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Posada Jaibalito

Pass to Tzununa, Jaibalito 4756, Guatemala
Posada Jaibalito
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We originally weren't sure if this place was open because the gates were closed but turns out you just let yourself in! We came for coffee in the afternoon but the staff were quite nonchalant and it just seemed like there were loads of ducks coming around. We came back in the evening and the experience was much better! There... More 

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durham
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Ok I've been coming here for years with my family it's amazing food is always good very affordable the service is wonderful and the owner Hans is a very mellow nice guy who knows everything about jaibalito he also roast his own coffee which is amazing you have to buy it

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Lexington, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The ultimate end of the road place where we people who want to check out come to do so. An amazing vibe, laid back. Easily the weirdest mix of people I've ever seen in a bar. And zacapa for 15Q a shot. Just don't rush to get here, and don't be in a rush to leave.

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Orje, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The redbearded german Hans runs this nice posada in the village of Jaibalito. His prices are just not beatable, and his dorm and rooms are always clean and welcoming.Great german and guatemalan style food with incredible homemade bread and coffee. If you have anything on your mind, Hans is very likely to have the answer, or the service you are... More 

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Melbourne
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

All I can say is thank you Jans, this Posada in the village of Jaibalito is an oasis. It's well run, super clean, and has a community feel. As someone said in an earlier review, very authentic, as the owner does a lot for the small village and its inhabitants, the local Ketchakel. Much better than any options for a... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My wife and I rented a lake shore villa just down a footpath from Han's version of a bed and breakfast. He improved on the business model by offering lunch, dinner, groceries, booze, and money exchange. Although we were not staying at his facility, we spent a lot of time there. The clientele were just as friendly as the staff.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Have spent many months eating at Posada Jaibalito, with the tastiest, most reasonable meals ANYWHERE. Hans, the owner is the nicest guy I ve ever met. Nobody does more for the pueblo than he, and he s simply an exceptional honest caring human being, the best.

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Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I heard about this place from other travellers and after hearing that they offer traditional german food, I knew that I will go there! The Hostel is run by a really nice austrian man, who built up his small oasis of peace in the small village at lago atitlan, that you can only reach by boat. There he cultivates his... More 

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London
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92 reviews 92 reviews
76 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

This isn't luxury, it's best to say this now. However getting luxury in Jaibalito is not easy... The place is very nice, with a beautiful garden, a nice restaurant, decent rooms and very near the lake. What makes the place special however is the owner, and the atmosphere. It is a very ethical place, Hans the owner is well known... More 

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Philly
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Spread along stairs up a cliffside overlooking volcanic Lake Atitlan, this small, friendly and moderately priced hotel has good food, spectacular views and great swimming and kayaking in the lake. regular motorboat buses connect with nearby villages for variety.

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