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Hospedaje Casa Elena
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

It's most of the worst hostel i've ever been i suppose to stay 3night so i paid for 3night after spend a night there i decide to move to another one because was bit noisy and no hot water and they have kitchen but i don't think nobody gonna use it. If you see,you'll understand.
So i ask about refund and he told me "no problem i'll give you money back later" and then, when i did check out he dosen't coming another guy told me he will be here in the afternoon so i waiting untill 4 but at the end he doesn't come out.. And i call to him and he makes mockery of me he told"i can't refund your money come back tomorrow" with mockery was extreamly annoying. He's crazy about the money

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Young K
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We got a clean double room with private bathroom, hot water, towels, toilet paper and a great view of the lake for only Q60. After travelling in the area for a while now I have to say that we hardly had a better deal. Besides that, staff was really friendly and they even gave us an extra blanket after the first (chilli) night!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MicBoe
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Our cheapest room in the country-60 Q for private room/bath! The view was nice, the wifi worked in our room (we actually streamed movies), and the terrace was somewhat private and perfect. We didn't end up cooking, but the shared kitchen had enough supplies to entice us to talk about doing so...

I agree that it was not a place to meet people, rather to relax with a book, or simply to store your stuff during the day while you explore the lake and surrounding volcanoes.

The only negative experience was on a Saturday night during our stay, some people were in the common area talking quite loudly until dawn (but that's why budget travelers should carry earplugs). This wasn't enough to garner a downgrade in the score, considering we rarely found completely quiet places.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Onabudgettraveler
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Things are basic here, but are really cheap! I paid 30Q per night for a private room. This was highly welcome after a few days of trekking and I chilled out with a book on the terrace for a few afternoons. Not a particularly sociable place, but if you want a bit of time off of the partying, or are in San Ped for Spanish classes, this could be a good bet!

Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
1  Thank Emma D
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I stayed there on December 23rd along with my 8 years old daughter, we paid Q60 per room with private bath, wireless internet, no tv, but for the price, what can you expect? they have a nice view of the lake, is surrounded by many restaurants, If I ever go back there I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Giovanni1018
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

If you want a quiet and relaxing night, do NOT stay here. The acoustics of the building are horrible and the place is usually filled with loud partying guests. There was as good as no service except for the owner coming to collect our money. We planned a two-night stay here but left after the first night and got a refund for the second and moved to a better and quiet hotel nearby.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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1  Thank svendebruyne
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

My wife, daughter,and I stayed at Casa Elena. We had the top room with the best views ever!!!! Planed on staying 3 days and ended up staying 11. The rooms are ok for 50Q per person with private bath. Water is solar with a electrical device attached to the shower head!!!! but it gets the job done.No tv! but who needs one.Woke every morning to the sounds of the native women washing there family's clothes in the lake.and the rooster that i could hear off in the distant. There's a grey cat that we bought fish for from the market. The best coffee that I ever had in my life can be bought at a coffee shop just up on the left side from the pana dock,about 75 meters up the hill just as it starts to turn to the right.Go on the horse rides they take you up in the mts. for 30Q per person a hour that's like $3.85 per hr..and eat like a king for less than $15 per person a day.Check out Zoola for good food and that layed back hippy feel.Weed can be bought for around 10Q per gram for any one who sells pipes at there stands just ask for something to put in the pipe.. For steet food buy a tortilla from the lady at the end of the alley path way the best 2Q you will ever spend!!!!!!The tuc-tuc is 5Q per person to go anywhere in San Pedro.Ride a tuc -tuc up to the market and walk down the hill and stop for coffee on your right.cafe kristana's...Stray dogs that bark at night just add's to the memory's of the best 2 wks.vaccation ever! We loved our trip to Guatemala and are counting the days untill our return to San Pedro 355 and counting..................

Room Tip: ask for the top floor rm for the best views ever!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank rick2023
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Address: San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > San Pedro La Laguna
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in San Pedro La Laguna
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Hospedaje Casa Elena Guatemala/San Pedro La Laguna

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