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Hostal El Portal de Champey

Colonia Belen Lanquin, A.V | Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled with a girlfriend. The location is beautiful. Right next to the water, 2 min walk from the park. We stayed in the upper level of a wooden cabin that was pretty cute. The shared showers and toilets were very clean. The showers didn't have hot water, BUT they weren't freezing. It was a refreshing cool temperature that was actually... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El portal is just few steps away from the entrance to the pools! Rooms are great and clean as well as the common areas and bathrooms. They don't take cards, but I understand since is in the middle of nowhere... Internet is on and off from 6 pm when they have electricity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This hostel is situated right where you need to be in the jungle to access the pools. The rooms were great great location, service, price, food. remember to bring cash as once you get past Coban and into the area, their are no ATM's. An unforgettable stay !

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Ferndale, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

You couldn't pick a better location when visiting Semuc Champey. Located only steps from the entrance, it's so convenience, with a terrific view over the river. The bungalows are comfortable enough (albeit without electricity for much of the day) and the bathrooms (shared) are clean. The food and drinks are a bit overpriced, but then you have few other options... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

First of, you MUST go to Semuc, it's one of the best place we have been to in Central America. And then, you must go to this hostel, because you are literally IN the park. Ok, it's a mission to get there but once you are.. you forget all the hours of horrendous drive ! I think there is another... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We are 2 English girls - we really liked el portal because of the amazing views and scenery. The semuc champey tour was also great! However we did find the private room over priced for what we received in comparison to other hostels in Guatemala, and I would not recommend pre booking with booking.com as when we arrived they charged... More 

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Guatemala
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The view was great but a few things were bad. 1. They do not accept debit or credit card, this should be explained on the website. 2. The front desk people were rude and not helpful with anything. 3. We had the room that was near the front desk and the music was on all night HORRIBLE.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is indeed really close to Semuc Champey entrance (less than 5min walking) but you will be in the middle of the jungle. That can be really fine if it is sunny and you can spend the whole day in Semuc and tubing but I have to say that our experience was really depressing as it was raining. No... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is amazing. Let me start by saying is 2 min walking from the park, and it is directly on the river. I stayed in a room with shared bathroom, and the barhrooms are extremely clean. The rooms are really clean as well, and don't worry about mosquitos; they do not stay for a long time during the evening!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

The hotel was nice and the staff were great except for Leo who works there. He has long hair slicked back into a pony tail. He was driving us into Lanquin for a shuttle. He purposely ran over a dog sleeping in the road. Both with front and rear tires. We were not on a steep hill or anything. He... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are an Eco-Hostel located a few meters of the National Park Semuc Champey, the caves of Water (K'amb'a) and the majestic River Cahabon. We offer a variety of options to stay in the midst of nature that offers incomparable peace. We have the best options to take tours with the best prices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal El Portal de Champey

Address: Colonia Belen Lanquin, A.V | Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Alta Verapaz Department > Lanquin
Price Range: $15 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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