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We are a locally owned business (yes it matters in a third world country) with a nice restaurant with food for vegetarians and meat eaters, usually buffet style dinners, we focus on helping the community as much as we can.
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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This lodge is in the middle of the jungle, with a view over the river and behind it, green mountains - the scenery is breathtaking! The common areas are cosy. A restaurant containing free wifi, pool table, pingpong, bar, Nintendo etc. You can swim in the lake, play volleyball
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When our tour guide told us we were staying in a hostel, I thought I was going to be stuck in a bunkroom with a dozen smelly backpackers. This is more like a resort than a hostel, with a private room that was comfortable but not luxurious. There is no wifi in the rooms, but
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El Retiro (ER) is a delightful spot near Lanquin, Guatemala. It's part funky youth hostel, and part hotel with private rooms. The rooms and hostel are scattered around a spacious territory, with a centrally located dining area/bar with no walls. The rooms are quite comfortable,
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The hostel is beautiful. The hostel is quiet big and offers many rooms at very good prices. The restaurant and bar are right next to the river with an amazing view. The food is delicious and very cheap. Wifi even though only available in the restaurant works perfectly. There are
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Two days, three nights, very pleasant stay. Friendly and enthousiastic staff who could help out with all sorts of issues. Good food at affordable prices, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Organized tours, but also helped if you wanted to go alone. Highly recommended!
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Balcon avec chaises longues et hamac disponibles
An ensuite option
We hired a car the roads are tough but well worth the mission
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If you Google El Retiro Lanquin, you will find the website it is elretirolanquin (sorry, tripadvisor doesn't allow websites)
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We paid 120 quetzales per night for two nights for a semi private room and got a third night free when we booked the semuc champey tour through them(which it totally worth it). I emailed them the night before through the website email address and ha confirmation of my booming the same night. I highly recommend booking yourself in for the evening meal if you do the tour with them.
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this person from calgary was inform about the situation about the room, i dont understand why so much hate on a simple mistake because of a reservation, we are a great hostel full of happy people, not monsters...taffani you need to relax a bit more when you travel, stop throwing hate at our hostel, we didn't treat you bad, we bought you a beer and called another hostel. we are sorry we were so full.
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"Avoid this place"
"The Suite was lovely and the A/C was necessary"
"Some rooms are closer to the river and restaurant, Others are further away and more secluded."
"Try get an en-suite."
"bungalow is the best bet!"
$27 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hospedaje Tipico El Retiro
GuatemalaAlta Verapaz DepartmentLanquin
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