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El Hostal Bed and Breakfast
1ra. Avenida Sur No.8, Antigua, Guatemala   |  
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Hong Kong, China
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“Cool Hostel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I loved El Hostal. We stayed in the double room next to the courtyard. Friendly staff, easy to organise tours and buses and good location. ALso loved that breakfast was included - something some other hostels dont offer so that was great. The wifi is fast and you can relax here.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We travelled with a group of 14 guys and had a great time at this Hostel! Lots of activities, very friendly staff, great atmosphere and very tasty breakfast!. I would say this hostel is exactly the kind of hostel which travellers in a group or solo search for.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Traveled in a group of 4. It was very clean and the staff were fantastic! The breakfast was great and made us breakfast to go since we were leaving early taking into account our dietary restrictions. The location was perfect, it was close to the center of Antigua and had great food options.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Ashbourne, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Travelled as part of a group of 7 and we loved our stay in El Hostal!
The staff were so helpful and welcoming from the minute we arrived! The rooms,bathroom and common area are always spotless!
FREE BREAKFAST which is varied and substantial!
Only down side is that it can be a little loud at the the front of the hostel so request the back if possible!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is one of my favorite hostels to date. The location was great. The rooms, bathrooms, and common areas were very clean. Choko was a fantastic host taking us around the city and sending up to his favorite restaurants and spots. Breakfast at the hostel was very good and they would even make a sandwich to go if you were leaving prior to breakfast-time. Would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guatemala
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We had the best start to our travels in this hostel. Considering the airline lost our baggage, the hostel owners did everything they could for us and helped us get our bags back. They were always friendly and welcoming and really made us feel like one of the family. We are planning on returning on our route home and can't speak highly enough of the service (and the breakfast!)

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stayed in El Hostal for 4 nights and it was wonderful. The staff were super helpful and friendly. My friend lost her luggage, and Choko went up and beyond to help us make calls and retrieve it from the airport. The breakfasts are delicious and wholesome. The rooms are clean, bright, and spacious. There's a comfy hammock to lay in. A bar with happy hours. It's quiet at night, if you want to party, you can at other places, and actually come home to rest. Words cannot even begin to describe how amazing this place is! come experience it for yourself!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about El Hostal Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1ra. Avenida Sur No.8, Antigua, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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