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Ciao Cacao Hostel & Cafe

Callejon El Remolino Casa 5, Flores 17001 Guatemala
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#7 of 36 Specialty lodging in Flores
Ciao Cacao offers a spacious tropical garden where guests can relax in hammocks and benches and enjoy tasty treats from the cafe. We also have a cozy indoor common area with eclectic art & decorations, a unique loft dorm, and private rooms available. It’s the perfect choice for a budget traveler who wants to be in the heart of Flores while still enjoying nature. Our 9-bed mixed dorm is in the loft and offers personal fans, night tables with lockers, and electrical plugs for every guest. Private rooms include a queen bed, fan, large open closet, and window. All guests have access to shared bathrooms with hot water shower, free wifi, free drinking water, and safe storage. We offer tour & shuttle services at great prices and a mini tienda. If you are looking for a place where you can feel at home, Ciao Cacao perfect for you! We speak fluent English & Spanish and are happy to answer any questions you have, give advice, or help organize details of your trip.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Picnic area
Laundry service
Outdoor dining area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
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English, Spanish
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JustAn0therTraveller wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom
a rather unique set up as a hostel and I enjoyed my stay. There is personal locker, sockets and fan which is great. It is not so much for privacy but I did not mind. The toilet and shower are spacious and clean! The staffs are super helpful and they do put in effort to help you. Location is great! The entrance is a bit hidden but it is nicely located on the island. It is easy to get around.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Victoria L wrote a review Mar 2020
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
I struggled to get orientated in Flores initially, but once I did I was glad I booked this central hostel. Homemade banana bread (I'd kill for to have that again), kind and helpful staff, and they can help with excursions etc. Pretty rooftop views too. Only issue I had that I didn't raise was that being in the double room next to the kitchen, the noise from the doorm floorboards above is HORRIFIC, all night into the small hours as a lot of people obviously get up at 2am to go to the ruins. Absolutely awful, I do not know why it's so loud and nobody seems to really notice. Other than that, I really loved this one.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Avoid the double room below the dorm, the noise all night is just awful.
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Dale B wrote a review Dec 2019
Spiez, Switzerland
It's amazing how charming such a small 'hole-in-the-wall' place can be. We stayed a night, arriving very early and leaving very early the next day. We can't thank the staff enough for organising our shuttle bus to Belize, and then later in our travels from Livingston to Antigua. The staff checked in with us by mail a day before our journey to confirm our departure times and meeting points, and were quick to respond to any questions we had. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Bernardo Hautenne wrote a review Nov 2019
Ciao Cacao is an amazing hostel, I highly recommend it! They have very good vegan ice creams (try the blueberry vanilla one... yummm) and banana cake. Also, they can take care of the laundry, there are very nice futons in a very chill and relaxing atmosphere, as Flores is a perfect place to chill and take it easy. Philippa, the owner is very responsive and adorable? Definitely, you should stay in this amazing hostel
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Date of stay: November 2019
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motoquero_de_NM wrote a review Nov 2019
Silver City, New Mexico
Having been jacked around by another travel agency in Flores on another trip, I tried Ciao Cacao for booking the ATM cave tour in Belize and a shuttle to get there. I was taking a break from my bike on a larger motorcycle trip and they let me keep my bike in their courtyard while I was in Belize for a couple days. They were super helpful, and everything went as promised. I didn't stay there, so I can't comment on their sleeping facilities, but the staff is super helpful and eager to please, so I wouldn't hesitate to stay there if I went back again.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ciao Cacao Hostel & Cafe
Which popular attractions are close to Ciao Cacao Hostel & Cafe?
Nearby attractions include Catedral de Flores (0.05 miles), Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas (0.1 miles), and Malecòn Isla De Flores (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ciao Cacao Hostel & Cafe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and shuttle bus service.
What food & drink options are available at Ciao Cacao Hostel & Cafe?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ciao Cacao Hostel & Cafe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Amigos Restaurant, La Casa de Enrico Restaurante, and Achiote.
Is Ciao Cacao Hostel & Cafe located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.10 miles away from the center of Flores.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ciao Cacao Hostel & Cafe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Ciao Cacao Hostel & Cafe?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Temple V (0.9 miles).