, although my package was only supposed to include a dorm room which was sweet. The room was clean as were the toilets, which were in a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is the best place to stay for Samuc champey. You'd be mad to stay anywhere else. This is the closest accommodation to the Samuc champey pools (200m away). This is important because otherwise you will have to shuttle to Samuc Champey to see it. Also the full day tour includes tubing in the river, jumping off the bridge, and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

After staying at Utopia (which is a tourist trap) I loved staying at el Portal. the owner and all local staff were amazing we got a great deal on the activities and shuttle prices were a lot lower. Rooms were clean and nice. Also, its literally 2 min from Semuc, whereas Utopia is still 40 min away and charge you... More

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Address: Colonia Belen Lanquin, A.V | Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Alta Verapaz Department > Lanquin
Also Known As:
Hostal El Portal De Champey Hotel Lanquin

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We are an Eco-Hostel located a few meters of the National Park Semuc Champey, the caves of Water (K'amb'a) and the majestic River Cahabon. We offer a variety of options to stay in the midst of nature that offers incomparable peace. We have the best options to take tours with the best prices. ... more   less 
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