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8010, zona 2, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
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Zoola Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Unfriendly and unhelpful staff. They told us they had no dorm beds so I ended up sharing a quadruple by the bar area. Later that night i found out they did have dorm beds, but it was too late. They blasted music from 12pm - 1am, and they were doing some kind of construction at 7am the next morning! Further,... More

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14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I came to try the falafel and was really disappointed. Whilst it was edible, it certainly was not anything special and for 60q with a beer I think I could have eaten better elsewhere. Yes, service was a little slow but that does not phase me if the food makes up for it.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A well laid out hostel; the pool and bar have an amazing view of Lake Atitlan, then there is the chill out area, the restaurants and the private rooms and dorms towards the back of the property. Extremely comfortable beds in both the privates and dorms (as I've slept on both) and the food is tasty as well. Top choice... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I'm reviewing the restaurant and bar - not the hostel. It took 2 hours from sitting to order food to paying due to the very slow service, which was strange as there weren't many diners. My friend was given the wrong meal, then told it was falafel. She agreed to eat it anyway, but it turned out to be meatballs.... More

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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I stayed at Zoola hotel/hostal in a dorm. it is for Guatamala standard more expensive and the difference between double and dorm is almost nothing. So find you're partner. No lockers and the staff will help you but not always friendly behind the desk. The hostel is beautiful with a clean and great view over the lake next to the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The food in San Pedro has been wonderful in every place we've been until we hit Zoola. I ordered meatballs with mashed potatoes, tomato sauce and a side salad. I asked for cooked veg instead of salad. That wasn't possible apparently cos it took 'too long'. We waited 30 min for the meal anyway, and saw a table full of... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The first and most important thing is the atmosphere Zoola. Good to be here, and people say that the dreams come true near this lake. Excellent location, good people, and amazing pool bar. The food is great. I want back!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at Zoola for 4 nights before checking out and continuing our stay in San Pedro at a different hostel. If you want to party (which we sometimes do), Zoola is the place to be. Great drinking and party atmosphere. However, if you want an early night or have Spanish class in the morning then avoid... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The common areas are awesome and comfy, the pool is lush and the platform over the lake gives the most incredible view of the lake. Rooms are fine, bathrooms were not so great but everything else made up for it.

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

One of the best hostels in beautiful Lake Atitlan. You really can't beat the price at $9USD per night per person quad share. Be aware though that this hostel is really popular among tourists so you might always get a room! From what I remember they do not take reservations and you needed to either ring up the morning to... More

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Address: 8010, zona 2, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > San Pedro La Laguna
Also Known As:
Zoola Hotel Guatemala/San Pedro La Laguna

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