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“A very special place” 5 of 5 stars
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Posada Jaibalito
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Pass to Tzununa, Jaibalito 4756, Guatemala   |  
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“A very special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

This isn't luxury, it's best to say this now. However getting luxury in Jaibalito is not easy...
The place is very nice, with a beautiful garden, a nice restaurant, decent rooms and very near the lake.
What makes the place special however is the owner, and the atmosphere. It is a very ethical place, Hans the owner is well known in the village, he helps out when a flood takes a home away and has become a point of reference for the locals who queue to buy cookies and phone cards recharges from him.
If you are looking for a good place to stay in a very small village on the lake away from the tourist areas, enjoying local life this is the place... (and you'd also be supporting someone who is doing a lot for a rather unfortunate community).

  • Stayed August 2011, 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Spread along stairs up a cliffside overlooking volcanic Lake Atitlan, this small, friendly and moderately priced hotel has good food, spectacular views and great swimming and kayaking in the lake. regular motorboat buses connect with nearby villages for variety.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2009

If you want to really experience Jaibalito and the local scene, this is the place. It is right in the middle of the village and has private rooms for $10 a night or dorm style for $4.50 If you are on a budget then it doesn't get any better than this. Posada jaibalito has a great restaurant where you can get a great meal for only $3 to $6 dollars. Beers are $1.30
The owner's name is Hans. He is a great host and very acomodating. If you decide to stay at the Vulcano or the Casa del Mundo then at least come by for breakfast. lunch or dinner. You won't be disapointed.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pass to Tzununa, Jaibalito 4756, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Jaibalito
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Jaibalito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the silence of Jaibalito at Lake Atitlan, which you only can reach by boat. We offer clean but cheap rooms for 1 to 6 people. We provide local meals for a fee and bake our own bread. We are located in the center of Jaibalito. For long-term visitors houses are available for rent. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Posada Jaibalito Guatemala - Lake Atitlan

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