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Youth Hostel Los Amigos
Ranked #1 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Flores
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

This hostel is well situated in Flores. I was not really convinced by the accommodation. You could find a much better option for less elsewhere on the small island. Despite of that, it is a good place to be to meet other travelers. There is a restaurant where you can find “gringo” style food. The vegetable curry was excellent! Both restaurant and bar close early.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Matthias d, Owner at Youth Hostel Los Amigos, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Hi! Thanks for letting us know your opinion! Too bad it is a rather dissapointing one as you describe the accomodation! I wished you would have come and see me as I would have loved to hear the details! This gives us the chance to improve. And besides we have so many different types of accomodation. Some people love our more open tree house and others again are way more happy in our more closed off rooms with their own hammock space. Well. Nothing to be done about it now.

I hope you have a great rest of your trip. With warm greetz, Matthias

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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Los amigos is an awesome hostel in the midst of Flores that serves as a great place to do Tikal. The interior is dark and cozy with massive trees, ample seating, candles and murals. The food is pricey but delicious and the happy hour makes cheap yummy drinks. They have a travel agency in the hostel making it easy to book tours and other travel arrangements. It attracts a very cool crowd and at only 45 quetzals a night, it is an incredible deal

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Matthias d, Owner at Youth Hostel Los Amigos, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Hi!!! Thanks! Awesome to hear you enjoyed our place so much! That is what makes us happy as well. We try to have everyone leave with this good feeling! Thanks for spreading the word and enjoy the rest of your journey, Warm greetz, Matthias

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

You cant cook or bring your own drinks, so you have to spend your money in the restaurant. An the fact that the hostels have a travel agency they never give you the best advise as they want to sell their tours. You can find cheaper deals on tours and transport around the island, specially to Semuc champey. It has a bar at night but its far from the rooms, so that's good. Despite that: they are friendly and have nice service. Its a good place to meet people. It has a really nice lounge area. Its clean and nice rooms but it can be too hot in the big dorm. The food is good but you can have really good food much cheaper outside. It seams cheap if you compare to back home, but dint forget it is Guatemala and you can eat good for 20 QTZ.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Matthias d, Owner at Youth Hostel Los Amigos, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to respond! I appreciate it! First of all I will be so free to react to some of your quote! You say you have to spend money in our restaurant because you cant cook in a kitchen. I think that is a strange logic. You are free to spend your money anywhere you want. But of course to enjoy certain facilities like we offer in the hostel, it needs to be paid for by something! So of course most people understand why we have set things up the way we have!

Further more, it is not that we are exploiting with our prices. We have an all day happy hour with Q 10 delicious natural cocktails! We have beer at the same price most stores sell them for.

Another of your quotes: You can eat for Q 20. You can have 3 tacos for Q 20 with a third class quality of meat with a delicious mayonaise sauce and a greasy tortilla! Trust me. Everything has its price and hygenic standards are not everywhere the same!

We offer enormous plates, prepared with love and made healthy. This means we don't use any artificial additives like Monosodio Glutomato. Everything is thoroughly cleaned and we cook with purified water.

It is good to hear that besides a small issues you had a good time with us!

All the best! Matthias

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We had heard wonderful things about this hostel but thought it was overrated when we got there. The dorms were stuffy and really needed some form of air con in the TREMENDOUS Flores heat. There is no kitchen and as the hostel serves food they don't allow you to bring your own food in, which is irritating when travelling on a budget. Having said that, the food the hostel served was really good and the bathrooms were clean, it has a friendly travellers atmosphere and given how small Flores is it may well be the best choice on the island.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Matthias d, Owner at Youth Hostel Los Amigos, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Hi! Thanks for taking time to let vent your opinion on our place! We do the best we can to help everyone have a great time but some things are beyond our control. For example the hot weather. June and July are the hottest months in the year and beside one very strong fan at the window, the two roof fans and the air circulation in the dorm there is not much we can do. You are mentioning an airconditioning. But also mentioning you are a budget traveller. Of course you will understand that an airconditioning in a dorm would mean a higher price in the dorm. As you know, in the hostel we offer accomodation for everyone. For Q 10 more you could have choosen the Deluxe dorm for example, which is a little bit cooler or for Q 120 we can offer you a private room with shared Bathroom for 2 persons. That is only Q5 more per person as taking the dorm and in the room each bed has its own strong fan!

Another thing you mention is that we don't allow food inside of the restaurant. That is correct since we have 24 local workers to support from our income and as in every restaurant it is not done to bring your own food inside. However we have garden space where you can eat your own food. And with a bit of creativity one can also have a great little picknik on one of the docks. I am just saying. There are other places outside of the restaurant, within the hostel and without the hostel.

Well, I hope you have a great trip ahead. And again, thanks for commenting as we will do what we can to improve!

Matthias

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Definitely one of the best Hostels I have ever stayed in. Very clean, friendly staff members and reasonably priced. Our room was very clean with comfortable beds. I really loved the overall look and feel of this hostel. It seems to attract very cool backpackers and always has interesting people in the lounge area. The food is a bit pricey but very good quality. The bar upstairs is a great place to start the evening or party there all night. They also have a huge library of great books. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Pay a bit more and stay in one of the privates or smaller dorms. Not much more money but much quiet...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Matthias d, Owner at Youth Hostel Los Amigos, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to let us know you liked Los Amigos! It was our pleasure to have you! Have the best trip and hopefully we will see you here again one day!

Warm Greetz, Matthias

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We spent 2 nights in a double room with private bathroom. The room was clean and spacious but also tucked away in a quieter area of the hostel. The bathroom was also clean with luke warm water. The staff are fantastic and able to organise anything for you, from day trips to Tikal to international transport. They have their own restaurant and the food is delicious. We highly recommend their smoothies. The communal area is a great place to either socialise if you wish or catch up on emails in a hammock. Fab place, the best place we saw whilst there.

Room Tip: Double room (2 double beds) with private bathroom
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Matthias d, Owner at Youth Hostel Los Amigos, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Hi Kiran!

Thanks for your positive review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our place so much! Thanks for sharing and we will keep spreading the good vibes! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Matthias

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

The hostel is well located in Flores, very social with a bar (that moves at night, so the rooms are quiet). The restaurant is very good and the rooms are clean, big and beautifully decorated. The travel agency is the cheapest and most relieable in town. But the thing that made me appreciate this hostel especially is the staff, who were super nice, professional and willing to help when you have problems. I was a pretty annoying guest- changed rooms, changed shuttel time in the last minute at the agency etc. and the staff were always very helpful and did everything with a smile.
Definitely the best hostel I stayed in during my travels in Guatemala.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Matthias d, Owner at Youth Hostel Los Amigos, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

Hi, thanks so much for taking the time to let us and others know how much you liked our place, By the way, you weren`t annoying at all. It was our pleasure to help you. Warm Greetings Matthias

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Address: Calle Central (Next to Pro-Peten), 1 Block From the Central Park, Flores 17001, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Peten Department > Flores
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Flores
Price Range: $3 - $9 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Youth Hostel Los Amigos is a unique hostel created by travellers for travellers with love, detail and creativity over the past 11 years. We consider it more than just a quick sleep or another stop on your way. Los Amigos is truly that warm nest that you'll be looking for during your travels. We provide a 5 star service at a backpacker price offering loads of extra free services like - a free cinema - pool table - Separate Night lounge - Reliable in House Agency - Wide lush green garden to relax - Free PC to use - Sauna and Spa - Soccer games with the locals - Boat tours on the lake - Rope swing tours and canoe rentals and much more! You catch our drift! Los Amigos is more than a place to stay, it is a place TO BE!!! ... more   less 
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