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“Really nice helpful staff.”
Review of Hostal Antigua

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Hostal Antigua
Ranked #22 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stumbled across this hostel while failing to find another hostel with the wrong address in the Lonely Planet Guide. A lucky mistake! We were immediately struck by how friendly and helpful the English-speaking reception staff were.

We were also lucky to get the large dormitory. Clean, spacious, airy, with good solid bunks. Hot water in the showers. The other accommodation options seemed a bit dark and claustrophobic.

Unfortunately, the evening we arrived, my travelling companion was hit by a motorcycle and had to spend a few days in hospital. He insisted on returning to the Hostal Antigua when he was discharged. Another good choice. The staff and other guests were solicitous for his welfare. As he was pretty immobile for the first few days, he couldn't leave the hostel and spent most of his time sitting in the pleasant outside space. Better than being cooped up in a small room somewhere with me. This was when the small but well-stocked guest kitchen came into its own as I had to prepare all our meals.

We were sorry to leave because the dorm had already been booked out to a group. By coincidence, we moved into the hostel we had failed to find on our first day, but which proved much less friendly than the Hostal Antigua.

By the way, the Hostal Antigua also provides free coffee sporadically and free filtered drinking water all the time.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

A reasonable find with several different accommodations: single, double, bunks. Something for every budget. A little noisy on St. Patrick's Day from the bar next door. But usually noise stops at midnight. There is always someone at the front desk - day and night. They accept calls from tour companies and come to your door to announce if you have a guest. Very clean, fans in every room. TV has limited channels...only ABC in English. Very conveniently located on the 5th Avenue, street of the Arch.

Room Tip: Room 4 is a double, 5 a single. Hot shower that worked well. Small desk, shelves and some hangers.
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1  Thank PanamaBandito
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

It's really chilled here and the staff are amazing. There's a nice rooftop with a kitchen so you can relax and cook your own meals. It's also really cheap to stay here!
This place is owned by Guatemalans so it's good to know your money doesn't go to some rich expat.

Stayed: February 2014
Thank David-Domingo
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

I stayed in a 4 bed dorm room here and it was very cramped. I have never seen such a small room! There was also no locker for your backpack. Only a little locker big enough for a day pack and your valuables.

I booked my Pacaya Volcano trip through the front desk which had a 6am departure. No one told me at this time that there was a time restriction on the kitchen. In the morning before my trip I went to the kitchen to eat my cereal when the night attendant came and started yelling at me that it was too early to be using the kitchen. There was not even a sign on the kitchen stating the hours it was usable from. I was not impressed.

Room Tip: I wouldn't recommend this hostel unless you are going to spring for a private room so you can le...
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

We were group of friends and i must to say that we liked this place.
Its very central,clean.Every day we had daily cleaning in our 12 bed dorm room (stayed our group of 11 friends) we had 2 bathrooms with hot showers.Free towels,lockers.
There is big therrace above the hostel with big common kitchen.
2 days there was free coffee and tea in the hall,so that was nice gesture from the hostel.
The girls at the front desk are helpfull,and kind always with smile!
Only negative was that the wi-fi signal in our room was weak,and very slow connection in general in all areas.
Also very central,only 2 blocks from the Central park.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Antonio R
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Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Clean and spacious rooms with large shower and bath. Room are a bit noisy since the hostel is made in one long alley and every single visitor is passing in front. Great location in the wonderful city of Antigua Guatemala.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank vfiset
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Visiting Antigua, Guatemala - hostel price 37$US for a dorm room or 45$US for 12 bed room, in 5th ave near to main square/parc..rooms are rather small not much space for big luggage, but you have bathroom per 4beds room, you will get towel, soap, and liquid soap in bathroom ining, soap..

Stayed: January 2014
Thank Aglaja A
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Additional Information about 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 #22 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Antigua
Price Range: $19 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostal Antigua 1.5*
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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