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“Great first night in Guatemala City” 5 of 5 stars
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Hostal Villa Toscana
16 Calle 8-20 zona 13 | Aurora I, Guatemala City 01013, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #4 of 37 Guatemala City B&B and Inns
Halifax, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
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“Great first night in Guatemala City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We arrived on a 10:30 pm flight into Guatemala city and it was a treat to settle into Villa Toscana - so close to the airport. They gave us a discount on an upgrade room because the one we asked for wasn't available. Very quiet and comfortable. Enjoyed the tipico breakfast with many cups of organic coffee on the patio the next morning before going off to catch a bus to RIo Dulce. Good wifi, TV reception, helpful staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great Northwest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night on our way out of Guatemala City.

Pluses:
1) a 3-minute ride to the airport (unless you're flying domestically)
2) Clean & quiet

Minuses:
1) their website says "free airport pickup." I scheduled it, it was confirmed, only to have the owner email me to say my airport transfer was NOT free, because I was flying an airline which was "too far away" (it was still arriving at the international airport). She offered to get a taxi for $7. I noted that her website said all airport pickups were free (one of the reason we booked), AND taxis were $6. She was nice enough to offer us a free pickup after I pointed that out.

2) Most people staying there are on their way to the airport, yet breakfast doesn't serve until 7am...so those of us with an earlier flight get day-old pancakes. We cooked ourselves all a fresh breakfast instead.

3) I booked through Hostelz.com, and it clearly stated my final amount due. Never before have I encounted a place that added taxes/fees on to that amount. She did. "Final amount" apparently means something different to this proprietor.

4) It's nowhere near anything except the airport. Expect to take an expensive taxi ride to dinner, or order it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Corpus Christi, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My husband and I have stayed here many times flying in and out and out of G. City, and it rates far and above any other place we have stayed (when Villa Toscana was booked up). The family owners/operators are awesome---- very accommodating for all of our needs. The entire place is super clean, the breakfasts are awesome, and they stock cerveza frio in the fridge! The hotel is a few minutes from the airport, and they drop us off for free! It is very safe, enclosed totally within a wall.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Recently I visited Guatemala City. Just by chance I found this wonderful "bed and breakfast" and I had a really good time!!! I spent two nigths in this "hostal". The price includes room. The room includes a decent tv with cable (main tv shows), internet for free, and two kinds of breakfasts. One called "Typical Breakfast" (which I recommend) is a local breakfast and the other is called "American" which is a typical breakfast from USA. Both are served either in the dining room or outside next to the garden. They don't serve food at noon or at night. Instead you can ask "Michael" to order meals from the around restaurants. The restaurants and small coffe shops deliver. The food goes from fast food to fine food and the prices are affordable. "Michael" will serve the food in the dining room in a fine set of dishes at not extra cost.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

An ideal place to stay for a flight out of Guatemala City. The staff were beyond helpful, accomodating, and kind. We had an absolutely incredible stay, the room and the bathroom were tidy and well decorated. They have a wonderful outdoor area and will even arrange delivery for you if you like. After several weeks in a variety of hostels and lodgings, I can comfortably rank the Terrace Hostel as one of my favorites. Next time we have a flight out of GUA we will definitely choose here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I stayed here for 4 nights in August 2011.
Really close to the airport and they will pick you up and drop you off with no hassle, even for late / early flights.
I only booked a single, but was given a lovely double as they were pretty quiet.
Tasty breakfast included and the owners couldn't have been more friendly and helpful.
Very safe, quiet residential neighbourhood.

There are no bars / restaurants in the area, but there is an extensive take-out menu for delivery, and taxis are cheap in and out of town.
I even walked in and out a few times and found it perfectly safe.

Would definitely recommend and would stay here again without question!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Chose this hotel on the basis of the reviews on here but was disappointed. A few small points which added up to an overall negative experience. When I arrived my room wasn't ready and so I went out into the city for an hour and a half and when I returned my room still wasn't ready so had to sit about waiting! Paid in cash and the receptionist said she had no change and could she give me it later... She never gave me it and I felt too awkward to keep reminded her. Ordered a club sandwich and specifically requested no egg, as I have an allergy, but sandwich came with lots of egg. The wifi didn't work. No hot water in my shower.The hotel uses their own taxi drivers which at first I thought was great until one picked me up to take me to the bus terminal for 6am and didn't know where it was! Ended up having to call someone back in the UK and asking them to Google directions. Very stressful and nearly missed my bus. Not necessarily the hotel's fault but one of the taxi drivers they personally call.

Positives were that it was very clean and conveniently located for the airport.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16 Calle 8-20 zona 13 | Aurora I, Guatemala City 01013, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Guatemala Department > Guatemala City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Guatemala City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hostal Villa Toscana!Since 2007, we are a hostel that offers all the comfort you need to feel at home in Guatemala City.We are known for our friendly service in a family atmosphere.Located in a strategic spot, just 1 minute from the airport and near the major tourist sites and business centres, makes us an attractive place for national and foreign visitors. We offer our guests a pleasant, safe and comfortable stay at a great price. Our goal is to make your stay with us an enjoyable experience!ROOMS AND RATES All our rooms are private and include:• Cable TV• Wireless Internet access• Bathroom with hot water• Shampoo, soap and towelsTYPES OF ROOM RATES• Single: 1 single bed US $ 38.00• Double: 2 single beds US $ 50.00• Triple: 3 single beds US $ 75.00• Matrimonial: 1 king bed US $ 57.00• Suite: 1 king bed, sitting area and terrace US $ 66.00Rate includes:• Taxes 22%• Breakfast: typical guatemalan, continental, american or cereal with milk• Private parking• Illimited internet acces in our guest computer or wireless in all the hostel• Immediate medical assistance service• Transfers airport (Intl. La Aurora) / hostel / airport** Shuttle service is included for up to 3 people from 5:00 am to 9:30 pm, outside these hours is an additional fee of $ 6.00. From 4 people on, we hired a bus for $ 15.00 per trip.We are able to comfortably accommodate up to 28 people.Check in: 15:00 Hrs.Check out: 12:00 Hrs.Payment:• Cash in U.S. dollars or quetzals• Checks in U.S. dollars or quetzals (for national companies only)• Credit card or debit card (6% surcharge)SERVICES • Meals (delivery service, fast and gourmet food)• Hot and cold drinks available at the hostel• Taxi• Tours• Rental cars• Laundry• Luggage storageWhat's Nearby?A 15 minute walk are the Museum of Ethnology, Archaeology, Modern Art, Children's Museum, Aurora Zoo and the Handicraft Market.10 minutes by car, there are the Ixchel and Popol Vuh museums.A 5 minute drive you can visit the Zona Viva, famous for its variety of restaurant bars, coffee shops and business centers.A 15 minute drive you can visit the Historic Center, where are located the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Trade Portal and Central Park.We are also near the most famous and modern shopping centers as Miraflores and Oakland Mall, among others. ... more   less 
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Hostal Villa Toscana Hotel Guatemala City
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