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“empty/uninviting/speaking spanish only/changes price/ not "Guatemala's best place to stay"-advertised in hostelbooker”
Review of Hostal del Centro

Hostal del Centro
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Hostal del Centro
Reviewed December 15, 2012

We arrived late to Guatemala City.
We were looking for a basic, secure double room with bathroom for the night. We could not find the phone number for this place even after searching the internet so we risked that they would have room and thankfully they did.
Guatemala City is not a good place at night for a tourist/ backpacker with all their stuff sticking out like a sore thumb. We were very grateful of the room. The rate offered was $30 USD for the two people or the equivalent in quetzals. The room was nicely furnished, but the bathroom has a very basic shower which i will post a picture of later. the shower has either very very scolding hot water or frezzing. Not clean a pile of hair was greeting us when we arrived and I had to take a tissue and pick it up myself as it is less trouble than asking for help. I am not above this, but just think if you pay this amount for a room it should be clean and ready for use.
You do get a small soap and shampoo packet as a compliment to the room. you also get breakfast of cereals, bread, jam and a little and i mean a little butter. Juice (concertrated) and coffee (instant) is included.

The next morning the rate changed to $40 USD for the two. then I explained in my piegon spanish and with the free wifi ( another good thing here- there are a few) that it was agreed $30USD and then the discussion on the rate of the USD against the QTLS. I used the internet to show they were asking too much and an agreement was reached.

Overall, the internet and location was good- we managed to download two guidebooks and the breakfast ok. the rest of the stay not good and I am sad to report a massive disappointment!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hostal del Centro

Address: Calle 6-25 17 | Guatemala City, Guatemala City 01001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Guatemala Department > Guatemala City
Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Guatemala City
Price Range: $18 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostal del Centro is the best lodging option in Guatemala City.  Strategically located in the heart of Guatemala's Historic Center, Hostal del Centro offers nearby services and the main historical monuments of our City. Cleanliness - location - great service! Free full breakfast included! Walking distance form the main historical attractions in Downtown Guatemala City, zone 1, such as: Paseo de la Sexta, Mercado Central, Catedral Metropolitana, Plaza Central, Palacio Nacional de la Cultura, Iglesia El Calvario, Municipalidad de Guatemala, Teatro Nacional de Guatemala ... more   less 
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Hostal Del Centro Guatemala/Guatemala City

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