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“liveliest, hippest, hostel in antigua by far” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Cat Antigua

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Black Cat Antigua
6a avenida norte 1-A, Antigua 03001, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #41 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“liveliest, hippest, hostel in antigua by far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

definitely a place to stay for meeting people. without a doubt the liveliest hostel in antigua and in an exceptional location right near the central park. the bar is also popular with a local crew, so a good place to meet both fellow travellers and locals. very helpful staff, cheap drinks, reasonably clean for the price (dont expect the hilton) and the breakfast, which is free is off the charts: you can choose anything off the breakfast menu! stay here if you want to get into the backpacker vibe, dont stay here if you are after a very private, quiet getaway. the internet on the computer they provide is a little slow, but the free wifi is really good, so take your own laptop.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

Notwithstanding that i got stuck in antigua for quite some time, i just love this hostel. Antigua itself while being a must see, is not the kind of place i saw myself staying in for any length of time, it was purely the hostel that sucked me in. It tends to attract a younger crowd who like to party, but you get all sorts going through there. The bar is cheap and being so narrow almost forces everyone into talking to everyone. The rooms are nice, the beds comfortable, the free breakfast amazing and the staff are lovely. Can't speak highly enough of the place, go there and see for yourself

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bryan, Texas
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

The Black Cat is a hostel with very cool staff that give it a great atmosphere. It's a hostel, so if you're looking for complete comfort, this is not the place. The rooms are shared, bunk beds, the walls in some rooms are a little dirty BUT that's part of the hostel experience. It's cheap and you meet very cool, young people always willing to party or just sit down with a guitar.

The bar is great (especially during happy hour) and the food is AMAZING. Cheap, big portions cooked by an amazing woman.

Location is great right behind the central plaza with easy access to stores, shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010 via mobile

The hospitality of the staff (Dana, Juan Carlos, Sus, Cait, Heather & the hot girls in the kitchen which brings me to the kick BREAKFAST and the awesome parties.
Remember... In a hostel you can't expect a 5 stars quality, that's for rich people, are you?

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

Been on the road all my life and my passion is to travel, came to the black cat in antigua and fell in love with the place and the stuff. Definitely the most cosy place with the most amount of alcohol and fun.
Good mix between local and foreigners and even a hot shower!!!!!
I highly recommend the black cat, enjoy!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

Its a backpackers hangout. Superb spot for meeting people.Happy hour is rocking. Very loud and doesnt go on past 10 or so which i like but the problem i have is why the hell were they playing loud music at 8am for breakfast, you can hear it in the dorms. So annoying. Food is great and staff are cool.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Black Cat Antigua

Address: 6a avenida norte 1-A, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
a fun hostel for travellers from all over the world, with restaurant, bar and good vibe, hosting the best staff ever! ... more   less 
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