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Hostal El Portal de Champey

Colonia Belen Lanquin, A.V | Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala
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Hostal El Portal de Champey
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Kuching, Malaysia
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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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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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Campbellton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You get to Lanquin, then from Lanquin to El Portal is 9km, you get in the box of the truck, standing up. You see the beautiful sight of the trees, grass, mountains, breathtaking! You get there and it's a bunch of little cabins seperated, it's really cute. You go to bed and Wake up in the middle of the jungle,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

By far the nicest location of a hostel that I experienced in Guatemala (all for 45q about $5). The setting is amazing, granted the dorm rooms are basic yet clean and just what you need in the wilderness. Showers are good. Food in the hostel isn't the best and a bit overly priced. Overall I would definitley recommend El Portal!!

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We are rating this place as excellent, because although we are aware that it does have improvement areas and there are rooms better than others, we definitely think that the whole reason of going to Semuc Champey is being in Semuc Champey, and this is the only place you can stay that due to its proximity you don´t need to... 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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