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Posada Jaibalito

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Great food, drinks, wifi, and almost always good company from village locals and passing travelers. Owner Hans is a local legend. The coffee served is Hans' own and is delicious. Oh, and the bread? It's baked fresh daily and is enjoyed at both the establishment and by local residents.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

This is a friendly place where it is easy to meet other travelers in the dining area, a covered open-air patio surrounded by a pretty garden. It is run by a German expat and has some delicious German dishes on the menu. The rooms with bathrooms were all booked so I stayed in the dorm room, which has six beds... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

I am surprised to see that this little restaurant is only listed under hotels. We stayed at a different hotel in the area, but went to Han's place (as it is known by the locals) to eat a couple of times. If you are looking for local and rustic - a true experience - this is the place for you.... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Had coffee here. Excellent Cappaccino! Read through the menu, and saw a rather complete offering of breakfast, lunch and dinner selections. If we had not already determined on a house with kitchen rental and preparation of our own meals, I most certainly would have made Hans's hospedaje our destination. Another big plus for the backpacker is the company one can... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Up from the dock, the only dock for Jaibalito proper (there's a another dock in close proximity for La Casa del Mundo Hotel & Cafe just about two-hundred yards back toward Panajachel), about one-third up the principal calle, is a small sign on the left at the foot of a dwelling that says, in about eight-inch tall printed letters, "Posada... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was recommended because of German meals and bread that are homemade daily. I must say it was a nice getaway and the cheese Spätzle are delicious! The food in general was very good and always fresh. Try the cookies too! We got to meet resident Rob Schmitt that has some great stories to tell about his very adventurous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Posada Jaibalito is a great place to get to know and enjoy the small village of Jaibalito. The hotel has a great restaurant with very good german food and very tasty bread. The place is laid-back, clean and basic, but has a all you need :). I stayed there for one night with my husband and we had a good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We originally weren't sure if this place was open because the gates were closed but turns out you just let yourself in! We came for coffee in the afternoon but the staff were quite nonchalant and it just seemed like there were loads of ducks coming around. We came back in the evening and the experience was much better! There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Ok I've been coming here for years with my family it's amazing food is always good very affordable the service is wonderful and the owner Hans is a very mellow nice guy who knows everything about jaibalito he also roast his own coffee which is amazing you have to buy it

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The ultimate end of the road place where we people who want to check out come to do so. An amazing vibe, laid back. Easily the weirdest mix of people I've ever seen in a bar. And zacapa for 15Q a shot. Just don't rush to get here, and don't be in a rush to leave.

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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 

Additional Information about Posada Jaibalito

Address: Pass to Tzununa, Jaibalito 4756, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Jaibalito
Price Range: $3 - $10 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Posada Jaibalito Guatemala - Lake Atitlan
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