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Barrio 3 | Main Street, San Marcos La Laguna 30552, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had some bad suprises here. First of all, Q200 per night for a room is way above Guatemala average. The prices on the website and the ones in the room are not true. After asking about the price, they told us various reasons, never the less, way too much money what you get for. For that price I would... More

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Albany, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for three night and I really enjoyed sleeping and waking up here. They have good breakfast choices included with your stay. They have a good restaurant onsite. I will definitely stay here again when I come back to San Marcos la Laguna, if they have rooms available.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Hostel San Marcos a few weeks back and overall it was great. The room was basic, but clean and it had a nice bed with a small table. It was also very reasonably priced for the location. The manager at the time we were there, Stuart, was a great host. Extremely attentive to our... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

we checked into this hostel and the smell of urine was extensive in the area as we approached our room. The bathroom was down 2 huge steps onto raw/rough concrete floor. There was water all around the toilet area and I think the toilet seal had broken. The host said it was fine. It appeared as though the grey water... More

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Granada, Spain
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is one of the cheapest options in San Marcos. We paid 150 Q for a doble with bathroom, breakfast is included and is quiet good ( is at restaurante fe,just around from the hostel, and you have the choice of eggs, pancakes or oats). The rooms are basic, and you can hear your neighbors talking as the walls are... More

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

It seems as though a lot of the other reviews were expecting champagne on a beer budget. We were happy with out stay here, it was comfortable enough despite the lukewarm showers and patchy wifi/electricity (all standard for a small town in Guatemala). Q100 for a shared bathroom or Q150 with a private. Prices include breakfast which is decent.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Start with the good things - the price is reasonable (and low comparison to the others in the village) for a private room with bathroom and a nice breakfast. BUT The bed is rock hard and tiny, the room is small, the water in the shower is COLD and without pressure (it gets cold at night and youd like a... More

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Leon, Nicaragua
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

There are some nice things to say about this place. It's well located close to the lake/dock, great food (try the pizzas and the avocado/garlic/onion soup), good prices, and nice people work there (although the owner is quite rude and not accommodating). However there are some big issues. First, there is only one small bathroom (shower and toilet in same... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

There are two major downfalls of this place--there is no central hangout spot for hostel guests and the dorm is dark and verrrry cold. The hot showers are warm at best. However, the price is right and with breakfast included, you won't be disappointed by the large plates available to start your day. The owner is not overly friendly, just... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

There are not many cheap hostels in San Marcos. This one had a good price, I'll give it that. But that's all ill give because the beds are super hard, the rain on the roof is unbelievably loud, and most importantly the owner is a complete nut and totally rude. I would avoid spending too much time here or you'll... More

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Also Known As:
Hostel San Marcos Guatemala/San Marcos La Laguna
Address: Barrio 3 | Main Street, San Marcos La Laguna 30552, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > San Marcos La Laguna
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty lodging in San Marcos La Laguna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set 20 metres from the beautiful shoreline of Lake Atitlan - Hostel San Marcos offers the traveller a warm welcome and comfortable base to take the delights of this stunning region. ... more   less 
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