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The Old House Hostel

3 Buena Vista St., San Ignacio 00501 Belize
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The Old House Hostel is located in downtown San Ignacio, near the towns Police Station. The old colonial house rest just above the foot of one of the towns main hills. The large balcony and many windows boast great views of the area. The peaceful atmosphere makes for a great place to relax and unwind.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Wow! Just wow! I had spent 4 nights at this wonderful hostel and Aldo (one of the managers) is really awesome! He always greeted me every morning when I wake up, recommended me the best restaurants and places, and spent so much time talking with us like we're his best friends. And that was too bad that I haven't gotten the chance to meet Davina, the owner. Please don't worry about taking hot or warm showers there because the natural heat in San Ignacio is extremely insane! They have freezing cold showers, fans, and air conditioners to cool yourself down. Also, this place is most likely for night owls and people who can be up late because on weekend nights, they always play loud music downstairs inside the bar. I did saw other reviews warning me about it but, I didn't care because I'm willing to stay awake past midnight regardless how loud the noise is. Well, the music wasn't that loud at all to me so, I really don't understand their sensitivity. If you're like me, I always spent my late nights chatting or playing games with the other friendly tourists on the balcony, chill at the bar downstairs, and sitting inside the front lounge. They have a very cute cat and dog to play along with! I had made so many memories from this lovely hostel and they're still living inside my head. It keeps coming back and I'm crying about how much I missed it. I will miss chilling on the balcony feeling the night breeze and watching the heavy rain fall down. Don't waste too much time looking for hotels or hostels in San Ignacio because this place is the one. It's very convenient for me because I always run down the hill to Downtown San Ignacio to grab some food and back tirelessly. It only takes a minute to get there by running! There's also a police station across from the hostel which made me feel a lot more safe as I'm wandering around that area alone at times.
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Had a great time at Old House. The hosts will make you feel welcome and the private room was very nice. The communal balcony is awesome for chilling and watching the world go by. Really relaxed vibes here. 10/10
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I felt like home. The hostel has very convenient location basically everything is in walking distance, the bus station about 600 meters. The hostel is spacious, very clean, with communal kitchen with free coffee filtered water and verandah to lazy on .My 8 bed room not too big, but claim with comfy bed, fun and with enough sockets. Bathrooms with a hot water and spotlessly. The WIFI very strong and well working.
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Response from Davina B, Owner at The Old House Hostel
Responded Apr 15, 2018
Hey thanks for such a nice review! We appreciate you sharing your experience.
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The staff really make the old house an awesome experience. Stayed with a friend in the 8 bed dorm. Everyone was incredibly kind and fun to talk too. Lots of space on the porch to lounge and sip coffee or beers. Aldo, davina, and friends were great hosts and even tour guides for some local rivers n stuff. Definitely would recommend!
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Response from Davina B, Owner at The Old House Hostel
Responded Apr 15, 2018
Hey thanks for sharing! We are so happy you enjoyed you stay.
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This is an amazing hostel where you'll make friends and feel like part of a family. As a solo traveller this is probably the best place to stay in San Ignacio as I got to meet so many people that showed me amazing places in town. I ended up staying for three weeks as the city became my favourite of all the places I visited in Belize. This will forever be a stopping point along my travels.
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Response from TheOldHouseHostel, Owner at The Old House Hostel
Responded Jan 6, 2018
Thanks for this great review, we appreciate it so much! It was so great to host you! Can’t wait to do so again (Soon we hope).
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$22 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BelizeCayoSan Ignacio
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