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Theatre International Hostel
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Seoul, South Korea
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24 reviews
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“It was ok...”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

The staff was really nice, but the place was pretty run down and no one spoke English, so it was a bit difficult at times without help from other guests who spoke Spanish. The area is not that safe, but they make sure you feel safe inside the gates.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Juan Pablo and Maryellena made my stay very pleasurable. I stayed in the capitol for about a week and the staff treated me very well. Anything i beckoned for was responded swiftly with joy and attentiveness. The beds were decent and the shower had hot water. The locker was small and Maryellena i think expected me to use a towel that was just hanging in the bathroom. Sort of like a community towel i believe. The hostel is connected to an amazing European like theatre and the location is very good. Take a left out of the joint and go straight a few blocks and you'll find yourself in Plaza Barrios. Theres a museum train museum there and not too far from there is the business district where theres some cool strictures and a fountain that is pretty elegant. take a left out of the joint and go straight about 20 minutes and you'll find yourself at the center of the city. The national palace and the Cathedral is there to view and be amused by. The square is pretty huge with stores and restaurants galore to choose from. I found a little restaurant near the hostel that served excellent food for 12 or 15Q depending on what you get. It included a refresco. you take a right out of the hostel then an immediate left. walk down a bit and its the first restaurant on your left. I believe its named Cafeteria Peolin. Give Guatemala city a chance. It has its own gritty charm and the people are friendly and the food good and cheap. Plus the Transmetro is only 1Q and takes you anywhere around the city. Happy travels.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

I stayed at theatre international hostel 3 nights and had an amaizing time, staff is very friendly, big rooms, near bus station, great location to travel to next locations in guatemala. Breakfast was included, also lots of little shops around to buy food, etc, it has a kitchen. Is walking distance to the Palacio Nacional de la cultura and portal del comercio. safe area to walk around, they also offer a free walking tour of the historic area which ends up at the oldest bar in guatemala city. There is a bar right next to the hostal which is open on weekends with live music. Also airport pick up and excellent prices... Will definetly stay there again!

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Property: Theatre International Hostel
Address: 8th. Avenue 14-17 Zone, Guatemala City 01001, Guatemala
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Location: Guatemala > Guatemala Department > Guatemala City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Guatemala City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Theatre International Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Theatre International Hostel is the only backpacker hostel (with full equipped kitchen and breakfast included) located in the heart of the Historic Center of the City and only 10 minutes from the airport. Our mission is that you have nice time traveling. We are at the side of Teatro Abril, the most beautiful theatre in the City. 38 bed hostel - With two patios with hammocks, a deck, full equiped kitchen, laundry and free wifi. 8th avenue 14-17 zone 1. We have security 24/7. We include breakfast all you can eat from 8 to 10 AM: our famous banana pancakes. Include coffee, tea, pancakes and season fruits. We have the most competitive price in the market so the hostel remains full of young travelers. We have deals for long term stays or groups larger than eight people. We also have a common computer, security camera circuit, refrigerator full of beers, city maps and chill atmosphere. Laundry machines, hot water, green patio, deck for taking sun and common hall so you make new friends. The kitchen is open so you can cook and share meals with friends and save money. The grocery store is right at the corner. We sell ice cold beers but you can buy outside your favorite spirit and drink it at our deck area. Fridays and Saturdays are perfect to go party few blocks from hostel. This Hostel is run by a young local family that loves to travel and know very well Guatemala City and the whole country. We can help you organize your whole trip around Guatemala. Any taxi driver should know the direction and should charge no more than US$10.00 if coming from airport. It is pretty easy to locate the property in zone 1. We recommend to see the picture we have of our front view to identify easily the hostel. The door is black and has a small paper with the name. No big signs outside. We have the Transmetro bus station called "Estacion Belen" 10 meters from the entrance to the hostel. Credit cards accepted (MasterCard and Visa). ... more   less 
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