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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
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful spot. They really locked themselves into making it almost impossible for competition. They're right by the entrance to Semuc Champey and the caves. Thus, it was great to meet people, but I must give it a poor rating due to the unfriendly staff and bad vibes I felt here. The restaurant is quite poor as well, serving no Guatemalan... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard a lot about this place and really looked forward to it. When there, despite for the distance (by the entrance of the park), I have to say I haven't see it as exceptional as described. Rooms (dorms) are basic, we were supposed to be in 5 and ended up being in 7. Toilets are ok, showers are small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing as it's a bit of a pain to get all the way out there I was pleasantly surprised by how relaxed the atmosphere of the place was. It's not a party hostel, but it was a great place to meet people anyways. We, as in everyone I met there, went for the pools, but all we talked about was... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning place, good atmosphere, friendly staff. I would recommend their day tour which involved walking, swimming, (extreme) caving, tubing and jumping off a bridge into the river. The place itself is a must visit if in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a room with shared bathroom, but when we arrived they only had the room with private bathroom ready so they upgraded our stay and it was really welcoming. We arrived late in the evening after this long exciting drive and the stuff was dancing with the guests after dinner in the dining room, so we went to dance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is in the middle of no where but it is a great place!! Perfectly located for the national park and caves and the views are stunning- the deep rainforest. Unsurprisingly it is a pretty long trip out here though and miles and miles of bumpy off road and then onto a smaller open back truck for the last... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I stayed two nights there, the hostel is in perfect location in walking distance to the natural pools of semuc champey. The hostel is very nice and fits perfectly in yhe landscape, there is no hot water but this is not a problem. I also loved the semuc champey tour offered by the hostel, including the cave and tubing tour.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We were convinced to come to this hostel and took the shuttle. But there wears no room avialbe (19:00, no free transportation !) They say its our fault for say we want private rooms(never happened!) Didn't helped us to contact a different place didn't had wifi and didn't let us use the phone. Our luck that Greengo hostel were available... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Our cabin was down a slippery path with poor lighting and a sheer drop to one side. The bathroom only had cold water which isn't ideal when you've spent the afternoon swimming in a cold cave, but is fairly standard so can't complain too much. Also annoying was that there were no plug sockets at all in the cabin. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I stayed here with my husband and two friends in a four bed dorm. On arrival we were quite excited to see our room was a cabin. One side of the room was completely open to the outside which was beautiful but a bit chilly at night and we had no mosquito nets. The showers were freezing, there is no... More 

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Address: Colonia Belen Lanquin, A.V | Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Alta Verapaz Department > Lanquin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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