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Hostal El Portal de Champey

Colonia Belen Lanquin, A.V | Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala
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    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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Amazing location on the river, really nice view. Half price beers during happy hour. Swim in the river, walk to the park, go for walks in the beautiful area. If you are on a backpacker budget: The food issue, not really a hostel - no kitchen and not allowed to bring your own food in, we could however order and... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

At first glance, this place looks very nice from the outside. It is located right next to the river and the grounds are well kept. Here are a few things to know before you decide to stay or not: Semuc Champey is NOT a city...it's a destination. There are no towns nearby to walk around. There are only one or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had an enjoyable two night stay here in May 2015. Coming from Flores we arrived by shuttle bus to Lanquin and the hostel picked us up from the stop. We had a semi - private bungalow (private with shared bathroom) which was pleasant enough. The rate is reasonable compared to other hostels we have stayed. Being so far out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We booked the hostal with booking.com but they didn't receive it. Also all the other guests of our shuttle had problems with their booking. We received a dorm, that was okey.. Juan, one of the staff called a guest fat and didn't want to apologize afterwords, very rude person with no respect. We also had some problems with the key,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited semuc champey a couple of days ago and was recommended El Portal by another traveller. The location is perfect, you can't get much better in fact. It's a bit of a drive from Lanquin but transfer shuttles come free with arriving and departing guests so that's ok. It's a 2 minute walk from the park as well so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The place has a good atmosphere and it's really close from the National Park, full of nature around. They also offer good rooms, but when we got there, the staff (that worked more than 14 hours/ day) was a bit disorganized and we have to change the room 3 times. At the end, my husband had to sleep in a... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I traveled for 10 1/2 hours in a people mover full of Germans, Canadians and 2 girls from Holland. If you're traveling from Antigua or Guatemala City, I suggest you travel alone because you'll have time to make new friends. Make sure you bring about Q75 a day for food. Video Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNeXFmfMdXM

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Ingrandes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I spent 2 nights at El Portal a few weeks ago, and it was great ! The staff is friendly, the rooms good and the location is perfect for those who want to explore the Semuc Champey pools (one of my best times in Guatemala !) and to be quiet (this place is isolated, no more electricity after 10:30pm ...).... More 

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