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“Good value for Antigua”
Review of Hostal Antigua

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Hostal Antigua
Ranked #23 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
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72 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good value for Antigua”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

There are plenty of reasons to stay here and the downfalls would not stop me from staying again.

You can definitely get a fairly good night's sleep here. This is a quiet hostel (mostly) with no party scene. I stayed in a private room with a private bathroom. The bathroom was fine, a bit old perhaps but definitely clean. There was some damp on the walls but the water was hot and constant.

Both the hostel and the room were safe and clean. Good security and constantly-cleaning housekeeping staff. All of the staff are friendly but mostly keep to themselves.

The room I had was a good size and although I was told I had a brand new bed it was one of the most uncomfortable beds I have slept on. The pillows are terrible too .. almost non-existent.
There is occasional noise at night but that is a problem with other travellers not the hostel.
The cleaning staff get to work early in the morning so don't expect a lie in!

I stayed here for over a week and none of these things bothered me enough to move. The price and the location are good and there are not a lot of options in this price bracket in Antigua so I would recommend Hostal Antigua.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Antigua is beautiful and I enjoyed my stay in Hostal Antigua. The dorm rooms are spacious and clean and have separate bathrooms for male/female. There is a kitchen and communal area upstairs which we made use of (mainly for Gallo consumption!). Wifi is good and the staff are friendly. Small but homely!

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Lovely place, tiny dorm room but big lockers outside the room which helps.
Clean, well equipped kitchen and free water.
Close to the centre and several restaurants.
SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY POINT IN THE HOSTEL (incl the roof) so if you don't like going to the street to smoke this place probably isn't for you, on the other hand if you abhor smoking this'll be heaven!

Stayed June 2013
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Small hostel which is well located near to the main square. Once inside the rooms there is no noise so a quiet sleep can be had. The rooms are clean however lack ventilation and suffer from mild damp issues so they may seem a little musty....we overcome this by sleeping with window open and the fan on. The kitchen is well equipped and very clean with a lovely roof trace next to it....a great place to chill on the sun loungers in the afternoon heat. Staff are very friendly and helpful. They also give free drinking water, tea and coffee. Lovely little getaway.

Room Tip: Double bed. Private bathroom
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The Hostal Antigua is definitely the place to be in Antigua if you like nice and clean hostels with helpful staff. The rooms are impeccable, the kitchen is also very clean and the organization of rooms, laundry, advises for travelling and trips really good.

The terrace is a little rustic and you won´t do partying here, but for that you do not need a hostel in Antigua.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stayed in a double room at Hostal Antigua, which was fine. The room was a little on the small side for two people but was OK for the price and had a decent en suite. The complimentary purified water was a nice touch and the staff were pretty good. The location is pretty central, with the main sites being just minutes away. Overall a decent place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

This hostal was clean, had friendly staff and the free purified water had a nice touch to the atmosphere. However, the 4-bed Dorm that I stayed in was extremely small, which meant that whenever someone woke up early to use the bathroom, he or she would wake everyone else up. If I were to go back, I'd opt for the single (although the price skyrockets from a $7 for a 4-Bed Dorm to $37 to a Single) or try to get a cheaper single in an another hostal.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hostal Antigua

Property: Hostal Antigua
Address: 5th Ave sur # 22, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great hostel, 1 blk from Antigua's Parque Central. Private & dorm rooms w/private bath in each room, cable TV & free fast Wi-Fi. Rooftop terrace with views, kitchen for guest to use, laundry service, secure lockers & travel services. ... more   less 
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