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Holistico Hostal
7 Avenida Sur Numero 10, Antigua, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #18 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in holistico for 3 nights and then returned again after visiting the lake for another night as we loved it so much! The staff are all very friendly and helpful, the free breakfasts are excellent, and the open bar was always appreciated!

The whole hostel has a really nice vibe and everyone just sits out in the courtyard chatting to each other but is always quiet at night.

Would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Antigua!

  • Stayed March 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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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

You will understand why this hostel gets the great reviews as soon as you step in. The crew is exceptional, friendly and helping you in any possible way. The whole place is well looked after and the courtyard is great for hanging out and meeting "the family".
Free stuff through out the day, like tee, coffee, cookies, etc. Even cuba libres and beers are free! Really don't know how the owner ends up making money with it, as you get so much more than what you pay for! But he definitely creates an incredible atmosphere which makes people want to stay longer.
The breakfast is as you'd get it in a restaurant.
Eventhough people get together and drink (I'm sure you will have a few drinks ;) ) it's quiet after 10pm at the latest. The beds are comfy, people have been very respectfull while I was there, so great sleep is pretty much guaranteed.

It's a relatively small hostel with 28 beds, but that's the beauty of it.
And when you book, have a look at the specials that Sergio offers every week!

Great value! You will not be disappointed, so try !... unless you are an unfriendly ****, in this case, don't ruin this peace of paradise for others ;) ...

Room Tip: I've stayed in the room next to the reception and there was one little thing that they might hav...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Loved staying here at Holistico. As with others, I felt the good vibes immediately upon arrival. The staff are amazing. Always there to help you with food, drinks, and travels to new locations. The owners go above and beyond to make sure you have a great time at this hostel. If your looking to relax and have few brews at night, this is the spot. When returning to Holistico before leaving back home, I had a sense of being apart of the Holistico Family. Can't beat the free breakfast and happy hour. Love this place!

  • Stayed March 2014, 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
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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This hostel is a must when visiting Antigua. The staff go above and beyond in their efforts to meet your every need. The host (owner) is a fun loving character who is always up to party and provides plenty of advise on tours, getting around town, bars ect. There is a sense of family within the hostel, while still be a suited to a younger crowd. Add to that a free cooked breakfast each morning and free alcohol every night and your onto a winner.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It is not often that you want to stay in a destination longer simply because of your hostel, but this was the case with holistico!
From the moment you enter the front gate, you feel part of the family. Rarely are you given a tour of a hostel, but again this was the case here. Sergio showed us all the important areas of the hostel which made everything so much simpler and was an amazing added touch to our stay. When we encountered a minor hiccup during our stay regarding a tour, the issue was addressed and dealt with more than competently by Sergio.
The rest of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful with everything as well.
We can't thank you enough for making our stay in Antigua so fabulous and we can't wait to come back and visit!
We'll be sending everyone your way! Thanks again, Bodie and Sarah

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This hostel is wonderful. There's lockers by reception, clean comfy beds, great wifi, a good and clean guest kitchen. One downside was that there aren't enough plugs in the dorm rooms. The free breakfast is from a menu and is amazing! There's also free juice, lollies, biscuits, chips, coffee and rum or her in the evening. All the staff are lovely! The showers are hot and bathrooms are cleaned a few times a day. I would recommend this place over all the other hostels in Antigua. Location is quiet and the atmosphere is great to meet other people.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I just came back from a 5 night-stay in Antigua, Guatemala. My entire stay was at Holistico... That alone should say something on its own. I tried the private room and the dorms and was pleased with both options. The place is definitely affordable, clean, conveniently located AND it comes with breakfast and a good one at that. Staff and owner were nice and attentive - They'll help you get yourself orientated, they'll help you booking anything you would like to do or if you are just to chill, they seem just as happy to help you feel at home, away from home. Thumbs up!

Room Tip: The private room (shared bath) at the front, giving on the street, is precious! - Be sure to ask fo...
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
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Additional Information about Holistico Hostal

Address: 7 Avenida Sur Numero 10, Antigua, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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