After arriving late into Antigua to discover our booking didn't exist in our last minute really expensive crappy accommodation, my partner & I got up early the following morning on a mission to find something way better and cheaper. The great news was we sure did. From the moment we walked into Posada de San Carlos we were greeted by Hazel the beautiful & lovely wife of Carlos. She was so eager to help, so friendly and spoke very good English. Carlos came bounding round the corner with a big welcoming smile. He grabbed my bags off my back and told me to relax. This beautiful young couple have just opened this hostel in the past two months and my partner and I couldn't be happier with our stay. In fact we were so happy we came back and brought some friends to stay an extra night after coming back from Lake Atitlan. Not only have Hazel and Carlos now become friends of ours, the hostel has everything you need. Absolute central location, comfortable and super clean beds, giant rooms, hot water, a lawn with a fountain that is so nice to sit and have an afternoon drink by, laundry service, a great menu (u must try the Nicaraguan breakfast), amazing wi-fi (in the common area) and atmosphere. I have to truly commend Carlos and Hazel for balancing all the factors a traveler needs. A very high level of service, mixed with the perfect location and cleanliness, all delivered at an extremely reasonable price. Carlos and Hazel were always more than willing to help us, whether it be translating Spanish, suggesting a restaurant or booking a tour or a shuttle service. Nothing was too much trouble!! I think what really made a huge impact and a big difference to our stay is they really love what they do. They are born natural hosts! We wish them both all the best with their new hostel but with providing a flawless experience like this they won't need much luck. We were so sad to leave, but we will definitely be back again one day. This hostel is an absolute must if you're visiting Antigua.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Posada de San Carlos is a new Hostal and It will be your best choice if you want to enjoy all that Antigua Guatemala has to offer you. We offer very clean dorm rooms with private bathroom and individual lockers. We also can offer you your own private room with private bath. Posada de San Carlos is one and half block away from Central Park. ... more less
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