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“Awesome place, even better owner!” 5 of 5 stars
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Holistico Hostal
7 Avenida Sur Numero 10, Antigua, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #12 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Miami, Florida
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“Awesome place, even better owner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Such a great place, we stayed longer than planned. The owner, Sergio, and all the staff, were extremely accommodating with all of our requests. Kitchen available for use, Hot showers, free breakfast (one of the best I've had in a hostel), snacks laid out all day to pick from, free water and coffee. Sergio puts out a bottle of rum every afternoon for everyone to share. He is also very helpful with planning all your excursions and actually had the best prices too! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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holistico, Owner at Holistico Hostal, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Dear Guest, Thanks for your review and I saw that you enjoyed Holistico. Here our goal is all the time to give our best and as you know and also as you wrote here, we try that everyone have a good fun in Antigua like you had In your own experience. Thanks again , Regards
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Holistico is like no hostel you have ever seen before. The service is exceptional. Sergio (the owner) is a great guy. When we were there he had organized a BBQ and even the drinks were for free! He also had this big cake for dessert. When your drink was empty he made sure you got a new one within a minute. The room was nice and clean. Shower and toilet were clean as well. The included breakfast is great. You can choose from 4 or 5 different things and everything is made fresh. The cookies are so good! The location is perfect, everything is within walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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holistico, Owner at Holistico Hostal, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks for all that you wrote here in these forum and I hope that others traveler can see how is our service at Holistico Hostal where the peole have fun. Thank you !!!! Sergio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stayed in Hostal Holistico for 4 nights and had a great time.
The location is good, The room was great, the breakfasts were delicious and the staff was kind and helpful.
Thanks a lot to Sergio and Ricardo for helping us with everything we needed.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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holistico, Owner at Holistico Hostal, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks for your review and also as you say Holistico Hostal is a great place for all travelers around the world. Thanks you. Sergio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

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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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7 Avenida Sur Numero 10, Antigua, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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